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Baptist Homes

Executive Director
Baptist Homes

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But Bill Smithwick, ...

www.jewsonfirst.org, 11 Feb 2007 [cached]

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.
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Despite the continued litigation, "things are going good," Smithwick said.


In response, Bill Smithwick, ...

eyalpress.com, 1 April 2001 [cached]

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."

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"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.
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"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.


Christian Daily News

www.christiandailynews.com, 20 April 2000 [cached]

William Smithwick , executive director of Baptist Homes , said homosexuals are not good role models for the children , many of whom have been sexually abused or are sexually confused , he told the newspaper.The home said it plans to vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.Smithwick said the home does not intend to abandon its beliefs on homosexuality just to keep its state contract.It is affiliated with the Southern Baptist denomination.

LONDON -- An exodus began last night of hundreds of women and children fleeing farms from almost half of Zimbabwe after a brutal cycle of rapes and attacks brought the specter of Balkans-style ethnic cleansing to southern Africa.The Commercial Farmers Union issued the order to 6 , 000 outlying families spread over farms in Matebeleland and Manicaland in the east and the Midlands province to leave as fast as they could.For some , however , the evacuation order -- known as Code Orange -- came too late , reported The London Telegraph.The tide of brutal lawlessness unleashed by President Mugabe and his mobs of war veterans spread when two young white women were [ attacked ] on a farm just outside Harare on the country's bloody dependence day.


Baptist Childrens Home to Sever Ties with KY

www.baptist.org, 5 July 2000 [cached]

Baptist Homes president Bill Smithwick said the board believed it had no reason to participate in a "charade."

"We cannot believe that the state government is more worried about being politically correct than teaching our children family values," Smithwick said.


Suit filed over Bullitt boys home

www.courierjournal.com, 23 Feb 2006 [cached]

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

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