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Macy’s ends Planned Parenthood contributions
Dec30

Macy’s ends Planned Parenthood contributions

NASHVILLE (BP)—Macy’s Inc. has reportedly discontinued contributions to Planned Parenthood after customers complained of the chain’s support of the abortion provider. Macy’s Inc.’s latest 990 tax form verifies that the retail giant no longer includes the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in its community contributions, the research group 2ndVote said, describing the news as the latest “Miracle on 34th Street.” “We’re constantly...

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Letter calls Pruitt ‘well qualified’ for EPA
Dec29

Letter calls Pruitt ‘well qualified’ for EPA

NASHVILLE (BP) — A group of 48 evangelical leaders, the vast majority of them Southern Baptists, has sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump in support of Scott Pruitt, Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.   Among the signatories are 12 former Southern Baptist Convention presidents; current SBC President Steve Gaines; 14 current and former SBC entity heads, including all six current...

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U.S. citizen pastoring in Turkey jailed for faith
Dec26

U.S. citizen pastoring in Turkey jailed for faith

IZMIR, Turkey (BP) — Religious liberty advocates have joined the U.S. government in seeking the release of an American citizen who pastored a Protestant church in Turkey for 20 years before being imprisoned for his faith.   Andrew Brunson, formerly of Black Mountain, N.C., was reportedly detained 63 days without charges at the Harmandali Detention Center in Izmir, Turkey, before being imprisoned Dec. 9 at nearby Sakran...

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Coptic Christians in Egypt mourn after bombing
Dec18

Coptic Christians in Egypt mourn after bombing

EGYPT (BP) — As government investigators sifted through the scene of what has been called Egypt’s worst bombing attack against Christians in the nation’s history, Monday (Dec. 12) the families of those who were slain mourned and buried their dead. On Dec. 11, at least 24 worshippers were killed and 49 wounded when an explosion ripped through the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, also known as Al Boutrosya Chapel,...

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Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events
Nov17

Falls Creek to Celebrate 100 Years in 2017: Centennial Celebration Committee announces Labor Day events

DAVIS—In 2017, Falls Creek will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Plans to celebrate this milestone are in the works, including major events at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on Sept. 2-3, 2017. The Falls Creek 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee, led by chairman Danny Ringer, Director of Missions for Beckham-Mills Association, has been meeting for months to plan various ways to recognize and celebrate Falls Creek’s...

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Physician-assisted suicide approved in Colorado
Nov10

Physician-assisted suicide approved in Colorado

DENVER, Colo. (BP) — Colorado voters overwhelmingly legalized physician-assisted suicide Nov. 8, joining five other states where similar laws already exist. The Colorado End of Life Options Act, on the ballot as Proposition 106, passed by a two-thirds margin, with 64.55 percent of voters, or 1,521,339 Coloradans approving the measure. Those who opposed it totaled 35.4 percent, or 835,355 voters, unofficial but complete returns...

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