Former Soviet-era prisoner fined in Kazakhstan

Former Soviet-era religious prisoner Yegor Prokopenko is among 35 individuals known to have been fined in the first 10 weeks of 2014 for exercising what they believe is their constitutional right to freedom of religion. 

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New York church giving away assault rifle

"It's the right thing to do," Troy, N.Y., pastor John Koletas tells the Albany Times Union.

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Mohler says gay marriage a religious-liberty threat

A Southern Baptist seminary president says gay marriage poses the greatest religious-liberty threat in a generation and perhaps in U.S. history.

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Pastor: Not all Baptists OK with guns in church

The pastor of a church kicked out of the Georgia Baptist Convention for hiring her wrote lawmakers that a convention official doesn’t speak for her on a bill being considered in the state senate to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring guns to church.

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Man challenging Alabama gay-marriage ban a Southwestern Seminary grad

Now an Episcopalian, Auburn University at Montgomery professor Paul Hard claims a state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed in another state is unconstitutional.

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Minister sentenced for child sex abuse

While an Alabama Baptist church endures an abuse scandal, another in Mississippi accused in the past of harboring a predator will host a conference aimed at prevention.

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Baptists fined in Belarus for illegal worship

The U.S. government monitors religious freedom in Belarus but does not list the former Soviet state as a country of “particular concern.”

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Attitudes among Southern Baptist leaders shifting on birth control

Attitudes among Southern Baptist leaders shifting on birth control

Questions about the morality of birth control increasingly appear in columns and blogs by SBC ethicists and ministers.

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Southern Baptist Convention’s abortion stance moving toward birth control issues

The drift is part of a decades long shift in Southern Baptist attitudes about abortion.

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Ethicist says gun giveaway shifts focus of church event from hunting to politics

Robert Parham of the Baptist Center for Ethics says neither advocates of gun control nor of the Second Amendment should proclaim God’s favor.

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