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Faith on the Hill: A look at the religious composition of 114th Congress
Jan13

Faith on the Hill: A look at the religious composition of 114th Congress

When the new, 114th Congress was sworn in on Jan. 6, 2015, Republicans controlled both chambers of the legislative body for the first time since the 109th Congress (2005-2006). Yet, despite the change in party control, there is relatively little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. More than nine-in-10 members of the House and Senate (92 percent) are Christian, and...

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Abortion survivor to speak at 2015 Rose Day
Jan07

Abortion survivor to speak at 2015 Rose Day

Melissa Ohden will be the featured speaker at the 24th annual Rose Day Pro-Life rally, the signature event of the pro-life movement in Oklahoma, Feb. 4 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion at seven months gestation in 1977. After years of searching for her biological family and offering them forgiveness for the decision that was made to end her life, Ohden’s story, and her life, is...

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Ferguson crisis calls churches to ‘unify & pray’
Nov25

Ferguson crisis calls churches to ‘unify & pray’

NASHVILLE (BP) — The unfolding Ferguson saga calls churches to “unify and pray for our nation,” the president of National African American Fellowship within the SBC, K. Marshall Williams, said in the hours after a grand jury reported its decision not to indict a white Missouri police officer in the shooting death of an 18-year-old African American. “We need to be both an empathetic listening ear for the...

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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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