The Southern Baptist Convention was formed to support slavery before the Civil War. It resisted integration and opposed the civil rights movement until it officially "apologized" for racism in 1995. Now the nation's biggest Protestant denomination is about to choose its first black president. Also, the dismissal of Pakistan's Prime Minister leaves the government in disarray, and Yankee Pitcher Roger Clemens has been acquitted of lying to Congress, but the sports pages are still full of suspicion about performance-enhancing drugs. What about the Hall of Fame?
Banner image: Rev. Fred Luter, who is expected to become the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention