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TX reps OK bill for churches to report sex predators
May14

TX reps OK bill for churches to report sex predators

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) — The Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill shielding from civil liability churches that disclose credible sexual abuse allegations — but the bill has only 17 days to pass the Senate this legislative session. Representatives May 8 unanimously approved House Bill 4345, assigned today (May 10) to the Senate State Affairs committee. The House bill would protect charitable organizations, their...

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Ga. governor signs heartbeat law
May07

Ga. governor signs heartbeat law

ATLANTA, Ga. (BP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed legislation on Tuesday that protects unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat, usually around six weeks of gestation. The law is scheduled take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The state currently allows abortion in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The heartbeat law has exemptions for cases of rape and incest, danger to the life of the mother, or if...

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‘The Mailman’ Karl Malone aids tornado-battered chapel
May04

‘The Mailman’ Karl Malone aids tornado-battered chapel

RUSTON, La. (BP) — Karl Malone, the NBA legend known as “The Mailman,” made a delivery to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Louisiana Tech. Aboard his multi-ton CAT Excavator, Malone lifted a stately oak tree that crashed into the BCM’s chapel in an EF3 tornado that left Ruston, La., with widespread damage April 25 around 1:50 a.m. Accompanying a video of Malone at work, an observer posted on Facebook April...

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Kentucky Pastor spearheads drug rehab center
Apr27

Kentucky Pastor spearheads drug rehab center

INEZ, Ky. (BP) — The Inez Motel may have once been a place where drugs were exchanged and even used regularly. Owners of the rundown motel sold the property, which is located in the middle of downtown Inez, Ky., a couple of years ago. But nobody else seemed like they wanted anything to do with it. The new owner wasn’t sure if anything good could ever come from it. Martin County is like many Kentucky counties in trying to...

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Vote on abortion survivor bill pushed
Apr16

Vote on abortion survivor bill pushed

WASHINGTON—Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an effort this month to gain a floor vote on legislation to require health care for a baby born alive during an abortion. Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., filed a discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H.R. 962, in an attempt to bring the bill to the floor over Democratic resistance. More than two dozen previous efforts using a...

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