Donald Trump has continued to stand behind his claim that American Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 terror attacks on New York, despite widespread media criticism, and denial by both police and Jersey City's mayor.
Trump has claimed that there are "thousands and thousands" of people who cheered in Jersey City as the World Trade Center buildings went down, despite Mayor Seteven Fulop stating that "no one in Jersey City cheered on Sept. 11. We were actually among the first to provide responders to help in lower Manhattan.
On Thursday, Trump linked on his Facebook page to an article that was posted on InfoWars, a website by controversial conservative radio show host Alex Jones, where a Jersey resident claims that the GOP Presidential candidate is "telling the truth." more >>
The city of Newark plans to honor the Rev. Ron Christian, who was found dead last month inside his office at the Christian Love Baptist megachurch in Irvington, New Jersey, by renaming a street after him.
The Newark Municipal Council has voted unanimously to dedicate a street to the late pastor, and will be asking his family to select the location, according to NJ.com.
Earlier this month, about 2,000 mourners gathered at the memorial held in Newark for the 51-year-old pastor, a former heroin addict and convict who turned to Christ after he was released from prison in 1997. more >>
A Synod of Presbyterian Church (USA) has canceled the debt of a predominantly African-American congregation based in New Jersey that has existed since the nineteenth century.
As part of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church's 175th anniversary celebration on Sunday, the Synod of the Northeast cleared the $175,000 debt the congregation owed on their facilities.
The Rev. Dr. Harold Delhagen, leader of the Synod, explained to The Christian Post that the debt cancellation for the historic Princeton church was part of the PCUSA body's commitment to acting upon their beliefs in racial equality. more >>
Friends and family members gathered to mourn the loss of Pastor Ron Christian at the Christian Love Baptist megachurch in Irvington, New Jersey, after authorities confirmed they found the 51-year-old dead inside his office Friday morning.
"Nobody can say anything bad about my pastor. Not one bad word," a grieving member stated shortly after noon inside the church where shocked mourners shared memories of their deceased pastor.
Anthony Ambrose, chief of detectives for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, told NJ.com that Christian was discovered unresponsive around 6 a.m. at the Lyons Avenue parish. They did not suspect any foul play and will know the exact cause of death once an autopsy report is complete. more >>
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall almost got penalized for praying after scoring a touchdown during last Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.
During the 34-20 win against the Redskins, 31-year-old Marshall scored a touchdown that resulted in him dropping to his knees in prayer. When a referee caught the wideout performing the act, he almost received a penalty flag.
"Sunday, I score a touchdown and I fall to the ground and I put my hands up and I pray, like I always do," Marshall said during an interview on Showtime's "Inside the NFL." more >>
A Roman Catholic archbishop based in New Jersey has stated that those involved in marriages not recognized by the Church cannot receive the sacrament of Communion.
The Most Reverend John J. Myers, head of the Archdiocese of Newark, released a statement earlier this week saying that "Catholics must be in a marriage recognized as valid by the Church to receive Holy Communion or the other sacraments."
"Non-Catholics and any Catholic who publicly rejects Church teaching or discipline, either by public statements or by joining or supporting organizations which do so, are not to receive the Sacraments," stated Myers. more >>