Sunday hunting proposal divides churches, gun lobby in North Carolina

Often allies on Second Amendment rights, conservative Christians and the NRA are lining up on opposite sides on a proposal to end the state’s ban on Sunday hunting.

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Former youth pastor sentenced to 15 years for abuse

Mack Allen Davis, 74, confessed in December to abusing boys in the 1970s and 1980s while working with youth at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama.

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Baptists and other Christians opposed to the death penalty say death chambers like this one violate the spirit of Christ’s own unjust death. (Creative Commons photo by Tommy Woodard)
Baptists and other Christians opposed to the death penalty say death chambers like this one violate the spirit of Christ’s own unjust death. (Creative Commons photo by Tommy Woodard)

Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment, Baylor prof says in new book

Baptists remain divided over the use of the death penalty as the ultimate punishment for crime.

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Around the country and in the nation’s capitol, debates and legislation pitt religious liberty against marriage equality. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)
Around the country and in the nation’s capitol, debates and legislation pitt religious liberty against marriage equality. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)

Religious liberty, marriage equality clash, creating legal confusion

Numerous bills in the nation’s statehouses are changing the nature of the religious liberty debate, experts say. 

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Study says Baptists losing their market share

When Americans switch religions, a new study says, they are twice as likely to leave a Baptist church as to join one.

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Critics say National Day of Prayer divides Americans by faith

Established by Congress in 1952, observers say the National Day of Prayer now reveals two distinctly different views of religious liberty and the separation of church and state.

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‘Colorblindness’ ignores systemic racism, speaker says

Meeting after waves of racial unrest in cities beginning with nearby Ferguson, Mo., Churchnet used its 2015 annual meeting to discuss how churches can help foster peace and reconciliation.

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Indonesia executes Australian members of Bali 9

The duo’s spiritual adviser says all they wanted was to spend the rest of their lives in prison so they could minister to other inmates.

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Supreme Court hears challenges to state gay-marriage bans

Supreme Court hears challenges to state gay-marriage bans

Justices heard arguments Tuesday in what is expected to be a landmark decision settling a question that has divided lower courts: Is same-sex marriage a constitutional right?

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PNBC head says anger OK, violence not

The president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention says violence like that on the streets of Baltimore isn’t the way to achieve social justice.

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