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Lawyers for Ky. clerk seek new way to block marriage licenses

September 3 2015 by Andrew Wolfson and Mike Wynn, USA TODAY Network/Religion News Service

Lawyers for county court clerk, Kim Davis, who refuses to issue marriage licenses in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that allows same-sex couples to wed filed an emergency motion Wednesday to block an order from the Kentucky governor. The motion asks U.S. District Judge David Bunning ...

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Clerk loses, resists high court on marriage licenses

September 2 2015 by Baptist Press staff

A Kentucky county clerk not only lost at the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 31 but now faces a likely contempt of court ruling for again refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her deputies turned away gay couples seeking marriage licenses Sept. 1 ...

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CT cover highlights ERLC’s Moore

September 1 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Russell Moore’s five meetings with President Barack Obama and a personal objection to displaying the Confederate battle flag that predates Moore’s public stance on the issue are among the highlights of a Christianity Today cover article profiling the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president.

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Rubio surges among evangelical insiders

August 31 2015 by J.C. Derrick, World News Service

Strong debate performances catapulted Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina forward by double-digit margins in the second WORLD evangelical insiders survey, while Jeb Bush slumped from second to fourth place. The findings are from a monthly survey of 103 evangelical leaders and insiders …

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Ross Douthat on Christianity, GOP

August 31 2015 by Warren Cole Smith, World News Service

The conservative New York Times columnist, Ross Douthat, talks about how Republicans have helped and hurt evangelicalism at a recent event hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Douthat’s writes about Christians and in favor of many Christian causes, including life, marriage and religious liberty.

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‘A long journey’: Josh Duggar enters rehab

August 28 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Former family values advocate and reality television star Josh Duggar entered a long-term treatment center days after he confessed marital infidelity as a customer of the Ashley Madison adultery service. Josh Duggar has insulted Christianity, his mother wrote. “As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions.”

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USCIRF crucial to religious freedom, Moore says

August 28 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has joined a diverse collection of religious liberty advocates to urge members of Congress to reauthorize an important federal panel on global religious freedom as the deadline for doing so nears. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and 85 others signed a letter …

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SBC entities back GuideStone at high court

August 27 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed Aug. 24, GuideStone Financial Resources received support from other Southern Baptist Convention entities in its challenge to the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate. The International Mission Board, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary called in the brief for the high court to …

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Long-term investors urged to focus on objectives

August 26 2015 by Timothy E. Head, GuideStone Financial Resources

Aug. 24’s stock market drop led to headlines and some investor concerns. But long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives and time horizons, advises an investment strategist. GuideStone Capital Management has explained the nature of current volatility, as well as offered perspective on the current market.

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Planned Parenthood protests draw Southern Baptists

August 25 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Southern Baptists were among an estimated 50,000-75,000 pro-life activists who protested at Planned Parenthood clinics across America Aug. 22, calling for the defunding of the nation’s largest abortion provider. Protestors in more than 350 cities across 47 states joined what The Washington Post called “the largest-ever rally against” Planned Parenthood.

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