Southern Baptist Ethics And Religious Liberty Commission Speaks Out Against Military Transgender Policy

  Southern Baptist leaders object to the U.S. Army’s new mandatory transgender sensitivity training, reports Baptist Press. The training follows last year’s repeal of a ban on transgender men and women serving openly in the armed forces. Former President Obama’s defense secretary set a deadline of July 1 for fully implementing the…

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Lee Raises Over $1.3 Million in First Reporting Period

The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee issued a statement on Friday that it has raised $1.375 million during the fiscal quarter ending June 30, the first since Lee announced in April. The campaign says it has $2.5 million cash on hand: Republican gubernatorial candidate and conservative Williamson County…

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Donald Trump and French President Macron Hold Joint Press Conference in Paris

President Trump attended the Bastille Day parade Friday in Paris, where U.S. and French troops marched together to mark the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte in bright sunshine on the reviewing…

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Oldest American World War II Veteran Visits Tennessee

A man believed to be the nation’s oldest World War II veteran arrived in Memphis on Thursday from his native Texas to great fanfare. Richard Overton, age 111, was greeted at Memphis International Airport with a water cannon salute from the Memphis Fire Department and well-wishers who wanted to shake…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Says He’ll Appeal Travel Ban Case Back to Supreme Court

Tennessee Star

The administration on Friday said it will appeal directly to the Supreme Court after a lower federal judge, for the second time, ruled against President Trump’s updated travel ban policy. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii ruled late Thursday that cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as…

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