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August 20, 1992
Efforts by Southern Baptists to "reach more into the African American community" in older cities such as Baltimore are showing some success, according to a local church official.Congregations of the Southern Baptist Convention constitute the nation's largest Protestant denomination. Traditionally, its membership has been mainly white, theologically conservative and concentrated in the South.While statistics published recently by the denomination's Home Mission Board in Atlanta showed a drop in the number of Baltimore Baptist Association churches from 58 to 56 between 1971 and 1990, a local spokesman says the Baltimore association's active congregations actually total 77. That is up from 65 in 1990.
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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 New York Times News Service | May 12, 1991
ATLANTA -- Teetering on the brink of forming a new denomination, 6,000 disaffected Southern Baptists set up an organization yesterday that will enable them to operate independently of the conservative leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention.The three-day meeting here was planned last August. It gave the new group, which will be called the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a chance to define more sharply what holds them together beyond the frequently expressed sentiment of being excluded from decisions in the convention, the country's largest Protestant denomination.
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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 Knight-Ridder Newspapers | October 26, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Rev. Bo Hammock likes to call Psalm 109:8 "Bill Clinton's Psalm.""Let his days be few and let another take his office."Mr. Hammock, pastor of Providence Village Baptist Church in Lake Butler, Fla., is galled that President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, fellow Southern Baptists, support abortion and homosexual rights.He hoped Southern Baptists would cast out Mr. Clinton and Mr. Gore.Instead, the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, have decided to pray that the president and vice president become stronger in their faith.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2000
ORLANDO, Fla. - Asserting that scripture dictates only men should lead churches, the Southern Baptist Convention voted yesterday to prohibit women from serving as pastors. The measure was part of a revision of the Baptist Faith and Message, the church's statement of faith, last reworked in 1963. The document also uncompromisingly asserts opposition to abortion, homosexuality and racism. And the new Faith and Message includes the provision adopted two years ago that "a wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 10, 1998
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination and an increasingly conservative force among American religious organizations, amended its essential statement of beliefs yesterday to include a declaration that a woman should "submit herself graciously" to her husband's leadership and a husband should "provide for, protect and lead his family."The amendment, a 250-word declaration on family life, was adopted by a show-of-hands vote at the Baptists' annual meeting here as an addition to the denomination's basic theological statement of beliefs, the Baptist Faith and Message Statement.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | July 13, 2009
There was a coffeehouse vibe in the basement of a Bolton Hill brownstone where 20 or so men and women gathered on a recent evening. Mostly in their 20s and 30s, they had hugged hello as they filed into the brightly painted former architecture studio. They had poured the free-trade French roast and unpacked the cupcakes. They had broken into small groups for an icebreaker - name the three people you would take to a desert island - and laughed when it turned out that several had come up with MacGyver, the resourceful secret agent from the 1980s television show.
