July 26, 2007 Print Edition

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Gay promiscuity focus of Ft. Lauderdale uproar

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BP)--The mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is under fire from homosexual activists for wanting to rid the city's public restrooms of sex acts committed by homosexuals, often in the daytime at local parks.

New homes for Groundhog Day tornado victims

LAKE MACK (FBW)—One-time foster children Lateef, Michael, Manny, Rodney, and Quadir Molina wrestled their way through a new five-bedroom, two-bathroom manufactured home during a "Welcome Home" celebration July 7 near Deland.

'Christian' nations more free, report says

WASHINGTON (BP)—Countries with Christian roots are the most religiously free domains in the world, according to the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute in a forthcoming report.

Brazil serves as BCF training ground

CURURUPU, Brazil (BCF)—Far from the North Florida panhandle or the South Florida peninsula, Baptist College of Florida students from Graceville in June connected with BCF students in Brazil for a 10-day course in New Testament Survey.

Point of View

For a number of years, I have evaluated the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, allowing a period of time before making my assessment. As usual, the 2007 SBC in San Antonio was "normally different."

Point of View

Aren't you offended? That is the question many evangelicals are being asked in the wake of a recent document released by the Vatican. The document declares that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church—or, in words the Vatican would prefer to use, the only institutional form in which the Church of Christ subsists.

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The lead in a recent Washington Post article paints a disturbing picture: "Children rank as the highest source of personal fulfillment for their parents but have dropped to one of the least-cited factors in a successful marriage, according to a national survey."

FBC Orlando makes forgotten women queens for a day

ORLANDO (FBC)—They are prostitutes, exotic dancers, homeless, unmarried pregnant mothers, newly released prisoners and others struggling emotionally and financially—lives that mirrored wrong choices, broken promises and disappointments.

Couple dedicates six decades of combined service to God

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—With more than 63 years of combined service to the Florida Baptist Convention, Bill and Lily Wimpee could be compared to the Old Testament people of God who served as "hewers of wood and drawers of water," and worked behind the scenes to promote the work of the Lord and His people.

Three Florida Baptist Convention staff leave positions

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—The Florida Baptist Convention will say "adios" to three staff members who have announced their intentions of leaving their current positions with the Convention.

Former songwriter sees God's hand in plans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Adam Dorsey has packed so much living into the past decade it might make for a good country/western song on par with "Walkin' the Floor Over You."

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