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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Drew Nichter Campbellsville—Campbellsville University trustees have voted to revise the school’s bylaws to allow it to seat its own board members, thus putting it at odds with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. In a July 16 letter addressed to Kentucky Baptists, Campbellsville President Michael Carter and Trustee Chairman Joseph Owens wrote that the CU board took steps at a July 15 meeting “to protect the mission of the university and to avoid both undue More...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Drew Nichter Bowling Green—Tom James, pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, will be nominated as Kentucky Baptist Convention president when the KBC annual meeting convenes Nov. 11 in Bowling Green. Tom James James, a former KBC first vice president and Pastors’ Conference president, will be nominated by John Mark Toby, director of missions for Warren Association of Baptists. James is the first announced candidate for the More...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Book review by Steve May About the author The author writes with a distinctive flair that captures, in minute detail, the life and legacy of Barkley Moore, former president of Oneida Baptist Institute. Yet, in those details there is part of her persona that speaks with a voice that connects her with the culture of southeast Kentucky. The reader might ask, “How does this woman know of the sweet smell of honeysuckle, the rustic needs of the mountain home, the impact More...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Drew Nichter Louisville—Traditional marriage advocates have condemned a federal judge’s recent ruling that invalidates Kentucky’s gay-marriage ban. Leaders of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and The Family Foundation of Kentucky blasted U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II’s July 1 decision to overturn a constitutional amendment that prohibits same-sex marriages in the commonwealth, although the ruling was immediately stayed until August. KBC More...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Adelle Banks Louisville—A federal judge has approved a settlement in a 14-year legal battle over government funding for a Kentucky Baptist agency. The lawsuit started in 2000 when Sunrise Children’s Services fired a staffer, Alicia Pedreira, after discovering she was a lesbian. The agency, formerly known as Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, also was sued by Pedreira and other taxpayers who claimed government money was being used for services “infused with More...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Roger Alford Oneida—Larry Gritton Jr. has a long history with Oneida Baptist Institute, as a student, teacher, coach and athletic director. Those experiences have given him a unique perspective in his current role as president of the Christian boarding school nestled in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. Larry Gritton Jr. will soon mark one year as president of Oneida Baptist Institute, 115-year-old boarding school in Clay County. (Photo by More...
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Ed Stetzer The U.S. Supreme Court has given the Obama administration—and hopefully the world—a lesson in the first freedom: The government cannot, and must not, require people of faith to violate their sincerely held beliefs. Ed Stetzer The June 30 ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties underscores religious liberty as our “first freedom.” The freedom to exercise religion, enshrined in our Constitution’s Bill of More...
 
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