Nearly two out of three American adults believe businesses and organizations should be required to provide birth-control coverage in their employee health-care plans, even if it violates the employer’s religious beliefs, according to a recent survey by LifeWay Research.
About 350 people gathered at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton April 19-20, 2002, to begin "a convention for people who don't want to fight any more." Supporters of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri, now operating as Churchnet, will gather April 13-14 at Fee
"For better or for worse." When Brad and Connie Ricklefs exchanged those vows in 2007, they had no idea "worse" would come far too soon. Today they continue to celebrate Connie's recovery from a near-fatal, rare heart attack.
Some Baptist leaders applauded President Obama's announcement that insurance companies, rather than religious institutions, will be required to provide employees' contraception coverage. However, the head of a Southern Baptist Convention agency said the compromise proposal failed to answer the concerns of self-funded religious insurance providers.