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Charlottesville violence: SBC leaders urge prayer
Aug14

Charlottesville violence: SBC leaders urge prayer

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) – Southern Baptist pastors and leaders denounced racism and called for prayer in the wake of white nationalist protests that turned into violence and death in Charlottesville, Va. The “Unite the Right” rally – linking various movements among white supremacists – never took place Aug. 12 after fights broke out between white protesters and counter-protesters shortly before the event was to...

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Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy
Jul26

Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy

WASHINGTON (BP) — President Trump suddenly reversed military policy on transgender individuals today (July 26), announcing on Twitter the United States would not “accept or allow” people who identify as a different gender than their biological sex to serve in the armed forces. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...

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High court backs church in public benefits case
Jun26

High court backs church in public benefits case

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow Monday (June 26) for the freedom of churches to participate in government programs with secular purposes. Seven of the high court’s nine justices agreed the state of Missouri violated a church’s right to exercise its faith freely by barring it from participating in a government-run, playground-resurfacing program. In its opinion, the court said excluding Trinity...

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SBC denounces ‘alt-right white supremacy’
Jun16

SBC denounces ‘alt-right white supremacy’

PHOENIX (BP)—Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting denounced “alt-right white supremacy” in a nearly unanimous vote Wednesday (June 14) after a tumultuous day of refusing to address the issue. It appeared maybe fewer than 10 messengers in the Phoenix Convention Center hall voted in the afternoon session against a resolution on “the anti-gospel of alt-right white supremacy.” The “alt-right,” a movement that...

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Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief
May20

Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief

PHOENIX (BP)—Messengers and other participants in the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) June meeting will be able to run to help feed the hungry. A coalition of Southern Baptist organizations is sponsoring the Global Hunger Relief Run June 14, the second day of this year’s convention meeting in Phoenix. All registration fees for the event —which includes a 5K race and a one-mile, family oriented fun run—will be used to feed the...

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