Southern Baptist ethics czar defends Indiana religious liberty bill on MSNBC

Russell Moore says he believes concerns that the state’s new religious liberty bill gives business owners a license to discriminate are overblown.

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End death penalty, say top faith leaders — including Baptists

End death penalty, say top faith leaders — including Baptists

In the week when Christians around the world commemorate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a diverse group of religious leaders called on public officials to end capital punishment.

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Wendell Griffen, pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Ark. delivered the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons’ Logsdon Seminary. (Photos by Kristen Harris-Bridwell/HSU)
Wendell Griffen, pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Ark. delivered the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons’ Logsdon Seminary. (Photos by Kristen Harris-Bridwell/HSU)

No forgiveness for slavery, racism without repentance, CBF pastor says

Wendell Griffen says it’s not enough for Baptists and others to apologize for their part in discrimination — they must also make restitution.

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Supreme Court won’t force NYC to allow after-hours worship in public schools

The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact New York City’s prohibition against churches meeting for worship inside public schools.

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Racially segregated churches ‘blasphemy,’ SBC leader says

Russell Moore says racial reconciliation is not just a cultural, political or social issue but a “gospel issue” for the local church.

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“Freedom is on decline in the world,” Baylor University President Ken Starr told participants at the Global Religious Freedom Summit on the Baylor campus. (Photo by Robert Rogers/Baylor Marketing & Communications)
“Freedom is on decline in the world,” Baylor University President Ken Starr told participants at the Global Religious Freedom Summit on the Baylor campus. (Photo by Robert Rogers/Baylor Marketing & Communications)

Is religious liberty declining around the world? One panel thinks so.

Baylor University President Ken Starr and other experts maintain the state of religious liberty is at its lowest point in recent history.

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Preaching brothers sentenced for child pornography

A former youth minister and his brother who volunteered at the same church are both in federal prison after confessing to sexting of teenagers in the youth group.

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Some Texas religious leaders worry that a state bill to toughen immigration enforcement would keep some Hispanics from attending church, and destroy immigrant families. (Creative Commons photo by Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca)
Some Texas religious leaders worry that a state bill to toughen immigration enforcement would keep some Hispanics from attending church, and destroy immigrant families. (Creative Commons photo by Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca)

Baptists oppose Texas bill as violation of biblical command to welcome strangers

A bill designed to boost local police powers to enforce immigration laws is detrimental to improving relationships between congregations and immigrant members, religious groups say.

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Marchers demonstrate for immigration reform. (Creative Commons photo by Valerie Hinojosa)
Marchers demonstrate for immigration reform. (Creative Commons photo by Valerie Hinojosa)

Evangelicals support immigration reform, Baptists say; now it’s Congress’ turn

A poll shows that most evangelicals support comprehensive immigration reform, prompting some to assure legislators they have the needed support to enact legislation promoting border security and a path to citizenship. 

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Sovereign Grace mom testifies in favor of longer statute of limitations on child sex abuse

A plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit alleging abuse and cover-up at an evangelical megachurch told lawmakers the courts will not consider the merits of her case because of Maryland’s statute of limitation on civil litigation.

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