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The Christian Post
Hurricane Katrina Was a 'Test of Our Faith,' Says Former SBC President Fred Luter on 10-Year AnniversaryTen years after church denominations and emergency agencies were first on the s
Hurricane Katrina Was a 'Test of Our Faith,' Says Former SBC President Fred Luter on 10-Year Anniversary
The Christian Post / Posted 2 hours ago
Ten years after church denominations and emergency agencies were first on the scene in response to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, help still trickles in to rebuild communities affected along the Gulf Coast. On Saturday, church and... Read more
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Christian Today
Southern Baptist Convention cutting up to 800 jobsThe Southern Baptist Convention is to cut between 600 and 800 jobs from its int
Southern Baptist Convention cutting up to 800 jobs
Christian Today / Posted 10 hours ago
The Southern Baptist Convention is to cut between 600 and 800 jobs from its international mission board, representing 15 per cent of the total. The cuts are needed to account for a $21 million budget shortfall in the 170-year-old organisation, the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Mormons to maintain association with Boy ScoutsThe Mormon church announced Wednesday that it will remain in the Boy Scouts, a
Mormons to maintain association with Boy Scouts
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
The Mormon church announced Wednesday that it will remain in the Boy Scouts, a month after the church expressed major concern about the Scouts lifting a ban on openly gay adult leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — also called... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Jimmy Carter: Is it Possible to Canonize a Baptist?That may sound like a crazy title for an NCR blog. But it is the thought that r
Jimmy Carter: Is it Possible to Canonize a Baptist?
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
That may sound like a crazy title for an NCR blog. But it is the thought that ran through my head after watching former President Jimmy Carter announce to the world -- with the calm that gives witness to his deeply spiritual persona -- that he had... Read more
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New America Media
Secret Illnesses of Leaders: Jimmy Carter's Dignified Embrace of Cancer Has a Lesson for Other LeadersEven in his nineties, Jimmy Carter continues to surprise. At a press conference
Secret Illnesses of Leaders: Jimmy Carter's Dignified Embrace of Cancer Has a Lesson for Other Leaders
New America Media / Posted 2 days ago
Even in his nineties, Jimmy Carter continues to surprise. At a press conference this week the former US president announced that the cancer that had been removed from his liver had reappeared in his brain. That is always the ultimate nightmare of... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Jeb Bush joins conservatives in call to defund Planned ParenthoodRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says Planned Parenthood should be de
Jeb Bush joins conservatives in call to defund Planned Parenthood
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 3 days ago
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says Planned Parenthood should be denied government funding, joining a conservative backlash to the women’s healthcare organization that has seen several states revoke its funding. “I for one don’t think... Read more
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The Christian Post
Protect Nun's 'Dignity' in Birth Control Mandate Case: 20 States Recall Gay Marriage Reasoning in Supreme Court BriefMembers of the Catholic order the Little Sisters of the Poor. Seen here in a Be
Protect Nun's 'Dignity' in Birth Control Mandate Case: 20 States Recall Gay Marriage Reasoning in Supreme Court Brief
The Christian Post / Posted 3 days ago
Members of the Catholic order the Little Sisters of the Poor. Seen here in a Becket Fund for Religious Liberty YouTube video regarding their lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over the preventive services mandate. Mirroring... Read more
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The Christian Post
Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews Join Forces, Ask Supreme Court to Take Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate CaseAs the Little Sisters of the Poor are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to ove
Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews Join Forces, Ask Supreme Court to Take Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate Case
The Christian Post / Posted 4 days ago
As the Little Sisters of the Poor are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal court decision that forces the order of Catholic nuns to abide by the "Obamacare" contraception mandate, over 20 states, a group of Orthodox Jewish rabbis... Read more
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The Christian Post
Josh Duggar's Pastor, Ronnie Floyd, Preaches About Sex and Marriage After Ashley Madison, Infidelity RevelationsRonnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Cross
Josh Duggar's Pastor, Ronnie Floyd, Preaches About Sex and Marriage After Ashley Madison, Infidelity Revelations
The Christian Post / Posted 4 days ago
Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas, speaks during AVANCE 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio, June 14, 2015. On the first Sunday after reality TV star Josh Duggar... Read more
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The Christian Post
Albert Mohler, Franklin Graham Denounce Historic Baptist Church's Decision to Ordain Gay MinistersDr. Albert Mohler speaks on a panel at a B21-hosted event during SBC's Annual M
Albert Mohler, Franklin Graham Denounce Historic Baptist Church's Decision to Ordain Gay Ministers
