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    'Not for kids': Rampant gore, obscenity in TV comics

    August 6, 2019

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES – Graphic violence, profanity and sex overflow on television shows based on children's comic books, the Parents Television Council (PTC) found in its latest study.

    Paul Kim, the Asian American relations consultant to the Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee, attended the installation ceremony of the new U.S. Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper. Submitted photo

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    Asian American Baptists engage government officials

    August 6, 2019

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    WASHINGTON D.C. – A Southern Baptist pastor participated earlier this summer in what some have called the first-ever meeting of Asian American pastors at the White House.

    It came during the same week Paul Kim, the Asian American relations...

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    Baptists respond to 'horrific' acts of violence

    August 5, 2019

    Baptist News | Nation | Featured

    EL PASO, Texas (BP) – As two mass shootings over the weekend brought the total to three such tragedies in just over a week, Baptists prayed, met needs and called for an urgent look at how white supremacy can "fuel" violence.

    The shootings –...

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    Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) defended his recent reversal on taxpayer funding of abortion after a challenge from California Sen. Kamala Harris (right) during a second Democratic presidential debate that barely broached the controversial issue. Screen capture from The Washington Post

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    Biden defends abortion funding reversal in debate

    August 2, 2019

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    DETROIT – Former Vice President Joe Biden defended his recent reversal on taxpayer funding of abortion during a second Democratic presidential debate that barely broached the controversial issue.

    Biden's reversal has wiped out any hopes pro-life...

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    Fake news vs. satire: Snopes and Babylon Bee feud

    August 1, 2019

    Nation | ABN Digest | Featured

     

    THE CHRISTIAN humor website the Babylon Bee is being criticized by fact-checker Snopes, who questions whether or not the Babylon Bee's content might better be classified as "fake news" rather than satire.

    On July 22, the Babylon Bee posted a story

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    Oregon assisted suicide decision 'dangerous territory'

    July 30, 2019

    Nation | Featured

    SALEM, Oregon – Oregon rolled back one of the only safeguards in the state's assisted suicide law last week. The change does away with a 15-day waiting period if a physician predicts a patient has fewer than 15 days to live.

    "[Removing] the waiting...

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    Marvel Studios and sexuality in spotlight

    July 29, 2019

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Marvel Cinematic Universe appears to be ready to gamble that its massive audiences are diehard enough to embrace its first LGBT superhero. Spoiler alert: It's the Asgardian warrior Valkyrie.

    Marvel Studios President Kevin...

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    Marshal Ausberry, first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, traveled to the Mexican border to learn how Baptist pastors there are ministering to immigrants and migrants seeking safety in the U.S. Screen capture

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    On the border: 'Urgent need' to show Christ's love

    July 29, 2019

    Nation

    TIJUANA, Mexico – The two adult sisters risked their lives in a months-long journey from Cameroon in Central Africa to Tijuana, Mexico. Southern Baptist pastor Marshal Ausberry was surprised to see them at the Southern U.S. border seeking asylum in...

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    Ambassador at Large for International Relgious Freedom Sam Brownback opens the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the U.S. State Department on July 16. U.S. State Department photo by Ron PrzysuchaPublic Domain

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    State Department religious liberty event shows gains

    July 24, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Described as the largest religious freedom event in world history, the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom demonstrated a growth in support for the cause even as advocates received a reminder of its grave need.

    The U.S....

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    Abortion providers adjust to new federal funding rules

    July 22, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers said last week they will go without federal family planning money after the Trump administration began enforcement of new pro-life rules on July 15.

    Jacqueline Ayers, Planned Parenthood's...

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