ERLC endorses bill to defund Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission endorsed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood on the same day a fourth video was released showing an official of the abortion organization discussing trade in baby body parts. Read More
Panel: Conviction, kindness key to gay marriage responseAUSTIN, Texas (BP) -- In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, Christians and churches must respond by speaking with confidence, conviction and kindness while also creating biblical community, speakers at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty's inaugural Equip gathering, said. Read More
Platt: World missions 'multiethnic issue'RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- All ethnicities are called to world missions, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 600 black Southern Baptists gathered at Ridgecrest, N.C., acknowledging only 25 of the 4,700 IMB missionaries are African American. Read More
Royals GM: character key to team's turnaroundKANSAS CITY (BP) -- Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was headed off the field during 2012 spring training when a Royals minor league coach approached him. "Dayton," the coach said, "God asked me to tell you something."
"Sure, what do you have, kid?" Moore replied.
Moore says he will never forget the response: "Do your fighting on your knees." Read More
ERLC presidential candidate forum sparks discussion
NASHVILLE (BP) -- A presidential candidate forum to be hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Aug. 4 at the Send Conference in Nashville has sparked discussion -- and a variety of opinions -- among Southern Baptists. Read More
Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicideNASHVILLE (BP) -- The issue of physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity has surfaced in Tennessee.
Earlier this year the Tennessee General Assembly failed to act on a bill which would have allowed doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs when requested by terminally ill patients.
In May, however, well-known Tennessee lawyer and politician John Jay Hooker filed a lawsuit challenging state law that makes it a felony to assist in a suicide, according to a report in The Tennessean on July 10. ... Read More