Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

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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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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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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