Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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  • Intelligent Design suffers setbacks in midterm elections

    by Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 (11 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP)--In Ohio and Kansas, the midterm elections brought gains for evolution backers on state boards of education that determine science standards in public school classrooms, which means proponents of Intelligent Design suffered some setbacks. Read More

  • Judge's public comments called activism for Darwinism

    by James Patterson, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 (11 years ago)

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    Judge John E. Jones III


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP)--Federal Judge John E. Jones III has been on the campaign trail –- not for political office, but in behalf of his ruling upholding Darwinism against Intelligent Design.

    Jones has spoken to the Anti-Defamation League’s executive committee and at his college alma mater in Pennsylvania and given various interviews touting his December 2005 ruling in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Board against the teaching of Intelligent Design in Pennsylvania public school biology courses. Read More

  • BGCT leaders pledge to ‘rebuild trust’ after alleged funds theft

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 (11 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--The staff and executive board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas will work toward “righting the wrongs” in the Rio Grande Valley where three church-starting pastors allegedly embezzled $1.3 million from the convention over six years, Charles Wade, the convention’s executive director, said at the BGCT annual meeting in Dallas Nov. 13. Read More

  • Rio Grande pastors to BGCT: ‘Tell them we are not thieves’

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 (11 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Controversy over the alleged misuse of Baptist General Convention of Texas church-starting funds by three pastors in the Rio Grande Valley has tarnished the reputation of many honorable pastors in far south Texas, BGCT President Michael Bell said at the convention’s annual meeting in Dallas Nov. 13. Read More

  • Motion on criminal probe ruled out of order at BGCT

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 (11 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--A pastor’s motion to have the Baptist General Convention of Texas turn over an internal investigate report about the misuse of funds in the Rio Grande Valley to government authorities was ruled out of order by BGCT President Michael Bell at the convention’s annual meeting Nov. 14. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Making evangelism good news again

    by John Avant, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 (11 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--Have you had your annual "spiritual" this year? We all know it is important to see the doctor for a physical each year, to be sure that we are in good health and treat any disease that we might have. Isn’t it just as important that we do this in our spiritual lives? Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 2006 year-end tax tips

    by Sherre Stephens, posted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 (11 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Think it’s too early to start your tax preparation? A recent flurry of tax legislation and expiring tax credits and deductions that Congress may retroactively extend at year’s end calls for early preparation despite a later filing date (April 18, 2007). Read More