Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Pastor calls Planned Parenthood exposé ‘journalistic distortion’

Pro-choice pastor Donna Schaper says abortion opponents have a hard time dealing with women as “moral agents.”

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SBC ethics head supports ‘First Amendment Defense Act’

Russell Moore of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is among faith leaders urging passage of a bill aimed at protecting religious freedom that opponents say would have dangerous and far-reaching consequences for LGBT Americans.

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ABHMS sponsors service to celebrate ADA

American Baptist Home Mission Societies was among the sponsors of an interfaith service held Sunday at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington to celebrate the progress and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the 25th anniverary of its signing.

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Former preacher deemed fit to stand trial for triple murder

Two of the three victims were active in ministry at a Southern Baptist church.

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Houston, you have a problem: State Supreme Court sidelines anti-discrimination law

One of several similar measures dividing liberals and conservatives across the country, Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance united Baptists across the theological and political spectrum in agreement that a mayor subpoenaing a preacher’s sermons is out of bounds.

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CBF Virginia leader takes job with BTSR

Rob Fox, a graduate and former employee at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, is returning to his alma mater after six years as field coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia.

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Tragedy strikes America’s ‘happiest’ city

One of the victims of Thursday’s mass shooting in Lafayette, La., attended Belmont University for two years in the early 2000s.

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Obamacare foes appeal to Supreme Court

After losing in a federal court of appeals, plaintiffs including GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention are taking their objections to Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate to the highest court in the land.

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Southern Baptist mission rally includes interviews with presidential candidates

Observers see the event as both an effort by Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to reach out to evangelicals and for conservative Christians to flex their muscles in the political sphere.

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Disputed cross memorial sold to private group

 A quarter-century legal battle over whether a cross-shaped memorial dedicated to war veterans unconstitutionally endorses the Christian religion may be nearing an end.

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