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  • Obama tells of personal faith at prayer breakfast

    February 5 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Obama tells of personal faith at prayer breakfast

    President Barack Obama used his final National Prayer Breakfast address as America’s chief executive to explain how he has combatted fear by drawing on his personal Christian faith and by looking to people of all faiths for inspiration. The president based his remarks on 2 Timothy 1:7 ...

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  • State of the Union addresses gay marriage, Islam

    January 14 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    State of the Union addresses gay marriage, Islam

    In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, warned against overemphasizing the threat posed by the terrorist group ISIS and touted American exceptionalism. The hour-long address made no reference to abortion-related issues …

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  • Congress sends PPFA defunding bill to president

    January 8 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Congress sends PPFA defunding bill to president

    Congress has forced President Barack Obama’s hand on federal funding for the country’s No. 1 abortion provider. The U.S. House of Representatives passed Jan. 6 in a 240-181 roll call a budget-related bill that would cut nearly 90 percent of federal funds in the next year for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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  • Texas refugee battle grows as Baptists continue ministry

    December 10 2015 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Texas refugee battle grows as Baptists continue ministry

    Despite the legal battle Texas leaders wage with the federal government over the resettlement of Syrian refugees, many Baptists retain their tireless commitment to share the gospel with their Muslim neighbors. Texas has received 238 refugees from Syria since 2012, ranking it second highest in the nation.

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  • Obama’s views on Islam ‘viable,’ says Baptist scholars

    December 8 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Obama’s views on Islam ‘viable,’ says Baptist scholars

    In an address on a “new phase” in America’s war on terror, President Barack Obama said committing acts of violence in the name of Allah represents a perversion of Islam. Obama called Muslims “to speak out against ... those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance …”

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  • SBC presidents send open letter to Obama

    March 2 2015 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC presidents send open letter to Obama

    In an open letter, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, along with the support and signatures of 16 former SBC presidents, called on President Barack Obama to “take the necessary actions now” against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists. The open letter comes in the wake of numerous reports ...

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  • ‘I will try,’ Obama pledges to Abedinis

    January 28 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘I will try,’ Obama pledges to Abedinis

    Seeking the release of Saeed Abedini remains a “top priority,” President Barack Obama told Naghmeh Abedini during a private 10-minute meeting with her and her children Jan. 21 at Boise State University. Obama pledged to seek his release with renewed energy.

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  • Floyd on Fox: America must ‘return to God’

    January 21 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd on Fox: America must ‘return to God’

    As Americans focus on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, they should also consider the spiritual state of the Union, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd said during an appearance on the Fox News Channel. Followers of Jesus must apply biblical teaching to issues being discussed in the public square, he said.

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  • Is Warren new iconic evangelical image?

    January 19 2009 by Jeff Diamant, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Rick Warren, the California pastor chosen by Barack Obama to pray at his presidential inauguration ceremony Jan. 20, is so influential a Christian leader and author that he has dramatically affected thousands of churches without ever stepping inside them.     

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  • Bush legacy to be shaped by faith-based programs

    January 13 2009 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    To hear Jean Patterson Cushman tell it, President Bush's faith-based initiative has been critical for her Baltimore organization that helps ex-prisoners find new jobs. Infused with $2.3 million in grant money from a Department of Labor initiative, Cushman's group, Episcopal Community Services of Maryland, has moved from helping 50 men and women a year to 200.    

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