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Supreme Court declines photographers’ appeal
Apr07

Supreme Court declines photographers’ appeal

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to rule on a New Mexico couple’s objection to photographing a same-sex ceremony sends a menacing signal about mounting government coercion, religious freedom advocates said. The high court announced without comment Monday (April 7) it would not review a lower court decision that found Jonathan and Elaine Huguenin, Christians who operate a photography business, violated New...

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ERLC calls for prayer on eve of Hobby Lobby’s court hearing
Mar24

ERLC calls for prayer on eve of Hobby Lobby’s court hearing

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s religious freedom entity has called for prayer in a U.S. Supreme Court case that promises to provide a landmark decision on church-state relations. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and its president, Russell D. Moore, urged Southern Baptists and others to pray as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments Tuesday (March 25) in a consolidated...

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Moore: ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension close-minded cultural censorship
Dec19

Moore: ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension close-minded cultural censorship

NASHVILLE (BP) — The A&E network’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for comments regarding homosexuality constitutes a form of close-minded censorship that is unhelpful in a pluralistic society, lead Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said. The president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission reacted to A&E’s Wednesday (Dec. 18) announcement that it had suspended...

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Supreme Court to hear case on Hobby Lobby
Dec09

Supreme Court to hear case on Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if the federal government can enforce an abortion/contraception mandate against business owners who conscientiously object. The justices announced Nov. 26 they would review lower court rulings in lawsuits against the Obama administration’s requirement that employers provide contraceptives, including abortion-causing drugs, for their workers. The high court consolidated two cases and...

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Moore: Church’s views ‘seem freakish’ to culture

WASHINGTON (BP) — American evangelicals’ view of themselves should resemble more closely that held by the church in the first century than that held by Christians in recent decades, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said in a nationally televised interview. Moore, in an appearance on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” Monday (July 8), said there was a message for evangelicals and other social...

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