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  • House committee moves to sustain ministries serving the military

    May 10 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    House committee moves to sustain ministries serving the military

    The House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment April 27 to ensure faith-based ministries can continue to serve America’s men and women in uniform. Nearly two years ago, President Barack Obama issued an executive order that bars federally contracted groups from proceeding unless they agree not to discriminate against prospective LGBT employees.

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  • Marriage advocates’ rights bill draws Baptist support

    November 19 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marriage advocates’ rights bill draws Baptist support

    A Southern Baptist Convention ethicist and advocate for religious freedom, Russell Moore, has joined other church leaders to endorse revised legislation to prevent discrimination by the federal government against Americans who object to same-sex marriage. Moore  and nine others endorsed the latest version of the First Amendment Defense Act ...

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  • Moore, others back law to protect religious liberty

    July 30 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore, others back law to protect religious liberty

    Ethicist Russell Moore has initiated an effort by Southern Baptist and other leaders calling on Congress to pass legislation to protect the religious freedom of those who object to same-sex marriage. Moore and 29 cosigners sent a July 28 letter to Congress urging approval of the First Amendment Defense Act.

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  • Alliance Defense Fund changes its name

    July 19 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Alliance Defense Fund changes its name

    The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), one of the nation’s leading Christian legal groups, has a new name – the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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  • Judge: NYC churches can meet in schools

    February 28 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A federal judge has handed New York City churches a major victory, issuing a preliminary injunction that will allow congregations to meet in schools while the lawsuit proceeds – that is, unless the city wins on appeal.

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  • Court allows ‘Jesus prayers’ to be banned

    January 18 2012 by Todd Starnes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Supreme Court will not intervene in a controversy over Christian prayers delivered before commission meetings in Forsyth County, N.C. The North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State praised the decision as a victory for the First Amendment.

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  • 7 arrested in N.Y. protesting church ban

    January 9 2012 by Tiffany Owens, World News Service | with 0 comments

    Police arrested New York City councilman and pastor Fernando Cabrera, a fellow pastor and five others Jan. 5 on charges of “criminal trespassing.” Their alleged trespass was kneeling and singing two hymns outside the doors of the New York City Law Department.

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  • Senate committee votes to repeal marriage act

    November 11 2011 by Michael Foust , Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    WASHINGTON (BP) – A Democratic-controlled Senate committee passed a bill Nov. 10 that would overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), marking the first time that a committee in either chamber of Congress had acted to reverse the 1996 law that gives states the ability to make their own marriage laws.

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