Former youth pastor charged with abuse

In less than a year, a second Southern Baptist church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., is dealing with allegations of child sex abuse by a former minister.

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Pastor, ethicist urge Southern Baptists to marry younger

True love waits, but don’t expect it to wait forever, a Southern Baptist pastor and policy expert advised in a recent newspaper story arguing that couples should consider marrying at a younger age.

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BJC breaks down Hobby Lobby ruling

Leaders of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty say a 1993 federal law to bolster religious liberty is too important to be undone by a single ruling by the Supreme Court.

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St. Louis pastor says racial violence not justified, but anger is

CBF pastor Scott Stearman says racial violence erupting in suburban St. Louis illustrates the need for the New Baptist Covenant, an effort to bring Christians together across barriers of theology and race.

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Evangelical child molester sentenced to 40 years

Nathaniel Morales was convicted in May of five counts of sex crimes committed in the 1980s and early 1990s at a prominent Washington-area evangelical church.

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Tennessee judge bucks string of rulings on same-sex marriage

A state judge in Tennessee has broken ranks with a wave of judicial opinion recognizing same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

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Groups say state’s gay-marriage ban establishes religion

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and its allies have asked a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court’s ruling that struck down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban. 

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Obamacare changes the way faith-based hospitals deliver care

Obamacare changes the way faith-based hospitals deliver care

It’s an opportunity for the faith community to help make it work, say some Baptist health care administrators.

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Texas shelter plans cancelled, but needs continue along border

Federal agency says no additional temporary shelters will be opened.

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Court considers gay marriage arguments affecting four states

Whether laws banning gay marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee are constitutional hinge on a ruling expected next year by a three-judge panel that heard oral arguments Aug. 6 in Cincinnati.

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