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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

 

Clearly, Trump’s support has declined while Biden’s lead, about 5 percentage points in both April and May, jumped to nearly 14 percentage points in June.

Opinion: Surveys suggest protests, not pandemic, have lost Trump white evangelical support

by: Paul O’Donnell (Ryan Burge) June 24, 2020 (RNS) — The last few months have not been good for President Donald Trump. His administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been criticized for being too slow to meet the rising number of cases. Then, in just the last few weeks, the killings of a number of Black Americans by police and white vigilantes have led to the largest nationwide protest movement since the height of the Vietnam War. Against that backdrop, Trump is seeking reelection against the Democratic nominee, JoeRead More


Mississippi Baptists ask Legislature to remove Confederate symbol from state flag

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by Diana Chandler EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to indicate the Mississippi state flag was adopted in 1894. JACKSON, June 23, 2020 (BP) — Offering a “voice of healing in the name of Jesus Christ,” Mississippi Baptists asked the Legislature Tuesday (June 23) to replace the state flag with a design that does not include the Confederate flag. National racial tension and discussions regarding the flag in recent days prompted the move, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board (MBCB) Executive Director and Treasurer Shawn Parker said in a press conferenceRead More