Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

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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Feds offer reward in black church fire

Investigators are still looking for a suspect in a June 24 arson at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C.

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Newspaper op-ed decries bashing of Confederate flag

Pastor Ed DeVries says the Bible’s commandment to “honor thy father and mother” applies equally to great grandfathers who marched behind the Confederate flag.

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‘First Amendment Defense Act’ gets Baptist support

Intended to prevent the government from retaliating against Americans who oppose same-sex marriage, critics say the law could have unintended consequences like letting employers fire unwed mothers without jeopardizing government contracts.

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Moore hopes Planned Parenthood controversy will galvanize pro-life evangelicals

Southern Baptists’ top spokesman for moral concerns says Planned Parenthood should be denied taxpayer funding after revelations in a viral video that critics say prove the organization profits from abortion.

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