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Abortion rights marchers in nation’s capital target President Bush’s pro-life policies
WASHINGTON (BP)--Pro-choice advocates gathered in a massive demonstration in the nation’s capital April 25 to support abortion rights, with the rally often a defiant outcry against the policies of the Bush administration. Read More
Mass. gov.: out-of-staters not eligible for same-sex 'marriages'
BOSTON (BP)--Out-of-state same-sex couples won’t be allowed to acquire marriage licenses in Massachusetts if, as expected, a controversial ruling takes effect May 17, a spokesman for Gov. Mitt Romney said April 24. Read More
Jeff Iorg elected as Golden Gate president
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP)--Trustees of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary elected Jeff Iorg as the seminary's seventh president at the beginning of their April 26-27 meeting at the Northern California campus. Read More
Mary Kassian’s ministry to women: from Bible to Internet
Mary Kassian, with rope at a rock-climbing wall, challenges women to take “smart risks ... to climb higher with God.” Photo by Michael Gomez
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (BP)--As a writer, an internationally known speaker, president of Alabaster Flask Ministries, a wife and mother of three teenage boys, it’s easy to think Mary Kassian wouldn't have time for ministry.
"Our home has always had a revolving door," Kassian said. "We're always having Bible studies and ministering to people. And when you're homeschooling three children, sometimes ministry takes on a different form."
But Kassian and her husband, Brent, believe ministry happens "where you're at." Read More
Indian Christians apprehensive as general elections proceed
DELHI, India (BP)--India’s 14th general elections -– the world’s largest electoral process -- began on April 20, with voting to continue until May 10. More than 40 regional and national parties are vying for 543 parliamentary seats. Given the nation’s recent history of religious oppression, the election – with a potential 675 million voters – is critical to Christians throughout India. Read More
SEBTS trustees affirm statements on inerrancy, gender roles
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees voted April 19 to affirm both the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy and the Danvers Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Read More
New DVD player that filters out offensive material now available
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A DVD player that filters out objectionable material in movies is now available for purchase. The technology allows viewers to watch such films as "Matrix Reloaded," "Catch Me If You Can" and even "Braveheart" without the overtly sexual or violent scenes and foul language. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: The privilege to reproduce
DENVER (BP)--As hundreds of thousands of women marched for reproductive rights in Washington on April 25, the defense for babies was eerily silent. Read More