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Parliamentarian McCarty now a Southern Baptist
Aug27

Parliamentarian McCarty now a Southern Baptist

ATLANTA (BP)—If Southern Baptist Convention annual meetings were tallied like college or NBA basketball games, Barry McCarty would be the leader in minutes played. In the course of 29 annual meetings, no one has had more platform time in the SBC’s annual sessions than the well-known chief parliamentarian. The Atlanta native—who became a Southern Baptist on Sun., Aug. 16, and is joining the faculty of Southwestern Seminary, has logged...

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Ole Miss labors for Haitians’ clean water
Aug25

Ole Miss labors for Haitians’ clean water

OXFORD, Miss. (BP)—When University of Mississippi defensive end John Youngblood takes a break during the team’s practices, he isn’t likely to take a drink of cold, clean water for granted. And in the locker room, Youngblood, an Ole Miss junior, and teammate Christian Russell, a senior linebacker, likely will have greater appreciation for a refreshing shower. The players’ gratitude for fresh, convenient water—and other common...

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3 states defund Planned Parenthood in wake of videos
Aug20

3 states defund Planned Parenthood in wake of videos

WASHINGTON (BP)—Three states have acted swiftly to accomplish what the U.S. Senate could not—defund Planned Parenthood. Alabama, Louisiana and New Hampshire all have eliminated funding for the country’s leading abortion provider after the release of videos providing evidence Planned Parenthood trades in baby body parts. Since mid-July, an investigative group has released six undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials...

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Craig James: Fox Sports not ‘above the law’
Aug17

Craig James: Fox Sports not ‘above the law’

DALLAS (BP)—College football analyst Craig James has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports alleging he was fired from a broadcasting position because of his Christian belief that homosexuality is sinful. “This case is much bigger than me,” James said according to a press release from Liberty Institute, the Christian legal organization representing him. “It affects every person who holds religious beliefs. I will...

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CP 1.4 percent ahead of projection
Aug14

CP 1.4 percent ahead of projection

NASHVILLE (BP)—Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee have exceeded $158 million, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page. July’s Cooperative Program allocation receipts for SBC work totaled $15,808,270.90, bringing the total to $158,859,518.38 received by the Executive Committee...

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