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  • NFL, Apple object to Georgia religious liberty bill

    March 24 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    NFL, Apple object to Georgia religious liberty bill

    Georgia Baptists acknowledge the religious liberty bill passed by their state legislature isn’t perfect. But they’re urging their state’s governor to sign it despite his hints of a veto and threats from the National Football League that adopting the measure could disqualify Atlanta from hosting the Super Bowl.

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  • N.C. lawmakers convene early over LGBT ordinance

    March 22 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. lawmakers convene early over LGBT ordinance

    North Carolina lawmakers were called into a special session March 22 to address the controversial non-discrimination ordinance passed last month in Charlotte. House Speaker Tim Moore and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest made the announcement yesterday, just hours after a coalition of Christian political advocates urged lawmakers to overturn the LGBT policy.

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  • Christian political advocates target 2016 legislative sessions

    March 22 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Christian political advocates target 2016 legislative sessions

    As the state and national legislative branches of government move forward into their 2016 sessions, evangelical public policy organizations are preparing to represent and inform Christians about the issues that matter most. Among them are the Christian Action League, N.C. Values Coalition and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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  • Is there hope for American politics?

    March 21 2016 by Seth Brown, Book Review | with 0 comments
    Is there hope for American politics?

    Bruce Ashford, provost and professor of theology and culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, and Chris Pappalardo, lead researcher and writer at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, issue a call to rediscover this age-old lesson in their book, One Nation Under God.

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  • SCOTUS pick lacks record on social issues, critics say

    March 17 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SCOTUS pick lacks record on social issues, critics say

    Merrick Garland, a federal judge described in media reports as a “moderate” with little judicial record on abortion or same-sex marriage, is President Barack Obama’s choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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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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  • Missouri Senate votes to put religious liberty on ballot

    March 10 2016 by Ben Hawkins, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Missouri Senate votes to put religious liberty on ballot

    Missourians will vote on protecting people from being penalized for their religious beliefs on marriage if Resolution 39 (SJR 39), also called the Missouri Religious Freedom Amendment, passed by the Missouri Senate March 9 is next passed by the state’s House of Representatives.

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  • Array of Baptists embrace presidential contenders

    March 4 2016 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Array of Baptists embrace presidential contenders

    The campaign trail is cutting an ever-widening swath through Southern Baptist notables. Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have each chosen well-known influential Baptists to sit on their advisory boards. Among those chosen are Paige Patterson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Jerry Johnson ...

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  • Trump, Clinton make gains on Super Tuesday

    March 3 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump, Clinton make gains on Super Tuesday

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton piled up more victories on Super Tuesday, further raising the question of whether they can be stopped from winning the presidential nominations of their political parties. Each won seven states. Sen. Ted Cruz won three states, and Ben Carson won one state.

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  • Canada contemplates closing its Office of Religious Freedom

    March 1 2016 by Julia A. Seymour, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Canada contemplates closing its Office of Religious Freedom

    Groups representing Jews, Muslims, Christians and others are urging Canada’s new Liberal government to renew the country’s Office of Religious Freedom and the position of ambassador for religious freedom, which is set to expire at the end of March. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a Conservative, promised to create the office while campaigning in 2011.

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  • Cuba: Obama visit stirs religious liberty discussion

    February 22 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cuba: Obama visit stirs religious liberty discussion

    As President Barack Obama prepares to become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba in 88 years, a U.S. senator has said further steps to normalize relations with Cuba could hinder the advance of religious freedom in the island nation.

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  • Call it ‘genocide,’ coalition urges Obama on ISIS

    February 22 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Call it ‘genocide,’ coalition urges Obama on ISIS

    Russell Moore, head of Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has again called on the Obama administration to designate Christians as genocide victims at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – this time as part of a broad coalition.

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  • GOP candidates: ‘delay’ Supreme Court nomination

    February 16 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GOP candidates: ‘delay’ Supreme Court nomination

    Republican presidential hopefuls agreed during a Feb. 13 debate that much is at stake in the nomination of a Supreme Court justice to succeed the late Antonin Scalia, who died earlier that day. Most said they believe his successor should be nominated by the next president.

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  • Scalia death clouds abortion, religious liberty cases

    February 16 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Scalia death clouds abortion, religious liberty cases

    The death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia not only brings about a battle over replacing him and elevates the Supreme Court as an issue in the presidential election, but it likely will affect important cases about life and liberty in this term.

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  • Trump, Sanders dominate in N.H.

    February 11 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump, Sanders dominate in N.H.

    Maverick candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders easily won Feb. 9 in the first primary election to determine the major political parties’ nominees for the White House. Trump – the brash, billionaire businessman and celebrity – outdistanced the crowded Republican field by nearly 20 points to gain victory in the New Hampshire primary.

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