Former Alabama Baptist minister Malcolm Marler says his transition into the Episcopal priesthood was eased by his spiritual and pastoral formation in Baptist churches and schools.
The Baptist General Association of Virginia says amending a state ban on church/state separation drafted in 1776 is “unworthy” of citizen support.
The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty argued against imposing sectarian prayers at government meetings that are attended by citizens with other faiths or no faith at all.
An upcoming Supreme Court case could clear up confusion over the government’s use of “legislative prayer” at public meetings.
Official prayer at local government meetings violates the First Amendment and demeans genuine faith, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says in a brief filed Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prayer is an essential form of work, and it must not be gainsaid as wishful thinking.
The church must provide youth eternal truths throughout the stages of life -- including graduation.
At issue is whether prayers said to open government meetings are constitutional.
Seventeenth Day of Easter/Day after the Boston Marathon Bombing