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'Historic' campaign scored Prop 8's win in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)--Back in July, when a Field Poll was released showing that California Proposition 8 was trailing 51-42 among likely voters, the Election Day outlook for supporters of traditional marriage wasn't too bright. Two months later, when a mid-September Field Poll showed Prop 8 backers behind 55-38, the outlook turned grim."That [tying 'gay marriage' to public schools] was certainly a good strategy, because people don't want their children being taught that same-sex marriage is the norm."So, how did supporters of Proposition 8 manage, in a mere seven weeks, to turn a 17-point polling deficit into a five-point Election Day victory? It had even trailed in the final three pre-election polls.
-- ADF's Glen Lavy
Experts and supporters of Prop 8 -- the constitutional amendment which overturned a state Supreme Court ruling and banned "gay marriage" -- point to a number of factors ... Read More
3-minute testimony leads 1,600 to ChristFORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--More than 1,600 people have indicated online that they prayed to receive Christ for salvation after watching a three-minute video of evangelist Ronnie Hill's testimony, which starts by recounting his birth to a 17-year-old rape victim ... Read More
Seminary serves as voting locationNEW ORLEANS (BP)--New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary served as a polling place in the presidential election Nov. 4 as numerous voting precincts cast their ballots in the Hardin Student Center ... Read More
S. Baptists in Congress return to D.C.
WASHINGTON (BP)--No Southern Baptist members of Congress lost their seats in voting Nov. 4.
Both senators and all 23 representatives who are members of Southern Baptist churches and were on the general-election ballot gained victories.
Six Southern Baptists who are in the current Congress will not return to office ... Read More
Court weighs 'fleeting' obscenities fines
WASHINGTON (BP)--The federal government asked the Supreme Court Nov. 4 to allow the punishment of broadcast TV stations for the use of "fleeting expletives."
The oral arguments in FCC v. Fox Television Stations focused on whether the use of "fleeting expletives" in prime-time television broadcasts violated federal restrictions.
In 2004, the FCC decided the one-time use of certain words, such as the f-word and s-word, would be illegal to use on air. The decision was made after the comm... Read More
Hawkins: Markets' mountaintops, valleys
DALLAS (BP)--GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins discussed the recent volatility in the financial markets during the Southern Baptist entity's Nov. 3-4 trustee meeting in Dallas.
During the sessions, trustees also were updated on the launch of GuideStone's property and casualty program and its plans to offer financial advice to participants beginning next year.
"Through the last 90 years GuideStone has had many mountaintop experiences," Hawkins said. "We also have exp... Read More