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Lives impacted through weekend of outreach
May1 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor
N.C. Baptists across the state took to the streets April 28 to show the love of Christ in their community through a statewide effort to build wheelchair ramps among those in need. Vera Miller, 75, was just one person in the state impacted by this intiative. 

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N.C. Baptists learn how to 'Impact Your World'
March 26 2012 by Michael Cloer, Guest column
Sample Image This week April 30-May 2 pastors in North Carolina are meeting at First Baptist Church, Charlotte, to learn how they can embrace an unengaged people group. A full story will be in the May 12 issue. Read how a partnership among the Koli people of South Asia impacted one pastor's church. 

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N.C. gay 'marriage' backers try to change subject 
April 27 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press
Sample Image Less than a week before voters in North Carolina go to the polls to vote on the N.C. Marriage Protection Amendment, the main group opposing it essentially has acknowledged it will win only by changing the subject from marriage ... 
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Breaking news!
May 1, 2012 by Vote for Marriage NC
Read this “Statement By District Attorneys, Family Law Attorneys, and Law Enforcement Concerning Domestic Violence Impacts of the Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Marriage.”
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May 8: a defining moment
May 2 2012

Next Tuesday, May 8, is a defining moment for the citizens of North Carolina. Sadly, volumes of deceitful and false information has been distributed by the opponents of the marriage amendment. I've not seen this level of lies in a campaign since the lottery was forced on North Carolinians, without a vote of the people. This time the people get to vote. I pray that Christians will not take this vote lightly. Too much is at stake!

The impact of our decision goes far beyond our state. National leaders are watching the outcome of this vote. Some are saying that court decisions across our country could be affected by our vote. Vote FOR the marriage amendment.

The Biblical Recorder website has much information on the marriage amendment debate. Please use these resources fully. But I want to recommend three specific pieces of information:
  1. Read Pastor David Horner's blog on the amendment debate, "Thoughts on the Proposed NC Marriage Amendment."
  2. Please read the piece by two Campbell University law professors, "Campbell law professors refute claims about marriage amendment."
  3. We just posted a new article on our website by Rep. Paul "Skip" Stam. Please read "What will the marriage amendment do?"
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