Baptist Press Archive

Friday, December 22, 2006

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  • ‘95 percent’ sex survey connected to Planned Parenthood

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    "Helping Americans abandon any sense that sex belongs in marriage is essential to boosting the demand for [Planned Parenthood’s] abortion services.


    Richard Ross

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--One of the most popular news stories circulating in recent days is a study by the Guttmacher Institute in New York that says 95 percent of Americans have had premarital sex. But there’s more to the story than is being reported.

        “It would be more forthright for the Guttmacher Institute to mention in its reports that it is the research arm for Planned Parenthood,” Richard Ross, founder of the True Love ... Read More

  • Moderation the message from Latin America’s elections

    by Mark Kelly, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--After decades of polarization between Marxist guerrillas and military dictators, Latin America’s democracies may at last be finding their way to moderation and stability, according to observers of the region’s recent presidential elections.

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  • Military in Iraq celebrating Christ amidst war, chaplain says

    by Staff, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (BP)--A Southern Baptist chaplain in Iraq says military personnel are celebrating the birth of Christ in the midst of a war-torn country.

          Chaplain LTC Jim White, 3rd Infantry Division, says "in spite of the circumstances," America's finest are celebrating Christmas in Baghdad and throughout Iraq.... Read More

  • Tsunami victims say ‘thank you’ to Southern Baptists

    by Marie Travis, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Weeset, a Thai fisherman, stands with his wife and son at their newly built house on the southern coast of Thailand. Their home is located in Ban Nam Kem, just north of Khao Lak, where more than 5,000 Thais lost their lives in the tsunami. Southern Baptists responded there by building hundreds of boats and houses for tsunami victims.
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--It has been nearly two years since an earthquake and a deadly tsunami hit parts of eight Asian nations, including Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Many survivors have tried to move on with their lives, while others are still working to regain normalcy and stability.

        There are constant reminders of the day family, friends, homes and businesses were lost. But many survivors have found hope through the Southern Baptist Convention. In a new website ... Read More

  • Governor's signature makes N.J. 3rd state with civil unions

    by Staff, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    TRENTON, N.J. (BP)--New Jersey became the third state to legalize civil unions when Gov. Jon Corzine signed Dec. 21 into law a bill that grants homosexual couples all the legal benefits of marriage under state law.

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  • Jacksonville ministry takes Christmas message to seafarers

    by Joni B. Hannigan/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--The fast-moving cargo ship was in port for less than half a day with a steady stream of vehicles being driven onshore from its five decks. Even so, in the midst of off-loading 1,232 SUVs and cars, two-dozen seafarers and their captain took time Dec. 8 to spend a few minutes with volunteers who shared with them the true meaning of Christmas.

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  • Southern Baptists called to pray for Turkmenistan

    by Staff, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (BP)--Southern Baptist workers are asking people to pray for the future of Turkmenistan following the sudden death of its president, who ruled the mostly Muslim nation for 21 years.

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  • FIRST-PERSON: The Christ of Christmas

    by Frank S. Page, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    TAYLORS, S.C. (BP)--One of the first passages of Scripture we learn at Christmas is, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7). As we well know, this text tells of the birth of our Lord Jesus. It also tells of the sad place of His birth. Jesus and His family were poor, involved in a transitory migration because of an emperor’s tax plan, and therefore had to give birth to our Lord in an animal habitation.

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Christmas accretions

    by Joe McKeever, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--For years, nobody gave a thought to my birthday. I was never given to a lot of hoopla, so that was fine with me. I'm not against celebrating special events or observing religious festivals, but well, you don't see people throwing birthday parties in Scripture, so I got along just fine without one.

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  • Moderación, no revolución, es el mensaje de las elecciones en Latinoamérica, dicen los observadores

    Por Mark Kelly, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Observado por el Congreso, Felipe Calderón (centro) toma de posesión como Presidente de México durante su ceremonia inaugural en la sede del Congreso en la Ciudad de México, el 1 de diciembre del 2006.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Después de décadas de polarización entre las guerrillas marxistas y los dictadores militares, las democracias de Latinoamérica pudieran al fin encontrar la vereda hacia la moderación y la estabilidad, según los observadores de las recientes elecciones presidenciales.

          En las 12 elecciones presidenciales de los últimos 13 meses, cerca de 500 millones de ciudadanos de Latinoamérica han podido expresar su preferencia política -- y salvo algunas excepciones -- escoger candidatos que representan a la moderación y la reforma, en lugar de la agitada retórica de la revolución. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: La Voz Verdadera

    Por Gustavo Suárez, posted Friday, December 22, 2006 (12 years ago)

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP)--El apóstol Juan escribió de la importancia del ¨Logos.¨ Las palabras que salen de tu boca son de importancia aquellos a tu alrededor. Read More