Baptist Press Archive

Friday, May 10, 2013

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  • Sex trafficking: Christians called to be modern-day abolitionists

    by Grace Thornton, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- Raleigh Sadler says he's just a Florida boy who wears cardigans -- he has no business kicking down the door of a brothel.

    "It's pretty much scientifically proven that guys who wear cardigans don't do that kind of thing," he joked.

    But when God got hold of Sadler at a Passion conference in 2012, he had no doubt about a few things: human trafficking was, in fact, his problem, and even if he didn't kick down any doors, he had to do something. Read More

  • U.S. pastor in Iran released from confinement

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    TEHRAN (BP) -- Saeed Abedini, the American pastor imprisoned in Iran for his faith, has been released from solitary confinement, "a direct result of the multitudes praying," his wife told the American Center for Law and Justice Thursday (May 9). Read More

  • Some in Congress seek abortion clinic probes

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    "Sadly, most states have more stringent regulations on veterinary clinics than they do on abortion clinics."

    -- Richard Land

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Republicans in Congress are calling for investigations of abortion clinics and cooperation from states to prevent the kind of murderous and horrific practices described in the trial of Kermit Gosnell. Read More

  • Calif. OKs bill allowing boys in girls' restrooms

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) -- A bill that would allow boys who say they identify as girls to use the girls' restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, passed the California Assembly Thursday (May 9) and now heads to the state Senate. Read More

  • Cal. Baptist Univ. fighting transgender case

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (BP) -- California Baptist University is engaged in a legal battle against a transgender former student who is charging expulsion because of discrimination based on gender identity. Read More

  • CULTURE DIGEST: N.C. pastor may run for Sen.

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Mark Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte and president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, is considering a Republican challenge to incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan.

    Harris, a Southern Baptist at the forefront of last year's fight for North Carolina's marriage amendment, is weighing the bid in response to a group of Republicans who want him to seek the U.S. Senate nomination in next year's election, the Charlotte Observer reported.... Read More

  • Duke: Christians must ensure moral government

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Christians must engage in culture and politics to ensure government serves its God-given purpose of upholding Christian tenets, Southern Baptist ethicist Barrett Duke said in a lecture this spring at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    What's more, a refusal to steer society and politics toward godly principles is disobedience, said Duke, vice president for public policy and research for the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    ... Read More

  • MOTHER'S DAY: The greatest legacies

    by Kathy Chapman Sharp, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    A mother's greatest legacies, author/speaker Kathy Chapman Sharp writes, "are not family heirlooms or recipes handed down from generation to generation. The greatest legacies come when we allow the Holy Spirit to guide our motives of love and compassion." Read More

  • Page: EE UU en un 'momento decisivo' en cuanto a la reforma migratoria

    Por Martin Wiles/Baptist Courier, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    TRAVELERS REST, C.S. (BP) -- Mientras aumenta el apoyo a favor de la reforma migratoria entre los bautistas del sur y otros cristianos evangélicos, Frank Page dijo en un discurso reciente que los EE UU están en un 'momento decisivo de oportunidad' para ocuparse justamente de los inmigrantes indocumentados en la nación.

    Page, presidente del Comité Ejecutivo de la Convención Bautista del Sur, habló en la "Conferencia de la Nueva Generación Americana" en la Capilla Turner de North Greenville University. Alberto Gonzales, quien sirvió como procurador general bajo el Presidente George W. Bush, fue el conferencista principal del evento.

    Page compartió sus pensamientos sobre la reforma migratoria con una historia de Billy Graham, un vistazo a Miqueas 6:8, y un recordatorio del ejemplo del Rey David.

    El Presidente John F. Kennedy dijo una vez a Graham que necesitaba hablar con él en persona, pero Graham no se sentía bien y le dijo al presidente que no podía ir. Tres semanas después, Kennedy fue asesinado. Graham ha dicho que se arrepiente de su decisión aún en el presente porque fue un momento irrecobrable.

    "Hay ocasiones para las naciones donde llegan estos momentos," dijo Page con respecto al asunto de la inmigración. "Nuestra nación está en un momento decisivo de oportunidad." Read More

  • Moore, Ezell abordan la libertad religiosa militar

    Por Mike Ebert, posted Friday, May 10, 2013 (5 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Dos líderes bautistas del sur han emitido una declaración expresando su preocupación sobre la libertad religiosa dentro del ejército de los EEUU y también previniendo a los cristianos para que no lleguen a conclusiones apresuradas acerca de los recientes incidentes en el ejército, que algunos han percibido como amenazas a la libertad religiosa. Read More