Southern Baptist Convention News
Pastor hopes to demolish Texas church to build memorial garden for shooting victims
The pastor at a Texas church where more than 20 people were killed on Sunday hopes to demolish the house of worship and erect a memorial garden in its place. Pastor Frank Pomeroy, whose 14-year-old daughter Annabelle died in the shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, discussed the
Parents surprise daughters by bringing home newly adopted sister
Raygen Pruitt, 11, and Harper Pruitt, 6, knew for the past 10 months that their parents were planning to adopt a child to join them and their two younger adopted brothers, Titus and Elliot. “They would ask all the time, ‘Have you gotten a call? When is our brother or sister coming home?’” the
How 3 Young Girls and an Arkansas State Official Became the Center of Adoption Controversy
An adoption controversy in Fayetteville, Ark., has ignited a debate over the controversial practice of "re-homing" and caring for adopted children that have been abused. The adoption involves three little girls, who ranged in age from 9 months to 4 years old when it started. Their biological
SCOTUS Rules Against Obamacare's Contraceptive Mandate
Hobby Lobby does not have to pay for contraceptives for employees, based on religious freedom.
Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Obamacare vs. Hobby Lobby
The family-owned craft store does not have to pay for employees' contraception because of owners' religious beliefs.
'This Week' Panel: Are Evangelicals Out of Touch With Mainstream Views?
Despite major changes in public opinion in recent years, Rev. Franklin Graham, son of perhaps the most famous American preacher of all time, Billy Graham, reiterated his strong opposition to gay marriage and gay adoption today on ABC’s “This Week.” As a part of a...
Sunday on 'This Week': Boston Marathon Security
House Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and former New York City police commissioner and ABC News contributor Ray Kelly discuss security for Monday’s Boston Marathon Sunday on “This Week.” Plus, George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with former Supreme Court Justice ...
No Executive Action on Immigration Overhaul
President Obama has no plans to enact unilateral immigration overhaul by executive action, faith leaders from across the country said Obama told them today. “We did not discuss the need; we did not bring up the issue of the president doing unilateral action,” Luis Cortes,...
Chick-fil-A Expansion Reignites Unease Among Gay Rights Advocates
Chick-fil-A plans to open about 100 restaurants this year, with a large number in New York City, but some gay rights advocates are wary of the popular fast-food chain's arrival. "If we can't do it in New York, we have no business going anywhere else," Woody Faulk, Chick-fil-A's vice president of
Officials Expect Death Toll to Spike as Crews Clear Washington State Mudslide
At least 90 people are still missing following massive mudslide in Arlington, Wash.