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New D.C. laws violate religious liberty, leaders say
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'
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 electionsLAGOS, 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 reportsWASHINGTON (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 deathWASHINGTON (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
FROM THE STATES: N.C., Fla., Ky. evangelism/missions news; N.C. church helps with physical/spiritual vision
Today's From the States features items from:
Biblical Recorder (North Carolina)
Florida Baptist Witness
Western Recorder (Kentucky) Read More