Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Atheists have held de-baptism ceremonies on college campuses and at conventions over the past year. From the Atheist Coming Out Party to the De-Baptism Bash, groups like Secular Student Alliance and the American Atheists are promoting these types of activities to students at universities and in high schools. In the UK, the National Secular Society offers de-baptism certificates. More than 100,000 people have downloaded the form.

Newspaper Apology

A weekly Baptist newspaper is apologizing to the governor of Oklahoma. The Baptist Messenger published a proclamation that appeared to be signed by Governor Brad Henry. But Henry hasn’t given his support to the measure created by Republican representative Sally Kern. It says the US has forsaken its Christian heritage among other things. The Messenger is the official newspaper of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and says it was a graphic artist mistake.

Baldwin is Bankrupt

Stephen Baldwin is filing for bankruptcy. The actor-turned-Christian is millions of dollars in debt and is seeking chapter 11 protection. His home is worth more than one million but he owes more than that on two mortgages and about $750,000 to the IRS. Add more than $70,000 in credit card debt to that total. A New York newspaper says a man was arrested for dealing heroin this past month who was allowed to live on Baldwin's property. Baldwin says he was just trying to help someone.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Charity Owns House

Feed the Children owns a million dollar home in Southern California. And the founder’s daughter lives there, according to a report in the Oklahoman. Larri Sue Jones is a Feed the Children vice president and an attorney.

A battle is underway for control of the charity that raises a billion dollars each year. Founder Larry Jones is fighting a majority of his board of directors who say they want to stop Jones from making poor financial decisions for the ministry.

Lunar Communion

A church celebrated a communion yesterday connection to the American space program. KHOU-TV in Houston explains.