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  • Religious liberty: International conference seen as key advance

    July 31 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Religious liberty: International conference seen as key advance

    Religious liberty advocates drew hope from a first-ever international gathering of government officials, civil society representatives and faith leaders to promote the freedom of all people to practice their beliefs. The U.S. State Department convened the inaugural Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom July 24-26 in Washington, hosting delegations from more than 80 governments …

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  • Pence thanks SBC for values, prayers, ministry

    June 14 2018 by Margaret Colson | with 0 comments
    Pence thanks SBC for values, prayers, ministry

    Vice President Mike Pence affirmed Southern Baptists for their gospel witness and then encouraged Southern Baptists to continue in that commitment, speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting on Wednesday (June 13). “What began more than 170 years ago at First Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga., has now become one of the greatest forces …

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  • UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence to address SBC in Dallas

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated in the seventh paragraph to reflect that only Hall F in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be part of the security zone where access will be restricted.) Vice President Mike Pence will address the Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday (June 13). The announcement of Pence’s 11 a.m. …

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  • Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches

    April 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches

    Prayer for America’s leaders and reports of a pastors’ meeting with Vice President Mike Pence were among the components of worship in some Southern Baptist churches April 15. The prayer times and reports followed an April 11 meeting involving Pence and several dozen pastors and their wives in Washington for the Mega Metro Conference.

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  • Pence: Christian communicators needed ‘more than ever’

    March 1 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pence: Christian communicators needed ‘more than ever’

    In a time plagued by evil, Americans need the ministry and message provided by Christian communicators, Vice President Mike Pence said Feb. 27 at the National Religious Broadcasters’ annual convention. Pence told the audience of communication professionals, “[Y]our ministry, your message, your values are needed now more than ever before.”

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  • Christian persecution focus of global summit

    May 15 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Christian persecution focus of global summit

    Hundreds of church leaders from around the world gathered in solidarity at an inaugural summit in Washington, D.C., to speak up in defense of persecuted Christians. Persecution – including imprisonment, rape, torture and execution – of Christians and other religious adherents continues to mount globally, according to research by various organizations.

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  • Pence twice breaks ties to repeal pro-PPFA rule

    April 3 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pence twice breaks ties to repeal pro-PPFA rule

    The U.S. Senate approved repeal of a pro-Planned Parenthood rule by the slimmest of margins in an action that twice required Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie. Pence’s decisive votes broke 50-50 roll calls and provided final action by Congress to reverse an Obama administration regulation.

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  • VP Pence’s marital integrity draws criticism

    April 3 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    VP Pence’s marital integrity draws criticism

    A Washington Post reporter’s claim that Vice President Mike Pence never eats alone with a woman who is not his wife has drawn a storm of criticism from opponents but praise from evangelicals. When the reporter tweeted about Pence’s practice to promote her article, within two days nearly 2,000 people replied.

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  • ‘Life is winning,’ VP Pence says at March for Life

    January 31 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Life is winning,’ VP Pence says at March for Life

    Vice President Mike Pence declared “life is winning again in America” in his historic appearance before a massive March for Life crowd. Sworn in as vice president only a week before, Pence became the first person holding that office to speak in person at the March for Life in its 44-year history.

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  • Trump promises change; Baptists remain divided

    July 25 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump promises change; Baptists remain divided

    Donald Trump told Americans he would solve their country’s problems in accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president but appeared unable to bridge the divide over his candidacy among Southern Baptists and other evangelical Christians. “I am your voice,” Trump told viewers more than once. “I am with you. I will fight for you.”

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  • Pence makes case for Trump; Cruz steals spotlight

    July 22 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pence makes case for Trump; Cruz steals spotlight

    Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence made a social conservative’s case for Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention’s third day, but the runner-up – Ted Cruz – grabbed the spotlight by refusing to endorse his party’s nominee. Pence accepted the nomination for vice president and offered reasons Trump should be trusted over Hillary Clinton.

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  • Trump chooses social conservative Pence

    July 18 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Trump chooses social conservative Pence

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has selected a social conservative – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence – as his running mate. Trump announced his vice presidential choice in a tweet and said he would hold a news conference regarding his decision, two days before the Republican National Convention.

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  • Indiana adopts law to protect Down syndrome babies

    April 4 2016 by Evan Wilt, World News Service | with 0 comments
    Indiana adopts law to protect Down syndrome babies

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on March 24 signed a bill into law protecting babies from abortions based solely on genetic conditions such as Down syndrome. The new law, set to take effect in July, says abortionists can be held liable for wrongful death …

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