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  • Former N.C. pastor Mark Harris unseats GOP congressman

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 (13 days ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Former pastor and Baptist State Convention of North Carolina president Mark Harris has become the first congressional candidate this year to force an incumbent out of office.

    Harris -- who resigned the pastorate of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., last year to focus on a run for the U.S. House of Representatives -- defeated three-term U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger May 8 by a 49-46 margin in the Republican primary for North Carolina's 9th District. Read More

  • Pastor eyes run for Congress with divine 'burden'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Mark Harris, a Charlotte N.C., pastor and past president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has drawn media focus for his decision to resign his pastorate as he considers a second run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More

  • GOP picks Trump; Lucifer invoked in race

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016 (one year ago)

    "The president that we choose in November is not just a four-year decision but really a 40-year decision."

    -- Mark Harris

    CLEVELAND (BP) -- Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party's presidential nominee Tuesday (July 19) on a day when the devil was invoked at the GOP convention as part of a reason not to vote for his Democratic opponent.

    The controversial billionaire easily passed the 1,237 votes needed to secure the nomination during a state-by-state roll call, ending a divisive, even bitter, campaign season among Republicans. Read More

  • Charlotte council passes LGBT ordinance

    by Emily Blake/North Carolina Biblical Recorder, posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- After voting down a highly controversial sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) ordinance in March 2015, the Charlotte City Council passed a similar measure Feb. 22 requiring places of "public accommodation" to abide by a non-discrimination policy that includes "marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression." Read More

  • Huckabee tests GOP's social conservatism

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Despite backlash against former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's recent criticisms of "gratuitous profanity" and sexual immorality in America, GOP politicians and Baptist leaders agree that social conservatives still play a prominent role in the Republican Party.

    "There has been a huge push for fiscal conservatives to step out and lead in Republican policy issues and decision-making," U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., told Baptist Press. "But the vast majority of Republicans are social conservatives. They're also fiscal conservatives, but they're social conservatives first. While some people would say, 'Be quieter on those issues,' that's who we are." Read More