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SBC Annual Meeting resolutions contend for vulnerable, Gospel
Jun13

SBC Annual Meeting resolutions contend for vulnerable, Gospel

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Messengers to the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention advocated for the vulnerable against abortion, sexual abuse and religious persecution in approving 13 resolutions Wednesday (June 12). The resolutions also addressed a variety of other noteworthy issues in the convention and the world, including local church autonomy, same-sex attraction, justice, women in the military draft and gene editing. On abortion,...

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Panelists assess SBC on sexual abuse
Jun11

Panelists assess SBC on sexual abuse

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Speakers at a panel on sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches shared Monday night (June 10) their assessment of where the convention and its cooperating congregations stand regarding an increasingly obvious problem in the country’s largest Protestant denomination. More than 1,250 people registered for “Sexual Abuse and the Southern Baptist Convention,” a conversation co-hosted by the...

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Missouri enacts abortion ban; Louisiana next
May31

Missouri enacts abortion ban; Louisiana next

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) — Missouri has joined the list of states that have acted in 2019 to protect unborn children early in their development, and Louisiana is poised to do the same. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Southern Baptist, signed into law May 24 a bill that prohibits abortion after eight weeks of gestation. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards — rejecting the abortion-rights allegiance of his Democratic Party —...

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Alabama legislators OK abortion ban
May16

Alabama legislators OK abortion ban

UPDATE: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill Wednesday afternoon (May 15). MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) — The Alabama Legislature has approved the strongest abortion prohibition yet in this year’s state battles over the issue. The Alabama Senate passed a bill to ban abortion in a 25-6 vote Tuesday (May 14), two weeks after the House of Representatives voted 74-3 for the proposal. The bill’s sole exception to the...

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ERLC’s Moore launches YouTube channel
May09

ERLC’s Moore launches YouTube channel

NASHVILLE (BP)– Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore launched a YouTube channel Tuesday (May 7) to address a variety of theological and cultural issues. The YouTube channel featuring Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), opened with a series titled “On the Issues,” according to a news release from the entity. The series — which will offer a weekly examination of...

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