AU says Christian printer has no ‘religious freedom’ right to discriminate

Hands On Originals Inc. does not have a free-speech or free-exercise right to violate Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Ky., anti-discrimination laws, Americans United for Separation of Church and State claims in a newly filed legal brief.

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Church/state group says county clerk must issue marriage licenses to gays

Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis must issue valid marriage licenses to all qualified couples, including those of the same sex, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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Baptist Standard announces cutbacks

Citing declining revenues, the historic Texas Baptist newspaper is cutting its full-time staff from seven to four beginning Jan. 1.

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BJC part of new ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among sponsors of a new initiative aimed at getting Americans to talk about their faith and learn to respect the beliefs of others.

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Baugh Foundation gives $1 million to CBF

The Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation has granted $1 million to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to support the Fellowship’s ministries to nurture young Baptists, help form healthy congregations and sustain long-term field personnel presence in global missions.

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Alumni pair ask Carson-Newman to revoke Title IX waiver

Two “once proud” alumni say leaders of their alma mater have “read the New Testament’s story of unwavering love and acceptance by Jesus and walked away believing the Pharisees were the heroes.”

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Baylor community offers prayers for Muslim students

A prayer gathering for Muslims attracted around 400 students, faculty and staff at Baylor University. Planners say the event was meant as an expression of the biblical concept of hospitality.

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Louisiana College off probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reportedly lifted probation on the school affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

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CBF Virginia taps new leader

After five-and-a-half years serving as first field coordinator of the Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Terry Maples has been chosen to lead the CBF of Virginia.

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Transforming systems, shaping policies

Transforming systems, shaping policies

For Kathryn Freeman, the gospel doesn’t just change individuals — it can change systems of injustice, as well.

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