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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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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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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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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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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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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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Let me start by saying I’m pro-life. I oppose all forms of abortion and firmly believe that life begins at conception. This is a very personal stance. Abortion touches upon some of our most basic...

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JEFFERSON CITY – The attorney for four taxpayer plaintiffs told a circuit judge that every citizen of Missouri is harmed when a governor can use an executive order to create new tax breaks for his...

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The attorney for four taxpayer plaintiffs told a circuit judge that every citizen of Missouri is harmed when a governor can use an executive order to create new tax breaks for his political supporters. The...

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Four Missouri taxpayers have filed a motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) in Cole County Circuit Court, seeking to stop state officials from violating the state constitution by requiring combined tax returns from certain...

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Missouri AG Chris Koster has initiated the legal defense of Missouri’s marriage laws against a challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Koster has instructed his staff to proceed with actions to defend...

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As the Missouri General Assembly approaches its spring break, no less than 28 bills have been introduced in an effort to protect the unborn and health of the mother. Missouri is among the top three...

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In the state of Missouri, the voters defined marriage as one man and one woman and legally placed it in the Missouri Constitution.  In 2004 a million voters went to the polls and approved a...

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Feb. 11 asking a state court judge to force Missouri to recognize same sex marriages of Missouri residents who were wed in states where it was...

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JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri state representative has filed articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon, citing his November 2013 executive order instructing the state’s Department of Revenue to accept combined tax returns filed by...

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Americans are blessed to live in a country where we can freely express our views, exercise our faith to its fullest (at least for now), appeal to our leaders for redress through our judicial system...

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Joshua Hawley, an attorney on the legal team defending Hobby Lobby, told members of Concord Baptist Church here that the Oklahoma-based arts and crafts retailer will stand before the Supreme Court, March 25, because of...

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Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler was among the speakers Jan. 22 as tens of thousands of pro-life activists endured frigid temperatures and a snow storm as they gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,...

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A new bill proposed by Missouri lawmakers last week has a representative of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood, the last abortion clinic in that state, claiming that 23 hospitalized abortion patients and 44 pages of...

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Recent statistics show an apparent decrease in state abortions, but leaders from Missouri Right to Life (MRL) caution citizens against celebrating too soon....

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Four Missouri taxpayers filed a lawsuit on Jan. 8 challenging Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s recent executive order that permitted some same-sex couples to file a Missouri combined income tax return as “husband” and “wife” for...

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As a young, pregnant mother, Gail McWilliams was faced with a decision that would impact her and her baby for the rest of their lives. A rare medical condition forced her to decide between keeping...

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Just before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would decide the suit brought by Hobby Lobby, the national arts-and-crafts store whose owners are Southern Baptists, challenging what is sometimes called the contraceptive mandate....

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The Legislative Prayer Breakfast and Service bring together Missouri government leaders and citizens for a time of worship and prayer for the new legislative year. The governor along with many members of the Missouri General...

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Last month Gov. Jay Nixon directed the state Department of Revenue to accept joint tax filings from same-sex couples who were “married” in another state, but live here. Now the Missouri National Guard is issuing...

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Voluntary prayer in schools is under attack in the central Missouri town of Fayette....

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PERRY – On Sundays, he is in the pulpit at First Baptist, Perry. During the rest of the week he handles phone calls for Missouri’s second highest elected official. Willis Jones is the interim pastor at...

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The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a Missouri law that provides benefits to the surviving spouses of deceased public safety officers. A St. Louis area man had challenged the law, claiming that it discriminated against...

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WASHINGTON – Missouri Baptist Convention General Legal Counsel Michael Whitehead and his son, Jonathan, co-wrote the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) brief in defense of prayer for the city of Greece, N.Y., in its case...

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Click here to listen to the interview… Hear the quiet but passionate concerns expressed by Dr. John Yeats, Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention, composed of 1,900+ cooperating churches – and Don Hinkle, MBC’s...

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WASHINGTON – In a move that many believe could jeopardize religious liberty, the United States Senate passed legislation that will protect homosexual and transgendered individuals from discrimination under federal employment law. According to the bill,...

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Missouri voters passed in 2004 an amendment to the state’s Constitution (known as Amendment 2) declaring marriage to be between one man and one woman. It was the first state do to so and did...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) leaders called on Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to defend the Missouri Constitution and thwart Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement Nov. 14 (today) that he would allow gay couples...

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KANSAS CITY – Reaffirming traditional marriage and lamenting changes in Boy Scout membership requirements were hot topics in resolutions passed by messengers at the 2013 Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) annual meeting Oct. 30. Resolution 2, on...

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KANSAS CITY — Jackson County residents rejected Tuesday, by an 84 percent to 16 percent margin, an $800 million “life sciences research” tax which would have opened the door to taxpayer-funded anti-life research which destroys...

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BY STAFF BLUE SPRINGS – If the cloning industry has its way, its research will be funded on the backs of Jackson County taxpayers. On Nov. 5, Jackson County voters will be asked to vote...

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Norwood – Pastor Stephen Fugitt believes that churches have the right to arm themselves for the day when a gunman enters their buildings to do harm. Yet no one had time to open fire against...

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KANSAS CITY – In resolutions submitted for consideration at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) 2013 annual meeting, the MBC’s Christian Life Commissioncriticized recent attempts to legitimize homosexuality and redefine marriage. One resolution opposes the recent...

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Parsing the words of a prayer is no business for federal judges. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southern Baptist lawyers Aug. 2 warned the U.S. Supreme Court that judges acting as the “prayer police” risk committing the...

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UNION – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has abandoned their legal challenge to invocations offered before meetings of the Franklin County Commission. The lawsuit was dismissed on July 19th in the U.S. District Court...

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JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) chief legal counsel Michael Whitehead was recently interviewed via email by the News Tribune of Jefferson City for a story marking the 11th anniversary of the MBC taking...

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JEFFERSON CITY – The period of time Missouri parents have to give up their baby without criminal consequences has been extended from five to 45 days after birth. Passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly earlier...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Though they are the law of the land just to the north in Iowa, “telemedicine” abortions will not be coming to Missouri. Gov. Jay Nixon chose to take no action on House...

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JEFFERSON CITY – In addition to pro-life victories reported in the May 21 edition of The Pathway, Missouri Baptist Convention’s Christian Life Commission (CLC) saw success regarding many facets of Christian living during the 2013...

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JEFFERSON CITY (BP) – Missouri’s governor vetoed legislation June 3 that some were calling an anti-Sharia law bill, keeping Missouri from becoming the seventh state to prohibit judges from considering foreign laws – including Islamic...

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On May 30 I had the pleasure of meeting with Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones. In April, the Eureka Republican – in a remarkable visit to the Baptist Building – spoke to the...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Pro-life issues gained considerable ground during the 2013 session of Missouri’s General Assembly which ended May 17. In its final week, the Legislature passed House Bill 400 (HB 400) which requires the...

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