Judy Baker could push her faith as a cornerstone as a candidate for public office. While she believes a candidate's "character and principles" should be considered, voters also must measure "other aspects of fairness, tolerance and competence" when choosing a public servant.
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CORDOVA, Tenn. (ABP) – A Catholic presidential candidate received a prayer of blessing from a Southern Baptist mega-church during a campaign visit to Memphis.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (ABP) – A Florida Baptist church that recently opened its pulpit to a registered sex offender has been asked to withdraw from its local association of Southern Baptist churches.
The USS Merrimack, commissioned in 1856, was burned to the waterline when the Union forces abandoned the Norfolk (Va.) Naval Yards in April 1861. The Confederacy raised the ship a few weeks later and rebuilt her with iron plate armor and commissioned her as the
Voters need to be aware of their own biases, including those in their own faith tradition. Then they also must look for the bias that the media they use also likely will reflect.
Christians should be realistic in their expectations when it comes to finding a candidate whose values mirror their own.
Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo has become a missions launching pad. The church licensed 20 students to the ministry in the last six years. At least a half-dozen more young men who attended the church through high school have been licensed by other churches,
A Baptist college in Louisiana is suing the federal government over a requirement that religious schools and hospitals cover contraceptives in insurance for their employees, including birth control pills that induce abortion.
While the U.S. Constitution specifically mandates no religious litmus test should be used to determine who holds office, Christians still grapple with how—and if—their faith should inform their choice in candidates. And they often use the Bible to back their decisions.