Browsing the "Ethics" Category

FAYETTE – The Fayette R-III School District has agreed in federal court to change policies regarding the religious expression of teachers and school district staff. The move comes as a result of a suit brought...

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A Kansas City woman fired from a Catholic food pantry in May sued the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese and Bishop Robert Finn, claiming her supervisors knew that she was a lesbian when hired. However, an...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – When a retired Air Force general’s concern over homosexuality prompted an amendment to the Southern Baptist Convention’s constitution two decades ago, few observers realized that his impulse to defend biblical morality would...

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The death of actor James Garner saddened fans across the country. Born James Scott Bumgarner, the 86-year-old Rockford Files star overcame mental and physical abuse from his stepmother – who would regularly beat him with...

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WASHINGTON (BP) – Islamic militants have eradicated virtually every trace of Christianity from Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, said July 23. “There are no...

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WASHINGTON (BP) – Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman whose death sentence caused an international outcry, arrived safely in Italy July 24. Ibrahim was flown on an Italian government jet to Rome with her American husband,...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Even as one Missouri school district is tightening faculty religious expression after a costly lawsuit, students in the state now enjoy even stronger religious freedom protections. Governor Jay Nixon signed the bill...

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On the 70th anniversary of George W. Truett’s death, present and former pastors of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas – where Truett pastored for 47 years – said his most famous sermon on religious...

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In the wake of the June 30 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the high court and two federal appeals courts have granted temporary injunctions to seven non-profit organizations....

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The Los Angeles-area Baptist pastor whose church split after he announced he no longer believes all homosexual acts are sinful was President Obama’s guest at the White House LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Pride...

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A Los Angeles-area Southern Baptist church that some media reports said adopted a “third way” position regarding homosexuality in reality never voted to adopt any position on the issue and split into two groups in...

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A bill introduced by Senate Democrats to erode the religious liberty of Americans who object to abortion-inducing drugs or contraception has stalled. The Democrat-controlled body voted 56-43 to pass the bill, which would require business...

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Franklin Graham once said, “I believe that a time is fast approaching – I think it will be in my lifetime – when the preaching of the gospel is referred to as hate speech.” And...

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“This is as close as a Southern Baptist gets to dancing in the streets for joy.” That was how Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), described the...

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Kiley crossland/World News Service WASHINGTON (BP) – Google is cracking down on sexually graphic content with two recent policy changes, one implemented in March and one that started in June. The new rules take steps...

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In the highly anticipated decision of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court issued a victory to closely held for-profit corporations on the issue of religious liberty. While the decision was not as sweeping as...

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One of the most troubling aspects to the same-sex marriage debate is the way much of the news media have deliberately misled the American people about different aspects of the issue. They tout polls and...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed July 2 a bill that would extend the waiting period to get an abortion in Missouri from 24 to 72 hours. It now faces a likely veto override...

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Today’s Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is good news for defenders of religious liberty, GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. The 5-4 decision affirms the right of the Green family, the Christian owners...

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Pathway Associate Editor Benjamin Hawkins interviewed attorney Joshua Hawley, a University of Missouri law school professor who was on the Beckett Fund legal team that defended Hobby Lobby before the U.S. Supreme Court, shortly after...

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The U.S. Supreme Court June 30 voted 5-4 to uphold the right of business people to practice their faith at work in what is the most important victory for religious liberty in decades. The case,...

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Tim Ellsworth/Baptist Press JEFFERSON CITY (BP) – While many journalists and celebrities praised Michael Sam when he was selected in last month’s NFL draft and subsequently kissed his boyfriend on national television, several Southern Baptists...

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay claims to that four same-sex couples got “married” in his offices Wednesday in clear violation of the will of the people of Missouri and in violation of the Misssouri Constitution...

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) on the Senate floor Wednesday urged the U.S. to protect the rights of religious minorities throughout the world. Blunt specifically called for the release of Meriam Ibrahim and Pastor Saeed...

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Questions from churches about the transgender issue and the tide of culture pointed to the need for Southern Baptists to address the topic during their annual meeting, the convention’s lead ethicist said. Messengers to the 2014...

