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  • Pastor eyes run for Congress with divine ‘burden’

    June 28 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastor eyes run for Congress with divine ‘burden’

    Mark Harris, a pastor and past president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has drawn media focus for his decision to resign his pastorate as he considers a second run for Congress. North Carolina pastor Mark Harris considers run for Congress, cites “distinct need” for pastors to engage culture.

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  • Despite wins, Trump may face ‘very difficult path’

    March 17 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Despite wins, Trump may face ‘very difficult path’

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continued to dominate their political parties’ primaries March 15, but the maverick billionaire’s wins did not eliminate the possibility he will face a contested convention to gain the Republican nomination or a third-party challenge even if he becomes the party’s standard-bearer.
     

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  • Democrats debate use of term ‘radical Islam’

    November 17 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Democrats debate use of term ‘radical Islam’

    In a debate the day following terrorist attacks in Paris, all three Democratic presidential candidates declined to use the term “radical Islam” to describe Muslim terrorist organizations when asked if they “agree with that characterization.” No candidate mentioned abortion or same-sex marriage during the Nov. 14 debate ...

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  • Marijuana legalized in Alaska, Ore. & D.C.

    November 6 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Marijuana legalized in Alaska, Ore. & D.C.

    Results of marijuana votes Nov. 4 were mixed, with Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia approving recreational pot use but Florida rejecting a state constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and is classified by the government as a schedule 1 substance…

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  • GOP gain Senate; Southern Baptists win

    November 6 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP gain Senate; Southern Baptists win

    Voters gave the Republican Party a majority in the U.S. Senate in mid-term election, leaving President Obama without a Democratic-controlled chamber in Congress for the first time since his presidency. Southern Baptist candidates won first-time seats in Congress as part of the Republican blitz…

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  • 2014 SBC elections draw new leadership

    June 12 2014 by Barbara Denman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    During the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 10-11 in Baltimore, messengers elected many new leaders to serve Southern Baptists nationally and internationally. This story details who these elected officers are and the positions they will be filling.

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  • Luter leads slate in mostly quiet election

    June 14 2013 by John Evans, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Luter leads slate in mostly quiet election

    Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected without opposition to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, leading a slate of candidates who ran mostly unopposed.

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  • Americans wary of church political endorsements

    September 25 2008 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    According to a survey released by LifeWay Research, Americans believe churches should not campaign for or endorse political candidates and pastors should only endorse candidates as private citizens outside of a church service.

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