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Southern Baptist Convention | May. 23 2018

Baptist entities defend housing allowance

WASHINGTON — Two Southern Baptist entities have urged a federal appeals court to uphold the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance.... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 23 2018

Assemblies of God elects first female exec.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The top U.S. board of the Assemblies of God has unanimously elected its first woman general secretary in the Pentecostal... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 23 2018

Iowa ‘heartbeat ban’ bill becomes law

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban May 4. Under the “heartbeat ban” law, physicians... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 23 2018

Trump hopes to protect religious liberty

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order May 3 intended to protect religious liberty, according to the White House. Trump signed... [READ MORE]

Gambling | May. 14 2018

Supreme Court decision opens door to state-sanctioned gambling on sports

By Carrie Brown McWhorter The Alabama Baptist A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court today (May 14) clears the way for all 50 states to legalize... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 9 2018

Huntsville man accused of embezzlement

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Huntsville man was arrested April 19 and charged with first-degree theft of property from his church, Mayfair Church of... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 9 2018

Gender-related bathroom bill fails in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Voters in Alaska’s largest city have defeated a referendum that would have required people to use public bathrooms and... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 9 2018

Navy defends Bible in ‘Missing Man’ display

OKINAWA, Japan — The United States Navy has rejected demands that it remove a Bible on display at a “Missing Man” table honoring prisoners... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 9 2018

‘Nones’ get their first congressional caucus

WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and organizations promoting atheism, agnosticism and humanism recently announced... [READ MORE]

United States | May. 9 2018

New Jersey court says no to church grants

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled April 18 that government grants used to repair and restore 12 historic churches in Morris... [READ MORE]