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  • Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    JERUSALEM (BP) -- President Trump's visit to Israel this week drew praise from some Southern Baptists and led some of them to renew calls for moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

    "For several years the Jewish people in America and Messianic Jewish communities have been pleading with our government to bring back the relationship that we once had with Israel and the Jewish people," said Ric Worshill, president of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship. Read More

  • Trump order to enforce 'robust protections' for religious liberty

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Religious liberty advocates commended President Trump's new executive order to protect faith beliefs and practice, but some said it fell short of what is needed.

    Trump's order -- issued today (May 4) on National Day of Prayer in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden -- says:

    -- The administration's policy will be to enforce vigorously the "robust protections for religious freedom" in federal law. Read More

  • Trump's immigration orders draw diverse reactions

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 07, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump's immigration policy has drawn renewed focus among Baptists, with reactions to his March 6 executive order emerging and criticism of two previous executive orders voiced by a coalition of Hispanic pastors.

    Trump's March 6 executive order revoked a Jan. 27 order on immigration that proved controversial and was blocked by federal courts. The new order, which would take effect March 16, imposes a 90-day "pause" on entry to the U.S. by nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- eliminating Iraq from a list of seven restricted, Muslim-majority nations in the previous order. Read More

  • Trump speech highlights immigration, war on terror

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Discussions of immigration, terrorism and health care were among the highlights of President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress Feb. 28.

    The hour-long address included no mention of abortion, so-called homosexual and transgender rights or religious liberty. It did include calls to "invest in women's health," confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and ensure parents' access to "paid family leave." Read More

  • Open letter: refugee ban 'deeply' concerning

    by David Roach, posted Friday, February 10, 2017 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- A full-page ad in the Feb. 8 Washington Post expressing concern over a portion of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration included the signatures of at least seven Southern Baptists among a coalition of some 100 evangelicals.

    Two of the signatories -- former Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin -- told Baptist Press their signatures reflect a specific policy disagreement and not a blanket repudiation of the president's approach to immigration.

    The ad was coordinated by the National Association of Evangelicals' World Relief arm and phrased in the form of an open letter to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Read More

  • Trump's potential impact on markets sparks discussion

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Wednesday, February 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- As the era of President Trump begins to unfold, his potential impact on financial markets prompted analysis in the first of a new video series released by GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    In the series entitled "Conversations with GuideStone," Chief Strategic Investment Officer David S. Spika will periodically offer insights for investors about current events and what they can expect in 2017. Regarding the possible impact of proposals from the Trump administration, Spika noted the expectation of "higher economic stimulus." Read More

  • Trump immigration order sparks biblical analysis

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- With President Trump's travel ban from seven predominately-Muslim countries on hold at least temporarily, some Christians are evaluating biblical teaching on immigration and refugees.

    On one side of the debate, the National Association of Evangelicals' World Relief arm is helping to draft a letter signed by hundreds of pastors asking Trump to rethink the travel ban. Other Christians have emphasized the need for stringent border security along with compassion toward immigrants and refugees. Read More

  • Falwell: Reducing regulations on higher ed a priority

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) -- Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. would advocate for deregulation as the leader of two federal task forces on higher education for President Donald Trump, Falwell told The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    While Trump has not officially announced the task forces, Falwell said the president extended the offer in November 2016 after he (Falwell) declined to serve as U.S. secretary of education, according to The Chronicle. He plans to discuss his leadership of the task forces with Trump Feb. 8, he told the Lynchburg News and ... Read More