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  • Gerber baby spotlights Down syndrome abortion fight

    February 23 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gerber baby spotlights Down syndrome abortion fight

    A smiling baby with Down syndrome is making history as the Gerber “spokesbaby” just as a growing list of states are trying to criminalize the abortion of babies diagnosed with the genetic disorder in utero. In selecting a baby with Down syndrome as its 2018 spokesbaby, Gerber said 18-month-old simply beat out the other entrants.

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  • Parents lose custody of transgender teen

    February 21 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Parents lose custody of transgender teen

    An Ohio couple on Feb. 16 lost permanent custody of their teenage daughter because they didn’t want her to undergo sex-change treatment. Cincinnati-area Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon removed the girl from her parents’ custody and turned her over to her maternal grandparents, who support the 17-year-old’s desire to identify as a boy.

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  • Florida church finding a way forward after school shooting

    February 21 2018 by Nicole Kalil, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Florida church finding a way forward after school shooting

    As church families gathered around the nation, many congregations prayed for those affected by the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week. Tommy Green had asked that Southern Baptists take time during worship to pray for the families impacted by the tragedy that took the lives of 17 staff and students.

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  • Evangelical leaders urge quick action on DACA

    February 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelical leaders urge quick action on DACA

    Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders and pastors joined United States senators Feb. 7 in urging Congress and President Donald Trump to enact swiftly a remedy for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

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  • Keep halftime ‘friendly, safe,’ PTC urges Timberlake

    February 1 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Keep halftime ‘friendly, safe,’ PTC urges Timberlake

    The last time Justin Timberlake headlined a Super Bowl halftime show, host broadcasting company CBS was slapped with a federal fine for indecency. Ahead of Timberlake’s halftime performance at Super Bowl LII, the Parents Television Council is urging him to steer clear of any moves that could rival the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” of 2004.

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  • SBC child care, children, youth reg. opens Feb. 1

    Registration opens Feb. 1 for preschool child care, Giant Cow Children’s Ministries and Youth on Mission in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors’ Conference June 10-11 and the SBC’s June 12-13 annual meeting.

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  • California lawmakers call for more homeschool oversight

    January 26 2018 by Leigh Jones, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    California lawmakers call for more homeschool oversight

    Homeschooling opponents in California seized on the horrific case of child abuse discovered in Riverside County to call for more oversight of parents who teach their children at home. But homeschooling advocates say policymakers need to consider one key fact: None of the organizations that track child abuse list homeschooling as a risk factor.

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  • Kentucky leader & pastors minister amid shooting aftermath

    January 25 2018 by Kentucky Today & Western Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Kentucky leader & pastors minister amid shooting aftermath

    The school shooting in Kentucky provided Baptist leader Paul Chitwood an extraordinary opportunity for ministry among families of the two students killed and 18 others injured in a classmate’s melee. Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, was visiting with Marshall County pastors when he received word of the shootings.

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  • Fire destroys activities center at Sunrise campus

    January 24 2018 by Todd Deaton, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    Fire destroys activities center at Sunrise campus

    Flames were shooting through the roof of the Sunrise Children’s Services activity center at its Danville, Ky., campus when local firefighters arrived on Friday afternoon, Jan. 19. “God was watching out for us,” said Dale Suttles, president of Sunrise Children’s Services. “We were blessed that no one was in the activity center at the time.”

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  • Adoption: a pro-life battle

    January 22 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 2 comments
    Adoption: a pro-life battle

    Three weeks after Joseph and Laura Thigpen, members of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, brought their two-year-old daughter home from Ethiopia after a grueling four-year process, the Ethiopian Parliament voted Jan. 9 to ban all foreign adoptions. The couple now asked about the millions of children left without families.

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  • 2-year-old dies at NOBTS preschool center

    January 15 2018 by Gary Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    2-year-old dies at NOBTS preschool center

    A 2-year-old child died Jan. 11 while eating lunch at the Early Learning Center (ELC) at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The child lost consciousness after choking on food just after noon Thursday. Efforts to resuscitate the child by members of the ELC staff and EMS responders were unsuccessful.

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  • Mentor windfall sparks discussion of fatherlessness

    January 11 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mentor windfall sparks discussion of fatherlessness

    An unexpected deluge of volunteers in response to a Dallas middle school’s call for male mentors has sparked media attention. It also has generated discussion of the need for discipleship of African American boys, robbed of fathers by the lingering effects of slavery.

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  • Barbie for gay marriage

    January 2 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    Barbie for gay marriage

    The recent push by toymaker Mattel for a more inclusive Barbie doll has gone beyond body types. In late November, the company revealed Barbie supports LGBT relationships. The post on the official BarbieStyle Instagram account shows Barbie with the fashion blogger Aimee Song-inspired doll, both wearing “Love Wins” shirts.

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  • New research shows increased risks of same-sex parenting

    December 29 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    New research shows increased risks of same-sex parenting

    Contrary to the narrative pushed by academia and the mainstream media, there is increasing evidence that same-sex parenting has negative effects on children. An article published last month by Paul Sullins found children with same-sex parents suffer emotional problems two to three times as often as children raised by opposite-sex parents.

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  • Expert: Social media causes depression, anxiety

    November 17 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Expert: Social media causes depression, anxiety

    A Colorado research professor proposed a hypothesis to explain the unprecedented rates of depression and anxiety in the post-millennial generation: dwindling social cues. Scott Stanley said decreases in the reliability of information about relationships may be exacerbating mental and emotional issues in today’s teens and young adults.

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