TX passes bill to shield churches that report abusers

The Texas Legislature unanimously passed a bill initiated by Southern Baptists to provide civil immunity to churches that disclose credible sex abuse allegations. Gov. Greg Abbott has 10 days to sign the legislation.

TRUSTEES: NAMB honors chaplains, elects officers

North American Mission Board trustees met May 20-21 at NAMB's building in Alpharetta, Ga., highlighting their visit with a Monday night dinner honoring Southern Baptist chaplains and the faithfulness with which they carry out their ministry.

Marshal Ausberry to be SBC 1st vice president nominee

Marshal Ausberry Sr., senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Va., will be nominated as first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC's June 11-12 annual meeting, Nevada pastor Vance Pitman has announced.
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