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GHR reports life-changing work around the worldNASHVILLE (BP) -- Encouraging reports of transformed lives have come flooding in as Southern Baptist hunger ministries accounted for their stewardship of Global Hunger Relief (GHR) resources in 2016.
-- California: A man who received a Bible later confesses he had been contemplating suicide and changed his mind because of what he read in Scripture.
-- Lesotho: A severe drought ruined a woman's crops and left her little seed to sow for the next season. Then a truck arrived in her community, filled with seeds ... Read More
Pro-LGBT group plans protest at SBC 2017PHOENIX (BP) -- An advocacy group seeking to have homosexuality and transgenderism "removed from the sin list" has announced plans to "politely disrupt" the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix.
Faith in America (FIA) hopes to persuade the nation's largest Protestant denomination to change its interpretation of Scripture, FIA said in a press release accusing the SBC of marginalizing and harming lesbian, gay, homosexual and transgender (LGBT) children in particular by discouraging sexual sin. Read More
Planned Parenthood annual report eyed by pro-lifers
Planned Parenthood's latest annual report again demonstrates that abortion is its priority and that its federal funding should end, pro-life leaders say. Read More
Racial unity in SBC focus of new book
A new book co-edited by two African-American faculty members at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary aims to equip Southern Baptists for healing racial wounds in the denomination, which was founded in 1845 in a split from Northern Baptists so slaveholding families could serve on the mission field. Read More
Pro-life campus group focus of lawsuitSAN MARCOS, Calif. (BP) -- Despite granting nearly $300,000 to LGBT groups to host speakers and put on events, California State University- San Marcos apparently denied money to the Students for Life group on campus -- and now the school faces a lawsuit.
The pro-life organization requested $500, the capped amount granted to student groups from a cache of mandatory student fees, to host a speaker on the topic of "Abortion and Human Equality." The school allegedly denied the request, and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the group and its ... Read More
SBC DIGEST: Tom Elliff weds Diana Barber; LifeWay adds 4 stores; Carol Pipes is evangelical association's pres.-electTom Elliff, former IMB president, weds Diana Barber, widow of Tennessee pastor; LifeWay Christian Stores add 4 locations; Carol Pipes is the Evangelical Press Association's president-elect. Read More