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BGCT responds to churches affirming practicing homosexuals
Dec04

BGCT responds to churches affirming practicing homosexuals

DALLAS (BP)—In response to messenger actions at the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) annual meeting Nov. 15, convention leaders will ask the BGCT Executive Board to consider withdrawing fellowship from two churches that permit practicing homosexuals to be members. The congregations at issue are Austin, Texas, First and Dallas, Texas, Wilshire. Neither church cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention or the Southern...

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Possible record-breaking buck, baptism in same week
Nov25

Possible record-breaking buck, baptism in same week

NASHVILLE (BP)—As his pastor said at Stephen Tucker’s baptism, it had been a good week. First he bagged a 47-point buck that may break the world record for largest antlers ever measured, then it was his birthday and then he followed the Lord in believer’s baptism. Tucker, of Gallatin, Tenn., was baptized Nov. 13 at Hendersonville, Tenn., First, where pastor Bruce Chesser explained Tucker had been a believer for years but had not...

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Physician-assisted suicide approved in Colorado
Nov10

Physician-assisted suicide approved in Colorado

DENVER, Colo. (BP) — Colorado voters overwhelmingly legalized physician-assisted suicide Nov. 8, joining five other states where similar laws already exist. The Colorado End of Life Options Act, on the ballot as Proposition 106, passed by a two-thirds margin, with 64.55 percent of voters, or 1,521,339 Coloradans approving the measure. Those who opposed it totaled 35.4 percent, or 835,355 voters, unofficial but complete returns...

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Marijuana legalization expands despite Ariz. stand
Nov09

Marijuana legalization expands despite Ariz. stand

NASHVILLE (BP) — Eight of the nine states with marijuana-related ballot measures Nov. 8 expanded legalization of the drug. Of the five states to consider recreational marijuana legalization for adults, only Arizona rejected it. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada all voted in favor of legalization. “The medical marijuana Trojan horse continues to wreak its havoc across the nation,” said Barrett Duke, vice...

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With election over, prayer & grace urged
Nov09

With election over, prayer & grace urged

WASHINGTON (BP) — Donald Trump pulled off a startling victory with the support of four in five white voters who identified themselves as evangelical Christians, and Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer for the president-elect and grace toward others. Trump — the billionaire, celebrity businessman — completed his unexpected rise through the Republican Party and the American electorate to defeat Democratic...

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