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  • Alabama lawmaker wants to nix marriage licenses

    March 28 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Alabama lawmaker wants to nix marriage licenses

    Alabama is considering a law that would abolish marriage licenses in the state. The proposed bill amends Alabama law to remove any requirement that couples obtain marriage licenses or have marriage ceremonies. The law would protect the religious liberty of probate judges and clergy who have objections to signing same-sex marriage licenses.

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  • Volunteers needed for Crossover

    March 28 2017 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Volunteers needed for Crossover

    The goal of this year’s Crossover is to “Engage Phoenix with the Gospel” through a partnership with Harvest America. North American Mission Board and Arizona Southern Baptist Convention leaders are praying for more than 5,000 salvation decisions through this summer’s Crossover activities prior to the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

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  • Assisted suicide bills faring poorly in 2017

    March 28 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Assisted suicide bills faring poorly in 2017

    Bills that would legalize assisted suicide have failed to advance in eight of 24 states considering them this year, with pro-life victories in Hawaii and New Mexico drawing media focus. No state has passed assisted-suicide legislation thus far in 2017.

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  • Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    March 28 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    A recent push in Canada to encourage euthanasia patients to donate their organs appears to be working. In Ontario, the first province to report data, 26 people who died by lethal injection decided to donate tissue or organs since the Medical Aid in Dying Act came into effect last June.

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  • Year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers

    March 28 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Year after Pakistan Easter bombing, suffering lingers

    Families are still struggling a year after a suicide bomber killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds others in an attack targeting Christians at Easter in Lahore, Pakistan, International Christian Concern noted. “The Easter day bombing left me alone,” Tariq, a bombing survivor who was injured and lost his brother in the blast.

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  • Friends, foes debate Gorsuch; Democrats to filibuster

    March 27 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Friends, foes debate Gorsuch; Democrats to filibuster

    Proponents and opponents voiced their opinions of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on the final day of his hearing. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the minority leader, said he would vote against Gorsuch and lead a filibuster effort to prevent the judge’s confirmation.

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  • Student sues school over girl in boys’ locker room

    March 27 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Student sues school over girl in boys’ locker room

    A high school junior is suing his Boyertown, Pa., school district after administrators told him he could either “tolerate” having a biological female share his locker room or withdraw and be homeschooled. The lawsuit calls on the district to rescind its secretly implemented policy granting transgender students access to the private facilities of their choice.

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  • SWBTS launches Center for Early Christian Studies

    March 27 2017 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    SWBTS launches Center for Early Christian Studies

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary launched a new center dedicated to the study of the ancient church – the Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies. A new website, special lectures, patristic reading groups, regular graduate and postgraduate seminars and a group of faculty and students dedicated to researching the early church are all features of the new initiative.

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