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Kavanaugh confirmation: Prayer, civility urgedWASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer and the restoration of civility in public discourse in the wake of the highly divisive battle that ended with Brett Kavanaugh's narrow confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh, 53, in a 50-48 roll call Oct. 6 after an already bitter struggle over President Trump's nominee escalated when sexual assault allegations were made against the federal appeals court judge. The vote followed party lines in the Republican-majority chamber with one exception: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined the GOP in supporting Kavanaugh. Read More
Senate barely advances to final Kavanaugh voteWASHINGTON (BP) -- The Senate narrowly moved Friday (Oct. 5) toward a final vote on Brett Kavanaugh with his confirmation to the Supreme Court seemingly assured after a commitment later in the day from Republican Sen. Susan Collins to support the nominee.
Senators voted 51-49 to invoke cloture on President Trump's nominee, who has been the focus in recent weeks of sexual assault allegations dating to his high school years. The vote total reflected the political party division in the Republican-majority chamber, but one maverick in each caucus joined the other party in the roll call.
Democratic Sen. Joe Machin of West Virginia voted with the GOP, while Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined the other party in opposing cloture, a procedural move to end debate and move toward a confirmation vote. Read More
Kavanaugh, Ford & my Sunday School youthJACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Most of you are probably aware of the Senate hearings about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the controversy regarding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claims about him when they were teenagers. I am not sending this to support either one's story, but rather to point out something that Ken, Johnny and I as your Sunday School teachers have been trying to explain to you each week.
Each of us wants you to learn from our life experiences and benefit from our life lessons which at times have been learned the hard way. We want our advice to help you avoid the difficulties and consequences we have caused in our own lives by not always making wise decisions. Read More
Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor voteWASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh along deeply divided party lines Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) but with the understanding a floor vote on his confirmation would be delayed for a FBI investigation into a sexual assault charge against the nominee.
The Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 in support of Kavanaugh, reflecting the makeup of the GOP-controlled panel, a day after a divisive hearing on an accusation against the nominee from his teenage years. Read More
Both Kavanaugh, accuser need to be heard, Moore saysWASHINGTON (BP) -- A pivotal Supreme Court seat hangs in the balance while the U.S. Senate and America wait to learn if Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify regarding her sexual assault allegation against President Trump's nominee.
Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said it is important to hear from both Kavanaugh and his accuser regarding a charge he thinks would make the nominee unfit if true.
"Obviously, if this did happen, that would be disqualifying," Moore said in a Sept. 18 appearance on CNN. "And obviously if this did not happen, it would be a horrible thing to wrongfully accuse someone of doing." Read More
Kavanaugh appears likely to gain Senate approvalWASHINGTON (BP) -- Brett Kavanaugh appears likely to gain confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court after completing the gauntlet that is now the hearing process for nominees to the country's highest bench.
The Senate is expected to hold a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh, 53, before the Supreme Court begins its term Oct. 1. President Trump nominated the appeals court judge July 9 following the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Kavanaugh -- a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals -- appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 4-6. He received on the last two days often tough questioning from Democrats in particular. His responses seemed not to damage his support among Senate Republicans, who hold a 51-49 advantage, and some of his supporters expressed confidence a few Democrats would join them in an affirmative confirmation vote in which only a majority is required. Read More
Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlightWASHINGTON (BP) -- Abortion drew the spotlight today (Sept. 4) as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings opened for judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
The Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, expressed concern about Kavanaugh's seeming willingness to restrict abortion rights, and more than 30 protestors were arrested in the hearing room, including some who touted abortion rights. Read More
Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear saysDURHAM, N.C. (BP) -- Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention out of politics remains a goal of the SBC's president and vice presidents, J.D. Greear said in defending their endorsement of President Trump's justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"All three of us have a desire to keep the SBC out of politics, but we also want to speak with clarity in those places we feel like there is clarity," Greear said in a July 12 Facebook Live interview. "And when it came to potential justice Kavanaugh, here's somebody who has a history of standing for the sanctity ... Read More
Evangelical leaders embrace Kavanaugh nominationWASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders embraced President Trump's nomination of federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday (July 9) and called for his quick confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Trump announced his selection of Kavanaugh, 53, Monday night from the White House, ending speculation on who would be chosen from a list of 25 potential nominees -- all considered conservatives -- that the administration had released in November in anticipation of the next open seat on the high court. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on its final day of the term, June 27. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A page in our history can be turned
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, Andrew Walker writes, is an opportunity "to reverse historic wrongs and injustices overseen by Supreme Court justices who acted as Philosopher-Kings instead of dispassionate interpreters of the Constitution." Read More