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SBC DIGEST: Melson elected SBU president; ‘Free Burma Rangers’ coming back to theaters

Melson elected president of Southwest Baptist University; ‘Free Burma Rangers’ documentary returns to movie theaters nationwide Sept. 13.

HLGU campus damaged by wind, rain

HANNIBAL, Mo. (BP) – Days before Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) opened for new students and fall semester classes, a nasty windstorm and accompanying rain damaged the campus.

Liberty University sued by former diversity officer, NFL player Kelvin Edwards

LYNCHBURG, Va. (RNS) – A former NFL player who served as a diversity officer at Liberty University has sued the Christian school for $8 million, claiming his firing violated the Civil Rights Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act.

BCM director Smith receives honorary doctorate for service

GREENWOOD, S.C. (BP) – When Scott Smith received an honorary doctorate May 11 from the university where he has ministered for 36 years, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry director placed himself in some pretty elite company.

ERLC, others urge court to correct school-choice ruling

WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court should correct a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a Maine tuition-assistance program that excludes schools providing faith-based instruction, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and other organizations have told the justices.

SBC DIGEST: WMU names 3 Acteens to national panel; Louisiana College signs articulation agreements with SWBTS, SEBTS

WMU names 3 Acteens to national panel; Louisiana College signs articulation agreements with SWBTS, SEBTS.

Court: Ohio county order violated Christian schools’ rights

CINCINNATI (AP) – A federal appeals court Dec. 31 provided the go-ahead for Christian schools in an Ohio county to resume holding in-person classes during the pandemic.

Louisiana College president’s piano album to fund scholarships

PINEVILLE, La. — He doesn’t consider himself talented, but nonetheless Rick Brewer is lending his piano talents toward funding scholarships at Louisiana College.

School closings threaten gains of students with disabilities

(AP) – Without any in-school special education services for months, 14-year-old Joshua Nazzaro's normally sweet demeanor has sometimes given way to aggressive meltdowns that had been under control before the pandemic.

Southern Baptists warn about LGBTQ proposals to Biden

WASHINGTON (BP) – A new agenda proposed to the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden by the country’s leading gay and transgender rights organization poses a serious threat to religious freedom, especially that of Christian colleges and universities, Southern Baptist leaders have warned.