Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, April 03, 2008

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  • McDonald's gives support to homosexual activists' agenda

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A McDonald's executive has joined the board of directors for the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a business organization known for aggressively pushing the homosexual agenda.

          Richard Ellis, McDonald's vice president of communications, was elected to the advocacy group's board in March, according to a news release from the NGLCC.

          "I'm thrilled to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce team and ready to get to work," Ellis said, according to the news release. "I share the NGLCC's passion for business growth and development within the LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender] community and I look forward to playing a role in moving these important initiatives forward."

          Justin Nelson, the cofounder and president of the homosexual chamber of commerce, said the group "could not be more delighted with the addition of Richard to the board. Richard brings his extensive experience in communications and public affairs to a dynamic team of leaders."

          The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, according to its website, "represents the interests of the estimated 1.4 million LGBT owned businesses in the United States. Through its affiliated network of 45 state and local chambers and business organizations, the NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the country." Read More

  • Oprah editorial gets Enquirer spotlight

    by Mark Kelly, posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--The National Enquirer took an editorial potshot at Florida Baptist Witness executive editor James A. Smith Sr. in their April 7 edition -- and Smith couldn't be more pleased. Read More

  • Evangelists: Probe chills religious liberty

    by Staff, posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Lawyers for "prosperity gospel" televangelists Kenneth Copeland and Creflo Dollar have told U.S. senators that they will not comply with a probe into their ministries because it threatens religious freedom rights. Read More

  • ERLC expands values-centered websites

    by Dwayne Hastings, posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A new initiative of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is calling Baptists and other evangelicals to apply their faith-informed convictions in all areas of life, not just at the ballot box.

          So with another election on the horizon, the ERLC has retooled its website as part of the new effort. Read More

  • Evangelism Response Center aids seekers

    by Mickey Noah, posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    HARRISON, Ark. (BP)--Patricia Zimmerman, a 71-year-old widow in Arkansas, has led nearly 300 strangers to Christ. But the retired registered nurse and substitute teacher never had to leave her home in the heart of the Ozarks to do so.

    Zimmerman is among 3,900 "telephone encouragers" for the North American Mission Board's Evangelism Response Center (ERC) who answer phones and share the Gospel from the convenience of their homes.

    Using the ERC's high-tech "virtual" telephone network, vol... Read More

  • Army chief of chaplains visits alma mater

    by Garrett E. Wishall, posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, the U.S. Army's chief of chaplains and a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, challenged students to passionately serve God and to pray for the military during a chapel service at the Louisville, Ky., campus.

    If God matters, it should show through a person's passionate prayer, praise and service, Carver said.

    "Does God matter to you? If He matters to us we need to always recommit ourselves to be passionate for Him in the goo... Read More

  • McDonald's joins the gay agenda

    by Dwayne Hastings, posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--McDonald's, known for its distinctive golden arches and, here in the South, its dollar sweet tea, is now being recognized for the dubious distinction of having a member of its executive team on the board of directors of the national Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Read More

  • Oprah's 'Jesus'

    by James A. Smith Sr., posted Thursday, April 03, 2008 (10 years ago)

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--In America's celebrity-driven culture, perhaps the most harmful "Pied Piper" of heresies leading millions astray is Oprah Winfrey. Read More