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  • Pence visits Florida, encourages survivors & DR teams

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Friday, October 26, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (BP) -- Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen and Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, Fla., Thursday (Oct. 25) to encourage survivors of Hurricane Michael, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and other volunteers who have been serving the community in the storm's aftermath.

    "It's deeply moving to us to see the level of devastation but also to see the resilience of everyone here and also to see the generosity -- the generosity of the Southern Baptist Convention, Hiland Baptist Church, the [American] Red Cross," Pence said before asking the crowd to thank the volunteers with a round of applause. Read More

  • Pence thanks SBC for values, prayers, ministry

    by Margaret Colson, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- 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 for good anywhere in America.... The Southern Baptist Convention has always strived to reach the world for Christ, and so you have throughout the decades. I believe with all my heart: Your faith has moved mountains, and your witness changes lives every day," he said in his opening remarks. Read More

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

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, June 11, 2018 (8 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Vice President Mike Pence will address the Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday (June 13).

    The announcement of Pence's 11 a.m. address to messengers and invited guests at the June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas was made by SBC President Steve Gaines and Grant Ethridge, chairman of the convention's Committee on Order of Business, in a joint press release today (June 11). Read More

  • Pence: Christian communicators needed 'more than ever'

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In a time plagued by evil, Americans need the ministry and message provided by Christian communicators, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday (Feb. 27) at the National Religious Broadcasters' annual convention.

    Speaking at the afternoon session of Proclaim 18, NRB's 75th gathering, Pence told the audience of communication professionals, "[Y]our ministry, your message, your values are needed now more than ever before.... Every day, every hour, you speak strength to the heart of the American people. You shape our country. You water the roots of this nation."

    The vice president said, "[Y]ou have the power to strengthen the character of this nation." Read More

  • VP Pence's marital integrity draws criticism

    by David Roach, posted Friday, March 31, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Gage Skidmore, from Wikimedia Commons
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- 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.

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin responded that he has made the same commitment to his wife Charlotte while Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma executive director Anthony Jordan said he "applaud[s]" the vice president. Read More

  • 'Life is winning,' VP Pence says at March for Life

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, January 30, 2017 (2 years ago)

    Screen capture from Fox News
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Vice President Mike Pence declared "life is winning again in America" in his historic appearance Jan. 27 before a massive March for Life crowd that included a contingent of Southern Baptists attending the Evangelicals for Life conference.

    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. No president has ever appeared at the annual event. Read More

  • VP debate: Faith, social issues spotlighted

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, October 05, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    FARMVILLE, Va. (BP) -- A nine-minute discussion of personal faith and social issues capped a vice presidential debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence that also included discussion of racial bias in the criminal justice system, immigration and humanitarian aid in Syria.

    The 90-minute debate hosted by Virginia's Longwood University Oct. 4 additionally featured squabbles about the character of presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Read More

  • Pence makes case for Trump; Cruz steals spotlight

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CLEVELAND (BP) -- Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence made a social conservative's case for Donald Trump on the Republican National Convention's third day, but the GOP runner-up -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz -- grabbed the spotlight by refusing to endorse his party's nominee.

    Pence, 57, accepted the Republican nomination for vice president Wednesday evening (July 20) and offered reasons the lightning-rod billionaire should be trusted over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The Indiana governor made his case, however, after a wave of boos ushered Cruz off the stage in a development that assured Pence's speech would be eclipsed in the convention's latest news cycle. Read More

  • Ind. bill affirms 'inclusion' of religious beliefs

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, March 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "When secularized or nominally religious people don't understand religious motivation, then they are going to assume … some sinister agenda."

    Russell Moore

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (BP) -- Indiana's leading Republican lawmakers pledged today (March 30) to introduce language to the state's new religious freedom bill to clarify it does not allow discrimination against homosexuals, but seeks inclusion of religious diversity.

    House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long said at today's press conference that backlash generated by the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), signed into law March 26, is based on a misrepresentation of the bill instead of its intent, design and effect. Read More