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N.C. transgender ruling 'narrow' but a 'step back'
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP) -- A federal judge's ruling suspending enforcement of North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill for three individuals in the University of North Carolina system has been classified by a pro-family organization in the state as "very narrow" and of "little effect" practically.
Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled Aug. 26 that UNC must allow three transgender individuals to use restrooms corresponding to their perceived gender identity until their claim challenging North Carolina's House Bill 2 is decided. H.B. 2, among other provisions, requires individuals at public agencies to use restrooms ... Read More
Christian club wins free speech fight at N.C. State
NORTH CAROLINA (BP) -- In 2015, North Carolina State University reintroduced the renovated Talley Student Union as a place to share ideas and advocate for campus clubs. But administrators welcomed some beliefs more than others, according to campus ministry Grace Christian Life. The group sued, and finally convinced the school to alter its free speech policy.
In September 2015, Todd Valentine, an N.C. State senior, and Thommy Saunders, a Grace staff member, visited the student union without a permit -- as Grace members have for 20 years. They initiated conversations with students about ... Read More
Racial tensions beg return to godliness, Page saysFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The church must return to God's lordship to adequately serve communities struggling with such problems as racism, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page told North Carolina Baptists at an associational meeting.
"God is saying, 'I am calling you back to my lordship,'" Page told pastors at the New South River Baptist Association's messenger meeting at Sperring Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C. Read More
Refugees, immigrants spark Reaching the Nations focusBRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- Spreading the Gospel among the more than 42 million foreign born refugees, immigrants and international students in the U.S. is the focus of the Reaching the Nations in North America conference, an upcoming national event spearheaded by North Carolina Baptists.
Termed "diaspora missions," ministry to those in the U.S. living outside their birth countries can help evangelize unreached, ... Read More
N.C., Target transgender restroom debates rage on
NASHVILLE (BP) -- In the continuing political debate of transgender restroom policies, one U.S. state has received a threat from the Obama administration over its restroom use restrictions while another has asked discount retailer Target to explain how it will protect women and children from abuse of an open restroom policy.
North Carolina pro-family leaders say the Obama administration has engaged in "bullying" and an "attack on religious freedom" by ... Read More
Bans on travel to Miss., N.C., called 'ridiculous'NASHVILLE (BP) -- At least nine U.S. cities and five states have banned non-essential travel by government employees to North Carolina, Mississippi or both, claiming religious liberty bills adopted there discriminate against homosexual and transgendered persons.
A Mississippi pastor told Baptist Press he's proud of his state legislature's courage and confused by the seeming hypocrisy of some critics. Pastors in Vermont and Washington -- two states to enact bans -- said such actions are a predictable outworking of the secular worldview that dominates their local cultures. Read More
N.C. bathroom restrictions challenged by activistsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Despite a federal court challenge, social conservatives in North Carolina are defending a state law upholding religious liberty and requiring individuals in state government buildings to use restrooms based on the gender indicated on their birth certificates. Read More
N.C. sets aside $500,000 for retiring IMB missionariesCARY, N.C. (BP) -- The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved a recommendation Jan. 26 to set up a $500,000 reserve fund to employ International Mission Board retirees returning to North Carolina.
Executive Director-Treasurer Milton Hollifield Jr. said, "This reserve will provide additional funding for strategic efforts to impact lostness through disciple-making ... as we seek to capitalize on the expertise of IMB missionaries who are returning to the United States." Read More
N.C. increases CP, affirms immigrant ministryGREENSBORO, N.C.(BP) -- North Carolina Baptists approved an increase to their Cooperative Program budget and affirmed a resolution addressing ministry among immigrants during their annual meeting Nov. 2-3 in Greensboro.
A total of 1,518 messengers, plus 234 guests, rallied around this year's theme, "Echo: Reproducing Gospel Life in Others." The theme was taken from 2 Timothy 2:2 that describes how making disciples is a recurring process that is passed from one person to another and continues for generations: "what you have heard from me ... entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." Read More
N.C. history museum to host Billy Graham exhibitRALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- The North Carolina Museum of History will open a special exhibit to honor the life of Billy Graham on Nov. 6, the day before the famed evangelist's 97th birthday.
The exhibit will include memorabilia, displays and multimedia documenting his early days as the son of a dairy farmer, his family life, his friendships with dignitaries and his leadership through national and international crises like 9/11. Read More