Religious groups team up to fight sex trafficking

WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Law enforcement is teaming up with faith groups to combat sex trafficking around the country, with some calling it the newest “Christian abolitionist movement.'' By Amanda Greene. 850.

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Update: Billy Graham released from N.C. hospital

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham, 93, was released from a North Carolina hospital after he developed a fever Saturday night (Aug. 11) and is now being treated for bronchitis, said his longtime spokesman, A. Larry Ross. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.

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Baptist leader critiques anti-gay comments

(RNS) A Southern Baptist leader who works on gay outreach has criticized recent anti-gay comments by North Carolina pastors, saying they “show a complete lack of understanding of how to minister to those struggling with this particular temptation.” By Adelle M. Banks.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: After gay marriage ban, what comes next?

RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) How should we, as people of faith, respond in light of a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage? Now that the people of North Carolina have voted against equality, what should we do? Simple. We vote again. By Hugh Hollowell.

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Both sides gear up in N.C. gay marriage fight

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Here in the only Southern state that does not have a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, both sides are gearing up for a fight at the ballot box on May 8. By Amanda Greene.

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