NEW YORK – Bill de Blasio, who is celebrating his victory in the New York mayoral elections, denied rumors earlier on Tuesday that he is an atheist who is anti-church, and told reporters that he is a spiritual person, even though he is not affiliated with a particular church.
"It's inappropriate and it's obviously, it's desperate. And whoever's doing this is trying to go and confuse people," De Blasio told reporters while in the Bronx, according to Politicker.
The Democrat won the mayoral race against Republican rival Joe Lhota by 73 to 24 percentage points, The Associated Press reported, meeting the expectations of many political analysts who predicted he would clinch a clear victory. more >>
A barefoot man dressed as Jesus with a cross strapped across his back ran in Sunday's New York City marathon.
The man tied his bib number, 55-970, to the back of his cross, and he was identified on the New York City Marathon website as Makoto Takeuchi from Chiba, Japan. Takeuchi is allegedly a New York City-based photographer, according to HyperVocal News.
This is not the first time that "Jesus" has shown up in a race. He also been spotted at the Los Angeles and Tokyo Marathons, with footage of the latter below. more >>
The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether or not the sectarian prayers offered at a New York town's meetings are constitutional.
The highest court in the land will hear an appeal from a lower court decision regarding Greece, N.Y.'s practice of having explicitly Christian prayers open town meetings.
Known as Galloway v. Town of Greece, the lawsuit was filed by two residents of Greece who felt the sectarian prayers made them feel excluded from the public affairs of the town. more >>
Editors' Note: The Christian Post recently spoke with Pastors Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin, stars of the National Geographic reality show "Snake Salvation" to learn more about their controversial practice of worshipping God with snakes. The extensive interviews with both men, which include questions directly from CP's readers, are featured in four parts. Read part one, part two and part three.
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Christian evangelist John Ramirez shares his story about his life-or-death struggles to leave the occult world he was raised in with the book Out of the Devil's Cauldron: A Journey from Darkness to Light. His powerful testimony, which involves the born-again Christian rejecting Satan as his father to find fulfillment in God, continues to inspire readers, who insist that Out of the Devil's Cauldron, which was released last year, is "a must read for every believer."
"I was drawn to the power and authority that the Devil gives you over people," Ramirez said in a previous report by The Christian Post . "I found that the more evil I acted, the more respect I earned from others. If they feared me, I could get more and more of what I wanted. People who knew me knew I was Satan's son."
Ramirez's book, published in May 2012, tells how the New York evangelist was first introduced to the occult at the age of nine by his Puerto Rican parents who were steeped in Santeria, a belief system that blends spirit-worship and animal sacrifice with aspects of Roman Catholic teaching on saints. The occult practice traces its roots to West Africans who were transported as slaves to the Americas, or the New World, and now finds its home mostly in Caribbean and Latin America cultures. more >>
The latest healthcare.gov snafu involves Americans calling a cupcake shop in New York to find information about health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, best known as Obamacare.
Carmen Rodriguez, owner of Brooklyn Cupcake, told The Christian Post in an interview on Wednesday that since Oct. 1, she has received more than 150 calls requesting Obamacare health insurance information.
"We've been getting phone calls and it wasn't until [Tuesday] that we put the pieces together," Rodriguez said. more >>