Richard Land: Democrats don’t want gun control but gun ‘confiscation’

Southern Baptists’ former spokesman for moral concerns says gun control wouldn’t have stopped the recent on-air killing of two television journalists, while criticizing politicians like Hillary Clinton for “ghoulishness” in suggesting otherwise.

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Burma conversion bill raises religious freedom concern

Outside observers fear measures to ensure Myanmar remains culturally Buddhist will be used unfairly against religious minorities, including Baptists.

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51 Christian leaders support Iran nuclear deal

A letter coordinated by the Quaker group The Friends Committee on National Legislation asks Congress to “remember the wisdom of Jesus” while voting on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Briefs ask Supreme Court to take Obamacare case

Orthodox rabbis, Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists are among groups filing legal briefs Aug. 24 supporting an order of nuns who claim a new health care law forces them to violate tenets of their faith.

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Ted Cruz recruiting pastors in push to defund Planned Parenthood

The Southern Baptist presidential candidate unveiled an ambitious attack on Planned Parenthood beginning with an invitation to 100,000 pastors to join in a Tuesday afternoon conference call.

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Injunction extended in contraceptive case

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it would keep in place a preliminary injunction protecting plaintiffs including GuideStone Financial Resources from being forced to implement Obamacare.

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Ted Cruz urges evangelicals to vote in 2016

The Texas Republican and member of First Baptist Church in Houston says evangelical non-voters “leave electing our leaders to unbelievers” and therefore “get exactly what we deserve.”

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Advocates urge Nepal to avoid criminalizing religious conversion

More than 350 people from a dozen countries sent a letter to Nepal’s political leaders.

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Ordinance foes claim religious right to discriminate

For the second time in a year, Southern Baptists in Arkansas are working to oppose a proposed city ordinance adding sexual orientation and gender identity to classes protected against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.

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16 states side with Baptist schools in Obamacare appeal

A friend-of-the-court brief says states have an interest in protecting the religious beliefs of nonprofit organizations.

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