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  • Freedom of conscience wins in 2 European high courts

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 (10 days ago)

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    EUROPE (BP) -- Freedom of conscience won against charges of discrimination in two European high courts yesterday and today (Oct. 10 and 11), affirming the rights of a pro-life physician and a baker opposed to gay marriage.

    The latest case today set a Norwegian legal precedent on freedom for conscientious objection in the medical profession, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) International said. The high court in Oslo, Norway affirmed the right of Christian physician Katarzyna Jackimowicz to refuse to implant in a patient an intrauterine birth control device (IUD) because of its abortifacient capabilities. Read More

  • Case against Army chaplain called 'anti-religious'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 13, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (BP) -- A U.S. Army investigator ignored key evidence in saying a Southern Baptist chaplain was derelict in his duties for rescheduling a marriage retreat to accommodate a lesbian couple, the chaplain's attorney said.

    Army Chaplain Jerry Scott Squires refused to conduct a Strong Bonds marriage retreat because a lesbian officer planned to attend, the investigating officer identified as Major Ford said at the close of an extended investigation.

    Squires is endorsed by the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board ... Read More

  • Army chaplain fights charge of unlawful discrimination

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (6 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist chaplain Jerry Scott Squires is fighting a U.S. Army investigator's charge of unlawful discrimination for refusing to preside over a marriage retreat including same-sex couples.

    But Squires followed federal law and Army and Southern Baptist Convention chaplaincy protocol when he rescheduled a Feb. 9 Strong Bonds marriage retreat in order to involve a non-SBC chaplain, thereby accommodating the attendance of a lesbian couple, First Liberty Institute said in an April 17 letter to the Army in Squires' defense. Read More

  • Targeted for marriage beliefs, judge appeals to high court

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, August 07, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A longtime municipal judge and circuit court magistrate is seeking relief from the U.S. Supreme Court after the state of Wyoming fired her for telling a reporter she believes marriage is between a man and a woman.

    Pinedale, Wyo., Judge Ruth Neely petitioned the Supreme Court Aug. 4 to hear her case after the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics forced her to stop solemnizing marriages, ending her career as a part-time magistrate. Read More

  • Chick-fil-A to New York: 'no political agenda'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- Homosexual New York councilman Danny Dromm has urged the boycott of a Chick-fil-A scheduled to open in his Queens council district this fall, releasing an official press statement accusing the chain of supporting groups opposed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered lifestyles.

    At an unrelated press conference, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio counseled citizens not to frequent the chain that already has two successful restaurants in Manhattan, citing the chain ownership's support of biblically based marriage, but stopped short of calling for a boycott. Read More

  • Baptists sign SCOTUS gay marriage case brief

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Noted Southern Baptist leaders have signed a Liberty Institute friend-of-the-court brief defending the freedom of speech of those who support and teach the Scriptural truth that marriage is between a man and a woman. Read More

  • Ind. Baptists affirm biblical marriage

    by Staff, posted Friday, November 07, 2014 (3 years ago)

    GREENWOOD, Ind. (BP) -- Indiana Baptists affirmed biblical marriage and increased their Cooperative Program giving to the largest percentage in the group's history at its 56th annual meeting Oct. 20 – 21 at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenwood, Ind. Read More