Contains ABPnews content from October 2003 through December 2011.

Alleged peeping evangelist charged in third town

WALDRON, Ark. (ABP) – A traveling Southern Baptist evangelist and former camp pastor for LifeWay Christian Resources faces new charges of video voyeurism in a third mid-South community.
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Group says Southern Baptists oppose religious equality in the military

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (ABP) – A group dedicated to separation of church and state in the armed forces charged that Southern Baptists are against religious equality after an article compared its work at the U.S. Air Force Academy to “a mission to rid the institution of Christian influence.” Read More

Pastor describes 'reform' of Baptist church

WASHINGTON (ABP) – A North Carolina pastor shares his decade-old story of getting rid of women deacons and instituting elder rule at his Southern Baptist congregation in an on-line journal issue devoted to “revitalize” and “reform” of declining churches.
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Hardage nominated for BGCT executive director

DALLAS (ABP) -- David Hardage -- a veteran Texas Baptist pastor, associational leader and seminary development officer -- will be nominated as the next executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Read More

Church-state group says proposed hospital merger unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (ABP) – Americans United for Separation of Church and State said Dec. 14 that a proposed hospital merger in Louisville, Ky., is unconstitutional and urged Gov. Steve Beshear to block it.
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NAE releases paper on climate, poverty

WASHINGTON (ABP) – The National Association of Evangelicals released a document Dec. 14 about changes to the environment and how they affect the poor. Read More

Mohler defends Virgin Birth

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist seminary president says Christians who deny the Virgin Birth aren’t really Christians at all.
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Carter Center, Hong Kong Baptist University launch joint venture

ATLANTA (ABP) – Former President Jimmy Carter was in Hong Kong Dec. 12 to formally launch a joint venture between the Carter Center and Hong Kong Baptist University.
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Nativity scene dispute puts focus on Texas town

ATHENS, Texas (ABP) – An East Texas town is being dubbed Ground Zero in this year’s round of skirmishes known collectively as the Christmas Wars.
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School district settles suit with Tennessee ACLU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – A Tennessee school district has settled a lawsuit over the proper role of religion in public schools. The Sumner County Board of Education voted Dec 6 to accept an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee ending a lawsuit filed against school officials May 2.
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