Alabama governor seeks to end Medicaid agreement with Planned Parenthood

Gov. Robert Bentley, a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala., has a strong legislative record both opposing abortion and advocating for organ donation.

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Videos say what presidential candidates would do to help the poor

While comments by candidates about Planned Parenthood and tonight’s first Republican debate of 2016 presidential election cycle make headlines, the Circle of Protection is quietly rolling out videos of candidates saying what they would do about helping the poor.

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Federal agencies propose rules for faith-based social service providers

The White House termed notices of proposed rulemaking by nine federal agencies “an important step toward common-ground reforms that strengthen the partnerships the federal government forms with faith-based and community organizations for the purpose of serving people in need.”

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Bush says he ‘misspoke’ at SBC event

Russell Moore’s invitation to address a gathering of Southern Baptists backfired for Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush.

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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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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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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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Baptist leaders join call for national strategy on global religious persecution

A bipartisan group of national leaders called on Congress to develop a national strategy addressing violations of religious freedom around the globe.

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Evangelical Christians staunchest supporters of Israel: LifeWay poll

A large majority of U.S. evangelicals are in line with the view that modern Israel has a special place in God’s plan, according to new polling data by LifeWay Research.

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