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May 10, 2016

McCrory defends restroom law in suit

May 10, 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press
North Carolina’s governor went to federal court May 9 to defend his state’s new restroom privacy law against a threat from the Obama administration. Gov. Pat McCrory’s lawsuit asks a judge to declare ...

Trump knocks Moore after media comments

May 10, 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press
Russell Moore spoke and Donald Trump took notice in one of his Twitter posts May 9. Trump’s tweet came the morning after Moore criticized the presumptive Republican nominee ... READ MORE

Dave Miller announced as Pastors' Conference nominee

May 10, 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press
Dave Miller, pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, according to an announcement by Indiana pastor Todd Benkert. READ MORE

Teen birthrate drop puts character in spotlight

May 9, 2016 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press
The birthrate among American teenagers has dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking numbers, and observers are pointing to sex education programs that focus on character as one of the causes. READ MORE

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Heat turned up on Moore and McCrory 

Donald Trump’s harsh attack on Russell Moore Monday lit up social media for days, and the conversation may not be over yet. In case you missed it, Trump tweeted this comment, "Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!" As president of Southern Baptists’ Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Moore may not represent all evangelicals (who does?), but he is a prominent voice for many evangelicals.

Trump’s usual crass comments have galvanized many evangelicals. Furthermore, he has exposed his inability and/or unwillingness to demonstrate civility by not reaching out to Moore. A phone call to Moore would have demonstrated wisdom and won the respect of many. There is only one way to look at it – it was a very bad move. Since Trump admits he never asks for forgiveness, we should not expect him to reconsider his comments.

We need not defend Moore. He defused Trump’s criticism by admitting on network television, "I am a nasty guy with no heart, which is why I need forgiveness of sins and redemption through the Gospel of Jesus Christ." Enough said!

Our state is the target of our own country’s Department of Justice. Frankly it is unbelievable that President Obama’s administration would mount an attack on North Carolina that threatens the safety of women and children in public restrooms. But they are indeed doing just that. Their justification is based on flimsy conclusions they drew from the unrelated Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read the story here and pray for Governor McCrory as he stands courageously for decency.

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