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  • SBC leaders call people to pray for elected officials

    November 8 2012 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC leaders call people to pray for elected officials

    President Barack Obama regained the White House for another four years in an election that proved a convincing setback on moral issues for evangelical Christians and other social conservatives. The country’s first African American president turned back the challenge of Republican Mitt Romney Nov. 6 by winning the popular vote and more than 300 electoral votes.

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  • Mormonism’s cultural rise likely to continue

    November 8 2012 by Aaron Earls, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Although Mitt Romney lost his presidential bid, Christians should be prepared for higher Mormon visibility and credibility in America, an interfaith witness expert and a seminary professor told Baptist Press.

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  • Poll: 29% of pastors discuss candidates in pulpit

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

    A majority of regular churchgoers say their pastor has discussed the importance of voting, while 29 percent say their pastor has taken sides, in sermons, in the presidential race, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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  • Richard Land endorses Mitt Romney

    October 30 2012 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Southern Baptists’ most prominent policy commentator, Richard Land, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), made the endorsement – marked with three qualifiers – in a non-SBC role he also holds as executive editor of The Christian Post, an independent news website with a national and international audience.

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  • Israel & U.S. relationship is key topic of 3rd presidential debate

    October 24 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Israel & U.S. relationship is key topic of 3rd presidential debate

    Israel was a key focus of the third and final presidential debate Oct. 22 with both candidates expressing solidarity with the United States’ main ally in the Middle East particularly as it faces an increasing threat from a nuclear Iran.

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  • ‘Vote for biblical values,’ Billy Graham ad says

    October 22 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Vote for biblical values,’ Billy Graham ad says

    Billy Graham, in a national advertising campaign launched Oct. 18, calls on Americans to “vote for biblical values” as they cast ballots in the upcoming election.

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  • Poll: Pastors back Romney despite Mormonism

    October 12 2012 by Carol Pipes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Poll: Pastors back Romney despite Mormonism

    Three times more Protestant pastors plan to vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election, and Romney’s Mormon beliefs are a factor for only a small number of pastors, according to a new survey.

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  • Election 2012: Obama & Romney on abortion

    October 1 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney differ on a wide range of significant issues, with abortion being among the most substantial. They are so far apart, in fact, that Obama’s campaign made abortion an issue in campaign TV ads and at the Democratic National Convention, where at least 25 speakers referenced Obama’s pro-choice and Romney’s pro-life views.

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  • Romney defends switch, says he’s pro-life

    January 18 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Romney defends switch, says he’s pro-life

    Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney defended his position on abortion during the GOP debate Monday, saying he’s pro-life while touting a letter from the National Right to Life’s Massachusetts affiliate.

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  • Gingrich, Romney warn of gay marriage impact

    January 10 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Redefining marriage to include gay couples has negative consequences that rarely are discussed in the news media, Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney say.

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  • Poll: Pastors say Mormons not Christians

    October 24 2011 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Poll: Pastors say Mormons not Christians

    Most pastors feel strongly that Mormons are not Christians, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The survey polled 1,000 American Protestant pastors and asked them to respond to the statement: “I personally consider Mormons (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) to be Christians.”

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