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  • Pence makes case for Trump; Cruz steals spotlight

    July 22 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pence makes case for Trump; Cruz steals spotlight

    Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence made a social conservative’s case for Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention’s third day, but the runner-up – Ted Cruz – grabbed the spotlight by refusing to endorse his party’s nominee. Pence accepted the nomination for vice president and offered reasons Trump should be trusted over Hillary Clinton.

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  • GOP picks Trump; Lucifer invoked in race

    July 21 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP picks Trump; Lucifer invoked in race

    Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee on a day when the devil was invoked at the GOP convention as part of a reason not to vote for his Democratic opponent. The controversial billionaire easily passed the votes needed to secure the nomination, ending a divisive campaign season among Republicans.

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  • GOP passes pro-life, conservative platform

    July 20 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP passes pro-life, conservative platform

    The Republican National Convention approved a strongly conservative platform – including what was described as its most pro-life stance ever – on an opening day marked by charges of plagiarism and a failed effort by delegates opposed to Donald Trump. GOP delegates endorsed a platform that supports biblical/traditional marriage.

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  • Clinton breaks barrier; Trump sweeps final primaries

    June 10 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Clinton breaks barrier; Trump sweeps final primaries

    A major American political party selected a female as its presumptive presidential nominee for the first time, while Donald Trump swept the final Republican primaries without any active opponents. Hillary Clinton easily won the California primary and three other contests Tuesday to cement the Democratic Party nomination.

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  • GOP debate: Trump’s character draws focus

    March 7 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: Trump’s character draws focus

    Whether GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is morally fit to be president drew extended focus during a March 3 Republican presidential debate in Detroit that also included discussion of religious liberty, adoption by same-sex couples, judicial nominations and the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

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  • GOP debate: social issues prominent, Trump absent

    February 1 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: social issues prominent, Trump absent

    Frontrunner Donald Trump did not take center stage at the final Republican presidential debate before Monday’s Iowa caucuses, but social issues did. In Trump’s absence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is running second in many Iowa and national polls, bore the brunt of questions asking other candidates to attack his positions.

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  • GOP debate: candidates link economics & ethics

    November 12 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: candidates link economics & ethics

    The moral implications of economic issues were among the topics addressed Nov. 10 at a Republican presidential debate involving the top eight candidates as determined by Fox Business. Seminary professor Malcolm Yarnell urged Christians to continue monitoring discussion of economic issues by both Democratic and Republican candidates for president.

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  • GOP hopefuls preach politics at Texas megachurch

    October 26 2015 by Katie Gaultney, World News Service | with 0 comments
    GOP hopefuls preach politics at Texas megachurch

    Six Republican presidential hopefuls arrived at a Texas megachurch Oct. 18 to appeal for support from what should be a dependable voting bloc. During the event, hosted by Prestonwood Baptist Church and the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the ability of evangelicals to affect political change was as much on stage as the candidates.

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  • GOP debate: social, religious issues prominent

    August 10 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP debate: social, religious issues prominent

    Abortion, gay marriage and God were among the topics addressed Aug. 6 at Republican presidential debate in Cleveland involving the top 10 candidates in polls. Among the reactions of Southern Baptist commentators was approval of at least two explicit mentions of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior ...

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  • Abolitionists & their faith focus of PBS series

    January 7 2013 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abolitionists & their faith focus of PBS series

    The Civil War was fought 150 years ago, but without a small band of abolitionists driven by their Christian faith, the war might never have happened. That’s the conclusion of a three-part PBS docudrama that will premier Tuesday (Jan. 8).

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  • Survey: Young evangelicals at odds with their political parties

    October 18 2012 by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    A large majority of young evangelicals see a conflict between their faith and their political party – but Democrats grapple with this disconnect much more than Republicans. So says a new survey from Sojourners, the progressive Christian group, which asked evangelicals under the age of 35 about their political views and civic engagement.

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