Former newspaper editor Michael Leathers died August 3 at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was 61. Leathers served as editor of the Illinois Baptist 1999-2002, and was currently a media and public relations consultant for Memorial Health Systems. He was a native of Mt. Vernon and a graduate of Judson College. He is survived by his […]
A judge issued a temporary block to a university policy that censored three Christian students who had expressed opposition to same-sex marriage on religious grounds. Students Peter Perlot, Mark Miller, and Ryan Alexander sued the University of Idaho over a policy in which they were barred from talking with a student about same-sex marriage. “Some […]
High school football coach in Bremer, Washington who lost his job because he knelt to pray on the field after each game. Some parents claimed their sons felt pressured to join him. But in a 6-3 ruling, the Court said the local school board violated coach Joseph Kennedy’s First Amendment rights. The opinion said the […]
Churches wishing to apply for affiliation with the Illinois Baptist State Association must submit an application for membership by September 20. To request an affiliation packet, visit www.IBSA.org/membership. For more information, email Barb Troeger or call her at (217) 391-3107.