"The View" co-host and actress Whoopi Goldberg challenged the pro-life and Christian beliefs of Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina during an appearance on her Tuesday show, asking her why she doesn't think choice for women is a "good thing."
"I'm sorry, I got to ask this question. The first part of it is you're running, I assume you're a person who is very, sort of, pro-life. Are you going to run as a person going to govern for everyone or are you running on your Christian beliefs?" asked Goldberg. "Because you said some wonderful things and it made me ask the question: If you feel that women should have choices, why do you think choice is not a good thing?"
Fiorina responded by discussing recent scientific discoveries related to the beginning of life. more >>
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a blistering message aimed at Southern Baptists, evangelicals, Americans, the Supreme Court, and the world – Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd pointed to some of the nation's most divisive issues Tuesday morning in his convention sermon.
In tackling same-sex marriage, racism, abortion, and the freedom of religion, the Arkansas pastor warned there is an "alarm clock going off in our nation and around the world" and now is not the time to push the "snooze button."
"Southern Baptists, now is the time to lead," he said. "We need to believe and stand on His Word and for His name unashamedly and boldly, but always compassionately." more >>
I met Debbie last summer. She was a newly minted grandma who almost wasn't. Her granddaughter nearly became a statistic, one of the million abortions that happen every year. And her daughter – well, she also almost became one of the 73% of women who report a religious affiliation who have had an abortion.
As Christians, it's easy to say we are pro-life, that we are against the taking of innocent life and that we want to support women in crisis pregnancies. It's not difficult to donate time or baby clothes to pregnancy resource centers. It's usually not a huge deal to stash away coins in baby bottles for fundraising drives to help pregnant women.
So why do nearly two-thirds of all women who have abortions claim to have a religious affiliation? Are they not receiving the support they need from their families, churches, schools and communities? Are they ashamed of becoming pregnant not under ideal circumstances and want to "get rid of" the problem so no one finds out? more >>
In fervent prayer at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday night, the organization's president, Ronnie Floyd, said the only thing that can reshape America is a "spiritual awakening" preceded by "extraordinary prayer."
"The only thing that can reshape America is the next spiritual awakening and the next move of God," said Floyd, who's also senior pastor at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas. "When you look at it historically, there is no great movement of God that is not first preceded by the extraordinary prayer of God's people."
Floyd, whose prayer came after SBC music director and global worship pastor Julio Arriola led a session of worship, then explained what he meant by "extraordinary prayer." more >>
Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told messengers gathered at the opening day of the denomination's annual gathering Tuesday that "now is the time to lead," on issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and racism.
"We are in spiritual warfare, and this is not a time for Southern Baptists to shrink back in timidity or shrink back with uncertainty," said Floyd during his opening address at the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. "Crises abound; the need is great hour is late, and now is the time to lead."
The SBC president also highlighted global calamities including the advance of ISIS, human trafficking, Boko Haram, the persecution of Christians as well as crippling problems in the U.S., such as poverty, debt, and race relations. more >>
Billy Graham's daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, has claimed that the reason God allows terrorists to attack the United States and tornadoes to destroy cities is because Americans don't pay God any attention until they are truly desperate and are seeking His mercy.
The 67-year-old Lotz, who has previously claimed that the rapture will happen during her lifetime and God's judgement will soon come upon America, recently spoke with Jan Markell on the "Understanding End Times" radio program where she compared Americans' apathy toward the Gospel to the times of Noah, when God unleashed his judgement by flooding the Earth.
"In the days of Noah, they were eating, drinking, getting married. There is nothing wrong with any of that. All of those are normal everyday activities. But in Noah's day they did it all apart from God," Lotz said. "There was no acknowledgment of God. God was irrelevant to them. … I think that is where we are today." more >>