New York City megachurch pastor, A.R. Bernard, warned Thursday that the prosperity gospel is a false and dangerous concept and anyone who wants to test its validity should look no further than presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Bernard who leads the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, doled out his advice on the controversial theology last Thursday during an interview on New York's Power 105.1 morning radio program, The Breakfast Club, about his new book "Four Things Women Want from a Man."
The book, he said, is about his journey to become a "man of maturity, decisiveness, consistency and strength." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has strongly condemned Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for a boycott of popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, which is opening a new location in the New York City borough of Queens, just because its Christian owners believe in the biblical definition of marriage.
"Can you imagine a city where a popular, successful business is singled out and attacked by the mayor who calls for a boycott — all because the business owners let it be known that they operate by Christian principles and believe in God's definition of marriage?" Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote on his Facebook page.
"That's exactly what just happened to one of America's most successful businesses. Chick-fil-A has almost 2000 restaurants and sales of more than $6 billion annually. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone that doesn't like their chicken sandwiches — and their high quality service," Graham adds. more >>
A.R. Bernard, one of New York City's most influential pastors and leader of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, revealed Thursday that he and his wife, Karen, who have been married for more than 40 years, were once headed for divorce.
"Pastor or not we were headed for divorce," said Bernard Thursday during an interview on New York's Power 105.1 morning radio program, The Breakfast Club, about his new book "Four Things Women Want from a Man."
"I will tell you, I look back and I made some very immature, stupid decisions and maybe that will be in another book. Details, the juicy details," he continued before discussing some of the missteps he made as a husband. more >>
As popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, known for its public embrace of Christian values, prepares to open a new location in the New York City borough of Queens this fall, a councilman backed by support from Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for a boycott of the restaurant.
The new Chick-fil-A location, set to open at Queens Center Mall, is too close for comfort for openly gay Councilman Danny Dromm who represents the jurisdiction where the restaurant will be situated. Dromm is calling for an all-out boycott of the fast food joint, NY1 News reports.
In response, Chick-fil-A issued a statement: "The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We are a restaurant company comprised of 80,000 individuals who represent different backgrounds and beliefs, and we are all focused on offering great food, service and hospitality." more >>
Although actress and talk show host Candace Cameron Bure once struggled with bulimia, the eating disorder wasn't brought on by body insecurity from the pressures of Hollywood. Rather, loneliness was the culprit.
During the Eating Recovery Day panel event at the Eating Recovery Center in New York City on Wednesday, in which Bure was a panelist, the "Fuller House" star explained that her eating disorder didn't develop until after she'd temporarily left Hollywood. Bure's move to Montreal, Canada, to support her husband, Valeri Bure, created the conditions that caused her eating challenges, according to People.
"The change of having worked since I was 5 years old to now becoming a wife and soon-to-be mom, and living in a city where I didn't have family and friends around me, I kind of lost the sense of who I was," Bure said. more >>
President Obama is expected to commemorate the United States' first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York City near a tavern that many claim is the birthplace of the American LGBT rights movement.
According to The Washington Post, sources close to the Obama administration say they envision building a monument on a piece of parkland that lies across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a place that many believe is where the gay rights movement in America began with an uprising in 1969.
The Post reports that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., will hold a public hearing on May 9 in New York City in order to get feedback on the proposal. more >>