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Okla. Senate votes for adoption protection
Mar13

Okla. Senate votes for adoption protection

WASHINGTON (BP) — Legislation to preserve the religious freedom of faith-based adoption agencies in Oklahoma took an important step toward becoming law Tuesday (March 13) with the support of national and state Baptist leaders. The Oklahoma Senate voted 35-9 for Senate Bill 1140, a proposal that would protect private organizations from being required to take part in the placement of a child for foster care or adoption when the...

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Miss. nears earliest abortion ban in country
Mar13

Miss. nears earliest abortion ban in country

WASHINGTON (BP) — Mississippi stands on the verge of enacting the earliest ban on abortions in the United States. The state’s House of Representatives approved in a 75-34 vote Thursday (March 8) a bill that would prohibit abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation. The legislation — which the Senate passed 35-14 March 6 — will go to Gov. Phil Bryant, who has indicated he will sign it. The measure will lower...

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Baptist leaders champion Oklahoma adoption protection bill
Mar12

Baptist leaders champion Oklahoma adoption protection bill

OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma State Senators are set to consider Senate Bill 1140 this week. The bill, which was authored by State Sen. Greg Treat, would codify religious liberty protections for faith-based adoption providers in Oklahoma. Baptist leaders, including Hance Dilbeck, Anthony Jordan and Russell Moore, have spoken out in favor of SB 1140. In a letter to Oklahoma lawmakers, Dilbeck, who now serves as Baptist General Convention of...

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3 major faith-based films hit theaters in March
Mar12

3 major faith-based films hit theaters in March

If you like faith-based movies, then you’re going to love the month of March. That’s because three high-profile faith films will release on three consecutive weekends this month. Here is a quick rundown: I Can Only Imagine (PG, March 16)—Made by the same filmmakers behind Woodlawn and Mom’s Night Out, this one tells the story behind one of the most popular Christian songs of the modern era. It also shows the humble beginnings of the...

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King advocates for unborn: Alveda King inspires thousands at 27th Annual Rose Day rally
Feb15

King advocates for unborn: Alveda King inspires thousands at 27th Annual Rose Day rally

Alveda King, a woman who has fought for human and civil rights for most of her life, headlined the day that gave a voice to the voiceless—the unborn. Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors opened. Rose Day attendees were encouraged to pass out roses to their state legislators to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. State Bill 1267 and House...

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Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact
Feb05

Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact

NORMAN—With expressions of joy heard that included  phrases like “Praise God!” and “Boomer Sooner,” leaders, supporters and alumni of the University of Oklahoma Baptist Collegiate Ministry (OU-BCM) gathered on Jan. 25 for a special ground-breaking ceremony. The event took place on the OU BCM property on campus in Norman, where the building will be constructed. “The new OU BCM building is an answer to prayer,” said Baptist General...

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