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'We the People' stirs state legislator's loyalty

"We the People" leaves "a lump in my throat" for legislator David Floyd, who served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during his 22-year Air Force career.
EDITORIAL: El racismo y la iglesia

Escribo estas líneas después de haber regresado de la ciudad de St. Louis y participar de la reunión anual de nuestra convención en el mes de junio. La aprobación de la resolución histórica de la CBS de repudiar la exhibición de la bandera de la confederación es en mi opinión uno de los indicativos más claros que nuestra convención está cambiando y que hay un avance en la reconciliación racial en medio de su iglesia. Aunque para muchos este puede ser mínimo y ...
Bill imperils religious liberty of Calif. colleges

The religious liberty of California's faith-based colleges hangs in the balance as the state legislature considers a bill that Christian and other religious universities and colleges say would eliminate their religious freedom and that of their students.
Nigeria 'worst' humanitarian crisis, activists say

Boko Haram violence has created a multifaceted humanitarian crisis in Nigeria that the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative (21CWI) and former Congressman Frank R. Wolf describe as the "gravest" in the world.
After W.Va. flooding, Baptist DR aiding recovery

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is responding to needs from torrential rains in West Virginia that claimed at least 24 lives and more than 100 homes.
Pastors favor patriotism for July Fourth services

Six in 10 Protestant pastors say it's important for Fourth of July worship services to incorporate patriotic elements to celebrate America, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.
Transgender troop ban repeal called 'disastrous'

The Obama administration's decision to allow openly transgender people to serve in the U.S. military has been classified by Southern Baptist leaders with military ties as "deluded," "disastrous" and a step toward self-inflicted "national weakness."
Draper, Vines support pastors' counsel to Trump

Uphold love and unity in conduct and conversations regarding the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, former Southern Baptist Convention presidents Jimmy Draper and Jerry Vines urge in an open letter to Southern Baptists.
Miss. religious freedom bill struck down

A bill that would have safeguarded the religious liberty of individuals and organizations who refuse to participate in same-sex weddings or gender identity transitions was stuck down by a U.S. district judge Thursday night (June 30), hours before the bill was slated to take effect July 1.
FIRST-PERSON: Stewardship of democracy

Frank S. Page intends to vote in the November presidential election. Each Christian must "render unto God the loyal obedience He is due," Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee, writes. "But let us also render unto Caesar the elective influence God has graciously granted to us at this strategic juncture in history."

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