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Famous Baptists

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    The thread on "ashamed" of being a Baptist made me think how many may not KNOW some of the FAMOUS Baptists of the past/present.

    Famous Baptist Religious Figures</font>
    • John Bunyan - seventeenth century author, wrote The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)</font>
    • Charles Haddon Spurgeon - nineteenth century English preacher</font>
    • Alexander Maclaren - (1826-1910) Baptist preacher, author of "Expositions of Holy Scriptures"</font>
    • Alexander Campbell - Founder of the Churches of Christ (Stone-Campbell Restoration movement)</font>
    • William Miller - a Baptist in New York whose predictions that Christ would come in 1843 or 1844 were the precursor to Adventism</font>
    • Billy Graham - evangelist</font>
    • Fred Phelps - preacher and anti-Latter-day Saint/anti-homosexual activist from Topeka, Kansas</font>
    • Rev. Jerry Falwell - popular American Evangelical leader</font>
    Famous Baptists in Politics</font>
    • Warren G. Harding - 29th president of the United States</font>
    • Harry S. Truman - 33rd president of the United States</font>
    • Jimmy Carter - 39th president of the United States</font>
    • William Jefferson Clinton - 42nd president of the United States</font>
    • Clarence Thomas - 2nd black Supreme Court justice. (born Baptist, now Catholic)</font>
    • Newt Gingrich - former Speaker of the House (U.S. House of Rep.)</font>
    • Trent Lott - U.S. Senate Majority Leader until 2002, when he was ousted from leadership under the spectre of racism</font>
    • Gary Condit - U.S. Representative from California; son of a Baptist minister; outwardly purported himself to be a practicing Baptist, despite his lifestyle; famous for his role in the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy.</font>
    • John D. Rockefeller - American industrialist</font>
    • Al Gore - Vice-president to Pres. Clinton</font>
    • Strom Thurmond - Senator from South Carolina. Oldest senator in office</font>
    • Jesse Helms - Conservative senator from North Carolina</font>
    Baptists in the News</font>
    • Rev. Martin Luther King - civil rights leader</font>
    • Rev. Jesse Jackson - black activist; founder of the Rainbow Coalition; ran for U.S. President; widely regarded as an important leader of African-Americans, yet he is a controversial and widely disliked figure, seen by many as an adulterous, racist, divisive opportunist</font>
    • Will Campbell - white colleague of Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights movement; opposed Southern Baptist support of the KKK</font>
    • Arthur "J.R." Warren Jr. - gay Baptist church usher beaten to death in Grant Town, West Virginia in July 2000</font>
    • Thomas Piper</font>
    • Harry Longabaugh - "The Sundance Kid", famous train robber in the Old West</font>
    • Payne Stewart - golfer; died in a plane accident on Oct. 25, 1999</font>
    • Jonathan Edwards - British Olympic triple jumper</font>
    Baptists in the Arts</font>
    • Glen Campbell - singer</font>
    • Donna Summer - singer, songwriter</font>
    • Britney Spears - pop singer</font>
    • Gladys Knight - famed singer who sang with the "Pips". (Now LDS)</font>
    • Rick Wakeman - member of 1970s rock group "Yes"</font>
    • Jessica Simpson - pop singer</font>
    • Otis Redding - "soul" singer (famous for "Sitting on the dock of the bay" and other classics)</font>
    • Aretha Franklin - classic soul singer</font>
    • David Ball - country music singer; son of a Baptist preacher</font>
    Baptists in Media/Literature/Films</font>
    • Aminah Assilmi - broadcast journalist; director of the International Union of Muslim Women</font>
    • Terry Mattingly - nationally prominent syndicated religion journalist (former Southern Baptist)</font>
    • Liz Smith - nationally syndicated gossip columnist</font>
    • John Grisham - best-selling author of legal thrillers, including The Pelican Brief; The Firm and The Client</font>
    • Robert Don Hughes - science fiction writer; author of The Fallen and Eternity Game</font>
    • Carolivia Herron - author of Nappy Hair; convert to Judaism</font>
    • Octavia Butler - science fiction writer; winner of Hugo, Nebula awards for "Bloodchild" and "Speech Sounds"; former Baptist</font>
    • Robert Heinlein - considered one of the greatest science fiction authors ever; author of Stranger in a Strange Land; Starship Troopers; and many other award-winning novels; former Baptist</font>
    • Ray Bradbury - science fiction writer; author of Something Wicked This Way Comes; Fahrenheit 451; The Illustrated Man; and many other famous works</font>
    • Chuck Norris - actor ("Walker, Texas Ranger")</font>
    • DeForest Kelley - actor ("Dr. McCoy" on Star Trek)</font>
    • Ron Shelton - director/screenwriter/filmmaker ("Bull Durham", "Tin Cup", etc.)</font>
  2. dianetavegia

    dianetavegia Guest

    I got my Grandmother Weldy's Bible and sewing machine when she died. On a page up front is this:

    Oral Roberts Has Turned Methodist. Mobile Register a.m. Edition March 19, 1968

    I share that to show that anyone can call themselves something or join some group but....

    Jer 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

    [ September 11, 2004, 08:05 PM: Message edited by: dianetavegia ]
  3. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    Wasn't Jessica Simpson the featured entertainer on the NFL Kickoff Show Thursday? Know that they put it on a 6-second delay to avoid "accidentally showing skin".

    The black gals singing (sorry, don't know the name) had skin-colored tops under their shirts so it would LOOK like they were showing naked. Know that some gymnasts and ice skaters do the same.
  4. Shammai

    Shammai New Member

    Jun 18, 2004
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    Under Baptists in the arts, I think you can remove Britney; she's been into Kabbalah. It's reported she had a mangled tatoo for that faith (I read that sometime back).

    MSNBC speculates her Wedding will be Kabbalah Oriented. Ireland online says it will be Catholic.

    According to the Mirror she's studied Kabbalah since '97

    MSNBC Kabbalah Wedding Info:

    Ireland online says Catholic wedding?
  5. Shammai

    Shammai New Member

    Jun 18, 2004
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    The reason I chose the mirror is that they show the tatoo.
  6. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
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    Me. :D
    No pictures please.