The Christian Post / Posted 5 days ago
Dr. Albert Mohler speaks on a panel at a B21-hosted event during SBC's Annual Meeting in New Orleans, June 19, 2012. Notable Christian leaders have denounced the decision of First Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina, a historic Baptist... Read more
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CNN
Evangelicals fuel Ben Carson's riseWatch Ben Carson on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday at 9 a.m. ET Washington
Evangelicals fuel Ben Carson's rise
CNN / Posted 5 days ago
Watch Ben Carson on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday at 9 a.m. ET Washington (CNN)Ben Carson joined the top tier of Republican presidential contenders this week with a message rooted in the socially conservative values of his most supportive base:... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Mississippians cling to flagPHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- The Confederate battle flag was coming down everywhere t
Mississippians cling to flag
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- The Confederate battle flag was coming down everywhere this summer. National retailers stopped selling it. South Carolina's Legislature ordered it removed from the Statehouse grounds. Momentum swelled across a nation horrified... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
About that videoI'm not trying to change anyone's mind about legal abortion if you oppose it th
About that video
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
I'm not trying to change anyone's mind about legal abortion if you oppose it then by all means continue. But this kind of language portraying people we disagree with as the most evil of demons doesn't help anyone. There are clearly good people on... Read more
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The Washington Times
This day in U.S. history - Reagan’s endorsement of evangelicalismToday marks the 35th anniversary of the day GOP candidate Ronald Reagan stood b
This day in U.S. history - Reagan’s endorsement of evangelicalism
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the day GOP candidate Ronald Reagan stood before 15,000 Evangelicals and uttered the sentence that one historian called “the most famous lines of the Age of Evangelicalism.” Reagan told the crowd: “I know you can’t... Read more
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Christian Today
US Baptists at war over gay marriage and ordinationA US evangelical church faces being kicked out of its Baptist convention next m
US Baptists at war over gay marriage and ordination
Christian Today / Posted 7 days ago
A US evangelical church faces being kicked out of its Baptist convention next month if it fails to reverse its decision to admit gays to all aspects of church life including marriage and ordination. The First Baptist Church of Greenville in South... Read more
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Columbia Star
Midtown, started by college grads, expands across the MidlandsCorrie Phelps is being baptized by Catherine Ortmann and Katie Littleton. Midto
Midtown, started by college grads, expands across the Midlands
Columbia Star / Posted 8 days ago
Corrie Phelps is being baptized by Catherine Ortmann and Katie Littleton. Midtown Fellowship in Shandon, begun in 2007 as a contemporary worship center for young people, has now expanded into three worship centers across the Midlands with sister... Read more
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Washington Post
In Mississippi, defenders of state’s Confederate-themed flag dig inPHILADELPHIA, Miss. — The Confederate flag was on the run earlier this summer.
In Mississippi, defenders of state’s Confederate-themed flag dig in
Washington Post / Posted 9 days ago
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — The Confederate flag was on the run earlier this summer. It was coming down everywhere. National retailers stopped selling it. South Carolina’s legislature ordered it removed from the state capitol grounds. Momentum swelled... Read more
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Christian Today
First Baptist Church in South Carolina hit for allowing same-sex union, gay ministersWhile most Christian churches across the United States are strongly opposed to
First Baptist Church in South Carolina hit for allowing same-sex union, gay ministers
Christian Today / Posted 10 days ago
While most Christian churches across the United States are strongly opposed to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, the First Baptist Church of Greenville in South Carolina has taken a totally different route: It has decided to allow not just gay... Read more
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Philly.com
After Ferguson, still in search of racial justiceOn top of the report, the past year has seen instance after instance of high-pr
After Ferguson, still in search of racial justice
Philly.com / Posted 11 days ago
On top of the report, the past year has seen instance after instance of high-profile horrors involving African American men killed by state overreach. In many of these cases, we would never have known the full story if not for passersby recording the... Read more
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Cherokee Tribune
The Girl in the Door (and a half-centry of joy) - Fifty years ago today — Aug. 16 1965 — I and several other guys strode across the grounds of a northern Wisconsin youth camp to meet the girl counselors. The week of camp was a culmination of a sum...Fifty years ago today — Aug. 16, 1965 — I and several other guys strode across
The Girl in the Door (and a half-centry of joy) - Fifty years ago today — Aug. 16 1965 — I and several other guys strode across the grounds of a northern Wisconsin youth camp to meet the girl counselors. The week of camp was a culmination of a sum...
