In today’s News:
Concordia Nebraska names new president
The Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb. Board of Regents is pleased to announce that Dr. Bernard D. Bull has accepted a divine call to serve as the university’s 11th president. Bull, currently serving as president of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, succeeds The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, who served As Condordia, Seward’s president 2004-19. Bull will fulfill his contractual obligations with Goddard College for the 2020-21 academic year, and then begin his Concordia, Seward, tenure in August 2021. During this timeframe, the university will continue to be served by Interim President The Rev. Russ Sommerfeld, who has competently and faithfully served in the role of president since Jan. 1.
‘Unplanned’ awards second scholarship
Another mom who’s prevailed after facing unplanned pregnancy is benefitting from the scholarship inspired by a movie bearing a powerful pro-life message. “Sarah” recently finished school for massage therapy and took out student loans for the program and licensing. The “Unplanned” Movie Scholarship will now help cover her costs related to school. Sarah, a single mom of four, is the second recipient of the scholarship, a collaborative project with actress Ashley Bratcher and Heartbeat International, benefitting moms facing unplanned pregnancy who choose life and wish to pursue their education.
Americans back religious freedom
Most Americans back religious freedom as they agree that religion is a “fundamental part” of people, a recent survey by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty found. Sixty percent of Americans said that “Religion, for some people, is a fundamental part of ‘who I am’ and should be protected accordingly.” A majority of the 1,000 respondents across the United States also agreed that religious freedom and exercise are inherently public and extend to school, work, social media and other places. Generation Z and Black respondents supported this belief most strongly, the survey found.
Woman injured by abortion
Pro-life activists with Springfield Right to Life have reported that an ambulance was called to the Springfield, Ill., Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Nov. 19. Video posted on the group’s Facebook page showed an EMS crew wheeling a woman out of the abortion facility on a gurney and loading her into an awaiting ambulance, which transported her to an unknown hospital for emergency care. Operation Rescue requested 911 records and received a redacted report that verified the medical emergency at Planned Parenthood, and that an ambulance with advanced life support capabilities was dispatched. Information about the patient’s possible condition was redacted. However, a garbled radio dispatch audio clip was obtained that noted an 18-year-old woman fell, hit her head, and was “not alert” at the time the dispatch was made.