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International coalition urges Czech Republic officials to drop plans to legalize prostitution
WASHINGTON (BP)--The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and more than 110 allies have called on the Czech Republic to reject reported plans to legalize prostitution. Read More
Groups file federal suit against Mass. high court
BOSTON (BP)--Four pro-family groups filed a lawsuit in federal court on May 10 seeking to prevent the implementation of a ruling by Massachusetts' highest court that would legalize same-sex "marriage" in the state. Their filing comes only one week before the controversial ruling is set to take effect in Massachusetts. Read More
Hundreds, not thousands, attend Dayton 'Gay Day'
DAYTON, Tenn. (BP)--Attendance was far less than expected, but an inaugural "Gay Day" celebration went ahead May 8 in the town that is better known as the site of the historic Scopes Monkey Trial.
An estimated 450 people attended the "Gay Day in Rhea" event in Dayton, Tenn., which was held in reaction to a resolution passed and later rescinded by Rhea County commissioners. Organizers had hoped for more than 3,500 people.
Participants picnicked, played volleyball and listened to speakers encourage political activism. Read More
Media ignores Methodists' vote to affirm laws supporting biblical model of marriage; conservatives weigh schism
PITTSBURGH (BP)--United Methodists "support laws in civil society that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman," according to a petition adopted by a 624-184 vote of delegates to the denomination's top decision-making body, the General Conference, which meets every four years. Read More
Hamill attends church service, calls escape 'truly a miracle'
MACON, Miss. (BP)--In an attempt to return to a normal life in his hometown of Macon, Miss., Thomas Hamill attended a morning worship service at Calvary Baptist Church with his family and supporters May 9. Read More
Pastor's prayer in Jesus' name prompts Fla. politician's apology
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (BP)--Florida Senate President James E. "Jim" King apologized to members of the legislative body April 28 after Florida Baptist pastor Clayton Cloer invoked the name of Jesus in his prayer in the Senate chamber as guest chaplain of the day. Read More