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WASHINGTON—During its annual gathering of trustees, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention named three executives and two additional staff members Sept. 11: Phillip Bethancourt, Daniel Patterson, Daniel Darling, Joe Carter and Trillia Newbell.…

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Gosnell waives appeal, avoids death penalty

By Tom Strode - May 15, 2013

Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has waived the right to appeal his murder convictions in order to avert a possible death sentence.

Gosnell received three consecutive life terms without parole for the first-degree murders of three babies after their deliveries at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.…

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Critics: State fumbled China trafficking rating

By Staff - Jul 20, 2012

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. State Department’s refusal to categorize China as one of the world’s worst countries at combating human trafficking continues to receive criticism.

In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, the State Department again placed the communist power on the Tier 2 Watch List instead of dropping it to Tier 3, the designation reserved for governments that fall short of standards established by U.S.…

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Resolutions address sinner’s prayer, gay marriage

By Tom Strode - Jun 21, 2012

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention approved resolutions Wednesday reaffirming their convictions regarding the means of salvation and the inerrancy of Scripture while indicating their intention to continue cooperating in the Great Commission despite some theological differences.…

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