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  • Moore clarifies comments on Trump supporters

    December 20 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Moore clarifies comments on Trump supporters

    Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore has clarified that he never intended to criticize all evangelical supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, noting many were motivated by “biblical convictions” and “voted their conscience.” In a blog post, Moore acknowledged “pointed conversations in my denominational family about the election … some of them ... directed at me.”

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  • Falwell declines Trump’s education secretary offer

    November 29 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Falwell declines Trump’s education secretary offer

    Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. reportedly declined to serve as education secretary under President-elect Donald Trump. Fallwell reportedly declined the post because he was not able to commit to serve four-to-six years as Trump desired. Instead, Falwell was only prepared to serve two years at most, he told the Associated Press.

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  • Southern Baptists win re-election to Congress

    November 17 2016 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists win re-election to Congress

    All Southern Baptist members of Congress participating in the Nov. 8 election successfully defended their seats. Three senators and 26 representatives won re-election. With three other senators who were not up for re-election, Southern Baptists will count at least 32 of their own when the next Congress convenes in January.

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  • Trump impact expected on markets, long-term growth

    November 17 2016 by Roy Hayhurst, Guidestone | with 0 comments
    Trump impact expected on markets, long-term growth

    The election of Donald J. Trump may have surprised political observers but his election and continued control of Congress by fellow Republicans could increase the odds for his major policy plans to be adopted. Financial markets are likely to remain volatile over the near term, said David S. Spika.

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  • Protests at FBC Dallas draw spotlight

    November 16 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Protests at FBC Dallas draw spotlight

    Protesters picketing First Baptist Church in Dallas will have no effect, pastor Robert Jeffress said on national TV. “Look, these people ... aren’t opposing me or our church,” Jeffress said of the 50 or so protesters who picketed the church for a second night because of the pastor’s apparent public support of Trump during the contentious campaign.

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  • Trump rebukes alleged racism among supporters

    November 16 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump rebukes alleged racism among supporters

    In his first major interview since Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump said he is “saddened” by reported incidents of racial harassment committed in his name and urged perpetrators to “stop it.” Trump also commented on potential Supreme Court nominees, abortion and same-sex marriage among other social issues.

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  • Baptist leaders respond to election results

    November 14 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Baptist leaders respond to election results

    North Carolina Baptist leaders encouraged Christians to pray for the new president of the United States, Donald Trump, who was elected in a startling victory over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Yet, leaders also reminded churches to oppose the coarse rhetoric fueled by a nearly two-year long campaign.

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  • With election over, prayer & grace urged

    November 10 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    With election over, prayer & grace urged

    Donald Trump pulled off a startling victory with the support of four in five white voters who identified themselves as evangelical Christians, and Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer for the president-elect and grace toward others. Republicans not only regained the White House, but they defended their majorities in both chambers of Congress.

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  • Swing-state pastors offer election counsel

    November 7 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Swing-state pastors offer election counsel

    When Florida pastor Ken Whitten addressed the presidential election in a sermon, “it got real quiet” because the congregation “knows I do not do that” typically, Whitten said. He spoke out because he is among Southern Baptist pastors in swing states who felt compelled to offer spiritual counsel in the home stretch of a rancorous presidential campaign.

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  • King of Morocco paid $12 million for Clinton visit

    November 3 2016 by Evan Wilt, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    King of Morocco paid $12 million for Clinton visit

    Shortly before Hillary Clinton kicked off her presidential campaign she struck a $12 million pay-to-play deal with the king of Morocco, according to emails newly released by WikiLeaks. In January 2015, several of Clinton’s top aides discussed an upcoming trip to Morocco in exchange for a $12 million donation to the Clinton Foundation.

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  • Past elections: ‘dire’ Christian predictions not new

    October 27 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Past elections: ‘dire’ Christian predictions not new

    During the presidential campaign of 1800, Christian opponents of candidate Thomas Jefferson warned he “abhors the Christian system” and if elected, might send troops to seize Christians’ Bibles. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln’s election was thought by some Southern Baptist leaders to threaten fundamental American liberties.

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  • Clinton, Trump share plans for Supreme Court

    October 21 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Clinton, Trump share plans for Supreme Court

    The final debate of the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on various issues of concern to many evangelical Christians: the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion, immigration, personal character and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East. Chris Wallace opened by asking each candidate about their vision for the Supreme Court.

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  • Evangelical divide seen in LifeWay Research survey

    October 17 2016 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Evangelical divide seen in LifeWay Research survey

    Americans with evangelical beliefs share a great deal in common. They trust in Jesus alone, evangelize their neighbors and believe the Bible is the final authority in their lives. But when it comes to voting, race and political affiliation still divide evangelicals, according to a survey from LifeWay Research.

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  • Clinton, Trump clash in 2nd heated debate

    October 11 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Clinton, Trump clash in 2nd heated debate

    The U.S. Supreme Court – the defining issue for many evangelical Christians in the 2016 presidential election – finally received attention just before the close of the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Oct. 9. The debate lacked discussion of such issues as abortion and marriage until about 10 minutes before its end.

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  • VP debate: Faith, social issues spotlighted

    October 7 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    VP debate: Faith, social issues spotlighted

    A nine-minute discussion of personal faith and social issues capped a vice presidential debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence that also included discussion of racial bias in the criminal justice system, immigration and humanitarian aid in Syria. The 90-minute debate additionally featured squabbles about the character of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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