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ABN edition for May 5, 2016

Southern Baptists to meet in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – When Southern Baptists depart St. Louis after their annual meeting June 14-16, convention president and Arkansas Pastor Ronnie Floyd said he will be praying they do so with a “deep burden for our nation, a new commitment to racial unity and an extraordinary commitment to evangelize America.”

The annual meeting will be held at America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, in St. Louis.

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Target in bullseye for boycott

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – With nearly three-quarters of a million people signing on to boycott Target over the retailer’s transgender restroom policy, evangelical leaders are discussing whether consumer boycotts are an effective means of cultural engagement.

Many conservative evangelicals apparently disagree with Target’s policy of allowing customers to use whichever restroom or fitting room corresponds to their perceived “gender identity.” Yet some – like the American Family Association and the watchdog group Faith Driven Consumer – have urged a boycott while others – including Southern Baptist Convention entity leader R. Albert Mohler Jr. – have discussed the limitations of boycotts and asked whether one is appropriate in this instance.

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Crystal Hill members recovering from horrific wreck

VALLEY SPRINGS – A number of members of Crystal Hill Baptist Church, Little Rock, are recovering following a horrific three-vehicle accident April 18 near Harrison.

The group was enroute to Branson, Mo., to attend a senior adult conference.

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Here's what you missed in the 5-5-16 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- Southern Baptists to meet in St. Louis
- Target in bullseye for boycott
- Crystal Hill members recovering from horrific wreck
- ABN Digest
- BCM students share Christ on break
- Files named ABN ‘Mother of the Year’
- SBC presidential candidates give insights
- Editorial & Opinion
- 12 saved during northern Pulaski Co. outreach
- Tingle shares his journey of faith with retirees
- ABN cartoonist wins EPA award
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- Women & Faith
- Bible Commentary
- Bonus Content: Alaska church combines ‘special forces’ with CP

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