Oklahoma Baptists urge president to withdraw mandate
BY CARLA HINTON NewsOK.com
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
MOORE — Oklahoma Southern Baptists are urging President Barack Obama to withdraw a controversial health care mandate because they assert it violates their right of religious liberty.
The request came in the form of a resolution approved Tuesday by Baptist delegates gathered for the denomination's 106th annual meeting at First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27.
“Religious liberty is really at the heart of our beliefs, not only our history,” Brian Hobbs, spokesman for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said Tuesday.
The resolution, which Hobbs said was written before the Nov. 6 presidential election, was one of nine approved at Tuesday's convention gathering. The convention is the state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention.
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