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By Fort Worth Star-Telegram | June 14, 1993
Southern Baptists will go back to the future when they begin their national convention in Houston tomorrow.Fourteen years ago in Houston, the Baptists began a "holy war" that divided the nation's largest Protestant group into fundamentalist and moderate camps.The fundamentalists stunned moderates at the 1979 gathering when the Rev. Adrian Rogers of Memphis, Tenn., won the presidency from moderate candidates, who had had a hammerlock on leadership for more than a decade.It was the beginning of a series of fundamentalist victories that have left that faction in sole control of the 15.5 million-member national convention.
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Letter to The Aegis | July 17, 2014
Editor: Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Donte' Lamont Hickman, the Pastor of the Southern Baptist Church. I have been the Pastor of Southern for 12 year, and since I began as Pastor, we have implemented a vision and mission driven church committed to community outreach and transformation. About four years ago we began a multi-site church in Harford County. We had members who already lived in Harford County and we wanted to provide another ministry presence and option for established and new residents of Harford County.  Interestingly enough, the first place I came to look for a facility to hold services in was Joppatowne.
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By Dallas Morning News | June 17, 1994
ORLANDO, Fla. -- On abortion, pornography and other social issues, Southern Baptists and Roman Catholics often fight on the same side.In that spirit, the Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution yesterday stating that because of decaying morality and ethics, "cooperative efforts" with Roman Catholics and other Christian groups are needed "to present united support for pressing social and moral concerns."In the past, Baptists have resisted moves toward ecumenism, fearing that it might compromise their beliefs.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
As a freshman in college, Jourdan Stickler played in a rural town for an infamously intense coach . When the former Annapolis star decided to leave Morehead State, he looked for the opposite. In Houston Baptist, Stickler - a former Baltimore Sun All-Metro first-team selection - found what he was looking for. “I was really impressed with the coaching staff,” said Stickler, who signed with the Huskies last month . “Particularly the fact that [the coaches] seemed laidback, in contrast to Morehead, where I had a coach that could be described as 'in your face.' … It's in the heart of Houston, so the city is all around it compared to Morehead, which was in a rural area.
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By Mary Otto and Mary Otto,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 17, 1995
Contrition for the past fills the air.Japan's government fumbles for the right word to express remorse for World War II. Robert McNamara issues a belated mea culpa for his role in prolonging the Vietnam war. The Evangelical Lutheran Church apologizes for the anti-Semitism of its namesake, Martin Luther.Now the Southern Baptists, the country's largest Protestant denomination, are struggling to make amends. Next week, they are going to Atlanta calling for a mass apology for their history of slavery and racism.
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By Chicago Tribune | July 8, 1992
A major new demographic study of American Christians and Jews, based on data from the 1990 census and from participating churches and synagogues, estimates that black Baptists constitute the fourth largest religious community in the country.The number of black Baptists, which has never been accurately estimated before, was put at 8.7 million in the study published by Glenmary Research Center of Atlanta.The survey, released yesterday, also shows dramatic increases among the more conservative and evangelical Protestant churches and the Mormons in the decade since a similar 1980 study was published by Glenmary.
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By Tom Teepen | September 14, 1999
RELIGION thrives in this country as in few others in part because the Constitution shields public policy from sectarian power struggles and in part because, learning from that experience, most religions understand the value of respecting other faiths.But we've been hearing lately just what a tin ear some over-eager religionists have for the harmonies that are necessary to keep this religiously diverse nation humming.Especially egregious is the declaration of a proselytizing war by Southern Baptists on Jews during this season of the Jewish high holy days.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | October 10, 1996
Working side-by-side, a band of small liquor store owners and Baptists are fighting a proposed beer and wine superstore just north of Columbia at the new Long Gate Shopping Center. More than 100 people packed a hearing room Tuesday night for a meeting of the Howard County Liquor Board.Total Beverage -- which has three stores in Northern Virginia each featuring 500 varieties of beer and 5,000 different wines -- contends there is sufficient demand for a warehouse-style store in the new "power center" near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Route 100.Total Beverage presented its argument this week, saying it deserved a sales license in the name of free enterprise.
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June 28, 1997
ONE MAN'S SINNER is, apparently, another man's savior. Just a week before the Southern Baptists declared moral war on Walt Disney Co. for its "gay-friendly" policies, New Yorkers were giddy that Disney had transported its "electric parade" from Disney World to Central Park to promote its new animated kids' movie, "Hercules." In New York's view, Disney helped clean up notorious Times Square with its retail and theater projects.Family values, like beauty, are obviously in the eye of the beholder.
