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Ca. Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

Here’s a link to the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the statewide ban on gay “marriage.” Here’s the report from the Associated Press:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry.

The justices released the 4-3 decision Thursday, saying that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage in an opinion written by Chief Justice Ron George.

The cases were brought by the city of San Francisco, two dozen gay and lesbian couples, Equality California and another gay rights group in March 2004 after the court halted San Francisco’s monthlong same-sex wedding march that took place at Mayor Gavin Newsom’s direction.

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Baptist Press on the Criswell Decision

Gary Ledbetter of the Southern Baptist Texan has more on the news that I wrote about yesterday. He writes:

“A rumor that Criswell College, started in 1975 by First Baptist Church of Dallas, would become part of nearby Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was laid to rest by the college’s trustees during their regularly scheduled board meeting April 10.

“As the college and the church continue to discuss their future relationship, some had suggested that Criswell College might become part of the seminary’s undergraduate program. That was apparently the motivation for the Criswell College trustees’ vote, which was without dissent, that the college would not become part of the seminary in the future.”

The article also contains a statement from Criswell College President Jerry Johnson. You can read the rest of the story in the Baptist Press or in the Southern Baptist Texan.

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Criswell College Not Going to Southwestern

I have some news to report concerning the college at which I am a professor. There have been rumors floating around the Southern Baptist Convention to the effect that Criswell College would be moving to Fort Worth, Texas to become a part of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. There was such a proposal before Criswell College’s trustees. But today Criswell’s trustees voted unanimously against making Criswell College a part of Southwestern Seminary.

Criswell College will not be going to Southwestern but will continue in Dallas under its current governing structure. There should be an official press release sometime today or tomorrow.

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Pictures of the Destruction at Union University

It’s difficult to grasp the scope of the devastation at Union University when all you have are pictures on television and the internet. Dr. Greg Thornbury, however, has posted a link to some photos that give a glimpse of the extent of the damage. There are several aerial shots that show just how much of the campus was destroyed. Here they are.

Slideshow of the Destruction at Union University

It’s amazing that not one person on campus died during the storm. Thank the Lord. Continue Reading →

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