If Vice President Pence is on the case, can we expect anything less?
WASHINGTON (RNS) Vice President Mike Pence used a State Department summit of foreign ministers and religious leaders to announce new initiatives and call on Turkey to release U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson.
(RNS) — The first Generation X president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination said he wants to focus more on what all Southern Baptists embrace than what divides them.
DALLAS (RNS) — The day before his speech, a Southern Baptist attending the annual meeting requested reconsideration of the plans to welcome Pence. He was overruled.
(RNS) — Adam Rippon criticized the vice president, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the Winter Games, for his support for gay conversion therapy.
(RNS) — I hope Vice President Pence has some private conversations with the high-level North Korean government officials who are accompanying their athletes.
(RNS) — Mike Pence and his evangelical supporters are quick to condemn any explicit statement of racism or white supremacy. But they have blessed and pray daily for the chief policy aim of white nationalists: the border wall and harsh immigration enforcement.
(RNS) — I would not vote for Sam Brownback. I certainly did not vote for the president who nominated him.
But we need to get back to common sense and common decency. Democrats: Sam Brownback is not your enemy.
Mike Pence gave a great speech in the Knesset. There. I said it.
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as fulfillment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith's compassion and justice, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation.
(USA Today) — Pence made the announcement Monday (Jan. 22) at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — King Abdullah derives his political legitimacy from his dynasty's role as guardian of a key Muslim site in Jerusalem. Any perceived threat to Muslim claims in the city is seen as a challenge to Jordan.
DALLAS (AP) — Pence discussed his plans at a religious dinner in Washington, where he stressed the Trump administration's commitment to helping Christian minority groups across the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Meanwhile, most everyone else is kept at arm's length.
(RNS) — Speaking at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel on Monday, the vice president also said the Trump administration would keep its promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.