Religion and politics do mix, Baptist author says, but not always in healthy ways

Scholar Brian Kaylor argues in a new book that “transubstantiating” politics into religious worship creates a distinct form of communication with implications for both church and state.

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Appeals court hears GuideStone challenge to Obamacare

A three-judge panel in Denver heard arguments about a preliminary injunction currently blocking the government from penalizing GuideStone Financial Resources for refusal to cover contraceptives in health plans as required by the Affordable Care Act.

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Faith groups support tax break for Americans with disabilities

A rare show of bipartisanship in Congress bodes well for legislation aimed at improving the lives of up to 54 million Americans living with disabilities.

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Baptist group receives $182 million from feds to care for immigrant children

As partnerships between government and the private sector become more commonplace, the question of taxpayer funding of religious groups gets complicated.

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Officials get mixed messages about right of conscience in marriage laws

Church-state watchdogs disagree about whether city and county clerks in states that allow gay marriage have a right of conscience to refuse service to same-sex couples.

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SBC leader criticizes Obama’s immigration initiative, while other faith leaders praise it

Ethics spokesman Russell Moore said he fears President Obama’s decision to move forward on immigration policy without Congress will only encourage Republicans to dig in their heels.

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Evangelicals already working to mobilize vote in 2016

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is lending his name to a rally in early 2015 asking evangelical pastors to begin praying about whether God wants them to run for political office.

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Baptist preacher wins Georgia House seat

Jody Hice, a preacher and radio host viewed with alarm by advocates of separation of church and state, is heading to Congress.

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Mohler says gay diplomat unpopular among Christians in the Dominican Republic

The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says elections have consequences that can extend beyond the borders of the United States.

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Judge says Ten Commandments monument near Oklahoma capitol can stay

Plaintiffs — including an ordained Baptist minister — seeking removal of a public display of the Ten Commandments say they are offended when politicians seek to hijack their articles of faith.

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