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OKG Newsletter

Topic: southern baptist convention

‘Something has to change’

Baptist ministers push for database of child predators who have worked in churches.


Greg Horton
For several years, Wade Burleson, senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, has pushed the Southern Baptist Convention to compile a list of sexual predators.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Messianic nickname


Gazette staff
A committee of the Southern Baptist Convention has decided that members won’t be voting on a name change at the next annual convention. Citing legal and logistical issues — as well as sheer cost — the executive committee recommended messengers not vote on the issue.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Romney and religion

Will Mitt Romney’s Mormonism be a factor for Oklahoma voters in next Tuesday’s presidential primary?


Greg Horton
With the state’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday March 6, some observers wonder if voters in the so-called Bible Belt of Oklahoma will be influenced by the religion of Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is Mormon.
Friday, February 24, 2012

Poised for progress

Southern Baptists in Oklahoma react to the election of the national organization’s first African-American president.


Greg Horton
The Southern Baptist Convention has elected its first African-American president. Fred Luter, New Orleans pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, won during the SBA’s annual meeting today in New Orleans.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012