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H.B. Charles extols prayer, Christ's priesthoodPHOENIX (BP) -- Emphasizing the opportunity for bold prayer in light of Christ's role as great high priest, pastor H.B. Charles preached from Hebrews 4:14-16 at the Southern Baptist Convention June 14 in Phoenix.
"These verses declare to us that Lord Jesus Christ is our great high priest who in and of Himself provides everything faith requires to live for God," said Charles, newly elected president of the SBC Pastors' Conference. "Here we find why we as believers, why we as the church, why we as a convention must stick with Jesus no matter what." Read More
N.C.'s repeal of restroom bill called 'a loss'RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina legislators have repealed a controversial law that required individuals in state buildings to use restrooms corresponding to the gender indicated on their birth certificates.
The repeal of House Bill 2 today (March 30) marked a compromise between Democrats and Republicans and culminated more than a year of contentious debate since the bill's passage in April 2016. Read More
NCAA, ACC challenged by N.C. over HB 2 lobbyingRALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- With March Madness in full swing, Republican state legislators in North Carolina are alleging the NCAA and the ACC violated their federal tax-exempt status by attempting to provoke a repeal of the Tar Heel State's transgender restroom law.
GOP state Rep. Mark Brody filed the Athletic Associations Accountability Act (HB 328) in the state legislature March 13. Read More
Restroom law likely safe despite N.C. election sagaRALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Regardless of who emerges victorious in North Carolina's still undecided governor's race, some of the state's Baptists believe a controversial law limiting transgender restroom access will remain in force.
Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican who has defended the law known as House Bill 2, trails Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat and staunch H.B. 2 critic, by some 5,000 votes with more than 58,000 provisional ballots to be adjudicated and potentially counted, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. Read More
N.C. restroom bill doesn't deter SBC annual meetingCHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Amid controversy over North Carolina's controversial transgender restroom law, Southern Baptist Convention leaders estimate they're less than two weeks away from finalizing contracts to hold the 2023 SBC annual meeting in Charlotte.
And they say they're glad to support the state for its moral stand on gender and sexuality.
SBC President Steve Gaines said that "while other organizations such as the ... Read More
NCAA & ACC: 'breathtaking hypocrisy' cited in N.C.RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist state legislator Paul Stam, Charlotte pastor Clint Pressley and evangelist Franklin Graham are among those calling the NCAA hypocritical for its decision to withdraw seven championship events from North Carolina over the state's antidiscrimination law.
Two days after the NCAA's Sept. 12 move, the Atlantic Coast Conference followed suit by stating it would move all neutral-site championships for the coming academic year out of North Carolina, including the football conference championship game in December. Read More
NCAA tourney pulled from N.C. over restroom billGREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina's pro-family leaders are decrying the NCAA's decision to pull seven championship athletic events from the state during the 2016-17 academic year in response to a state law requiring individuals at public agencies to use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex.
"There is an expectation of privacy when women and children go into the shower or locker room, and it's more than an expectation -- it's a right," Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, said in a statement. "And our elected officials have a duty to protect that right. The NCAA is punishing the state of North Carolina because it dares to stand up for the commonsense notion that everyone has a right to privacy, decency and safety in bathrooms, showers and locker rooms." Read More
N.C. transgender ruling 'narrow' but a 'step back'
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP) -- A federal judge's ruling suspending enforcement of North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill for three individuals in the University of North Carolina system has been classified by a pro-family organization in the state as "very narrow" and of "little effect" practically.
Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled Aug. 26 that UNC must allow three transgender individuals to use restrooms corresponding to their perceived gender identity until their claim challenging North Carolina's House Bill 2 is decided. H.B. 2, among other provisions, requires individuals at public agencies to use restrooms ... Read More
CALL TO PRAYER: It's a 'first response, not a last resort'
Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. notes that prayer must be "our first response, not our last resort" to difficulties and disappointments. "It may seem nothing is happening" as a result of prayer, Charles comments. "But God is at work. Don't stop praying!" Read More
Supreme Court reopens Texas abortion clinicsNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- A lawsuit challenging abortion regulations in Texas is being fast-tracked through the appeals process and most likely will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, with attorneys for both sides navigating uncharted legal waters.
As Whole Woman's Health v. Lakey is bandied in the appeals process, Texas abortion clinics have closed and now reopened since Sept. 1, the date when the House Bill 2 was scheduled to go into effect. In the latest iteration, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in mid-October that HB 2 cannot go into effect while two key provisions are under appeal. Read More