Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has donated $100,000 to a Southern Baptist church in Louisiana that is being pastored by social conservative activist Tony Perkins, and has been instrumental in providing relief for those affected by the torrential flooding.
"I've been told the church should receive the donation on Friday," Perkins, the president of the Washington-based Family Research Council, told The Christian Post in a statement on Wednesday. "I'm grateful Donald Trump visited Louisiana. He helped turn the attention of the nation to a devastated region that faces a very long road to recovery."
Trump and his vice presidential running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, traveled to the Bayou State to show their support for those whose homes have been damaged and lost due to the 26 inches of rainfall that swept through the state a week-and-a-half ago. more >>
Dear Mr. Trump,
I'd like to offer you some free advice that will almost certainly guarantee your victory in the November elections. In fact, if you put into practice what I'm about to share with you, you could become a fine president as well. It will only take you about 15 minutes a day.
Do I have your ear? more >>
The recent flooding in Baton Rouge is a study in media bias if you compare it to media coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
While Baton Rouge flooded, President Obama continued to play golf at Martha's Vineyard as if nothing was happening and the media gave him a pass. George W. Bush was accused of being a racist when he cut his vacation short and did a flyover of New Orleans back in 2005.
Talk about double standards. more >>
In C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters, a senior demon named Screwtape provides guidance to his inexperienced nephew Wormwood in the art of tempting and undermining the faith of a new convert to Christianity. Decades have now passed since these letters first appeared in print, and I can imagine Wormwood has grown more skilled in his craft and has accepted a regional position over America. Screwtape, responding to his nephew's inquiry about recent efforts to promote religious liberty, might provide the following blueprint for neutralizing this threat:
My Dear Wormwood,
Since you have sought my advice on ways you might contain and eliminate what the Enemy's followers have dubbed "religious liberty," I offer you the following short list of suggestions that seem to lend themselves favorably to your task. Remember that you are now providing regional oversight, so you must focus not on individual believers but rather take actions that will have a broad, counteracting impact on their community as a whole. more >>
Ryan Lochte is in a world of hurt. One expert estimates he will lose between five to ten million dollars in endorsement money. Most people will not earn that much money in their entire lifetime. How did he get into such a mess? He lied to his mother.
I am not fully certain of all the events in Rio and all the conversations had but I do have unique insight. I am the father of two young men who were college athletes and I have been a pastor long enough to have heard more than a few stories of people's lies and indiscretions. Trust me — this whole mess never would have happened if Ryan told his mother the truth.
The basic facts are known. Ryan and his three Olympic swimming friends James Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were out at a club, got drunk and took a taxi back to the Olympic village. They stopped at a gas station to use the restroom, the door was locked so they went around back and urinated outside. more >>
The real-life story of arguably the greatest college walk-on, Brandon Burlsworth, hits theaters on Aug. 26th, in the inspirational film titled, "Greater." Actor Neal McDonough is now opening up about how the young athlete's faith touched everyone on set.
McDonough, known for his role as the villain in the hit TV show "Arrow," took a departure from the evil Damian Dark to take on the role as Marty Burlsworth, the brother and arguably biggest influence in the life of Burlsworth.
Starring McDonough and introducing Chris Severio, "Greater" follows the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, who is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Burlsworth dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks but was told he wasn't good enough to play Division I ball. Undeterred, Burlsworth took a risk and walked on in 1994. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Burlsworth displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. The awkward kid who once was an embarrassment to his teammates and an annoyance to his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched. more >>