Cherokee Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
Fifty years ago today — Aug. 16, 1965 — I and several other guys strode across the grounds of a northern Wisconsin youth camp to meet the girl counselors. The week of camp was a culmination of a summer full of Vacation Bible Schools around the state.... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
Have lessons of Ferguson sunk in?Ferguson reminded us of the dangers of structural inequities. Many white Christ
Have lessons of Ferguson sunk in?
The Gadsden Times / Posted 14 days ago
Ferguson reminded us of the dangers of structural inequities. Many white Christians pointed out in the aftermath of Ferguson that we didn’t know the specifics of what happened in the moments before the shooting. They were certainly right. Some,... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Mary Sanchez: The phony, unprincipled war on Planned ParenthoodWith one careless comment, Jeb Bush revealed a fundamentally indifferent attitu
Mary Sanchez: The phony, unprincipled war on Planned Parenthood
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
With one careless comment, Jeb Bush revealed a fundamentally indifferent attitude toward half the U.S. electorate. "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues," he said in a speech at the Southern Baptist Convention in... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Q&A with President Jimmy CarterThe book focuses on the dual problems of violence against women and religious/p
Q&A with President Jimmy Carter
The Oklahoman / Posted 15 days ago
The book focuses on the dual problems of violence against women and religious/political biases toward women, injustices Carter says he witnessed as a Georgia farm boy, a governor, a president and as head of The Carter Center, which works with some of... Read more
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Marshall Independent
The phony, unprincipled war on Planned Parenthood"I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues," he sai
The phony, unprincipled war on Planned Parenthood
Marshall Independent / Posted 16 days ago
"I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues," he said in a speech at the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn. It was a throwaway aside in a longer blather about defunding Planned Parenthood, and one imagines... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Sanchez: The tense national discussion on Planned Parenthood“I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” he sai
Sanchez: The tense national discussion on Planned Parenthood
Daily Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
“I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues,” he said in a speech at the�Southern Baptist Convention in�Nashville, Tennessee. It was a throwaway aside in a longer blather about defunding Planned Parenthood, and one... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
ETBU gets support in contraceptive appeal(MARSHALL, Tx.) -- East Texas Baptist University on Monday received a show of s
ETBU gets support in contraceptive appeal
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 16 days ago
(MARSHALL, Tx.) -- East Texas Baptist University on Monday received a show of support from area states and religious organizations as they joined the university in the fight over contraceptive coverage. The Marshall-based university, along with... Read more
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The Christian Post
Exempt Christian Schools From Birth Control Mandate, 16 States Tell Supreme CourtFor 100 years, East Texas Baptist University has been transforming lives by off
Exempt Christian Schools From Birth Control Mandate, 16 States Tell Supreme Court
The Christian Post / Posted 17 days ago
For 100 years, East Texas Baptist University has been transforming lives by offering Christ-centered higher education. ETBU offers over 40 undergraduate areas of study along with graduate studies in business, counseling, teacher education, and... Read more
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The Washington Times
‘I think Jeb Bush owes women an apology’Donald Trump said Tuesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush owes women an apolo
‘I think Jeb Bush owes women an apology’
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
Donald Trump said Tuesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush owes women an apology for his recent remarks about funding for women’s health and predicted they will be his “47 percent” moment, alluding to comments made by 2012 GOP presidential nominee... Read more
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The Marshall News Messenger
ETBU gets support in contraceptive appealEast Texas Baptist University on Monday received a show of support from area st
ETBU gets support in contraceptive appeal
The Marshall News Messenger / Posted 17 days ago
East Texas Baptist University on Monday received a show of support from area states and religious organizations as they joined the university in the fight over contraceptive coverage. The Marshall-based university, along with Houston Baptist... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
ETBU gets support in contraception appealEast Texas Baptist University on Monday received a show of support from several
ETBU gets support in contraception appeal
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
