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PENSACOLA (FBW)-Giving a preliminary victory for the constitutional rights of teachers in the Santa Rosa County School District, a federal judged March 21 ruled in a favor of hearing their claims–denying a request by the American Civil Liberties Union and the school board to dismiss their lawsuit.
PANAMA CITY (FBW)— Midway Baptist Church’s building in Panama City was completely destroyed in a fire March 22 according to the church's pastor John Rochefort, who stood on the perimeter of the church property with church members watching it burn nearly to the ground.
TALLAHASSE (FBW)—As the Legislature approaches the mid-way point of its annual 60-day legislative session with competing budget plans drawing most of the attention, pro-family legislation is advancing in both chambers, while gambling expansion measures appear to be stalled.
While “keeping a very close eye” on possible changes, Florida Baptist Convention legislative consultant Bill Bunkley is “encouraged” about the status of pro-family issues at this point, urging Florida Baptists to remain engaged with their legislators communicating their views on vital issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (FBW)—Legislating in the U.S. House of Representatives is pretty much the same as in the Florida Legislature.
“You file bills. You vote. You speak. You attend committee meetings.”
It was April Fool’s Day, so I decided it was time for some fun—with the help of Twitter and Facebook.
In a series of tweets starting at 8:30 a.m. with the post: “BREAKING: I’m taking a leave of absence to pursue the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012,” I laid out my “credentials” as a candidate for political office, carrying the pro-family, conservative banner.
The real gay agenda has nothing to do with “equal rights.” Homosexuals already have the same right to marry as heterosexuals; but that’s not what they want. Instead, homosexuals want marriage redefined to fit their sexual perversion.
With the announcement of the iPad 2, Steve Jobs gave some very clear statistics that herald our move into the post-PC world: more than 200 million iTunes Store accounts, 15 millions iPads sold in 10 months, and more than 65,000 apps available. These are touch points for just one company; it doesn’t include all sorts of gadgets and applications that are coming out from Google, Microsoft and the hundreds of companies we’ve never heard of from other countries.
Dave Says is a column featuring the financial advice of nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.
After the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, we are just now beginning to understand the scope of the devastation—the loss of life, the annihilation of entire communities, and even more ominously, the threat of meltdowns at Japanese nuclear facilities. Predictably, seismologists and nuclear engineers are all over the airwaves explaining what happened and what might happen next—and we should be grateful for their input.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)—Cultural exclusivity in the church represents neither the power of the Gospel nor American society, and change is needed for the church to maintain relevance and vibrancy in the coming decades, Damian Emetuche and fellow professors tell students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.