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Trump issues transgender military directiveWASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump has directed the U.S. Armed Forces to "return to the longstanding policy" of precluding transgender individuals from military service.
In an Aug. 25 memorandum to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security, who oversees the Coast Guard, Trump directed the military to bar transgender individuals from entering the service. By March 23, 2018, the Armed Forces also must "halt all use" of government funds to pay for gender reassignment surgery for military personnel, Trump stated, "except to the extent ... Read More
New transgender military guidelines called 'wise'WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Trump administration will bar transgender individuals from enlisting in the U.S. military and let Defense Secretary James Mattis decide whether those already in the military may continue to serve, according a Wall Street Journal report confirmed by other media outlets.
The White House explained its policy in a two-and-a-half-page memo to the Pentagon, The Journal reported Wednesday (Aug. 23), fleshing out specific policy implications of President Trump's July 26 Twitter announcement that "the United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any ... Read More
Oval Office prayer gathering 'encouraging,' 'humbling'WASHINGTON (BP) – Participants in an impromptu Oval Office prayer meeting have described the experience as "encouraging," "humbling" and in keeping with Scripture's command to pray for government leaders.
According to media reports, some 30 evangelical leaders were involved in the 10 gathering, which included laying hands on President Trump at the Resolute desk and prayers voiced by charismatic pastor Rodney Howard-Browne and immediate past Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd. Read More
Perdue commissioned as 'missionary' to Trump cabinet
Former Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt was among the speakers July 9 when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was commissioned as a "missionary" to Washington D.C. by Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga. Read More
Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'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 tells Liberty grads: 'Never ever give up'
Liberty University's graduating class of 2017 were witnesses to Donald Trump's first commencement address as a sitting president May 13. Read More
Trump order to enforce 'robust protections' for religious libertyWASHINGTON (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
Perdue said to sense 'call of God' to Trump cabinet
Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga., plans to hold a commissioning service for Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who is a member of the congregation. Read More
Trump's immigration orders draw diverse reactions
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 terrorWASHINGTON (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