WASHINGTON (BP) – President Obama Wednesday became the first sitting U.S. president to support gay "marriage" publicly, an announcement that was surprising perhaps only in its timing and one that could impact the general election. The announcement came one day after North Carolinians overwhelmingly affirmed the traditional definition of marriage. Four other states will consider the issue this year, a year in which Obama is seeking re-election.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Even though Baptist Collegiate Ministry was approved as a recognized student organization on the campus of Vanderbilt University, the BCM will decline that status.
WASHINGTON (BP) – The Chinese government is engaging in a three-phase campaign to eradicate Protestant house churches, according to the China Aid Association.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One third of the Kentucky Baptist Convention staff are opting to resign or take early retirement in advance of an anticipated reorganization of the Baptist Building staff in Louisville.
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board set a budget goal, released its reorganization plan and discussed its headquarters building at its April 10 session. Meeting at the Baptist Building in Jefferson City, board members approved a $14.6 million Cooperative Program budget for 2013. In addition, the agreement calls for increasing the amount of money the MBC sends to the Southern Baptist Convention by 0.25 percent.