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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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Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS
Jul20

Gay marriage: mainline denominations affirm SCOTUS

NASHVILLE (BP) — At least three mainline Protestant denominations have celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, and others say they are divided on the issue. With a new Associated Press poll suggesting decreased support for same-sex marriage among Americans generally, a watchdog group that monitors mainline bodies said gay-affirming denominations are more progressive regarding marriage...

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After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists
Jul02

After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

NASHVILLE (BP) — With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have even proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. Pro-LGBT activists view the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage “as a means to a greater end,” said Jon...

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Pastors respond to SCOTUS on TV, radio & in print
Jun30

Pastors respond to SCOTUS on TV, radio & in print

NASHVILLE (BP) — In the days following the Supreme Court’s nationwide legalization of gay marriage, Southern Baptist pastors have taken to television, radio, print media and social media in defense of biblical marriage. Undergirding their public engagement is a long line of Southern Baptist Convention actions underscoring biblical sexual ethics and calling for compassionate ministry to persons with same-sex attraction....

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