Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said he is ready to see the United Nations abolished, following demands by a U.N. panel that Americans pay reparations for the history of slavery and oppression.
"I would like some reparations from the British people for what King George did to my forefathers. Let's just go ahead and start paying out to everybody," Jeffress responded to the news in an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business.
The Washington Post reported earlier this week that the U.N.'s working group of experts on people of African descent presented findings to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday, asking for the U.S. government to start repaying for the injustices that black Americans suffered through. more >>
John Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, said in a Facebook post on Monday that there are certain religious people who are quick to condemn others and declare them unfit before God, but argued that it is only the Holy Spirit that can convict.
"What is condemnation? Condemnation is when someone says disapproving things about you, describing your inability to be a certain way or to accomplish certain things," Hagee wrote.
"There are 'religious' people who go around condemning other people, declaring how unfit they are to be used by God or the Church. They do so to hide their own inferiorities and weaknesses," he added. more >>
President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Colin Powell sent greetings to Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas megachurch The Potter's House, just as pastors Joel Osteen and Brian Houston also did, as the preacher celebrated the completion of 40 years in Christian ministry Sunday.
"With compassion and grace, you've inspired and touched the hearts of people across America and around the world through the power of faith," Obama said in a statement, about Jakes, who has earlier been named "America's Best Preacher" by Time Magazine.
"As you reflect on the difference you've made, know that I deeply appreciate your friendship, your commitment to expanding possibility, and your prayers for me, my family and this country we love," Obama added, according to Dallas News. more >>
The former head of a Virginia-based megachurch who was convicted on seven counts of sexually assaulting a minor is seeking a new trial.
Geronimo Aguilar, ex-pastor at the Richmond Outreach Center, or ROC Church, was sentenced in Texas last October to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting two sisters when they were minors.
Filed earlier this month in the Second Court of Appeals located in Fort Worth, the brief argued that the detailing of Aguilar's extramarital affairs shouldn't have been mentioned and that it affected the results of the trial. more >>
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that despite sending several letters to Target over the retail giant's controversial transgender bathroom policy that has led to two crimes being committed against female customers in the state, he has not yet received a reply.
Paxton said in an interview with American Family Association's Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano on American Family Radio earlier this week that there have been at least two reported incidents of men caught taking photos or recording women in Target bathrooms in North Texas.
The attorney general's office sent Target letters "asking them to put together safety policies, as it relates to their new policies on bathrooms [and dressing rooms]," but hasn't received a response. more >>
America won't be saved by a "political awakening," said Pastor Ronnie Floyd, who was among over 40 Christian leaders that came together at The Gathering to pray for a spiritual transformation in the nation.
"Many of us, as believers, at times if we're not careful, we're more committed to some kind of political awakening," said Floyd at the solemn assembly hosted by Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, Wednesday night.
"That's not the answer to this nation. The answer to the nation is the next great awakening with the Holy Spirit of God. And He wakes up the Church and He shakes the Church," added Floyd, who's the senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention. more >>