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Court strikes down abortion provider regulations
Jun27

Court strikes down abortion provider regulations

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Monday (June 27) a state legislature’s effort to hold abortion providers responsible for the protection of women who use their services. In a 5-3 opinion, the high court ruled that portions of a Texas law regulating abortion doctors and clinics constitute an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to abort her child and are therefore unconstitutional. The high...

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Crossover St. Louis: Hundreds come to faith in Christ
Jun14

Crossover St. Louis: Hundreds come to faith in Christ

ST. LOUIS (BP)—Southern Baptist volunteers reported more than 350 professions of faith in Jesus Christ during Crossover events throughout metro St. Louis this year. One man who made a decision for Christ had been considering suicide just a few days earlier, said Eloy Rodriquez. Rodriquez, a longtime Crossover volunteer, serves as Hispanic pastor of Lutz, Fla., Idlewild. Julie DuVall of Bolivar, Mo., First, takes time to listen to...

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Orlando massacre spurs prayer, compassion
Jun13

Orlando massacre spurs prayer, compassion

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP) — Calls for prayer and compassion rang out from Southern Baptists nationwide hours after the mass murder of 49 and the injury of 53 early Sunday (June 11) at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Armed with a handgun and an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a U.S.-born citizen of Afghani parents, walked into the Pulse nightclub around 2 a.m....

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Two pro-life bills advance at Oklahoma State Capitol
May19

Two pro-life bills advance at Oklahoma State Capitol

Today at the Oklahoma State Capitol, lawmakers voted to approve two leading pieces of pro-life legislation. The Oklahoma State House of Representatives voted 69-15 to approve House Bill 2797, the Humanity of the Unborn Child Act, which would establish a public education effort in high schools to educate students about the humanity and development of a pre-born child. The bill now advances to the Oklahoma State Senate, which today...

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For Mother’s Day
May05

For Mother’s Day

‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the Lord your God is giving you.’  Deuteronomy 5:16 I was brought up in a loving, Christian family, and I was always close to my mother. I remember when I was a little girl, my mother would sit on the edge of my bed every night while I said my prayer.  At the end of the prayer, she would say, “God,...

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Is sports gambling moral? You bet, Americans say
Feb04

Is sports gambling moral? You bet, Americans say

>> by Lisa Cannon Green  managing editor, Facts & Trends magazine NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Wagering on sports is not morally wrong, most Americans say—but nearly half think it should be illegal anyway. And as millions nationwide manage their fantasy sports rosters, Americans straddle the fence on whether heavily advertised daily games by companies such as FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. should be banned. A new study from...

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