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From the Macon Telegraph:
Baptist, Mercer prepare for family split
By Bernie O'Donnell
TELEGRAPH STAFF WRITER
November 17, 2005
Some were comparing their split to a divorce, but the Tifton pastor who this week urged Georgia's Baptist leaders to sever ties with Mercer University likened the school to a child gone astray.
"We want our values to be reflected in the lives of our children," said the Rev. Fred Evers. "Mercer is a child of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Baptist folks supported it."
Tuesday, the Georgia Baptist Convention voted to take the first official step toward parting ways with Mercer, a Baptist college since its founding in 1833. The split won't become final unless next year's convention approves a second resolution.
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