Thursday
Feb042016

LifeWay plans to move headquarters to Capitol View site

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- LifeWay Christian Resources plans to relocate its downtown headquarters to a new building to be built at the Capitol View mixed-use project site in the North Gulch, according to multiple sources familiar with the announcement, according to The Tennessean.

The move by the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention will involve roughly 1,100 corporate headquarters jobs.

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/real-estate/2016/02/03/lifeway-moving-1100-jobs-capitol-view-site/79790254/

Thursday
Feb042016

China officials have imprisoned the pastor of its largest official Protestant church

Pastor Gu YueseHANGZHOU, China – Authorities in China have detained the pastor of the country’s largest official Protestant church, who publicly objected to a government drive to demolish crosses on church buildings, in what rights groups say is part of a larger crackdown on religious freedom in the communist nation, Time.com reported.

Pastor Gu Yuese, also known as Joseph Gu, was placed under “residential surveillance in a designated location” – the official term for facilities known more commonly as “black jails” – in the city of Hangzhou last Thursday, according to U.S.-based Christian rights group China Aid, said Time.

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Wednesday
Feb032016

First pro-life bill enacted in Kentucky in 12 years

FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill -- as soon as it arrived in his office Feb. 2 -- amending the state's informed consent law to give women patients and doctors the option of consulting in person or by video conferencing.

http://bpnews.net/46256/first-prolife-bill-enacted-in-ky-in-12-years

Wednesday
Feb032016

Veto override on PPFA defunding fails in House

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. House of Representatives failed Tuesday (Feb. 2) to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would have largely defunded Planned Parenthood, but pro-life advocates remained hopeful about future success.

The House voted 241-186 for the override, falling 45 votes short of the two-thirds majority required. The failure was not a surprise, considering the margin by which the proposal originally passed. Supporters of the legislation actually lost ground from the House's original passage vote, which was 240-181.

http://www.bpnews.net/46258/veto-override-on-ppfa-defunding-fails-in-house

Wednesday
Feb032016

The Super Bowl: Does God care?

NASHVILLE (BP) – An old gospel hymn says God's eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos?

When it comes to the ones from Carolina and Denver matched up for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, most Americans are skeptical about divine intervention on the football field, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.

A phone survey of 1,000 Americans found nearly 9 out of 10 respondents (85 percent) said "no" when asked, "Does God determine winners and losers in the Super Bowl?" About 1 in 10 (11 percent) said "yes." One in 25 (4 percent) didn't know.

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