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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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  • Bills would give teachers freedom teaching evolution

    by Michael Foust, posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Ben Stein's movie "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" has been out less than a month but apparently already is having a significant impact in the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools.

    "These [bills] will give teachers the kind of protection they need so they can talk about both the scientific evidence for and against evolution without having to fear for losing their jobs." -- Discovery Institute's Casey Luskin

          Legislatures in three states -- Louisiana, Michigan and Missouri -- are considering academic freedom bills that would give teachers greater protection and freedom in teaching the strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution. Passage of any of the bills would be a first for any state, according to officials at the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based think tank that supports the bills. Similar bills in Alabama and Florida died this month, although the ones in the other states, particularly Louisiana, seem to stand a better chance. Read More

  • Relief assessment begins in China

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Southern Baptist relief workers are in touch with partners in central China to assess needs created by the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the region May 12. Read More

  • Forrest Pollock, son killed in plane crash

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (10 years ago)

    BRANDON, Fla. (BP)--Florida pastor Forrest Pollock and a 13-year-old son were killed May 12 when the single-engine plane Pollock was flying crashed in North Carolina. Read More

  • Ed Litton to be Pastors' Conf. nominee

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Ed Litton, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of North Mobile in Saraland, Ala., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference ... Read More

  • Chaplain shares Christ with Army Rangers

    by Adam Miller, posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (10 years ago)

    To view a video about Chaplain Jeff Struecker, click [URL=]here[/URL].

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (BP)--Even on a warm day, the water in Ranger Lake at Fort Benning, Ga., is so cold it hurts. Chaplain (Capt.) Jeff Struecker steps in wearing black running shorts and a RANGER-emblazoned T-shirt. He even flashes a bright grin.

    "Who wants to go first?" Struecker asks, signaling to a young soldier who likewise flashes a smile in anticipation of the pai... Read More

  • Arab seminary safe after Beirut fighting

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (10 years ago)

    BEIRUT, Lebanon (BP)--The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary located outside Beirut, Lebanon, sustained no damage after fighting broke out between Hezbollah militia and the Lebanese government May 8.

    The capital city remains tense. Hezbollah began pulling out of western Beirut May 12. However, the death toll continues to climb as the fighting moves into the northern port city of Tripoli. Many inhabitants are fleeing to Cyprus.

    News sources say this is the worst violence the small countr... Read More