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Oregon bakers wait after high court order

June 18, 2019

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WASHINGTON – Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein now will wait to see if the U.S. Supreme Court's insistence they receive a new hearing from a state court will produce a different result in their effort to practice their biblically based beliefs.

Melissa and Aaron Klein

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High court orders review of Oregon gay wedding cake case

June 17, 2019

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 17, threw out an Oregon court's discrimination ruling against a Christian couple who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because of their religious convictions, ordering state judges to...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the While House. Photo by Reuters

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Sanders leaving White House; returning to Arkansas

June 14, 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary for the past three and a half years, is leaving her post to return to Arkansas.

President Donald Trump announced Huckabee’s departure via Twitter:

“After 3½ years, our...

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Baronnelle Stutzman

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Florist loses again at Washington high court

June 10, 2019

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Barronelle Stutzman's commitment to operate her florist business according to Christian convictions again found an unreceptive audience in Washington's highest court.

The state Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision June 6...

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States challenge Roe v. Wade with strict abortion laws

June 9, 2019

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COULD legal abortion soon be a thing of the past?

Forty-six years ago the U.S. Supreme Court federally legalized abortion with its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. The decision sparked a polarizing national debate that continues today.

On Jan....

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HHS stops internal fetal tissue research

June 6, 2019

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WASHINGTON – Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders welcomed the Trump administration's newly announced decision to halt internal research by a federal entity using tissue from electively aborted babies.

The Department...

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Texas sues San Antonio for Chick-fil-A decision docs

June 4, 2019

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AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the San Antonio City Council June 3 for public records involved in the council's decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from an airport concessions contract.

The council excluded the chain in March expressly...

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The community in Virginia Beach, Va., is mourning the loss of 12 people who died in a mass shooting at an office building on Friday, May 31. nbcnews.com photo

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Virginia Beach tragedy: Baptist church mourns loss

June 3, 2019

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Baptist church is mourning the loss of one of its own in the wake of a mass shooting that left 12 dead in a Virginia Beach office building on Friday, May 31.

The tragedy also opened the door for Virginia pastor...

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Last Missouri Planned Parenthood to stay open

June 3, 2019

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri judge on Friday, May 31 ordered that the state's last remaining abortion center can continue operating just hours before the Planned Parenthood facility's license was set to expire.

The Missouri Department of Health...

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Gov. Mike Parson holds a press conference Wednesday (May 29) at the State Capitol. Parson is a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Bolivar, Mo. Photo by Don Hinkle/The Pathway

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Missouri enacts abortion ban; Louisiana next

May 30, 2019

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri has joined the list of states that have acted in 2019 to protect unborn children early in their development, and Louisiana is poised to do the same.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Southern Baptist, signed into law May...

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