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William Smithwick

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Baptist.org

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Baptist.org

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Baptist.org is a social network that brings people of the baptist faith and others together to share and communicate in the word of God. Baptist.org is a place for all Baptist and Christians to come together and worship. ...more

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Faith-Based Furor :: Eyal Press

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In response, Bill Smithwick, the president of Baptist Homes, explained the agency's reasoning as follows: "To employ a person who is openly homosexual, living in an adulterous situation, is a chronic abuser of alcohol or drugs, etc., does not represent the Judeo-Christian values which are intrinsic to our mission."
"We've made it clear as to the values we're looking for in the staff we hire," said Smithwick. In general, he explained, leadership positions at the agency must be filled by Baptists. "Our mission is to provide care and hope for hurting families through Christ-centered ministries," Smithwick has said. "I want this mission to permeate our agency like the very blood through our bodies. I want to provide Christian support to every child, staff member and foster parent. If forced to change, Smithwick told me, Baptist Homes would rather stop contracting with the government.


www.jewsonfirst.org

But Bill Smithwick, president of the Baptist Homes, said the agency stands by its policies: "We do not feel in any way we're in violation of the First Amendment."
The parties agree on one thing. "We'd just like to see it come to a conclusion," Smithwick said. Despite the continued litigation, "things are going good," Smithwick said.


Suit filed over Bullitt boys home

www.courierjournal.com [cached]

"These are not criminals, these are children who are victims of abuse and neglect," said Baptist Homes President Bill Smithwick


DISTRICT JUDGE: BAPTIST FIRING OF LESBIAN UPHELD

listserv.atheists.org [cached]

Baptist Homes President Bill Smithwick told The Courier-Journal newspaper that the agency "will continue its current hiring practices and emphasis on traditional family values.""The final ruling on that issue will affect thousands of nonprofits and faith-based organizations across the country," said Smithwick.All of this raises questions not only for the Bush federal faith-based initiative, but also legislation now being crafted by Sen.


Lead News Stories from the Gay People's Chronicle

www.gaypeopleschronicle.com [cached]

Baptist Homes president Bill Smithwick was infuriated by the decision."Our board of directors has decided that there is no reason to participate in a charade," Smithwick told the Louisville Courier-Journal.


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