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Alabama News | Apr. 3 2019

Community seeing ‘glimmers of light’ after tornado

By Grace Thornton The Alabama Baptist So much more — that’s what the March 3 tornadoes were to Rusty Sowell. So much more than he ever could’ve... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Apr. 3 2019

No tax relief for churches; Congress ignores latest request on filing returns

EDITOR’S NOTE–This story was updated April 10 to clarify that most churches will NOT have to file tax returns. The only churches... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 2 2019

Judge says lawsuit can go forward with aborted baby as co-plaintiff

 Madison County judge has recognized the legal rights of an aborted baby under an Alabama law approved by voters in 2018, paving the way for... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 2 2019

Medical Marijuana bill filed in Alabama legislature

A bill in the Alabama Legislature would expand medical marijuana laws in Alabama.  The legislation, titled the Compassion, Access, Research... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Apr. 1 2019

Midwest disaster relief recovery begins as additional flooding looms

Historic flooding in the Midwest has caused at least $3 billion in damages in recent weeks and state disaster relief leaders are organizing a... [READ MORE]

International News | Apr. 1 2019

US expands overseas abortion funding ban

The U.S. will strengthen and expand a policy withholding federal funds from overseas groups that offer or promote abortions, Secretary of State... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Mar. 31 2019

Ronnie Floyd being recommended as SBC Executive Committee president

Arkansas pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd will be recommended for the presidency of the SBC Executive Committee,... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Mar. 29 2019

Texas bill would protect churches that report sex abuse allegations

AUSTIN, Texas — Southern Baptist pastors and leaders have initiated a Texas bill to allow nonprofits including churches to disclose credible... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Mar. 28 2019

Study: Strong link between daily use of marijuana and psychosis

A new study published March 19 in The Lancet Psychiatry medical journal shows a strong link between daily marijuana use and the risk of later... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Mar. 26 2019

Appeals court OKs ministers housing allowance

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled unanimously March 15 that the long-standing clergy allowance, known... [READ MORE]