Baptist Press Archive

Monday, August 14, 2006

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  • Ex-homosexuals protest APA's position on homosexuality

    by Michael Foust, posted Monday, August 14, 2006 (12 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Approximately 50 people from various pro-family groups protested the American Psychological Association's convention Aug. 11, opposing the organization's position that says homosexuality cannot be changed.

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  • Welch continues push toward ‘Everyone Can’ culmination

    by Erin Roach, posted Monday, August 14, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Bobby Welch, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, preached from a pontoon boat on a lake in Tennessee Aug. 8 as part of his travels prior to the Sept. 30 culmination of the “‘Everyone Can!’ Kingdom Challenge” for evangelism. Photo by Linda Perkins

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Bobby Welch, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is continuing a fervent push toward the Sept. 30 culmination of the “‘Everyone Can!’ Kingdom Challenge” for Southern Baptists to reach 1 million baptisms.

    Between preaching engagements, Welch was delayed in the Atlanta airport as terrorism threats snarled air traffic Aug. 10. Welch took the opportunity to talk with two adults about salvation, and now they are scheduled to be baptized on Welch’s last Sunday as pastor of First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla., Aug. 27.

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  • Church counters hateful graffiti with messages of love

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Monday, August 14, 2006 (12 years ago)

    FARMERSVILLE, Texas (BP)--Members of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas, arrived for Sunday morning worship Aug. 13 to find anti-Christian and communist slogans scrawled across their church’s property. But instead of merely scrubbing the messages off the building and walkways, church members wrote messages of their own about God’s love for sinners around the graffiti.

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  • FIRST-PERSON: An update on New Orleans

    by Frank Page, posted Monday, August 14, 2006 (12 years ago)

    TAYLORS, S.C. (BP)--Words cannot express the depth of emotion that I have felt recently, having returned from a trip to New Orleans and surrounding areas.

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