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Mid-Tenn. Scouts call for retaining traditional stanceNASHVILLE (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
Troop 204 faces hard choices if Boy Scouts policy is extended to embrace gay youthMARIETTA, Ga. (BP) -- The year World War II ended, Boy Scout Troop 204's relationship with Roswell Street Baptist Church began. Read More
'Stand with Scouts' sets forth action planNASHVILLE (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
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 traitNASHVILLE (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
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?'"
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