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Protestants remain majority group in Congress
Jan14

Protestants remain majority group in Congress

WASHINGTON (BP)—Self-identified Protestant Christians—including more than 30 Southern Baptists—continue to make up by far the largest religious group in Congress. Protestants total 293 members, or 55 percent, of the 116th Congress, according to a study published Jan. 3 by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. The analysis of data on members of the Senate and House of Representatives showed a decline of six Protestants from the previous...

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Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court
Nov27

Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and allies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. A spotlight on Roe could come in the Supreme Court’s review of a lower court opinion nullifying a state law that bars discrimination against certain classes of unborn children, such as sex, race and disability, according to a...

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NFL’s Watson aids life through Psalm 139
Nov24

NFL’s Watson aids life through Psalm 139

  NEW ORLEANS (BP)—National Football League player Benjamin Watson has again joined with the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity to provide an ultrasound machine for the benefit of women in crisis pregnancies. Watson, a veteran tight end with the New Orleans Saints, and his wife Kirsten donated a machine through the Psalm 139 Project for a center that is part of Baptist Community Health Services (BCHS) in New Orleans, the...

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ERLC National Conference envisions ‘Cross-shaped Family’
Oct25

ERLC National Conference envisions ‘Cross-shaped Family’

  GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)—Christians have been crucified with Christ, and He liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said, during the opening address of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s fifth annual national conference. Moore, the ERLC’s president, spoke to nearly 1,000 people gathered for “The Cross-shaped Family,” the SBC entity’s three-day conference (Oct. 11-13) at the Gaylord Texan Resort...

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ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court
Oct20

ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and other organizations have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court decision they contend violates the First Amendment rights of public school teachers and coaches. The court has twice rescheduled a conference to consider whether to accept the appeal, according to First Liberty Institute, which represents a coach in the case. The ERLC...

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