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A foster story authored by GodSTILLWATER, Okla. (BP) -- Bobby and Molly Edwards are models of God's mandate in James 1:27 to love and care for those whom society often neglects. Since 2006, they have opened their home and hearts to nearly 60 foster children.
Molly herself was adopted through the foster system and her parents hosted 101 foster children in their home.
"Our goal is at least 102," Molly said with a smile. Read More
Report: Abortion rate hits all-time lowWASHINGTON (BP) -- The abortion rate in the United States declined to an all-time low, while the number of lethal procedures dropped below a million for the first time since 1975, according to a new report.
The Guttmacher Institute reported Tuesday (Jan. 17) the rate fell to 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women 15 to 44 years old in 2014, which is a decline of 14 percent since its most recent survey in 2011. In its census of all known abortion providers in the country, Guttmacher found abortions totaled 958,700 in 2013 and 926,190 in 2014. Read More
New ADF pres. sees 'light' for religious libertySCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BP) -- New Alliance Defending Freedom President Michael Farris says he wants to make ADF larger than the American Civil Liberties Union and secure religious liberty in America for generations to come.
Farris, a founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Patrick Henry College, began his duties with ADF Jan. 10. He also serves as CEO and general counsel at ADF, a legal organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom. Read More
Women's March on Wash. drops feminist pro-life group
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A self-described pro-life feminist group has been removed as one of hundreds of partners of the Jan. 21 Women's March on Washington, but many pro-life advocates are still expected to participate in the event.
New Wave Feminists were removed from the march's list of partners after leading feminists complained on social media, the Texas Tribune reported Jan. 16. Women from across the U.S. are expected to rally and march in Washington for women's rights the day after president-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Hundreds of similar, local demonstrations are scheduled nationally. Read More
Ky. Baptist to perform at Trump's inaugurationPAINTSVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A petite, young Kentucky Southern Baptist with a big voice will take perhaps her grandest stage yet when she performs at the presidential inaugural concert.
"Whoo! I'm excited," said Marlana VanHoose, who is a member of Liberty Baptist Church near Paintsville.
At little more than 4-feet-tall, VanHoose has led tens of thousands of sports fans at lots of venues in singing the national anthem since she first appeared center ... Read More
Hospital fights transgender discrimination claim
NEW JERSEY (BP) -- A Catholic hospital in New Jersey faces a lawsuit for allegedly refusing to remove the uterus of a woman who wants to be anatomically more like a man.
Jionni Conforti, 33, filed suit against St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center of Paterson, N.J., on Jan. 5 in federal court. Conforti, who is biologically female but identifies as male, brought suit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because St. Joseph's refused to remove Conforti's uterus on the grounds that doing so would violate the Catholic teaching that God made people male and female. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ala., Fla., Ky. evangelism/missions news; 'We're trying to do it the way Jesus did'
Today's From the States features items from: The Alabama Baptist; Florida Baptist Witness; Western Recorder (Kentucky) Read More