Baptists take sides in Texas abortion case

Conservative groups including the Southern Baptist Convention say a law regulating abortion clinics is beneficial for women’s health, while individuals aligned with the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and progressive Alliance of Baptists say a woman’s religious views — not those of legislators — is what matters in reproductive choice.

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Baptist group urges Tyson Foods to address water quality

As part of a commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will present a shareholder resolution at the 2016 Tyson Foods annual shareholders meeting tomorrow in Springdale, Ark.

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Georgia Baptist leaders back ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Georgia Baptist Convention is again lobbying for legislation they say is needed to protect Christians from religious discrimination.

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Jacksonville latest city to grapple with human rights ordinance

Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest U.S. city where clergy are arguing both for and against proposals to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Seminary head says new governor boosting anti-abortion cause in Kentucky

Albert Mohler says “elections matter,” and “sometimes it is a matter of life and death.”

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While frequency of worship attendance is diminishing, devotion among those who remain religiously committed remains strong, experts say. (Creative Commons photo)
While frequency of worship attendance is diminishing, devotion among those who remain religiously committed remains strong, experts say. (Creative Commons photo)

Despite decline, religiously affiliated remain devoted, says survey

The Pew Research Center says that while religious affiliation continues to decline, dedication remains strong among those who are affiliated with religious groups. But those who coach and lead congregations say declining attendance remains a troubling trend. 

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Arguments set for religious challenge to Obamacare

Faith-based groups ranging from Catholic nuns to the Southern Baptist Convention will argue March 23 that an accommodation to require contraceptive coverage doesn’t adequately safeguard their religious liberty.

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Blogger concerned about controversial pastor’s SBC ties

A pastor/blogger says Southern Baptists should be distancing themselves from, rather than embracing, a church leader at the center of a sex abuse scandal.

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Pastor defends letter denouncing Syrian refugees

The pastor of a small Southern Baptist church has gained national attention with a letter to the editor questioning the Southern Baptist Convention’s welcoming Syrian refugees to the United States.

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Book documents molestation in conservative Baptist churches

The Big Book of Bad Baptist Preachers challenges the notion that sexual abuse by clergy is just “a Catholic problem.”

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Southern Baptist florist to testify before Indiana Senate

Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman and an Alliance Defending Freedom will appear before the Senate Rules Committee discussing two civil rights bills they believe pose a threat to religious liberty.

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Fewer young adults believe they must be married to have sex, or that the purpose of sex is exclusively procreation, says The Barna Group. (Creative Commons photo by Kumon)
Fewer young adults believe they must be married to have sex, or that the purpose of sex is exclusively procreation, says The Barna Group. (Creative Commons photo by Kumon)

Study: fewer young people see marriage, procreation prerequisites for sex

A new Barna study shows that Gen-Xers and Millennials — including those who identify as Christian — are much less likely than older Americans to see marriage and procreation as a necessary condition for sex.

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Judge OKs tax break for Ark park

A religious group building a Bible-themed tourist attraction in northern Kentucky has won a legal battle in federal court.

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Advocates call out candidates for silence on mental health

A group of advocates is calling on presidential candidates to clarify their positions and priorities with respect to mental health policy.

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Members of Metropolis Baptist Church in Carolina, Puerto Rico during a recent worship service. (Photo courtesy of Jesus Garcia)
Members of Metropolis Baptist Church in Carolina, Puerto Rico during a recent worship service. (Photo courtesy of Jesus Garcia)

New study documents shifts in Latin American religious affiliation

The Pew Research Center reports a signficant drop in Catholic membership and identity in Latin America, confirming what Baptist and other Protestant leaders have seen in the religion for 40 years.

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Tale of evangelical sex scandal hits Washington newsstands

In the works for 10 months, a story in the February 2016 Washingtonian brings to the public details of an alleged conspiracy to cover up sexual abuse by a prominent evangelical megachurch.

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Todd Starnes deplores evangelical attacks on Trump

The Southern Baptist pundit and Fox News personality says some Republicans seem more determined to defeat Donald Trump and Ted Cruz than they do the Democrats.

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SBC leader joins Rubio advisory board

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler has been tapped by presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to serve on his Dignity of Life Advisory Board.

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RNC disinvites debate moderator after Trump takedown

Contributors to an online symposium on why conservatives shouldn’t support Donald Trump included SBC agency head Russell Moore.

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Government to post names of schools seeking Title IX waivers

The Education Department says it will create a searchable database listing private Christian colleges and universities that opt out of federal guidelines banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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