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  • Fayetteville rally features embattled Oregon bakers

    August 17 2015 by Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    Fayetteville rally features embattled Oregon bakers

    Opponents of a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., heard Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein underscore the cause of religious liberty during an Aug. 11 rally at University Baptist Church. Leaders of Protect Fayetteville who sponsored the rally say Ordinance 5781 would infringe on First Amendment religious freedoms.

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  • Gay weddings: who must perform them?

    June 29 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    Gay weddings: who must perform them?

    Legal opinions vary widely on what the U.S. Supreme Court’s mandate of nationwide same-sex marriage will mean for pastors and government officials authorized to perform weddings. Some experts say government officials could lose their jobs for refusing to marry gay couples. Others believe both ministers and government officials will have freedom ...

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  • ‘A Christ-Centered Wedding’ counters culture’s pressures

    May 29 2014 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘A Christ-Centered Wedding’ counters culture’s pressures

    Amid strong influences from the modern wedding industry, evangelicals now have a practical guide for honoring God and pointing others to Him through one of the most important events of their lives thorough the book, A Christ-Centered Wedding: Rejoicing in the Gospel on Your Big Day by Catherine Strode Parks and her mother Linda Strode.

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  • Gaston County center offers couples dream wedding

    February 11 2014 by Rick Houston, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Gaston County center offers couples dream wedding

    The Dream Center of Gaston County held a wedding day for nine couples. It included a free wedding, complete with invitations, professional photography, bridal bouquet and a wedding planner. Dickie Spargo, senior pastor at Bethlehem Church, said the goal was to point these couples toward Christ.

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