In an interview on Dr. James Dobson's "Family Talk" radio show to be aired Wednesday, Mike Pence, the Republican Party nominee for vice president, says a Donald Trump-Pence administration would, if elected, resolve both Obamacare's birth control mandate and President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom policy.
The Christian Post obtained the audio file of the interview before its Wednesday broadcast.
"I'm a Christian, a conservative and a Republican … in that order," the Governor of Indiana, joined by his wife, Karen, tells James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, on the latter's radio show. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out about his "disgust" that taxpayer money is going to be used to pay for gender reassignment and hormone therapy for members of the U.S. military, calling it President Barack Obama's "immoral garbage."
"The media keep talking about it, but to be honest with you, nobody gives a rip about Donald J. Trump's taxes. What people do care about is their own taxes," Graham said in a Facebook post on Monday, referring to revelations by The New York Times that the Republican presidential nominee declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, which could have allowed him to avoid paying taxes for 18 years, which is legal for businesses under the tax code.
"And when I read about the government spending $8.4 million of taxpayers' money a year — starting today — for things like gender reassignment and hormone therapy for military personnel, I'm disgusted! Aren't you?" he asked, linking to an article in USA Today warning that the government could start spending up to $8.4 million per year on gender reassignment treatments and surgeries for soldiers. more >>
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government.
The final vote was 97-1 against the veto. Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid was the lone "no" vote.
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate, and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats and is a former White House contender, did not vote. more >>
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said.
Peres was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday.
An official announcement of the death of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former prime minister was expected at around 7 a.m. local time (04:00 GMT). Details of the timing of the funeral were also expected. more >>
Republican Party nominee Donald Trump's campaign recently announced the creation of a Catholic advisory group that will assist the presidential hopeful to appeal to Catholics.
In an announcement posted to his campaign website last week, the Trump campaign provided a list of advisory group members, which include former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, longtime conservative activist Richard Viguerie, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, veteran Republican strategist Mary Matalin, and Congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin.
In a statement released as part of the announcement, Congressman Duffy argued that if elected president Trump "will fight for Catholics." 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 >>