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Steve Horn nominated as Louisiana convention exec

ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- Steve Horn is a leader among leaders in the Louisiana Baptist Convention and someone who loves Louisiana Baptists, Waylon Bailey shared with the Baptist Message in announcing Horn as the candidate the search committee will present May 7 to the LBC Executive Board for a vote. If elected, Horn will replace David Hankins who is retiring June 30 as LBC executive director.

Louisiana College quits CCCU over LGBT policy

PINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- Louisiana College President Rick Brewer has notified the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities that the Baptist-affiliated college has withdrawn its membership from the organization. The issue involves a policy passed by the CCCU board of directors endorsing so-called "Fairness for All" legislation to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of federally-protected classes while also articulating protections for churches and religious organizations. Brewer, in a letter to CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra, strongly objected to the CCCU board's action last October.