Evangelical leader James Dobson, among 40 other spiritual leaders, attended a meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in June and now Dobson is opening up about what transpired, including details about a brief comment he made that suddenly put him under intense scrutiny.
On the 25th floor of Trump's Fifth Avenue tower, the group of evangelicals gathered for a "conversation" with the outspoken politician. But before the night was over, a comment from the founder of Focus on the Family would later cause a firestorm of commentary and criticism — leading Dobson to call Trump "a baby Christian who doesn't have a clue about how believers think …"
Dobson, who was granted the first question at the conference, asked the GOP nominee how he would protect religious liberties. more >>
New York City directs its attention underground as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) gets onboard the campaign against Zika virus on the New York subway.
At the direction of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the transit agency would focus on decimating the mosquito population by directing bug-killing larvicide tablets in pools of standing water within the subway system to help mitigate potential threats of contagion, New York officials said Tuesday.
A transgender former employee at Abercrombie & Fitch is suing the retailer for $35 million over its "look policy," which required him to wear a girl's uniform even though he identifies as a man, despite being born female.
Maha Shalaby used to work at the clothing store's flagship location in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue and, according to the New York Post, was originally told that he could wear men's attire only to find out later that he was not allowed to do so under the company's dress code, which also forbids facial hair and tattoos.
At issue is a store manager who informed Shalaby that he was required to "wear a girl's uniform because that's what customers want to see," the lawsuit alleges. more >>
A Catholic man who worked at the department store chain Macy's for over 26 years is now taking legal action against his former employer, claiming that he was fired for privately believing that the company's transgender bathroom policy violates the teachings of the Bible.
Javier Chavez, who was employed as a senior detective at the Macy's store in Queens, New York, was fired following an incident back in May when he responded to a complaint from a female customer who reported that a man was in the women's bathroom. The woman said she and her daughter were uncomfortable entering the bathroom with the man being present.
According to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Chavez instructed a security employee under his command to tell the transgender individual to leave the bathroom. The customer argued that he identifies as a female and later complained to store management. more >>
Before Mike Piazza gave an emotional speech at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, the former New York Mets catcher received a special blessing during a 7:30 a.m. mass.
The 47-year-old retired MLB star attended St. Mary's Our Lady of the Catholic Church in Cooperstown, New York, where he was blessed on the church steps by Father John Rosson. During Piazza's tearful acceptance speech to the Hall of Fame, he highlighted the importance of his Catholic faith.
According to Piazza, his mother, Veronica, instilled that faith in him. more >>
NEW YORK — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump introduced Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, describing the Indiana governor as a job creator and budget balancer who will help unify the party.
In a bid to broaden his appeal to a fractured Republican electorate, Trump presented Pence as a perfect complement for the White House: a veteran of government who can guide an outsider, a man with a Midwestern sensibility and strong Republican credentials.
"Indiana Governor Mike Pence was my first choice, I've admired the work he's done, especially in the state of Indiana," Trump said at an event in New York City. more >>