Governor says gay marriage hampers birth rate

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says in a new legal argument that a primary reason society encourages heterosexual marriage is the long-term economic stability that is sustained through procreation.

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BWA solicits continuing prayer for Ukraine

Baptists resist bloodshed as Ukraine inches toward civil war.

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Supreme Court upholds ceremonial prayer at public meetings

The SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission says the Constitution allows sectarian prayer at public meetings, while the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says such prayers turn government business into religious exercise.

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CBF, SBC leaders meet with president

President Obama told faith leaders in a White House meeting April 15 that it is up to Congress to finish the job on immigration reform.

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Diverse groups defend clergy tax break

Recent friend-of-the-court briefs dispute a judge’s ruling that the IRS ministerial housing allowance violates the separation of church and state.

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Tennessee Baptist school fights Obamacare

Union University is the latest Baptist institution to file a federal lawsuit challenging an order to provide drugs as part of employee health care plans that they believe cause an abortion.

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Russian, Ukrainian Baptist leaders meet in Kiev

For the first time since the political crisis in Ukraine developed, leaders of the Baptist unions of Russia and Ukraine came together in Kiev April 8 in what they described as a “very cordial” meeting.

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Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

With Gov. Chris Christie’s political future in doubt, some Republicans are viewing their best bet for electing the next president as a former Florida governor whose brother and father both previously held the office.

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Government should leave religion alone, Baptist leader insists

The rights of conscience take precedence over the demands of government authority, says Brent Walker.

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‘What’s mine is yours’ defines ‘kingdom economics,’ New Testament scholar insists

Shared possessions may seem impossible, but with God, “all things are possible.”

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