Pastor Jerry Stephenson who introduced Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Tuesday for his presidential announcement also issued a statement about President Obama's religious views that left many questioning its meaning. Stephenson spoke with The Christian Post to elaborate on that initial statement and explained why he believes Obama's angry with Christianity and could evolve away from the religion.
"In five years, we'll find out what Obama's real religion is," Stephenson told a radio interviewer after Paul made his announcement on Tuesday. "I think the evidence of his actions are not friendly toward Christians. Once he's out, he will 'evolve' like he did on gay marriage. I just believe that's what he will do."
Stephenson is the pastor of Midwest Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky, and further elaborated on his remarks in an interview with CP. more >>
Is Obama more Christian than David Cameron? Their respective Easter pronouncements might indicate so.
The President gave "thanks for the extraordinary sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation" and professed to "rejoice in the triumph of the Resurrection." He pledged to "renew our commitment to live as He commanded — to love God with all our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves."
In contrast, the British Prime Minister, even though writing for a Christian publication, offered a more bloodless ode to Easter as supposed symbol of "compassion, forgiveness, kindness, hard work and responsibility," without mentioning Jesus or resurrection. He admitted he's a "bit hazy on the finer points of our faith." more >>
As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., officially became the second Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday, the 52-year-old obstetrician is already being attacked by conservatives as being "to the left of Obama" when it comes to his foreign policy and openness to negotiating with Iran.
Although Paul was victorious in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll in February, some prominent conservatives and even a conservative political action group have wasted no time in jumping on the presidential candidate over his stance on foreign policy issues.
Fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. expressed his concern with Paul's candidacy the day before Paul officially announced that he was going to run. more >>
James Jeffrey, Barack Obama's former ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Iraq, has this to say about the administration's current record in the Middle East: "We're in a g**d*** free fall."
Count the mistakes: Helping overthrow Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, leading to anarchy and civil war. Pressuring Husni Mubarak of Egypt to resign, then backing the Muslim Brotherhood, leading now-president Sisi to turn toward Moscow. Alienating Washington's most stalwart ally in the region, the Government of Israel. Dismissing ISIS as "junior varsity" just before it seized major cities. Hailing Yemen as a counterterrorism success just before its government was overthrown. Alarming the Saudi authorities to the point that they put together a military alliance against Iran. Coddling Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, encouraging his dictatorial tendencies. Leaving Iraq and Afghanistan prematurely, dooming the vast American investment in those two countries. And, most of all: Making dangerously flawed deals with the nuclear-ambitious mullahs of Iran.
Is this a random series of errors by an incompetent leadership or does some grand, if misconceived, idea stand behind the pattern? To an extent, it's ineptitude, as when Obama bowed to the Saudi king, threatened Syria's government over chemical weapons before changing his mind, and now sends the U.S. military to aid Tehran in Iraq and fight it in Yemen. more >>
In the wake of last week's Al-Shabaab massacre of nearly 150 Christians at a Kenyan university, President Barack Obama issued a statement in response to the attack that failed to identify the victims as Christians targeted for their faith and also failed to label the extremist group as having Islamic motivations.
Last Thursday, Al Shabaab militants raided the campus of Garissa University College where they reportedly separated Muslims from the non-Muslims and killed approximately 147 Christians, while injuring 79.
President Barack Obama went off-script during remarks at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast Tuesday morning to say he is concerned about Christians who are "less than loving" in their expressions.
After sharing quotes from both the Apostle Paul and Pope Francis, Obama went on encourage Americans to love our neighbors as ourselves.
"On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love," the President continued. "And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less-than-loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned. But that's a topic for another day." more >>