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Baptist leaders respond to Ashley Madison news
Aug31

Baptist leaders respond to Ashley Madison news

NASHVILLE (BP) — With the potential affairs of millions exposed by a hack of the adultery-facilitating Ashley Madison website, Southern Baptist leaders have offered counsel to affected families, churches and individuals. “We are already hearing stories of families torn apart, of children terrified about what is happening to their dad, and of the tragedy of suicide,” LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer...

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Royals GM: Character key to team’s turnaround
Aug10

Royals GM: Character key to team’s turnaround

KANSAS CITY (BP)—Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was headed off the field during 2012 spring training when a Royals minor league coach approached him. “Dayton,” the coach said, “God asked me to tell you something.” “Sure, what do you have, kid?” Moore replied, never forgetting the response: “Do your fighting on your knees.” The coach’s message was impactful in part because of the temptation to lash out at critics. The...

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GOP debate: social, religious issues prominent
Aug10

GOP debate: social, religious issues prominent

CLEVELAND (BP) — Abortion, gay marriage and God were among the topics addressed Aug. 6 at a Republican presidential debate in Cleveland involving the top 10 candidates in polls as determined by Fox News. While no candidate expressed support for abortion rights, one — Ohio Gov. John Kasich — said the country should not divide over gay marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized the Iran nuclear deal...

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Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling
Jul25

Death penalty debate rekindled by SCOTUS ruling

WASHINGTON (BP) — A Supreme Court ruling that Oklahoma’s method of lethal injection does not constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” has rekindled discussion of capital punishment among evangelicals and the high court’s nine justices. “I do not believe that the death penalty is inherently cruel or unusual punishment if the governing authorities hand it down as the most extreme form of dispensing...

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Planned Parenthood, in new video, prices baby parts
Jul21

Planned Parenthood, in new video, prices baby parts

NASHVILLE (BP) — A second undercover video released today (July 21) by the Center for Medical Progress appears to show a Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating the price of baby parts obtained through abortion and discussing the possibility of varying abortion procedures to harvest intact organs. At one point in the video, a woman identified as Mary Gatter, former president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors’...

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