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SBC Executive Committee disfellowships four churches

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
February 24 2021

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) disfellowshipped four churches Feb. 23 for adverse policies and practices including employing convicted sex offenders and affirming homosexuality within their memberships... read more

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Task force to study SBC polity regarding trustee misconduct

George Schroders, Baptist Press
February 24 2021

A dispute about whether a Southern Baptist entity can suspend trustees for misconduct will be studied by a task force formed by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee’s (EC) Committee on Missions and Ministry... read more

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Floyd, Greear stare down division, call for refocus on the Great Commission at EC meeting

Scott Barkley, Baptist Press
February 24 2021

At the first in-person Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) meeting in more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SBC President J.D. Greear and SBC EC President and CEO Ronnie Floyd called for Southern Baptists to re-engage with a call to take the gospel to the nations... read more

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Supreme Court to rule on Title X abortion funding ban

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
February 24 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Feb. 22 it will rule on a Trump administration regulation that prohibits organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving federal family planning funds. By deciding to review lower court opinions in the cases, the high court signaled its intention to settle a dispute between two federal appeals circuits on the Protect Life Rule... read more

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Arkansas Senate passes fetal heartbeat bill

Timothy Cockes, Liberty University
February 24 2021

Arkansas became the most recent state to attempt a ban on most abortions when the state Senate passed a bill Feb. 22 that would outlaw the procedure after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. J.D. Tucker, Arkansas Baptist State Convention executive director, applauded the legislation and praised the lawmakers who approved the bill... read more

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