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Moore: pope voices ‘strong’ statement on marriage
Nov18

Moore: pope voices ‘strong’ statement on marriage

VATICAN CITY (BP) — Southern Baptists’ lead ethicist has affirmed “a strong statement” by Pope Francis on traditional marriage during the pontiff’s opening address at the Vatican colloquium on “the complementarity of man and woman in marriage.” “Pope Francis made clear that male/female complementarity is essential to marriage, and that this cannot be redefined by ideology or by the...

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Berlin Wall lost its grip 25 yrs. ago
Nov09

Berlin Wall lost its grip 25 yrs. ago

BERLIN, Germany (BP) — A frenzied crowd danced on the wall separating East Berlin and West Berlin 25 years ago, celebrating a long-sought victory for freedom. Bit by bit, men and women, children and youth, proletarian and elite, joined the protesters to literally pick the wall apart piece by piece with chisels and axes and bloodied fingers. Nov. 9, 1989, harkened a new era of democracy and freedom from communist repression...

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Court breaks ranks, upholds marriage bans
Nov09

Court breaks ranks, upholds marriage bans

WASHINGTON (BP) — A federal appeals court upheld state laws that refuse to recognize same-sex marriage Thursday (Nov. 6), seemingly preparing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a contentious issue it has avoided so far. In a 2-1 opinion, a panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati broke ranks and ruled four states — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — did not violate the U.S....

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‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston
Nov03

‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston

  HOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out for the church to repent for its retreat from the public square and its role as the public conscience. Part revival meeting, part civics lesson, the “I Stand Sunday” rally...

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ERLC President Russell Moore to speak at Vatican colloquium on marriage and family
Nov03

ERLC President Russell Moore to speak at Vatican colloquium on marriage and family

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 3, 2014—Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has been invited by the Vatican to provide an evangelical Protestant perspective on marriage and family, joining Pope Francis and religious leaders from all over the world. Moore will join a diverse group of religious leaders Nov. 17-19 in Rome at an international colloquium on the subject of the...

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Baptist leaders decry Houston’s sermon subpoenas
Oct16

Baptist leaders decry Houston’s sermon subpoenas

WASHINGTON (BP) — The city of Houston has “no business” in issuing subpoenas for the sermons of pastors who oppose a new homosexual-transgender rights ordinance, says Southern Baptist Convention’s lead ethicist Russell D. Moore. Opposition to the ordinance is based in part on concerns it will violate the religious freedom of business owners and others who disagree with the measure. Also, foes think it will make...

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