Telling the story of Arkansas Baptists Since 1901

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    Georgia governor signs heartbeat law

    May 7, 2019

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    ATLANTA, Ga. – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed legislation on Tuesday that protects unborn babies from abortion once they have a detectable heartbeat, usually around six weeks of gestation.

    Augie Boto (left at podium), interim president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, prayed for Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee at a National Day of Prayer event in the EC building in Nashville. EC photo

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    National Day of Prayer helps communities heal, 'love one another'

    May 7, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Prayer saturated America through tens of thousands of gatherings held on National Day of Prayer (NDP) May 2, encompassing events at churches, businesses, government offices and communities heal after tragedy.

    Participation...

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    President Trump announces new rule protecting conscience rights of health care professionals during a National Day of Prayer observance in the White House Rose Garden. White House photo

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    HHS rule protecting conscience rights lauded

    May 6, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Religious liberty and pro-life advocates have commended the Trump administration's new rule protecting freedom of conscience for health care providers.

    The final rule – issued May 2 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

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    This is a photo of the 4D Ultraround that thousands saw in Times Square on Saturday (May 4) during a pro-life event. The unborn baby shown belongs to Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director whose story is the focus of the pro-life movie "Unplanned." Screen grab from Focus on the Family tweet

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    'Alive from New York': Pro-lifers rally in Times Square

    May 6, 2019

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    NEW YORK – One of the largest ever pro-life events happened in the heart of New York City's Times Square on Saturday, May 4.

    Estimates of 20,000 people gathered for an event called "Alive from New York" that was designed by Focus on the Family to...

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    41.6 million Americans are Bible-curious

    May 6, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A significant rise in the number of adults looking to the Bible for answers this year gives the church a prime opportunity to draw more people to biblical truth, the American Bible Society (ABS) told Baptist Press.

    John F. Plake,...

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    USCIRF commends U.S., seeks more on religious liberty

    May 6, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration again demonstrated a commitment to global religious liberty in 2018, but the United States and other countries must do more to hold severe violators accountable, the U.S. Commission on International Religious...

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    North Carolina Senate overrides veto of infant protections

    May 1, 2019

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    RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Senate voted with a two-thirds majority Tuesday, April 30 to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor's Protection Act.

    The bill would create civil and criminal penalties for...

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    Pastor and bookstore owner Jon Speed protested New York’s expanded abortion law by closing his business the day after the law was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo submitted.

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    New York Baptists show pro-life heart after abortion law

    May 1, 2019

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    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – When New York legislators passed an expansive abortion bill and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law on Jan. 22, they may have inadvertently sent out a wake-up call to the state's pro-life community.

    "I do believe God is using the...

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    Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, his wounded hands bandaged, tells reporters what happened when an active shooter interrupted the April 27th Passover service at Chabad of Poway synagogue. Time.com screen capture

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    'Shock and disbelief' after Poway synagogue attack

    April 30, 2019

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    POWAY, Calif. – Pastor Darrow Perkins never expected such violence in the six years his church has stood in Poway, Calif., just two miles from Chabad of Poway synagogue.

    "Shock and disbelief" hit the small town when a gunman entered the synagogue...

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    Pro-life bills meet divergent fates with governors

    April 29, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – The efforts of state legislatures to protect unborn and born babies are experiencing different fates at governors' desks.

    Governors in Indiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Ohio and Utah signed pro-life bills in late March or April, while...

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