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Lebanon High School Principal Kevin Lowery reminded those attending the school’s recent graduation ceremony how religious liberty is being threatened. He did so by demonstrating the absurdity of “political correctness” and how activist judges have...

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JOPLIN – “The Ten Commandments Judge,” Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore, spoke in defense of allowing God in the public square several times across southwest Missouri, including June 1 at Harmony...

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SBC World Hunger Fund (WHF) national partners will launch a new initiative during the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting that will continue the SBC’s unique “dollar in, dollar out” approach in the...

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Missouri will likely become just the third state in the United States to require a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion as a pro-life and pro-religious liberty bill make it out of the legislature in...

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Missouri circuit court judges have granted “divorces” in at least two cases involving female couples who were “married” in other states that, unlike Missouri, recognize same-sex “marriages.” The controversial rulings signal a new line of attack...

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In the wake of 9/11 and subsequent acts of terror in the name of Allah, many Muslim leaders labor to buff the tarnished image of the religion Mohammad founded nearly 1,400 years ago. Their key...

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The nation’s largest gay rights advocacy group is putting down roots in the South. Last week, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced it will spend $8.5 million over the next three years to set up...

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HGTV has cancelled an upcoming reality show, and the program’s stars believe the move came in response to a firestorm of controversy surrounding their traditional Christian views on abortion and gay marriage. HGVT had slated...

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The Nigerian church leader was secretly housing new followers of Jesus, former Muslims. When the time came for his second child to be born, he left his house to carry his wife to a clinic....

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May 7 marked Saeed Abedini’s second consecutive birthday in an Iranian prison. The American pastor has been imprisoned since 2012 for allegedly working for an underground Christian church movement while assisting with an orphanage project....

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The former Kansas City soccer pro “Scorin” Goran Hunjak, now leader of a youth soccer camp ministry, won a declaratory judgment ruling against the City of Overland Park, Kansas, who in 2012 prohibited Hunjak and...

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Judicial activism is alive and well in Missouri, something that is not in the best interest of the people. It can nullify the votes of citizens and violate the rule of law. In some cases...

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Revival in Christian homes can transform a society filled with family trees that have been uprooted by sin, said Dan Jarvisof Michigan-based Life Action Ministries during a family conference at Concord Baptist Church here, May...

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Missouri circuit court judges have granted “divorces” in at least two cases involving female couples who were “married” in other states that, unlike Missouri, recognize same-sex “marriages.”...

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A couple from Pakistan’s Christian minority was sentenced to death April 4 for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages, bringing the number of Christians on death row to four....

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Tom Strode/Baptist Press WASHINGTON (BP) – The White House and Congress need to make specific changes to combat persecution 15 years after enacting legislation to promote religious liberty globally, a federal watchdog says in its...

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Bott Radio Network President called on Moore to apologize publicly for his recent critical remarks regarding Christian talk radio—an industry supported by millions of Southern Baptist and evangelical listeners....

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In what is a significant victory for religious liberty, freedom of conscience and common sense, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 5 in favor of the town of Greece, N.Y., which had been sued for...

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A Kansas school district has revised its speech policy after Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a student prohibited from posting or handing out fliers promoting a student-led “See You at...

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R. Albert Mohler Jr. has expressed his willingness to meet with author Matthew Vines, whose new book God and the Gay Christian argues that Scripture permits monogamous homosexual relationships. Four Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professors...

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Concern that anti-discrimination laws infringe on religious liberty is among factors that have prompted more than a dozen states to consider religious freedom bills to protect Christians’ right to speak against homosexuality....

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Russell Moore met with President Obama to discuss the continuing effort to pass immigration reform this year....

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After almost a year of prayer and seeking God’s will and promises through Scripture, Amber Rust was ready to proceed with the next steps of the adoption. But her husband, Tyler, still wasn’t sure. Tyler’s reasoning...

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The Obama administration’s acknowledgment that its stance would require businesses to underwrite abortions without the right to a legal challenge may have been a particularly telling moment in a March 25 U.S. Supreme Court case...

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Cremation may be the new American response to death, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The study, which surveyed 1,036 Americans, shows that about 4 in 10 (41 percent) say they plan to be...

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