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  • Former House staffer joins ERLC staff in Washington

    November 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Former House staffer joins ERLC staff in Washington

    Former congressional staff member Chelsea Sobolik is a new policy director in the Washington office of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Sobolik worked on pro-life, adoption and foster care issues as well as domestic and international religious freedom during three years of service in the House of Representatives.

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  • Harris stands firm amid sermon scrutiny

    August 22 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Harris stands firm amid sermon scrutiny

    The sermons of a North Carolina pastor turned congressional candidate have become fodder for political attacks and reports in national media outlets – especially his preaching on the family and gender roles. But Mark Harris, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte who is running as a Republican in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district …

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  • Amendment loss disappoints religious liberty advocates

    December 5 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Amendment loss disappoints religious liberty advocates

    Religious freedom advocates have expressed deep disappointment about congressional leaders’ failure to protect the rights of faith-based organizations in a national defense bill. The reaction came after it was revealed the Russell Amendment would not be included in the final version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

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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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