NEW YORK — Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film.
During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus.
He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the best person for the job" and that because of this "Jesus would hire him." more >>
The New York State Assembly voted a resounding 94-49 Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow third trimester abortions using procedures such as a shot of poison to the baby's heart by medical professionals who won't necessarily be doctors.
Protections relating to human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual harassment in the Women's Equality Act had been stymied by abortion advocates pushing the expansion of third-trimester abortions. more >>
A recently released undercover investigative video purports to show a dean at Cornell University telling a prospective Moroccan student that the school would welcome student groups to invite ISIS fighters to conduct training camps for students on campus, but the school has since decried the video as misleading.
Project Veritas, an investigative nonprofit firm that claims to expose corruption, released a video on Tuesday where one of its reporters disguised himself as a student from Morocco looking to start a "humanitarian group." The undercover reporter went to visit with Cornell's assistant dean for students, Joseph Scaffido, in his office to ask him questions that he has about starting up a student group on campus.
After the reporter introduces himself, he then asks about what types of student group activities Cornell allows and doesn't allow on its campus. more >>
A small congregation in New York has voted unanimously to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) following the mainline denomination's recent vote to approve gay marriage.
Brighton Presbyterian Church, a 200-year-old congregation in Rochester, voted Sunday to seek dismissal from its PCUSA regional body, the Presbytery of Genesee Valley.
The vote to disaffiliate came not long after a majority of presbyteries in PCUSA approved an amendment to their Book of Order defining marriage to include same-sex couples. more >>
NEW YORK — The upcoming National Geographic miniseries "Killing Jesus," which is based on Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly's bestselling book of the same name, tells the story of the historical Jesus and leaves the supernatural claims made by believers out of the equation.
The approach to the film was intentional, according to some of the actors in the film who believe it will help to get the Jesus story out to those who are skeptics.
Chris Ryman, who plays Malchus, the Roman guard who arrests Jesus before His crucifixion, commented on the film's portrayal of Jesus — the man — in the film. more >>
The father of seven children killed in a fire on Saturday is clinging to his Jewish faith and community for support as he returns to Israel to bury his loved ones.
Gabriel Sassoon mourned his children, aged 5 to 16, at a funeral held on Sunday. He spoke about his children's purity and spoke to the hundreds of Orthodox Jewish mourners gathered in the street to show their support for the grieving father.
"My children, they were so pure. They all had faces of angels. Hashem (God) know how much I loved them," Gabriel said. "I want to ask my children's forgiveness. I did my best and my wife did her best. Please, everybody, love your child, love your children, love other's children. That's all that counts. Understand them, don't negate them." more >>