Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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  • Mid-Tenn. Scouts call for retaining traditional stance

    by Diana Chandler & Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, May 07, 2013 (5 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Middle Tennessee Council of the Boys Scouts of America has voted to affirm Scouting's current national membership policy as "a core value of the Scout Oath and Law."

    Hugh Travis, the Scout executive for the 37-county council, said in a May 6 news release that its delegates "will not vote to approve the resolution" -- to allow openly homosexual youth as Scouts -- "but to retain the current membership policy."

    Meanwhile, Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, has issued a statement underscoring his opposition to what the national Scouting organization has touted as a "compromise" by dropping its plan to allow openly gay Scout leaders. Read More

  • 'Stand with Scouts' sets forth action plan

    by Don Beehler, posted Tuesday, May 07, 2013 (5 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Stand with Scouts," a national simulcast by the Family Research Council, urged viewers to preserve Scouting's traditional values by opposing a policy change to allow youth who identify themselves as gay to become Scouts. Read More

  • Luter names Committee on Committees

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, May 07, 2013 (5 years ago)

    HOUSTON, Texas (BP) -- Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Fred Luter Jr. Read More

  • Survey: 'Loving' is most favored parental trait

    by Russ Rankin, posted Tuesday, May 07, 2013 (5 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Americans believe good mothers and fathers must be loving, supportive and protecting, but fewer see the necessity of parents having a commitment to Christianity or religion, according to a LifeWay Research survey released May 7. Read More

  • Ky. convention, college affirm partnership

    by Todd Deaton/Western Recorder, posted Tuesday, May 07, 2013 (5 years ago)

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "Kentucky Baptists who had concerns that Campbellsville University refuses to allow on [its] faculty professors who believe the Bible is literally true can be assured that such professors are welcomed at Campbellsville," Paul Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, said after an April 29 meeting with college officials.

    Michael Carter, Campbellsville's president, and trustee chairman Joseph Owens met with Chitwood and KBC President Dan Sum... Read More

  • FROM THE STATES: Fla., Ark. & Tenn. evangelism/missions news; "Always ask, 'What's next?'"

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, May 07, 2013 (5 years ago)

    Today's From the States features items from:

    Florida Baptist Witness

    Arkansas Baptist News

    Baptist & Reflector (Tennessee)

    Jacksonville church asks 'what's next' while

    embracing ninth international partnership

    By Carolyn Nichols

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Florida Baptist Witness) -- Chets Creek Church in Jacksonville recently raised more than $70,000 to adopt a village in southern India. It is the ninth international mission sponsored by the church that calls itself "a church for th... Read More