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  • CCCU adopts new membership policy

    by J.C. Derrick/WORLD News Service , posted Monday, October 03, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities has adopted new guidelines to address evolving differences among member schools on the definition of marriage.

    "We believe that this document rightly articulates both the core and the breadth of the CCCU in a way that will make us the most effective witness and advocate for Christian higher education," board chairman Charles Pollard, president of John Brown University, wrote to CCCU presidents in a letter dated Sept. 22. Read More

  • Roy Moore suspension said to ignore 'rule of law'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 30, 2016 (one year ago)

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- Although the nine-judge panel charged with trying Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore did not achieve the unanimous ruling required to remove him from office, it suspended him without pay for the remainder of his term in what Moore's attorney Mat Staver called a violation of state law. Read More

  • Roy Moore trial leaves supporters hopeful

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Mary Pope
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- As Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stood trial today (Sept. 28) on charges he defied federal court rulings on same-sex marriage, an attorney for the Alabama Baptist Convention's public policy auxiliary said he was "optimistic" Moore would retain his job.

    Rules of the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC), the nine-judge panel before which Moore was tried, state that failure to issue a ruling within 10 days "shall constitute an acquittal." A unanimous ruling is required to remove him from office, though a six-judge majority may impose lesser penalties. Read More

  • Kaine cites Genesis 1, pope to support gay marriage

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 15, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- In a speech to America's largest pro-gay lobbying group, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine said the Bible buttresses his support of same-sex marriage. And he predicted the Roman Catholic Church eventually will change its mind on the issue, like he has.

    Evangelical theologians, however, said Kaine appeared to distort biblical teaching and Catholic doctrine in service of a political agenda. Read More

  • SBC leaders grieve court's expansion of parenthood

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, September 01, 2016 (one year ago)

    "As usual, children will pay the highest price."

    -- Russell Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The decision by New York's highest court to expand custody and visitation rights to "de facto parents" serves as evidence same-sex marriage advocates desire to overthrow humanity's oldest institution and as part of "a major turning point in human history," Southern Baptist leaders said.

    The New York State Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 30 a person who is neither the biological parent nor adoptive parent/guardian of a child may seek custody and visitation rights, The New York Times reported. Read More

  • Kim Davis suit dismissed, but challenges persist

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHLAND, Ky. (BP) -- Although a federal judge has dismissed three lawsuits against Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the religious liberty of officials in other states continues to face legal challenges.

    Federal judge David Bunning, who jailed Davis for five days last year, closed the court's files on all cases against her Aug. 18 and ordered them removed from the docket. Read More

  • Roy Moore to stand trial for gay marriage order

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, August 09, 2016 (one year ago)

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- With Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore set to stand trial next month on charges he defied federal court rulings on same-sex marriage, a legal adviser to Alabama Baptists' public policy auxiliary has called the allegations against him unmerited.

    At issue in Moore's case is a Jan. 6 administrative order in which he stated Alabama's 68 probate judges had "a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage licenses contrary to" the state's ban on same-sex marriage until the Alabama Supreme Court clarified the relationship between state law and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Read More

  • CCCU board considers membership requirements

    by J.C. Derrick/WORLD News Service, posted Friday, July 29, 2016 (one year ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) board of directors is considering recommendations for new membership and affiliate guidelines during meetings this week, amid differences over same-sex marriage hiring policies. Read More

  • Bermuda pastors key in gay marriage referendum

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 08, 2016 (one year ago)

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    HAMILTON, Bermuda (BP) -- Traditional marriage proponents in many U.S. states and other western nations see a disheartening trend when it comes to same-sex marriage: Citizens vote to reject it. A court overturns the will of the people. Same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land.

    But Bermuda -- a British island territory some 650 miles east-southeast of North Carolina's Outer Banks -- seems poised to reverse that trend. Read More

  • Court deals blow to Christian law school

    by J.C. Derrick/WORLD News Service, posted Thursday, July 07, 2016 (one year ago)

    ONTARIO, Canada (BP) -- The Ontario Court of Appeal on June 29 ruled that a provincial accrediting body can legally refuse to recognize Trinity Western University's proposed law school based solely on the school's marriage views. Read More