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Worker 'thankful' he wasn't 'sitting duck' during shooting
MERIDIAN, Miss. (BP)--On any normal day at the Lockheed Martin plant in Meridian, Miss., electrician Mark Roberts is several feet off the ground, on a hydraulic lift, working in the ceiling. On July 8, for some reason, he was not. Read More
Baptist deacon, 'fine Christian gentleman,' among those killed in Miss. plant shooting
MERIDIAN, Miss. (BP)--A Southern Baptist church deacon was among those killed in a shooting at a Lockheed Martin plant in Mississippi July 8. Read More
Bush, D.C. mayor push for voucher program in nation's capital
WASHINGTON (BP)--The latest battleground for education choice is the country's capital.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams is pushing school vouchers, with President Bush and members of Congress as his fellow advocates. His effort is drawing plenty of critics, however.
"The reason I support vouchers is because I think things are improving in the school system, but we can't wait," Williams said July 8 in receiving this year's Urban Innovator Award from the Manhattan Institute's Center for Civic Innovation, CNS News reported. "Thousands of children can't wait until we do everything we need to do to improve the school system.
British Columbia court lifts moratorium on same-sex 'marriage'
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BP)--A second Canadian province has cleared the way for homosexuals to "marry." The British Columbia Court of Appeal lifted a one-year moratorium on same-sex "marriages" July 8, following an Ontario court ruling that gives homosexuals within the province the right to "marry." Read More
New book by seminary professor explores Hebrew language, O.T.
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary professor and Hebrew scholar Mark Rooker has written a new book that explores the complexities and beauty of ancient Hebrew and the Old Testament. Read More
ANALYSIS: The implications of Lawrence v. Texas
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--In 1986, Michael Hardwick filed an action in federal court attempting to have the court declare Georgia's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What's wrong with borrowing?
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)--Doesn't the Bible say, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be"? Well, that might be good common sense, but it's not from God's Word; Benjamin Franklin said it in Poor Richard's Almanac. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What should we do with affirmative action?
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BP)--The 1954 Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education altered forever the course of education in the United States. The decision nearly a half-century ago insured race as a valid method by which to justify leveling the field of equal access for African Americans into the mainstreams of the educational processes of the country. Read More