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  • Shootings don't stop churches, say Moore, past victims

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (BP) -- Church shootings like the massacre at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, will not intimidate the body of Christ, according to a Washington Post op-ed by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore. Congregations that have experienced shootings are offering testimony to support his assertion.

    "The goal the gunman sought, to terrorize worshipers, has been attempted constantly over the centuries around the world by cold, rational governments and terrorist groups -- all thinking that they could, by the trauma of violence, snuff out churches, or at least intimidate those churches into hiding from one another," Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, wrote in a Nov. 6 op-ed. Read More

  • Nashville church shooting 'a terrible tragedy'

    by David Roach, posted Sunday, September 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- One person is dead and eight injured following what police have called a "mass casualty" church shooting in Nashville Sunday morning (Sept. 24).

    Government officials and Southern Baptist leaders reacted with expressions of sadness and sympathy.

    The gunman, identified by media reports as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, allegedly shot and killed a woman in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the southeast Nashville neighborhood of Antioch shortly after the morning service had ended. With his car still running, he then entered the church's rear doors and began "indiscriminately" shooting, according to Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. Read More

  • Pa. church shooting: member charged with manslaughter

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, April 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NORTH WALES, Pa. (BP) -- A member of a Philadelphia Southern Baptist church has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a fellow church member during a worship service April 24.

    Mark Storms, 46, allegedly shot and killed 27-year-old Robert Braxton during an altercation in the worship center of Keystone Fellowship's campus in North Wales, Pa., shortly after the 11 a.m. service began. Read More

  • Fatal shooting leaves Pa. church 'grieved'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NORTH WALES, Pa. (BP) -- Investigators are seeking to determine whether a fatal shooting yesterday (April 24) during a worship service at a Philadelphia-area Southern Baptist church was "justified under the law," according to media reports.

    Keystone Fellowship Church, a congregation with four campuses in the Philadelphia area, confirmed on Facebook that "one man

    was shot and another is being questioned by police" regarding an ... Read More