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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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Oklahoma Baptists applaud adoption protection bill
May03

Oklahoma Baptists applaud adoption protection bill

OKLAHOMA CITY—As the Oklahoma State Legislature considers Senate Bill 1140, the faith-based adoption protection bill, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Executive Director-Treasurer Dr. D. Hance Dilbeck, Jr., released the following statement:  “We applaud Oklahoma State Senators for taking the bold step to ensure religious liberty protections for faith-based adoption agencies through Senate Bill 1140. These faith-based...

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FamilyLife’s ‘Like Arrows’ film to spotlight Christ-centered parenting
Apr27

FamilyLife’s ‘Like Arrows’ film to spotlight Christ-centered parenting

Filmmaker Alex Kendrick has directed or produced five films during his career, but none of them had the unique challenges that his latest one, Like Arrows, brought. The film will show in theaters May 1 and 3 and follows the life of a married couple for 50 years as they discover the ups and downs of parenting. Moviegoers will see the couple getting engaged, then having their first child, then having more children, and then eventually...

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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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‘Fragments of Truth’ film to examine: Can we trust the Bible?
Apr24

‘Fragments of Truth’ film to examine: Can we trust the Bible?

There have always been skeptics who questioned the Bible’s accuracy. But evangelical scholar Craig Evans says the skeptics today are “louder” and “noisier” than they were in previous generations. They’re also – he says – influencing what average Christians think. Evans, though, hopes that an upcoming film can assist Christians who are having doubts about the Bible. Called Fragments of Truth, it will release in theaters April 24 for...

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Jordan’s ‘unwavering dedication’ to pro-life movement honored at OBHC Owasso
Mar26

Jordan’s ‘unwavering dedication’ to pro-life movement honored at OBHC Owasso

OWASSO—Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) recently honored Anthony Jordan as his time as executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) is concluding. OBHC presented Jordan, his wife Polla and their daughter Alisha a plaque that will be on display at OBHC Owasso. The plaque features the following message: “In recognition for his 22 years of service as Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma...

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