The Southern Baptist Convention’s insurance provider says requiring the agency to indirectly provide insurance coverage for contraceptives violates religious beliefs that life begins at the moment of conception.

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Governors and legislatures turning down federal funding for Medicaid expansion for political reasons are denying health care to millions of Americans, faith leaders said in a conference call today.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 18:40

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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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:52

Brief says Hobby Lobby puts RFRA on trial

Lawyers say forcing business owners to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or pay steep fines “is one of the most straightforward violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act this court is likely to see.”

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A coalition of child welfare organizations, survivors of clergy sexual abuse and non-believers says the Religious Freedom Restoration Act pushes aside the Supreme Court’s role in interpreting the Constitution.

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The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has filed an amicus brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of family-owned businesses with conscientious objections to a regulation that requires employers to pay for forms of birth control that they believe cause an abortion.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has released the oral argument calendar for late March and early April. Included are high-profile religious cases, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The arguments will be heard Tuesday, March 25. 

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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 16:49

Birth control and the Bill of Rights

If religious liberties do not include all religions, then our rhetoric becomes the height of hypocrisy.

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Monday, 30 December 2013 21:27

2013: The year in Baptist news

A changing of the guard both in moderate Baptist life and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy agency, challenges to Obamacare and the 200th anniversary of Baptist missions in the U.S. topped Baptist newsmakers in 2013 headlines covered by Associated Baptist Press.

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Friday, 27 December 2013 20:30

Court strikes blow to Obamacare

A federal judge says East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University do not have to include emergency contraceptives in their employee insurance coverage.

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