By Tom StrodeWashington Bureau Chief, Baptist Press WASHINGTON – Pro-life advocates decried a COVID-19 relief bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives that fails to include safeguards against abortion funding that were included in previous measures to address the pandemic. The Democratic-controlled House voted 219-212 for the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, HR. […]
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By Tom StrodeWashington Bureau Chief, Baptist Press WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed Thursday (Feb. 25) for the second time a far-reaching gay and transgender rights proposal that opponents warn would have calamitous effects on freedom of religion and conscience, as well as protections for women, girls and unborn children. The Democratic-controlled House […]
“The wonderful people of First Baptist have experienced what the Lord can do when the church begins to look at the heart of God.”
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks to and amendment designed to provide the same level of treatment for churches and other religious bodies as secular entities regarding restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. SPECIAL/Baptist Press WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives both approved Friday (Feb. 5) a budget resolution that paves the […]
North American Mission Board trustee chairman Danny de Armas, associate pastor of First Baptist Church Orlando, addresses trustees during their Feb. 1-2 meetings in New Orleans. SPECIAL/Alexandra Toy ALPHARETTA – The board of trustees for the North American Mission Board unanimously passed a resolution on cooperation and missional strategy at their February 2021 board meeting. The […]
(Left to right) John Moolenaar, Chris Coons, Tim Scott and Tom Suozzi addressed the 2021 National Prayer Breakfast, which was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SPECIAL/Baptist Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP) – At the 69th National Prayer Breakfast, President Joe Biden called for those watching online to lean on their faith and see others not […]
SPECIAL/BP WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore urged leaders in a Democratic-controlled Congress Tuesday (Feb. 2) to continue to include the Hyde Amendment and other long-standing, pro-life protections in yearly spending bills. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), asked in a letter to both parties’ leaders in the Senate […]
The SBC leaders called for peace – and called Christians to prayer.
By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — New COVID-19 relief legislation that maintains encouragement for charitable giving and funding for a small loan program that includes churches gained President Trump’s signature on Dec. 27. In a sudden reversal, the president signed into law a combined legislative package that provides $900 billion for COVID-19 relief and $1.4 […]
The North American Mission Board has filed a motion for a stay in a lawsuit involving a former Southern Baptist leader in order to appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Willard died early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. Wilma Gail followed hours later. The couple had celebrated their 50th anniversary in September.
Wes Fowler, pastor of First Baptist Mayfield and president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, said he will be praying for Kentucky Baptist pastors and churches and Gov. Andy Beshear during this public health crisis. ROBIN Cornetet/Kentucky Today LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Reaction to Gov. Andy Beshear’s request to halt indoor services for houses of worship […]