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By John Woestendiek and John Woestendiek,Knight Ridder/Tribune | April 30, 2000
PHILADELPHIA -- Most people picture the typical Southern Baptist church as being, first off, in the South, perhaps at the intersection of two roads named after trees in a quiet neighborhood of freshly mowed lawns and conservative Caucasians. Most probably wouldn't picture something like the Service Baptist Church, located in a storefront on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. But Service is one of a rapidly growing number of black churches to affiliate with the Southern Baptists -- a stunning irony given the church's history.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Vladimir Mehul Baptiste imagined conversations with his family, according to his mother, banged on the walls of his home screaming, "What's wrong with me?" and sat in a rainstorm because he said it felt good. The man now accused of ramming a stolen truck into the WMAR television station had been hospitalized at psychiatric facilities in recent years, his mother said in an interview. She expressed concern her son was using marijuana. Baptiste was under outpatient care as recently as Monday - one day before police say he barricaded himself into the Towson offices of Channel 2 news.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Playwright, film director and LGBT cult favorite Del Shores will be in Baltimore on Sunday for a meet-and-greet with fans, a costume contest and a double billing of two of his films: "Sordid Lives" and "Southern Baptist Sissies. " The ticket-only event was put together as an early offering from B'More QFest , which is hosting a four-day film and media festival in Baltimore in June, of which Gay in Maryland is a sponsor. The event Sunday is being called the "Southern Tragic Humor Double Bill" -- perhaps for obvious reasons.
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By Jonah Goldberg | March 28, 2014
Leland Yee, a Democratic state senator and candidate for secretary of state in California, has been a longtime champion of gun control. This week he was arrested on numerous charges, including conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and conspiracy to illegally transport firearms. Mr. Yee, a prominent foe of assault weapons, allegedly took bribes to set up a meeting between an undercover agent and an international arms dealer to broker the sale of automatic weapons and shoulder-fired missiles.
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Susan Reimer | March 21, 2014
I never thought I could feel such gratitude toward a posse of motorcycle riders as I did the day Brendan Looney was buried beside his best friend, Travis Manion, in Arlington National Cemetery. They screened the grieving families of the two Naval Academy graduates from the hateful placards carried by the members of the Westboro Baptist Church who celebrated the deaths of those young men as evidence of God's retribution on our sinful nation. And riders revved their engines so the families could not hear the chants.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas institution that stages anti- LGB  protests across the country, died Thursday, according to multiple reports . Fred Phelps, 84, started the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in 1955. Since its founding, the Church has become known throughout the world for demonstrations and pickets at events including military funerals and political gatherings. Westboro members would stand outside holding posters and signs with spiteful slogans condemning LGBT people, among others.  One oft-repeated refrain, likely the one which became most associated with the church and is used at its web address, was "God Hates Fags.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
Dozens of Baltimore residents walked into Upton's Union Baptist Church Sunday. They were dressed fastidiously in dark suits and dark dresses. Their eyes turned toward the stage where they saw an odd sight for a house of worship: A gambling advertisement and an oversize pair of red dice. Horseshoe Baltimore's local hiring efforts stretched into church Sunday afternoon as part of a 14-district tour of Baltimore to try to hire city residents for the casino's 1,700 jobs. Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr. acknowledged the unusual pairing of a casino with a church, but he said churches have a duty to help their community members obtain employment.
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By Patrick Ercolano and Patrick Ercolano,Evening Sun Staff | September 24, 1991
As communism crumbles and the Soviet Union shatters, the people of Latvia are savoring political independence for the first time in five decades.Latvians also are rekindling the religious faith extinguished by Moscow in 1940, when the Soviets annexed the Baltic country.To help in that rebirth of faith, Southern Baptists from Maryland and Delaware are undertaking a three-year mission program that would spiritually and materially assist the estimated 4,700 Latvian Baptists.More than 100 local Baptist ministers and lay people are expected to travel to the Latvian capital of Riga to help renovate churches recently released from Soviet control, install computer equipment at the office of the Union of Latvian Baptists, and conduct seminars on Sunday school instruction and pastoral counseling, among other activities.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 10, 1999
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Southern Baptists have produced a "Jewish prayer guide" urging members to pray for the conversion of Jews to Christianity during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur beginning today.Some Jewish leaders called the action arrogant and offensive."Baptists have a right to believe what they believe," said Mark Briskman, Southwest regional director for the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. "But we find this offensive. It shows an element of arrogance because they are specifically targeting Jews during this holy season."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
Madge R. Cannon, a retired Social Security Administration worker and longtime member of Fulton Baptist Church, died Oct. 22 of heart failure at Envoy of Pikesville nursing home. She was 86. The daughter of Willie Rice, a factory worker, and Clara Fernandez Rice, a housekeeper, Madge Rice was born in Baltimore and then moved to Jonesville, S.C. In 1937, she and her family moved back to Baltimore. She attended Frederick Douglass High School, from which she graduated in 1947. She attended what is now Coppin State University and later Baltimore City Community College.
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By Loni Ingraham | September 10, 2013
During 25 years of delivering sermons, Woodbrook Baptist Church's Associate Pastor Greg Cochran always included a message to the youngest congregants of the church about his own childhood in Six Mile, S.C. that included adventures with his friend, Clifton. He never repeated one of the stories. In fact, there were so many stories that people began to wonder if Clifton even existed.  It turns out he does. Clifton Alexander drove all the way from South Carolina to the church at 25 Stevenson Lane in Towson to surprise Cochran on Sunday, Sept.
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