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Starbucks, Roseanne create John 13:34 opportunity

A.B. Vines, president of the California Southern Baptist Convention and a trustee of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, told Baptist Press it's "good" any time a company like Starbucks seizes a national moment to help people "understand different cultures," "people's differences" and how not to offend one another needlessly.

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GuideStone to launch lower-cost Secure Health plan

Churches and pastors looking for budget-minded health care coverage as well as protection for their employees and their families have another option to consider coming this summer. GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, will roll out its new GuideStone Secure Health plan during the June 12-13 SBC annual meeting in Dallas, with enrollment to begin July 1.

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Therapy bans, the new battlefield

On April 3, California lawmakers passed the most expansive conversion therapy measure out of an Assembly committee. The law would label as fraudulent any view of sexuality or gender identity -- expressed in books, conferences, or therapy -- at odds with the LGBT agenda.

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