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A weeklong International Consultation to Women in Prostitution conference raised awareness among Baptists of the issue of sexual exploitation. Here is how they’re making a difference. […] Read More

Human trafficking seems like a problem too big for one person to tackle. Here’s how one member of a Baptist church in Eastern Europe began and grew an anti-trafficking ministry. […] Read More

In a location sandwiched between bars in the middle of Bangkok’s red light district, 10 Thai women have left prostitution and are learning to bake. The sweet scents of fresh focaccia and soft white bread wafted through the air recently as Sarah Brown, a BMS World Mission worker working with BMS World Mission partner NightLight […] Read More

“A pornographer, a prostitute and a public official” sounds like a setup line for a joke, but it isn’t. It’s actually the sad content of a story on a newspaper Web site that caught my eye. The New Orleans Times-Picayune report is about the U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who represents Louisiana, the state of my […] Read More

A well-known moral activist and former Baptist leader pleaded guilty on Wednesday to six counts of aiding and abetting prostitution in Salisbury, N.C. Coy Privette, 74, could have his criminal record expunged if he completes 48 hours of community service and serves a year of probation. According to the Charlotte Observer, the Cabarrus County district […] Read More

Coy Privette, a well-known Baptist preacher and family values champion arrested three weeks ago on prostitution charges, won’t face additional charges in connection with a suspicious check written from his bank account that prompted the investigation leading to his arrest. District attorneys in Rowan and Cabarrus counties said Friday that after reviewing the investigative file, […] Read More

A longtime champion of family values once nominated as chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s moral-concerns agency surprised citizens of North Carolina with his arrest last week on multiple charges of aiding and abetting prostitution. “Hell has just frozen over,” a state Democratic leader told a Raleigh newspaper editor after hearing news of the Thursday […] Read More

Christian Right leaders who applauded Louisiana Republican David Vitter’s election to the United States Senate as a major win for family values are standing by their man caught in a sex scandal that threatens his political future. Last week Vitter, 46, confessed to a “serious sin” after his phone number appeared on a list of […] Read More

A former pastor and Southern Baptist Convention leader arrested a year ago in a gay-sex sting operation shouldn’t be punished, because the act he proposed to an undercover police officer in Oklahoma City isn’t against the law, his attorney said in a court document. An attorney for Lonnie Latham, 61, former pastor of South Tulsa […] Read More

Psychologist, author and lecturer Dan Allender, who has written extensively on recovery from sexual abuse, is scheduled as keynote speaker for an International Christian Conference on Prostitution, April 22-27, 2006 at Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin Sponsored by Baptist the World Alliance Women’s Department, American Baptist Women’s Ministries and International Ministries of American Baptist […] Read More