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  • Kavanaugh confirmation: Prayer, civility urged

    October 10 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kavanaugh confirmation: Prayer, civility urged

    Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer and the restoration of civility in public discourse in the wake of the highly divisive battle that ended with Brett Kavanaugh’s narrow confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh, 53, in a 50-48 roll call Oct. 6 after an already bitter struggle …

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  • Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

    October 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh along deeply divided party lines Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) but with the understanding a floor vote on his confirmation would be delayed for a FBI investigation into a sexual assault charge against the nominee. 

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  • Evangelical leaders embrace Kavanaugh nomination

    July 11 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Evangelical leaders embrace Kavanaugh nomination

    Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders embraced President Trump’s nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday (July 9) and called for his quick confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump announced his selection of Kavanaugh, 53, Monday night from the White House, ending speculation on who would be chosen from a list …

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  • Baptist institutions stand, wait on mandate solution

    August 11 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist institutions stand, wait on mandate solution

    Southern Baptist-affiliated institutions are maintaining their stand against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate while they continue to wait for a resolution. GuideStone Financial Resources and four Baptist universities are among 92 nonprofit religious organizations awaiting what they hope will be an agreement with the federal government that protects their freedom of conscience.

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  • High court blocks transgender rulings for now

    August 5 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court blocks transgender rulings for now

    The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked lower-court decisions requiring a Virginia school district to enable a female student who identifies as male to use the boys’ restroom. The justices announced they had put on hold a ruling by a federal court permitting Gavin Grimm to use the male restroom while the case is settled.

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  • Crosses on public land caught in judicial ‘mess’

    November 8 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to halt the removal of memorial crosses across Utah’s highways could impact religious symbols in other westerns states and even nationwide, social conservative groups are warning.

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  • Cross case could be headed to Supreme Court

    October 19 2011 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cross case could be headed to Supreme Court

    SAN DIEGO – The path has been cleared for supporters of the Mt. Soledad cross in California to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to review an earlier decision. The full Ninth Circuit declined Oct. 14 to review or reverse the decision by a three-judge panel in January declaring the longstanding monument in San Diego unconstitutional.

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