Al Sharpton slammed a St. Louis grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson at a press conference on Tuesday.
The civil rights activist appeared alongside the parents of the-late Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, and their attorneys at St. Marks Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. The grieving parents were initially expected to make a statement, however, they did not speak.
Although Gallup polling from May indicates that American public opinion strongly favors legally recognizing same-sex marriage, 2014 midterm election exit polls found that voters were evenly divided on the issue of gay marriage.
According to NBC exit polling results, just 48 percent of those who voted in November's elections said they think same-sex marriage should be legally recognized in their home state, while the same amount of voters said they are opposed to legally recognizing gay marriage in their state.
The numbers show a significant decline in the percentage of Americans that support same-sex marriage, as compared to the results from a Gallup poll in May that found 55 percent of Americans feel that same-sex marriage should be "valid" and just 42 percent thought that same-sex marriage "should not be valid." more >>
Many have heard the story and imagined how things took place. Others may have been involved in such a situation where debt was owed, and they had been helped. But, being forgiven and not forgiving someone for committing the same act is just NOT fair.
Seeing it acted out in modern times is very humbling. It may even help someone with making a decision in a similar situation. We are all human and we all make mistakes. There is not a better feeling in the world than being forgiven for something bad that you did. It is also important that we forgive others who encounter the same problem, and most of all, forgive ourselves. Forgive as God forgave you.
Be sure to pass this humbling video of the unforgiving servant with all those who are in need! more >>
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that additional National Guard troops would enter Ferguson, Missouri, following criticism against him from Missouri's Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder after a night of violence and protests in the St. Louis suburb.
Chaos erupted in Ferguson on Monday night after the announcement that a grand jury would not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated National Guard units on Nov. 16, but Kinder criticized the Democratic leader for a lack of National Guard officers deployed in Ferguson on Monday night.
John Hagee, the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, described President Barack Obama as "one of the most anti-Semitic presidents" in U.S. history while speaking at an event for the Zionist Organization of America.
The Texas pastor received an award from the ZOA Sunday night for his contributions in helping the nation of Israel. During his announcement he took a moment to share his opinion of Obama.
Speaking about the U.S.'s nuclear negotiations with Iran, Hagee asserted that Obama "is anxious to accommodate Iran and its nuclear ambitions. The executive branch is in the hands of one of the most anti-Semitic presidents in the history of the United States of America." more >>
Members of a Chicago church who were given $500 each made possible from a real estate deal the church received are using their share to help various programs and initiatives around the city.
LaSalle Church, handed out $500 to each of its congregants back in September and urged them to use the money to bless someone else. According to their pastor, Laura Truax, that's exactly what they have done.
Truax says she learned the concept in the part of the Gospel where Jesus teaches that wherever people's hearts are, that's where they will spend their money. more >>