Wednesday, June 22, 2005

W. Highlights CBF Church at SBC Convention

During his address to the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, GA, President George W. Bush highlighted one of the minisitires of College Park Baptist Church in Orlando, Fl. The only problem, College Park is a CBF church that no longer sends funds to the SBC!

Here is the quote from the address:
“I am proud that we have now opened billions of dollars in grant money to competition that includes our faith-based charities,” the president said. “For example, my administration awarded College Park Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida, $5.8 million to build 68 homes for low-income seniors.”
Take a look at College Park's website (click here) and you will notice that they identify themselves as a CBF church, and they do not link to the SBC or any SBC organizations, such as Lifeway, on their links page. Baptist Press, the "news" arm of the SBC even had to mention the CBF in their story on the address. Here is the quote:

The president described Southern Baptists as "the armies of compassion, at home and abroad." He said the White House awarded $5.8 million to College Park Baptist Church in Orlando, Fla., to construct 68 homes for low-income senior adults. (On its website, College Park identifies itself as "a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) church.")
You can get the full story on the address from EthicsDaily by clicking here.

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