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  • SBC leaders welcome proposal to revise HHS mandate

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders expressed gratitude and hope at news the Trump administration has drafted a rule to protect the freedom of conscience of religious institutions that object to the abortion/contraception mandate established under President Obama.

    The White House Office of Management and Budget has provided notice on its website it is reviewing an "interim final rule" regarding the controversial requirement, The New York Times reported May 29. The notification followed by less than four weeks an executive order from President Trump directing the secretaries of three ... Read More

  • Supreme Court: lower court's mandate decision lacking

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, March 13, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appears to be indicating the White House and some judges still don't get it when it comes to protecting religious liberty.

    The justices' latest act regarding the increasingly contentious issue of free exercise of religion came as a rebuke to an appellate ruling in support of rules implementing the administration's abortion/contraception mandate. Read More