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  • Hawkins spotlights GuideStone uniqueness, services

    June 20 2016 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Hawkins spotlights GuideStone uniqueness, services

    GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins relayed the entity’s 98th report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention. Citing GuideStone’s upcoming centennial in 2018, which will be celebrated with messengers convening in Dallas, Hawkins noted GuideStone’s uniqueness among the convention’s boards.

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  • IMB, ERLC support Baptist schools in brief

    August 13 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    IMB, ERLC support Baptist schools in brief

    Two Southern Baptist entities have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower-court decision, that upheld enforcement of the abortion/contraception mandate on the Christian schools, in order to protect the religious freedom of two Baptist universities and a Presbyterian seminary.

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  • The HHS mandate: What's at stake?

    December 9 2013 by Joe Carter, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission | with 0 comments

    Joe Carter, director of communications for the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, answers questions that many people have about the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate.

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  • High court may be near HHS mandate review

    July 31 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A court setback to a Pennsylvania family business that objects to the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate heightens the likelihood the Supreme Court will soon decide whether for-profit companies have religious free exercise rights, says a legal expert.

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  • Moore, others: Final mandate rules fail

    July 3 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Obama administration again failed to provide adequate conscience protections in the final rules for its abortion/contraception mandate, religious freedom advocates say.

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  • New House bill targets abortion mandate

    March 7 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A House bill with 50 co-sponsors was introduced Tuesday (March 5) that would exempt organizations and businesses from the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate.

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  • New HHS rule on abortion mandate ‘inadequate’

    February 4 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New HHS rule on abortion mandate ‘inadequate’

    The Obama administration proposed a rule change Friday it says will appease the concerns religious organizations have about the abortion/contraceptive mandate, but legal groups who defend religious liberty called the proposal inadequate and said it fell far short of what is needed.

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  • Appeals court rules against abortion mandate

    February 1 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A federal appeals court has once again ruled against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate in a case that has strong implications for religious liberty. A panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday (Jan. 30) granted a preliminary injunction preventing the mandate from applying to Grote Industries, a for-profit company based in Madison, Ind., and owned by Catholics.

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  • Hobby Lobby finds short-term way to avoid fines

    January 15 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Hobby Lobby says it has found a way to avoid for “several months” being penalized by the federal government for not covering abortion-inducing drugs in its employee health care plans. Beginning Jan. 1, Hobby Lobby reportedly was facing fines of around $1.3 million per day for defying the Department of Health and Human Services’ abortion/contraceptive mandate. Jan. 1 was the date its new employee health care plan was to take effect.

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  • Abortion mandate’s legality debated by panel

    October 17 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion mandate’s legality debated by panel

    Is the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate constitutional? It depends on which religious liberty/public policy expert was speaking at a recent panel discussion in the country’s capital.

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  • Hobby Lobby files suit against abortion mandate

    September 13 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hobby Lobby files suit against abortion mandate

    Evangelical-owned Hobby Lobby has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraceptive/abortion mandate, becoming the largest business yet to take action against the rule and underscoring once again that the issue impacts more than just Catholics.

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