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Evangelicals urge biblical response to nuanced views of immigration reform

WASHINGTON (BP) – Evangelicals’ nuanced views on immigration should encourage faith leaders to offer biblical responses to all concerns, key evangelical leaders said Feb. 28 upon the release of a new Lifeway Research study sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration Table.

Evangelicals back immigration reform, increased border security

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — American evangelicals have complex perspectives on immigration and want a nuanced political response, but most want Congress to act soon.

Royalty rates push religious webcasters out of market, asserts SCOTUS appeal

WASHINGTON (BP) – Noncommercial religious broadcasters are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review copyright royalty fees, alleging they favor secular speech over religious expression.

EXPLAINER: How the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on life affects IVF

Earlier this week, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) healthcare system announced that it was pausing all in vitro fertilization (IVF) fertility treatments. This pause is due to the perceived fear of prosecution and lawsuits in light of the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, Feb. 16, stating that human beings in the embryonic stage have the same legal rights and protections as children who are born.

Man murdered by fellow student at Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A college wrestler in Kentucky was killed by a fellow student at Campbellsville University over the weekend, authorities said. Campbellsville, a Christian university once affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, has many Southern Baptist students and alumni.

Justice Alito sounds alarm after Christians denied jury duty in state court

WASHINGTON (BP) – The barring of two Christians from jury duty in a trial involving a lesbian is evidence that Christians with a biblical worldview are increasingly seen as bigots, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said after Missouri asked the High Court to review the ruling.

NEWS DIGEST: S.C. pastor arrested on prostitution charges; Fourth victim of former Saddleback youth volunteer comes forward

South Carolina pastor arrested for ‘aiding or abetting prostitution’; Former Saddleback youth volunteer awaiting trial on abuse charges.

Responses continue over ARC announcement, funding and future

NASHVILLE (BP) — It was meant to be a moment of levity, one that pointed to the current financial challenges of the Southern Baptist Convention amid a desire to continue a response to sexual abuse reform that first gained a foothold in the Executive Committee five years ago.

Alabama Supreme Court rules frozen embryos are ‘children’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) – The Alabama Supreme Court ruled last week that frozen embryos are “children” for the purposes of a wrongful death lawsuit. The decision reverses two lower court rulings.

No toxicity in white powder found at U.S. House Speaker Johnson’s local church

BENTON, La. (BP) – An envelope with a suspicious white powder on it found at the Louisiana church membership of U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson revealed no toxicity in field tests, the FBI said Feb. 19.