Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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  • New D.C. laws violate religious liberty, leaders say

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (4 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has joined other religious, pro-life and pro-family organizations in urging Congress to reject new District of Columbia laws they say violate their First Amendment rights. Read More

  • Ala. minister backs gay marriage 'enthusiastically'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (4 years ago)

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (BP) -- Following a federal court's legalization of same-sex marriage in Alabama, a volunteer minister at a Southern Baptist church has begun performing gay weddings. Read More

  • Nigeria divided over postponed elections

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (4 years ago)

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    LAGOS, Nigeria (BP) -- The six-week postponement of presidential elections in Nigeria could achieve fairness by allowing perhaps millions of citizens displaced by Boko Haram violence to vote, Nigeria relations expert Adeniyi Ojutiku told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Fear of Islamic terrorism on rise, Pew reports

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (4 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Amid the controversy President Obama stirred with comments at the National Prayer Breakfast regarding ISIS and Boko Haram violence, the Pew Research Center has highlighted statistics showing a rising fear against terrorism in the Middle East and Africa. Read More

  • Nunnelee's faith, integrity lauded after death

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (4 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Christian faith, integrity, servanthood and the defense of the vulnerable characterized the life of Rep. Alan Nunnelee, political allies and rivals said in the wake of his death.

    Nunnelee, 56, a Republican congressman from Mississippi, passed away Feb. 6 after an eight-month battle with brain cancer and a stroke. Nunnelee, a Southern Baptist, had just begun his third two-year term in the House of Representatives. Before his first election to Congress in 2010, he served 16 years in the Mississippi Senate. Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: 1 promise beats 4 global threats

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (4 years ago)

    "Cease striving and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations." Erich Bridges reminds us of God's comfort and assurance in Psalm 46, an affirmation of God's control in times of global turmoil. Read More