East Texas Baptist University on Monday received a show of support from several states and religious organizations as they joined the university in the fight over contraceptive coverage. The Marshall university, along with Houston Baptist University... Read more
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FOX News
Christian institutions garnering support in ObamaCare challengeThree Christian universities gained allies Monday in their battle against Obama
Christian institutions garnering support in ObamaCare challenge
FOX News / Posted 17 days ago
Three Christian universities gained allies Monday in their battle against ObamaCare. Among their supporters: 16 state governments. Those states, along with a handful of other religious rights organizations, filed friend-of-the-court briefs to the... Read more
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The Washington Times
States, religious groups, colleges, retirement homes file Supreme Court briefsNumerous religious organizations and 16 states filed briefs with the U.S. Supre
States, religious groups, colleges, retirement homes file Supreme Court briefs
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
Numerous religious organizations and 16 states filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, urging it to take up the case of a seminary and two religious universities that do not want to cover abortion-causing products in their employee health... Read more
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Norwalk Reflector
Trump defends Megyn Kelly comment, attacks Jeb Bush on women’s healthDonald Trump remained at center stage of the Republican presidential contest Su
Trump defends Megyn Kelly comment, attacks Jeb Bush on women’s health
Norwalk Reflector / Posted 18 days ago
Donald Trump remained at center stage of the Republican presidential contest Sunday, clarifying his rebuke of a Fox News anchor while wielding new broadsides against his rivals, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. With polls showing Trump atop... Read more
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Daily Press
Trump sticks by his explanation of comment about Megyn KellyDonald Trump remained at center stage in the Republican presidential contest Su
Trump sticks by his explanation of comment about Megyn Kelly
Daily Press / Posted 18 days ago
Donald Trump remained at center stage in the Republican presidential contest Sunday, clarifying his rebuke of a Fox News anchor while wielding new broadsides against his rivals, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. With polls showing Trump atop... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
Firm spends century in churchThat little ritual, so much a part of American religious life, has been facilit
Firm spends century in church
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 18 days ago
That little ritual, so much a part of American religious life, has been facilitated largely by a company that has called Chester home for 100 years. National Church Solutions (formerly National Church Supply) is celebrating its centennial on Friday... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
NCS celebrates 100 years of giving envelopesThat little ritual, so much a part of American religious life, has been facilit
NCS celebrates 100 years of giving envelopes
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 18 days ago
That little ritual, so much a part of American religious life, has been facilitated largely by a company that has called Chester home for 100 years. National Church Solutions (formerly National Church Supply) is celebrating its centennial on Friday... Read more
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BBC News
Jeb Bush: I misspoke about women's health funding - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Jeb Bush: I misspoke about women's health funding
BBC News / Posted 19 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Jeb Bush: I misspoke about women's... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Oklahoma Baptists offer online resources regarding same-sex marriageThe link, available through the convention's website at BGCO.org/marriage, incl
Oklahoma Baptists offer online resources regarding same-sex marriage
The Oklahoman / Posted 20 days ago
The link, available through the convention's website at BGCO.org/marriage, includes resources convention leaders thought would be helpful to Oklahoma churches as they respond to same-sex marriage, which is contrary to faith beliefs held by the... Read more
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The Troy Messenger
Calvary Baptist celebrates service of Dr. Ellis BushSunday was Celebration Day at Calvary Baptist Church in Troy. It was a time to
Calvary Baptist celebrates service of Dr. Ellis Bush
The Troy Messenger / Posted 21 days ago
Sunday was Celebration Day at Calvary Baptist Church in Troy. It was a time to celebrate the life and service of Dr. Ellis Bush, who pastored Calvary Baptist Church for nine years. Church members were given the opportunity to share what Dr. Bush has... Read more
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The Daily Comet
No sign that issue of Planned Parenthood videos is fadingIt's unclear how long the political damage may last or whether Planned Parentho
No sign that issue of Planned Parenthood videos is fading
The Daily Comet / Posted 21 days ago