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By COX NEWS SERVICE | November 1, 1999
ATLANTA -- About 60 Hindus attended a rally yesterday at Centennial Olympic Park to protest what they see as efforts by the Southern Baptist Convention to denigrate Hinduism and convert Hindus.The issue erupted a week ago, when the Southern Baptist Convention published a "prayer guide" that made reference to Hinduism's shortcomings. Hindus took offense to the claims, including one that said Hindus do not have the concept of sin or personal responsibility.Southern Baptist leaders say the prayer pamphlets are not evangelical conversion manuals.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN REPORTER | October 9, 2007
The Rev. Henry Bruce Land Jr., a retired Southern Baptist minister and military chaplain, died of an infection complicated by Parkinson's disease Oct. 2 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 87. Born in Martinsville, Va., he decided to enter the ministry at 17 and earned degrees at Wake Forest College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During World War II, he took chaplaincy training at the College of William and Mary and joined the Navy. One of his first assignments was preaching three Sunday services to 3,000 new recruits at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
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June 19, 2013
As I read the article about the Southern Baptists' position on gay scouts I couldn't help thinking about the wonderful song from the musical South Pacific entitled "You Have to be Taught to Hate" ("Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts policy on gays," June 13). At their recent convention the Southern Baptists voted "overwhelmingly to voice opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's decision to admit gay members. " The pastor at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Newport News, Va., said he felt the Scouts were moving away from the principles upon which they were founded.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | July 13, 2009
There was a coffeehouse vibe in the basement of a Bolton Hill brownstone where 20 or so men and women gathered on a recent evening. Mostly in their 20s and 30s, they had hugged hello as they filed into the brightly painted former architecture studio. They had poured the free-trade French roast and unpacked the cupcakes. They had broken into small groups for an icebreaker - name the three people you would take to a desert island - and laughed when it turned out that several had come up with MacGyver, the resourceful secret agent from the 1980s television show.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | June 15, 2009
The Rev. Nathaniel Higgs, a community activist who also had pastored the Southern Baptist Church in East Baltimore for nearly four decades, died from complications after prostate surgery June 5 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 78. Dr. Higgs was born in Palmyra, N.C., and spent his early years on his grandfather's farm. He later moved to Baltimore and graduated in 1949 from Dunbar High School. After serving for several years in the Army, Dr. Higgs worked at Fort Meade and drove a taxicab.
NEWS
November 18, 2007
HAROLD ALFOND, 93 Founder of Dexter Shoes Harold Alfond, the founder of a shoe business and a philanthropist who donated tens of millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations, died Friday in Maine, where he had traveled from his Palm Beach, Fla., home to be treated for cancer. The founder of Dexter Shoe Co., Mr. Alfond shared his wealth with the University of Maine, to which he gave more than $8 million, as well as with other institutions and causes. The Harold Alfond Foundation has given away more than $100 million to charitable causes, said Sen. Susan M. Collins, a Maine Republican.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN REPORTER | October 9, 2007
The Rev. Henry Bruce Land Jr., a retired Southern Baptist minister and military chaplain, died of an infection complicated by Parkinson's disease Oct. 2 at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 87. Born in Martinsville, Va., he decided to enter the ministry at 17 and earned degrees at Wake Forest College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During World War II, he took chaplaincy training at the College of William and Mary and joined the Navy. One of his first assignments was preaching three Sunday services to 3,000 new recruits at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN REPORTER | March 10, 2007
Thwarted last year by community opposition and the city zoning board from opening a multipurpose services center across the street from its East Baltimore sanctuary, Southern Baptist Church is ready to try again at a new location down the street - this time with the help of a powerful state senator who is also a member of its congregation. State Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden, president pro tem of the General Assembly's upper chamber and a member of the church for more than three decades, is the sponsor of a state bond bill to help Southern Baptist create the Mary Harvin Transformation Center, which would provide counseling to AIDS patients and their families as well as other services.
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By DAN BERGER | January 19, 1993
Inauguration used to take a morning. Now it lasts all week. Religious news: The first Jewish nominee for president (B. Goldwater, 1964) was an Episcopalian, and the first Jesuit elected president is a Southern Baptist. OK, everyone bet on who stays on the horse longer, Bill or Saddam.
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By WES SMITH and WES SMITH,ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 12, 2006
GREENE COUNTY, Ala. -- In a natural cathedral formed by looming pines, Deacon Charles Spencer studied the ashes of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church and vowed to protect his own place of worship 10 miles away. "We have six churches within eight miles of our church in Union, and me and my deacons have been watching in shifts every night," Spencer said Thursday. Amid the piney woods, swamplands and cotton fields of rural Alabama stand hundreds of remote "family chapels" of varied denominations, some 100 years old or more.
NEWS
May 31, 2005
On May 26, 2005, DOROTHY MAE. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue on Wednesday after 8:30 A.M. The family will receive friends at Southern Baptist, 1701 N. Chester Street on Thursday at 11 A.M. Funeral Services will follow at 11:30 A.M. See www.marchfh.com
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