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US conservative faith leaders praise Johnson for House’s approval of foreign aid

United States RNS Conservative religious leaders who had been imploring Speaker Mike Johnson to back assistance for Ukraine and Israel in fighting their wars celebrated the House’s passage of foreign aid packages Saturday, clearing the way for the measures to go to the Senate. Brent Leatherwood, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious […]

In the US, SBC official Brent Leatherwood urges Tennessee lawmakers to pass red flag law

Brent Leatherwood speaks during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday, on 15th June, 2022.

United StatesRNS In late March, Brent Leatherwood got what he called “the most terrifying call a parent could imagine.” There was a shooter at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, where his three children attend. His children survived the attack. Three of their schoolmates did not. Three of the staff at the school were also killed. Brent […]

Cruel or harmless? US pastors mixed on Republican migrant transports

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United StatesAP As Republican governors ramp up their high-profile transports of migrants to Democratic-run jurisdictions, the practice is getting a mixed reaction from Christian faith leaders – many of whom, especially evangelicals, have supported GOP candidates by large numbers in recent elections. Some depict the actions as inhumanely exploiting vulnerable people for political ends, while others say […]