First Amendment upheld in Ky. Court of Appeals

Originally published in Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/48869

LEXINGTON—In an apparent victory for religious liberty in the marketplace, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on May 12 in favor of a Lexington T-shirt company’s refusal to print gay pride shirts in 2012.

Hands On Originals, managed and owned by Blaine Adamson, a professing Christian, originally came under fire in 2012 when the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization in Lexington sought to hire him to print their shirts for the Lexington Pride Festival.  Continue reading “First Amendment upheld in Ky. Court of Appeals”

Ky. church echoes call to donate music for flooded Mo. church

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

Crittenden—A Kentucky Baptist church has stepped up to help a Missouri church recover from devastating flood damage in a unique way. They have extended a call for choir music to other churches throughout the state.

On April 29-30, floods devastated parts of Arkansas, Texas, Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri. At least 15 causalities and dozens of injuries were reported. Numerous homes were destroyed.  Continue reading “Ky. church echoes call to donate music for flooded Mo. church”

Edwards accepts call as DOM of Severns Valley Association

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

Elizabethtown—Shawn Edwards accepted the call as director of missions for the Severns Valley Baptist Association. He will begin duties on June 5.

Edwards, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Southern Seminary, and Luther Rice Seminary, was born and raised in Kentucky. He has served in churches in West Virginia and North Carolina as well.  Continue reading “Edwards accepts call as DOM of Severns Valley Association”