Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

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BJC releases statement on RFRA legislation in Indiana and Arkansas

As protests mount over controversial legislation in Indiana and Arkansas, a leader in the coalition that helped secure passage of landmark federal legislation to make it harder for the government to burden religious exercise weighs in.

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Baptist ministers oppose tax break for ‘Ark Park’

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is representing four Kentucky taxpayers seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis, a Christian ministry that is suing a Kentucky office that denied it tax incentives.

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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

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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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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Cal Baptist women’s tournament run comes up one game short

The magic in the California Baptist University’s women’s basketball team NCAA Division II Cinderella tournament ran out on Friday.

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Former CLC staffer David Lockard dies

Lockard worked a total of 36 years at the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and Christian Life Commission until leadership changes trickling down from the SBC “Conservative Resurgence” prompted his resignation at age 62.

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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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Church-state group urges IRS to investigate Ted Cruz speech at Liberty University

Barry Lynn of Americans United for Church and State says the IRS should get tough on churches and charities that abuse the privilege of being tax-exempt by partisan politicking before the problem gets worse in the upcoming presidential election campaign.

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Kentucky Baptists applaud failure of medical pot

A lobbyist opposed to legalization of marijuana says the influence of Kentucky Baptists helped defeat proposals that would have permitted the drug’s medical use.

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