There was recently a topic discussed here on the Bapist Board about a SBC chaplain in Iraq coerrsing soldiers to be baptized in return for a bath. I just read this in the Western Recorder, our state weekly SBC baptist news. Since the Western recorer is not on line I can not give a link for you to read it, so I will only be able to tell you what it says. The army investagated the alligation that SBC chaplain Josh Llano had traded baths for baptisms, and according to Chaplain(Col.) Al Buckner, the allagations are not true. The U.S. Army's office of the Chief of Publoic Affairds says that the chaplian made some of the comments that were printed(Miami Herald), but not all. The army says that the soldiers at camp Bushmaster were not suffering a water shortage, the chaplain was only given water after the soldiers water needs were taken care of, the army says that the soldiers did not need to resort to baptism to get clean. The chaplain in question recetly did 57 baptisims, most were chrsitian soldiers who wanted to be baptised as a reaffirmation of their faith, or who had never been baptised before.. No soldier at camp Bushmaster has complained or commented about beied coersed by the chaplain in any way. It seems the matter has been settled(after investgation) to suit the U.S. Army(and the SBC NAMB) that the accusations did not happen, are not true. Before christins start spreading rumors and gossip about other christians don't you think it needs to be checked out first.