Entries by US Pastor Council Staff

From transgender to transformed

Brian Hobbs, The Baptist Messenger BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Francine Perry and her daughter Laura recently sat down to look at family photos. As they reflected on the good times, they also could see how God was at work, especially through the difficult times — and there were many of those. On the heels of rebellious […]


Special Op Ed by Hood County Pastor Council This is the second part of a two-part series on a topic of great importance to this community. Elections are coming in November and two School Board Trustees are up for re-election. The trustees are all good people with the very best of intentions. But some of their policies would […]

Back To School Prayer Initiative

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. (1 Timothy 2:1-2) If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray […]

OPINION | Why is HHS contraception order still standing? Trump said it ‘would soon be over’

CARDINAL DANIEL N. DINARDO, The Hill After meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office on May 4, I sat in the Rose Garden and listened as the president promised the Little Sisters of the Poor that their “long ordeal” with the government’s contraceptive mandate “would soon be over.” Yet here we are, nearly three […]

Court signals religious freedom victory for artist

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press MADISON, Wisc. (BP) — A self-employed evangelical Christian photographer can reject job requests based on her religious beliefs against same-sex marriage, a Wisconsin county court and government officials have agreed. Judge Richard Niess of the Dane County Circuit Court agreed Monday (Aug. 1) to sign an order within coming weeks signifying […]

At rally, pastors press House to pass transgender bathroom limits

Chuck Lindell, American-Statesman Casting the fight over transgender bathroom use as spiritual warfare for the nation’s soul, conservative Christian pastors rallied Thursday morning at the Capitol, pressing House Republican leaders to pass legislation they said would protect privacy and safety. The crowd of about 200 pastors and supporters broke into frequent chants of “Let the […]

Privacy issues at forefront of SB 3 debate

Wes Rapaport, KXAN AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Discussions surrounding Texas’ divisive proposed legislation took center stage at the capitol on Thursday. Senate Bill 3, also known as the “bathroom bill” and the “privacy act,” would require people to use restrooms, locker rooms, and showers that correspond to the birth sex listed on birth certificates. Supporters said […]