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  • Army chaplain Squires cleared of all charges

    August 27 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Army chaplain Squires cleared of all charges

    The U.S. Army has dropped its investigation against Southern Baptist chaplain Jerry Scott Squires, fully exonerating the major of all charges Aug. 24. Squires, who had been charged with discrimination against a lesbian soldier who wanted to attend a marriage retreat, handled the situation in accordance with military policy and followed the guidelines of his denominational authority, the Army said.

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  • 7,000 churches, mosques still closed in Rwanda shutdown

    August 1 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    7,000 churches, mosques still closed in Rwanda shutdown

    Nearly 7,000 churches and mosques remain closed in Rwanda months after the government began shutting down houses of worship, the Rwandan government has reported. The government continues to close houses of worship, citing various building code violations and requirements that pastors complete theological education at accredited schools, World Watch Monitor reported July 27.

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  • ERLC to court: review ruling on pharmacists’ rights

    February 10 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC to court: review ruling on pharmacists’ rights

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has joined other organizations in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify whether the free exercise of religion protects the conscience rights of pharmacists. The ERLC and 10 other religious groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief Feb. 8 …

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  • Campus ministries maneuver obstacles like non-discrimination laws

    December 1 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Campus ministries maneuver obstacles like non-discrimination laws

    Despite discrimination incidents across the nation, North Carolina churches and Christian organizations continue to minister to its university campuses through campus clubs, organizations, fraternities, sports groups and others are called recognized student organizations. These are led, governed and directed by college students.

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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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