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  • Letter calls Pruitt 'well qualified' for EPA

    by Staff, posted Friday, December 16, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A group of 48 evangelical leaders, the vast majority of them Southern Baptists, has sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump in support of Scott Pruitt, Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Among the signatories are 12 former Southern Baptist Convention presidents; current SBC President Steve Gaines; 14 current and former SBC entity heads, including all six current SBC seminary presidents; and 17 state Baptist convention executive directors. Read More

  • Trump's EPA pick called 'magnificent Christian leader'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, December 15, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has drawn praise from Southern Baptists despite charges by secular media outlets, environmentalists and theologically liberal clergy that his leadership could harm the environment.

    "Scott Pruitt is one of the finest, a committed follower of Christ and Oklahoma Baptist," Anthony Jordan, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, told the BGCO's Baptist Messenger newsjournal. "He has been a great [attorney general] and will be terrific at the EPA." Read More