The Baptist General Convention of Texas approved spending cuts of more than $2 million in the coming year.

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Southern Baptists in Georgia support amending the state constitution to specify that 14th-Amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection of the law extend to the unborn.

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A resolution “On Parental Authority through Local and State Control of Education” urges the state of Alabama to repeal Common Core.

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With annual giving from churches down by 7 percent, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is tightening its belt.

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 15:28

Tennessee Baptists elect first black president

A Memphis pastor is the first African-American to be elected president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:18

OK Baptists oppose homosexuality, but not gays

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma reaffirmed its stance against gay marriage but added a voice of compassion for LGBT people.

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Thursday, 05 December 2013 14:40

Arkansas Baptists oppose medical pot

Messengers to the recent Arkansas Baptist State Convention termed medical marijuana an “important moral issue” and opposed efforts to legalize it.

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Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:43

Baptist leader calls for dialogue about race

BGAV head John Upton says white Baptists have given too little attention to social problems that disproportionately affect racial minorities.

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Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:10

Baptist camp hosts pistol class

Illinois Baptists are among the first to host concealed-weapon training in the last state in the nation to drop its ban on carrying ready-to-fire guns outside the home.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:29

Prank backfires at Baptist camp

Officials weren’t laughing when a practical joke by some teenagers attending a church youth camp sent five people to the hospital and tied up a county hazardous materials unit for more than two hours last Tuesday night.

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