State CBF leader terms Senate debate organized by Southern Baptists partisan

The new interim leader of the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship says authentic Baptists don’t use the pulpit for partisan politics.

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SBC leader joins call for military action in Iraq

Russell Moore and others say “no options that are consistent with the principles of just war doctrine should be off the table” in confronting the ISIS threat.

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SBC leader blasts Jimmy Carter’s call for recognition of Hamas

Seminary president Albert Mohler says something is wrong when the former presidents of two nations call for recognition of a terrorist group.

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Kentucky evangelical leaders invite Senate candidates to ‘issues forum’

Three Kentucky evangelical leaders will host three “issues forums” with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell — and possibly Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes — to explore matters of concern to evangelical Christians.

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Al Sharpton opens voter-rights center with rally at historic Baptist church

Wednesday marked the opening of the National Action Network’s Freedom Sunday national headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., and a keynote address at a community rally by Al Sharpton at the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Candidate’s church-state stance worries religious freedom blogger

A conservative Southern Baptist preacher running for Congress in Georgia is being described as the next Todd Akin.

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Rubio talks values at speech co-sponsored by ERLC

Southern Baptist official Russell Moore says the left mistakenly believes supporters of traditional marriage are simply going to disappear.

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In executive order, Obama bans bias against gays by federal contractors

The order is a compromise between those wanting religious contractors to play by the same rules as everyone else and those who say competing for taxpayer funding should not come at the expense of religious convictions.

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BJC, others, oppose religious exemption in non-discrimination order

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among 98 groups asking the Obama administration not to insert a religious exemption in an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating against gays. 

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SBC leader opposes legislation to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

Russell Moore says Southern Baptists will vigorously oppose any efforts by Congress to weaken the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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