DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – The Georgia Baptist Mission Board (GBMB) has offered voluntary early retirement to 50 employees to "right-size" the organization in the midst of dwindling revenue, GBMB Executive Director Thomas Hammond told Baptist Press.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (BP) – An appeals court reversal of laws in Florida banning counseling for teenagers experiencing same-sex attraction has the potential to overturn such bans nationwide, the winning attorney told Baptist Press.
WASHINGTON (BP) – The nation's High Court allowed blatant discrimination to stand in at least two cases limiting church activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told the Federalist Society Thursday (Nov. 12).
RENO, Nev. (BP) – Nevada has amended its constitution to protect same-sex marriage and concurrently exempted clergy and pastors from litigation if they refuse to perform such unions.
MESQUITE, Texas (BP) – Un incremento en nuevos casos de COVID-19 tiene al menos a algunas iglesias regresando a los cultos solamente en línea mientras muchas iglesias continúan reuniéndose en las instalaciones.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (BP) – Newly mandated sexual health education in kindergarten through senior high public schools in Washington state includes guidance contrary to Scripture, according to several groups opposing the change.
DALLAS (BP) – By design, only New Year's Day and Thanksgiving interrupt the daily 6 a.m. prayer meetings Pastor David Galvan has held since Feb. 5, 1996, at Primera Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida (New Life Church) in Dallas. The COVID-19 pandemic simply changed the venue.
MESQUITE, Texas (BP) – A surge in new COVID-19 cases has at least a few churches returning to online-only worship as many churches continue meeting onsite.
SALEM, Ore. (BP) – Oregon will become the first state in the nation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs including Oxycodone, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine beginning in February 2021.
BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) – Louisiana's new constitutional amendment restricting abortion is especially close to Louisiana Baptist Executive Director Steve Horn's heart. His adopted 10-year-old son Dru was born after the birth mother sought help at a pro-life pregnancy center.