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Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry
Aug29

Oklahoma Baptists reach deal with OU on property for college ministry

NORMAN– Leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) have accepted a contract with the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents for the purchase of the BGCO’s present University of Oklahoma (OU) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) property, which is located at 435 West Boyd Street. The BCM property is adjacent to the Boyd House, the University President’s home in Norman, Okla., and was purchased at the sale price of...

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ERLC’s Russell Moore Responds to New HHS  Guidelines for Non- Profit Organizations and For-Profit Corporations
Aug25

ERLC’s Russell Moore Responds to New HHS Guidelines for Non- Profit Organizations and For-Profit Corporations

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 22, 2014 —Russell Moore, president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the new guidelines for non-profit religious organizations and closely held for-profit companies released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Here we go again. What we see here is another revised attempt to settle issues of religious conscience with...

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Fallin, Jordan denounce ‘black mass’
Aug19

Fallin, Jordan denounce ‘black mass’

Gov. Mary Fallin has condemned a performance of a satanic black mass next month in Oklahoma City. “This ‘Black Mass’ is a disgusting mockery of the Catholic faith, and it should be equally repellent to Catholics and non-Catholics alike,” said Fallin. “It may be protected by the First Amendment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t condemn it in the strongest terms possible for the moral outrage which it is. It is shocking...

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Golden Gate announces campus purchase; requests ‘Gateway’ name change
Aug13

Golden Gate announces campus purchase; requests ‘Gateway’ name change

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) — Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has signed a purchase agreement for a new primary campus site in Southern California east of Los Angeles near the Ontario International Airport. In announcing the formal purchase and sale agreement (PSA) to the seminary community, Jeff Iorg, Golden Gate president, said, “We have chosen a facility to meet the needs of students in the 21st century. We will...

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‘Pray fervently’ for Iraqis, Moore says
Aug12

‘Pray fervently’ for Iraqis, Moore says

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s lead ethicist has commended President Obama’s authorization of targeted airstrikes and humanitarian aid to assist members of Iraqi religious minorities threatened by Islamic militants. United States military attacks since the president’s Aug. 7 authorization reportedly have helped repel advances by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the northern...

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Obama nominee prompts ERLC concerns
Jul30

Obama nominee prompts ERLC concerns

WASHINGTON (BP) — President Obama has selected a new ambassador at large for international religious freedom amid a sudden flurry of activity on the issue, and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy entity has expressed misgiving about his choice. The White House announced Monday (July 28) Obama’s intention to nominate David Saperstein as ambassador after the post sat vacant for nine months. Saperstein,...

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