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  • Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    April 11 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Therapy bans, the new battlefield

    In the last few weeks, at least four states have taken action on laws barring therapists from counseling individuals about their sexual orientation or gender identity, other than to encourage homosexuality or transgenderism. Supporters of the laws argue the bans protect people from ineffective and abusive methods.

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  • Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    March 26 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Korean couple honored for Nepalese & Bhutanese plants

    Korean pastor Samuel Cho and his wife Young – known for starting the first Nepalese and Bhutanese Baptist churches in the United States – were honored in a retirement celebration. The service featured testimonies and greetings from various groups who have supported the couple’s efforts in Baltimore during the past decade.

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  • Dinosaur party or evidence of the flood?

    February 14 2018 by Julie Borg, WORLD Magazine | with 0 comments
    Dinosaur party or evidence of the flood?

    Scientists recently found fossil evidence that dinosaurs and mammals once frolicked together across land at what’s now the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The discovery excited researchers because it represents, by far, the highest concentration of mammal tracks, as well as the largest mammal prints, ever discovered from the dinosaur age.

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  • Baltimore pregnancy center wins against city mandate

    January 11 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baltimore pregnancy center wins against city mandate

    A Baltimore, Md., pro-life pregnancy help center has gained another court victory over the city’s attempt to require it to communicate government-approved speech. The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a Baltimore ordinance violated the First Amendment’s free-speech clause by mandating pro-life centers display signs saying they do not provide abortions.

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  • Maryland pastor confident he’ll redeem ‘Annie’s Church’

    July 6 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Maryland pastor confident he’ll redeem ‘Annie’s Church’

    Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer is confident he’ll save his historic Seventh Metro Church from a developer attempting to buy the property for pennies on the dollar through a city auction. Seventh Metro has historical significance as the site of Southern Baptist missionary Annie Armstrong’s baptism in 1869.

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  • NAMB responds to McRaney lawsuit

    May 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAMB responds to McRaney lawsuit

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB) has filed an official response to a lawsuit by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney, who alleges NAMB wrongly interfered with his separation from the BCMD in 2015, engaged in “slander and/or libel” and attempted to interfere with his speaking engagements.

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  • Snowstorm doesn’t halt ‘Prayer for Human Dignity’

    March 17 2017 by Sharon Mager, BCM/D | with 0 comments
    Snowstorm doesn’t halt ‘Prayer for Human Dignity’

    Though a nor’easter snowstorm cancelled the annual Maryland March for Life event on March 13, representatives from many Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware churches still gathered for a planned pre-march “Prayer for Human Dignity” hosted by First Baptist Church of Eastport in Annapolis.

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  • Challenges keep D.C. church plant rooted in prayer

    November 4 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Challenges keep D.C. church plant rooted in prayer

    Eric and his wife Lisa serve as local missionaries among Riverdale’s refugee population on behalf of The Well Community Church in Silver Spring, Md., a four-year-old church plant sponsored by the North American Mission Board’s Send Cities initiative, which seeks to strategically move churches and individuals into the largest population centers in North America.

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  • With new leader, Hmong fellowship moves forward

    October 25 2016 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    With new leader, Hmong fellowship moves forward

    The Hmong Baptist National Association, with Tra Xiong as the group’s new executive director, approved several major steps forward – that included an increased budget and combining next year’s HBNA meetings – during its annual gathering. “The meeting was very important,” Tra Xiong said. “We get together and discuss the agenda so we can see one vision…”

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  • NAMB trustees conclude investigation

    June 21 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NAMB trustees conclude investigation

    A North American Mission Board trustee recommendation and a messenger motion at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting were among the actions Southern Baptists took in St. Louis last week related to North American Mission Board’s dealings with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.

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  • EC approves territorial change involving D.C.

    June 11 2013 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The Executive Committee (EC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) approved a recommendation at its June 10 meeting in Houston to designate the District of Columbia, Maryland and Delaware as a “defined territory” to determine eligibility for representation on SBC committees and entity boards.

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  • Polls: Md., Wash. could overturn gay marriage

    November 1 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Gay marriage laws in Washington state and Maryland are in danger of being overturned by voters, according to new polls that were released after traditional groups went on the air with television ads warning of the consequences of marriage redefinition. Both new polls show traditional groups making up significant ground in the span of a few weeks.

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  • Md. gay ‘marriage’ bill signed, but not legal yet

    March 2 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law Thursday that would legalize gay “marriage” in the state beginning in January 2013, but churches already are mobilizing to reverse it at the ballot.

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