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Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC
Jun30

Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

DALLAS (BP)—More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Through registration fees paid by runners, the second GHR Run—which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the SBC meeting in Dallas—raised about $1,000 more than last year’s inaugural run in Phoenix. GHR is a partnership of...

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High court annuls ruling against florist
Jun26

High court annuls ruling against florist

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court provided a promising directive today (June 25) in the ongoing effort by business owners to practice their faith convictions. The justices issued an order that annulled a lower-court ruling against Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman, a Southern Baptist who declined to design flowers for a same-sex wedding. The order also instructed the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider its...

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SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse
Jun13

SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse

DALLAS (BP) — Messengers to the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention affirmed the dignity and worth of women, denounced all forms of abuse and called for sexual purity among Christian leaders in adopting 16 resolutions Tuesday (June 12). Passage of the resolutions on women, abuse and pastoral purity by nearly unanimous votes late in the afternoon session came after months of disclosures of sexual abuse and misconduct by male leaders...

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New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds
May21

New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders applauded news that the Trump administration will propose a new rule that would eliminate family planning funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The Department of Health and Human Services planned to announce later today (May 18) a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from...

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Calif. bill could bar Bible’s teaching on sexuality
Apr25

Calif. bill could bar Bible’s teaching on sexuality

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptists and other religious conservatives are warning a bill making its way through the California legislature would violate free speech and religious freedom protections by prohibiting biblical teaching on sexuality. The California Assembly passed in a 50-18 vote April 19 an amendment that adds “sexual orientation change efforts” to the categories of activities barred by the state’s...

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