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Proposal stops release of credit information

ATLANTA --- For three years, businesses that rely on quick credit have scuttled efforts in Georgia that would let consumers freeze their credit information to thwart identity thieves.

But lawmakers seized on their fading resistance Wednesday to pass a bill that allows residents to stop credit reporting agencies from releasing their information without written permission.

The proposal, passed 167-2, would charge consumers as much as $3 for each security freeze, a total of $9 for the three reporting agencies. It also would allow agencies to charge $3 for consumers to lift it permanently or "thaw" their accounts temporarily when applying for credit.

The bill must be approved by the Senate before it goes to Gov. Sonny Perdue's desk.

Carter hopes Baptist meeting ends division

ATLANTA --- Former President Carter said he hoped this week's meeting of Baptists across racial and theological lines could inspire other churches to end their internal divisions.

"If we can do it, maybe all other Christians can do it as well," Mr. Carter said Wednesday at the start of the gathering. More than 10,000 participants are expected over three days.

Mr. Carter and other Baptist leaders organized the meeting, Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant, to develop common ministries and to challenge any perception that all Baptists accept conservative Southern Baptist views.

The covenant meeting involves 30 Baptist groups from around the world. They span a range of theological and political beliefs. Many oppose abortion and same-sex marriage and ordain only men. However, they also heavily emphasize Bible teaching on social justice, which will be a major focus of the gathering.

-- Edited from wire reports

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pofwe
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pofwe 01/31/08 - 09:37 am
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Another Carter "psuedo"

Another Carter "psuedo" christian event to promote none other than "Jimmy Carter." This is evidence by his co-podium Baptist leader & whore-mongering Bill Clinton. Plus others that have no idea of a conscience & barely a soul.

karmakills123
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karmakills123 01/31/08 - 10:02 am
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Amen !!

Amen !!

Rose
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Rose 01/31/08 - 11:01 am
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I don't know where you two

I don't know where you two get your reasoning, but you better get on your knees and pray for yourselves.

egan
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egan 01/31/08 - 11:22 am
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Who really cares what Jimmy

Who really cares what Jimmy Carter says about anything?

Rose
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Rose 01/31/08 - 11:25 am
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Jimmy Carter could say the

Jimmy Carter could say the same thing about you.

Chuchi
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Chuchi 01/31/08 - 01:30 pm
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When you say unpleasant

When you say unpleasant things about others, even if what you say is true, it is called "calumny." Calumny is a sin. As Christians, we are not allowed to say ugly things about others; when you do, it doesn't make that person ugly, it makes your soul ugly. Someone once wrote (I'm not quoting verbatim), "When the devil tempts you to feelings of hatred toward others, immediately pray for them instead." Jesus said, "Stop judging and you will stop being judged." Another wise man once said, "Never miss an opportunity to keep your mouth shut." Especially when what you want to say is not something God wants to hear.

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adrian22 01/31/08 - 03:13 pm
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Pofwe do't get mad at Bill

Pofwe do't get mad at Bill because he got some. How many years ago was that. Very strong language. Presidents make mistakes just as well any body else. They are not above the law. He was in a powerful chair but that doesn't make him a saint. I agree with Rose and Chuchi. We are all with sin.

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