The Southern Baptist Convention’s top spokesman for moral and religious liberty concerns says the high court made the right decision in reviving Notre Dame’s religious objections to required contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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A federal appeals court says certain employers allowed to opt out of required contraceptive coverage under Obamacare for religious reasons cannot prevent employees from receiving the coverage from a third party that does not object.

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Baptist reaction to the advance of gay marriage, racial justice, Obamacare and Ebola were among issues covered frequently in 2014 by Baptist News Global.

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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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It’s an opportunity for the faith community to help make it work, say some Baptist health care administrators.

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The Southern Baptist Convention’s insurance provider says requiring the agency to indirectly provide insurance coverage for contraceptives violates religious beliefs that life begins at the moment of conception.

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Governors and legislatures turning down federal funding for Medicaid expansion for political reasons are denying health care to millions of Americans, faith leaders said in a conference call today.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:40

Tennessee Baptist school fights Obamacare

Union University is the latest Baptist institution to file a federal lawsuit challenging an order to provide drugs as part of employee health care plans that they believe cause an abortion.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:52

Brief says Hobby Lobby puts RFRA on trial

Lawyers say forcing business owners to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or pay steep fines “is one of the most straightforward violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act this court is likely to see.”

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A coalition of child welfare organizations, survivors of clergy sexual abuse and non-believers says the Religious Freedom Restoration Act pushes aside the Supreme Court’s role in interpreting the Constitution.

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