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Barrett confirmed; SBC leaders focus on prayer
Oct27

Barrett confirmed; SBC leaders focus on prayer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP)—The U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a nearly party-line vote Monday evening, Oct. 26, and Southern Baptist leaders focused on prayer for the new justice. The Senate voted 52-48 for confirmation of the federal appeals court judge. Only Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, broke from her party, joining with Democrats to oppose the confirmation. Barrett was given the constitutional oath by...

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Washington, D.C. Southern Baptist church gains religious liberty win in court
Oct12

Washington, D.C. Southern Baptist church gains religious liberty win in court

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP)—A federal court ruled late Friday, Oct. 9, the District of Columbia has likely violated the religious freedom of Washington, D.C., Capitol Hill and therefore cannot prevent the Southern Baptist congregation from meeting outdoors with proper safety measures in place. Trevor McFadden, a federal judge in D.C., granted a preliminary injunction, saying the district’s present limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Southern Baptist leaders welcome Barrett nomination
Sep27

Southern Baptist leaders welcome Barrett nomination

WASHINGTON (BP)—Southern Baptist leaders Russell Moore and Ronnie Floyd commended President Trump’s nomination Saturday, Sept. 26, of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. As expected, the president announced at the White House his choice of Barrett to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 after 27 years on the high court. Trump’s selection of Barrett, a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in...

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Court vacancy puts spotlight on abortion again
Sep21

Court vacancy puts spotlight on abortion again

WASHINGTON (BP)—A sudden vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has thrust abortion even further into the spotlight for a deeply divided country facing a divisive election. Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer for government authorities even as another forecast an “epic battle” for the high court and the White House. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died Friday, Sept. 18, of complications from metastatic cancer after 27...

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New hiring guide to help churches prevent abuse
Sep02

New hiring guide to help churches prevent abuse

NASHVILLE (BP)—A manual providing guidance on hiring staff members and selecting volunteers is the latest Southern Baptist resource designed to help churches prevent sexual abuse. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC)—in cooperation with the Sexual Abuse Advisory Group—released the “Caring Well Hiring Guide” Aug. 31 as part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s ongoing effort to equip congregations to thwart sex abuse...

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