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Producer defends ethics of Planned Parenthood videos

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The process used by the Center for Medical Progress to obtain undercover videos outing Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby parts was not morally wrong, CMP founder David Daleiden said at the Evangelicals for Life conference in Washington. Daleiden shared his convictions during the opening day of the Jan. 21-22 conference in an interview with Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family. Co-sponsored by the ERLC and Focus on the Family, Evangelicals for Life is being held as a pre-event to Saturday's annual March for Life in Washington.

Faith, religious liberty among presidential forum topics

PLANO, Texas (BP) -- If most evangelical Christians are avoiding the polls and allowing leaders to be elected by non-believers, "is it any wonder we have a federal government that is assaulting life?" asked Sen. Ted Cruz during a presidential candidate forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. "There are 90 million evangelical Christians in America," Cruz said during the Oct. 18 event that drew about 6,000 people to hear ...

Texas abortion law gets 2nd federal court win

NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Contested portions of a 2013 Texas pro-life law, which continually have been challenged in court by abortion advocates, were upheld June 9 by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The decision to uphold the law as it was passed likely will mean that 49 licensed abortion clinics in Texas will be reduced to eight, as Texas House Bill No. 2 (HB 2) requires abortion facilities to comply with ambulatory surgical center standards.

‘Tea at 3’ new for women attending SBC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- New among this year's events held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting is an afternoon tea hosted by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The free event will be open to all women and held Monday, June 15, from 3-4 p.m., in the Hyatt Regency hotel, attached to the Greater Columbus Convention Center where the annual meeting will take place. Dorothy Patterson, wife of Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson and professor of theology in women's studies at the seminary, said "Tea at 3" has been designed around a deep desire to help equip women for the work to which the Lord has called them.

Naghmeh Abedini shares evangelism passion

EULESS, Texas (BP) -- Naghmeh Abedini, whose husband Saeed Abedini is imprisoned in an Iranian prison for sharing his Christian faith, expressed her passion -- and her husband's passion -- for rescuing "that one sheep" with the Gospel during an evangelism conference, Feb. 23.

At Texas-Mexico border, First Baptist’s volunteer team assists at processing center

McALLEN, Texas (BP) -- A chain-link fence along the sidewalk separated De Dorman and the rest of McAllen, Texas, from the immigrant processing center set up at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.       Beyond the fence, khaki-colored tents stood tethered to the asphalt parking lot. Generators ran air conditioning units in each tent, keeping the temperature somewhere near 70 degrees ...

Easter sermon yielded to Ukraine’s president

KIEV, Ukraine (BP) -- Texas evangelist Michael Gott saw an unexpected opportunity and seized it when he yielded his preaching time on Easter morning to Ukraine's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov.

Ukraine volunteer team intent on staying

[QUOTE@left@180=Church's Ukraine volunteers "are not going to come back early unless they are forced to."
-- Pastor Byron McWilliams]ODESSA, Texas (BP) -- A Texas Baptist volunteer team in Kiev remains in Ukraine's capital despite riots that began ravaging the city Tuesday (Feb. 18) after weeks of peaceful protests.

Atheist shocked when church helps with bills

ATHENS, Texas (BP) -- The man who threatened to sue a Texas county for placing a nativity scene on the courthouse lawn has had a shift in perspective, dropped the lawsuit and now plans to move to the county with his wife and cat.