It's unclear how long the political damage may last or whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal law — as abortion foes contend. What is clear is that Republicans and anti-abortion groups are giving no signs of letting the issue fade quickly. A... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Why evangelicals say fight against same-sex marriage not overNASHVILLE — Despite the Supreme Court decision in June that legalized same-sex
Why evangelicals say fight against same-sex marriage not over
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 22 days ago
NASHVILLE — Despite the Supreme Court decision in June that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, leading evangelicals vowed this week that the fight to keep marriage between a man and a woman is not over. “In mandating same-sex marriage for all... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Heading into debate, Jeb Bush stumbles againIt's been a rough week for Jeb Bush — and it's not even half over. On Monday n
Heading into debate, Jeb Bush stumbles again
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
It's been a rough week for Jeb Bush — and it's not even half over. On Monday night, he stumbled over a question about his father — a reminder that the son and brother of former presidents still struggles to give polished answers about his family's... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Utah group to start Boy Scout troop welcoming gay leadersMark Lawrence with the group Restore Our Humanity said getting the troop approv
Utah group to start Boy Scout troop welcoming gay leaders
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
Mark Lawrence with the group Restore Our Humanity said getting the troop approved and running might be an uphill battle in conservative Utah, where most troops are sponsored by the Mormon church. But he noted the new troop could be a model for the... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Evangelicals say fight against same-sex marriage not overAn anti same-sex marriage demonstrator stands in front of the US Supreme Court
Evangelicals say fight against same-sex marriage not over
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 22 days ago
An anti same-sex marriage demonstrator stands in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, June 18, 2015, awaiting the court's landmark decision. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images NASHVILLE (CNN) — Despite the Supreme Court decision in June that... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Evangelicals vow to fight same-sex marriageDespite the Supreme Court decision in June that legalized same-sex marriage nat
Evangelicals vow to fight same-sex marriage
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 22 days ago
Despite the Supreme Court decision in June that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, leading evangelicals vowed this week that the fight to keep marriage between a man and a woman is not over. "In mandating same-sex marriage for all 50 states,... Read more
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CNN
Evangelicals say fight against same-sex marriage not overNashville (CNN)Despite the Supreme Court decision in June that legalized same-s
Evangelicals say fight against same-sex marriage not over
CNN / Posted 22 days ago
Nashville (CNN)Despite the Supreme Court decision in June that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, leading evangelicals vowed this week that the fight to keep marriage between a man and a woman is not over. "In mandating same-sex marriage for... Read more
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The Columbian
Bush says he misspoke about funding for women's health careAs Republicans prepare for their first presidential debate, former Florida Gov.
Bush says he misspoke about funding for women's health care
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
As Republicans prepare for their first presidential debate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was forced to walk back a statement he made Tuesday questioning federal spending on women's health care as he appealed to evangelical voters. Responding to a... Read more
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The Houma Courier
No sign that issue of Planned Parenthood videos is fadingIt's unclear how long the political damage may last or whether Planned Parentho
No sign that issue of Planned Parenthood videos is fading
The Houma Courier / Posted 22 days ago
It's unclear how long the political damage may last or whether Planned Parenthood has broken federal law — as abortion foes contend. What is clear is that Republicans and anti-abortion groups are giving no signs of letting the issue fade quickly. A... Read more
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BBC News
Who to watch in Republican debate - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Who to watch in Republican debate
BBC News / Posted 22 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America As much fun as... Read more
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Washington Post
Heading into debate, Jeb Bush stumbles againRepublican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waits in a hallw
Heading into debate, Jeb Bush stumbles again
Washington Post / Posted 22 days ago
Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waits in a hallway after a July campaign event in Henderson, Nev. (John Locher/AP) It’s been a rough week for Jeb Bush — and it’s not even half over. On Monday night, he stumbled over a... Read more
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