Leading evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham is denying a rumor that he told hundreds of evangelical leaders who met with Donald Trump on Tuesday anything along the lines that the billionaire real estate mogul is a better option for president than presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Following Trump's "conversation" with over 900 evangelical leaders in New York City, conservative Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia, who attended the closed-door meeting, told listeners on a conference call that Graham had implied that Trump provided more "hope" than Clinton. Jackson told The Christian Post in a follow-up interview that Graham did not go as far as to endorse Trump but suggested that Trump is a better alternative.
As Graham is touring all 50 state capitals this year to hold prayer rallies to encourage Christians to get involved in the political process, he has been adamant that he will not be endorsing any presidential candidates. more >>
Conservative evangelical bishop E.W. Jackson says that his "attitude" about Donald Trump changed as a result of Tuesday's meeting between Trump and hundreds of America's top evangelical leaders in New York City.
Jackson, who is the founder of the conservative nonprofit S.T.A.N.D., said in a conference call during the meeting that he can now back the presumptive Republican nominee instead of just preferring him over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"What I am hoping we will see is the evangelical community unify around Donald Trump because we just don't have any choice," Jackson said. "I hope that there will be a strong enough statement coming out of this … so that evangelicals around the country start to feel a bit of comfort." more >>
NEW YORK — Conservative Christian leaders who gathered for a closed-door meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York City Tuesday left with a positive impression but want to see more from the candidate.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Trump was impressive, but needs a running mate who has a good relationship with conservative evangelicals and to embrace a conservative Republican platform.
"I think he came and, as has been described here, with humility, actually sat down and had a conversation," Perkins said at a press conference after the meeting attended by more than 900 conservative Christian leaders. more >>
Prominent conservative Bishop Harry Jackson says he's not ready to endorse any presidential candidate even though he agreed to join Donald Trump's evangelical executive advisory board.
Jackson, who pastors Hope Christian Church in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C., and 24 other evangelical pastors and leaders serving on Trump's evangelical advisory board met for a closed-door meeting with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday in New York City to address their concerns before Trump addressed a larger gathering of 900 other influential evangelical leaders.
"My thinking is that I am not in a position that I will endorse anyone but he invited me to be on his executive advisory council for faith and culture," Jackson told The Christian Post Tuesday afternoon. "Ultimately, I am going to put my two cents worth in. I had three categories of questions and I felt like he answered my questions fairly well." more >>
A 19-year-old teen died after being severely beaten for more than 14 hours in two days at the hands of his father and other Word of Life Christian Church members.
The teen, along with his younger brother, was reportedly punished after it was revealed that they had plans to leave the church. The father has pleaded guilty for taking part in the physical assault and will testify against others that were accused.
Nathan Ames, former Word of Life Christian Church member, told People Magazine, "Normal churches are not like this. This is not what a real church is. It's sad that people see this and think that's what church is. I think it's a cult simply because mind control was used, and because the Irwins made claims that they were the only way to heaven. People believed that." more >>
Samsung is looking to change the landscape of VR and video content sharing by revamping their Gear 360 VR. It has been remade in order to allow users to upload 360-degree videos and shorts, changing the future of video content sharing and YouTube.
Revamped Samsung Gear 360 VR for 360-degree Videos
Samsung has re-designed their VR device that allows anybody to create, upload and share 360-degree videos. Social media platforms that currently support this kind of content as well as live streaming are Facebook and YouTube. more >>