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    Entries in Southern Baptists (2)

    Tuesday
    Nov082011

    New Southern Baptist Curriculum Bashes Gays

    By Candace Chellew-Hodge, Religion Dispatches Magazine - November 8, 2011

    As a Southern Baptist child I was taught that homosexuality was wrong. That lesson did not come from fiery anti-gay sermons from the pulpit. No one ever quoted any scriptures to prove it, and it was never, ever mentioned in Sunday School lessons. Instead, it just seemed to be common knowledge. Oh, for the good old days when the gays weren’t so uppity and open.

    Today, teenagers in many Southern Baptist churches are hearing about homosexuality through a cirriculum called “Known.” The scope of the curriculum—produced by the SBC’s publishing arm LifeWay—includes the usual subjects: Bible study, prayer, Jesus, peer pressure, and self-image. One module, however, stands out for its sheer nastiness. The module on homosexuality (contained in the Insights, Options, Bonus section of Known 13) reads like something that could have been produced by the Family Research Council or Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. That is to say, it’s completely hateful. [Read Full Story]

    Friday
    May132011

    Louisiana Baptists oppose bullying bill

    Associated Baptist Press - May 13, 2011

    By Bob Allen

    BATON ROUGE, La. (ABP) – Southern Baptist leaders in Louisiana are opposing efforts to add more specific language to the state’s ban against bullying in public schools.

    John Yeats, communications director for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, spoke against a bill that passed the state's House Education Committee on an 8-4 vote May 12.

    "There's no research that the current statute isn't working,” Yeats said,  quoted in the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “We just have anecdotes."

    Sponsored by Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, the bill would delete exemptions for six specific parishes that are named in the current anti-bullying law and define prohibited behavior to include “any gesture or written, verbal, or physical act by a student directed at another student occurring on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored event that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by any actual or perceived characteristic such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, physical characteristic, political persuasion, mental disability and physical disability.” [Read Full Story]