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Supreme Court rejects appeal; same-sex 'marriage' ruling to take effect
BOSTON (BP)--The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by pro-family lawyers Friday, paving the way for a decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts to take effect Monday. Read More
MARRIAGE DIGEST: Defense of Marriage Act targeted in court
MIAMI (BP)--Many legal observers assumed the Defense of Marriage Act wouldn’t be challenged in federal court until same-sex “marriage” was legalized in at least one state. Read More
LIFE DIGEST: Catholic battle over pro-choice politicians grows
WASHINGTON (BP)--The battle among Roman Catholics regarding pro-choice politicians who belong to their church is spreading.
India’s Christians hopeful as Hindu nationalists lose elections
NEW DELHI, India (BP)--"Justice has shined over the peoples in India,” a Christian leader said after the stunning electoral defeat of the Hindu nationalist coalition that had held power since 1998.
"Praise God almighty for His mercy shown on us and prayer answered," said the leader, who asked not to be identified in Baptist Press because persecution in the region where he lives has been heavy and could flare up again.
“The parties believing in communal harmony and secularism have attained a majority to form a government,” the leader continued. Read More
J.B. Graham retiring from post at Baptist Convention of N.Y.
EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (BP)--After 50 years of ministry, including 38 years of denominational service, J.B. Graham has announced his retirement as executive director-treasurer of the Baptist Convention of New York. Read More
Canadian seminary graduates largest class in its history
COCHRANE, Alberta, Canada (BP)--Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary graduated its largest class on May 8, granting diplomas to 24 graduates from seven different countries. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Prepare for the worst
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--“If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst,” George Washington counseled. Our first president’s words have never been more applicable. If you don’t believe me, then read an account detailing the brutal and barbaric beheading of an innocent American that occurred May 8. If you think you have the stomach as well as the psyche for it, watch the video. It will make your blood run cold. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Homosexuality & the Bible -- trusting the truth
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--With the movement toward same-sex “marriage” and the normalization of homosexuality gaining momentum, some churches are running for cover. Yet, our Christian responsibility is clear -- we are to tell the truth about what God has revealed concerning human sexuality, gender and marriage. No one said it was going to be easy. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Hollywood still maligning Christians
LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP)--A new film is coming under criticism from a Christian film and television organization because it mocks Christianity and depicts those who follow Christ as foolish and irrational.