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Kelly Boggs is a weekly columnist for Baptist Press and editor of the Baptist Message (, newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

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Latest Articles by KELLY BOGGS
Aug 7, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—Pornographers do it. Politicians do it. Sports franchises and marketing companies do it. These and many others do it—the objectification of individuals.

Objectification occurs when a person’s well-being is ignored, even sacrificed, to use him or her for someone’s gain or gratification. Individual worth, dignity and personality are irrelevant.
Apr 2, 2014
What do Fred Phelps, L’Wren Scott, Scott Asheton and David Brenner have in common? Not only did each die this past week, their obituaries were reported on CNN’s website.
Feb 25, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—God once used a donkey to alert a wayward prophet that he was on the wrong track. Could it be the Lord is using a bear, a Russian Bear, to do the same with the nations of the West, in particular the United States?
Dec 20, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—Political pundits, social commentators and even theologians continue to debate what the most recent election results actually indicate about America.
Feb 8, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the well-known and respected breast cancer charity, has been the subject of a serious game of political football. In the end, abortion supporters applied intense pressure and scored a big victory for their cause and a small monetary win for Planned Parenthood.

News broke Jan. 31 that Komen was ceasing grants to Planned Parenthood designated for breast-health related services. The grants totaled approximately $680,000. Komen officials insisted the decision to defund Planned Parenthood had to do with the fact the organization is currently under congressional investigation—and not with Planned Parenthood’s abortion services.
Oct 31, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—Those hostile to the Christian faith in the United States seem to have a reading comprehension problem with respect to the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Either that or they are deliberately twisting it in order to mute the influence of Christian thought in the public square.
Feb 24, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—What is more preferable than being a child born into a poor home? According to Rep. Gwen Moore the alternative is being aborted—killed in your mother’s womb.

Children in poor homes, particularly single parent homes, are subjected to “eating Ramen noodles” and “mayonnaise sandwiches,” Moore said during a debate in the House of Representatives over a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood of federal tax dollars.
Jan 14, 2011
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—“Hide and watch,” my dad used to tell me. “Hide and watch.” My father’s oft-repeated phrase was a constant reminder that much can be discerned and learned by simple observation. A recent Internet “event” has once again proved the value of my father’s wisdom.
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