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New mandated sex education in Washington state bucks biblical teaching

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.

Veterans’ ministry ‘moving and changing’ to meet needs

MARIETTA, Ga. (BP) – One day, a young veteran’s wife approached ministry leaders at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. She was struggling. Her husband, who served two tours in the Middle East, had been hospitalized for suicidal thoughts.

FIRST-PERSON: Reflections on Veterans Day

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – There is no mystery behind the endurance and the success of American liberty. It is because in every generation, from the Revolutionary period to this very hour, brave Americans have stepped forward and served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States. Every one of them deserves thanks, admiration and prayers from our entire country.

Tropical Storm Eta dumps rain on an already flooded Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Torrential rain from Tropical Storm Eta caused dangerous flooding across Florida's most densely populated urban areas Monday (Nov. 9) after it made landfall in the Florida Keys. Cars were stranded and entire neighborhoods were swamped as flash floods rose in areas where the water had no place to drain.

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer said Monday that an early peek at the data on its coronavirus vaccine suggests the shots may be a surprisingly robust 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19, putting the company on track to apply later this month for emergency-use approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Louisiana man gets 25 years for torching 3 Black churches

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana man who admitted to burning down three predominantly African American churches to promote himself as a "black metal" musician was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay the churches $2.6 million.

Pastor of burned church encouraged by outpouring of love

PHILADELPHIA (BP) – Though Pastor Philip Pham and the members of Vietnamese Baptist Church are sad and frustrated by the burning of their church building Tuesday night (Oct. 27), they have also been encouraged by the many expressions of love and support they have received.

Vietnamese Baptist Church burns amid Philadelphia unrest

PHILADELPHIA (BP) – The building of Vietnam Baptist Church in Philadelphia was burned Tuesday night (Oct. 27) during the second night of unrest in the city after the police shooting of a Black man Monday (Oct. 26).

Barrett confirmed; SBC leaders focus on prayer

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a nearly party-line vote Monday evening (Oct. 26), and Southern Baptist leaders focused on prayer for the new justice.

Trump, Biden debate human dignity issues

NASHVILLE (BP) – President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden sparred over issues involving human dignity Thursday evening (Oct. 22) during their final debate before election day.