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LGBT group criticizes Chick-fil-A exec's invitationCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- An LGBT advocacy group cites Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's support of Christianity in opposing a Chick-fil-A vice president as a military academy symposium speaker.
Rodney Bullard, Chick-fil-A vice president of corporate social responsibility and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, should not speak at a February leadership symposium at his alma mater, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), the advocacy group said. Read More
Gray Allison, theology leader in SBC resurgence, diesMEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- B. Gray Allison, who gave theological strength to the Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention as the founder of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, died Feb. 12 in Memphis, Tenn. He was 94.
Through the seminary, Allison also buttressed Southern Baptists' evangelistic commitment. Read More
Louisiana College quits CCCU over LGBT policyPINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- Louisiana College President Rick Brewer has notified the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities that the Baptist-affiliated college has withdrawn its membership from the organization.
The issue involves a policy passed by the CCCU board of directors endorsing so-called "Fairness for All" legislation to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of federally-protected classes while also articulating protections for churches and religious organizations.
Brewer, in a letter to CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra, strongly objected to the CCCU board's action last October. Read More
Tim Tebow visits students for their Night to ShinePLANO, Texas (BP) -- A group of students got the surprise of a lifetime when Tim Tebow showed up unexpectedly at Prestonwood Baptist Church. That evening the church was hosting one of his foundation's Night to Shine prom events for special needs students.
The students are enrolled in St. Timothy Christian Academy, a ministry partner of Prestonwood Christian Academy. The school for students with learning differences in grades 1 through 12 is housed at Prestonwood Baptist Church. The 26 students were gathered in an atrium area for a meeting when Tebow stepped out of the elevator. Read More
Church plant reaches millennials at local cineplexPHOENIX (BP) -- A church plant that meets in one of the theaters in a cineplex may not be big news.
Except when a church plant impacts so many millennials that it never plans to leave.
Jeremiah Semmler and CityView Church in Phoenix have seen more than 350 people land in their theater seats and connect with the church family. Instead of watching a new release, many soon meet Jesus and become released to a new life in Christ. Read More