Baptist Press Archive

Friday, June 27, 2003

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  • Volunteers join Jordanian Baptists in tackling Iraq's rebuilding needs

    by Mark Kelly, posted Friday, June 27, 2003 (15 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Southern Baptist volunteers are beginning to make some headway in helping Iraqis rebuild their country.

          A team of students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, arrived in northern Iraq the first week of June to partner with the Jordanian Baptist Society on three projects: remodeling a school auditorium, laying groundwork for a women's literacy training project and installing computers in an Internet café.

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    Opening doors to information

    A group of students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are helping install computers with internet access in Iraq so that people in that country can have access to worldwide information.

          Both school children and local government leaders will benefit from the school auditorium-remodeling project. Not only will the pupils' educational opportunities be advanced, but the auditorium also serves as the meeting place for local leaders, who are working to bring stability and order to the country following the war. Read More

  • Campolo: Opposition to women preachers evidence of demonic influence

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Friday, June 27, 2003 (15 years ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)--Anyone who resists the notion of women preachers is functioning as a tool of the devil, Tony Campolo, founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, said during the opening session of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's general assembly June 26. Read More

  • Currie to Texas CBF: Patterson 'ignorant' and 'asinine'

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Friday, June 27, 2003 (15 years ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)--God spared his life after a recent surgery because he was meant to combat an "ignorant" and "asinine" Paige Patterson in Texas, said David Currie, executive director of Texas Baptists Committed, during a breakout session at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly June 26. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: An unnecessary boost to the gay rights movement

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, June 27, 2003 (15 years ago)

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--In the wee hours of the morning of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided The Stonewall Inn located in The Big Apple's Greenwich Village. Officers were there to cite the after hours "private club" for selling liquor without a license. The Inn, a known gathering place for homosexuals and the like, was packed to capacity. When officers sought to arrest the bartender, a doorman, three drag queens and an apparent lesbian, the crowd erupted. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Sports Illustrated catering to homosexuals

    by Brad Locke, posted Friday, June 27, 2003 (15 years ago)

    TUPELO, Miss. (BP)--People assume you can count on sports magazines to be apolitical. Sports Illustrated has proven several times to be anything but that, especially in its blatant support of homosexual behavior. Read More