Independent presidential hopeful Evan McMullin, a former CIA agent and chief policy director for the House Republican Conference, spoke with The Christian Post about religious liberty, Donald Trump, his Mormon faith, and the challenge of getting his name on state ballots.
On August 8, McMullin garnered national headlines when he announced that he was going to run for president, arguing in an open letter that Americans deserve a better choice than either Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump.
"Like millions of Americans, I had hoped this year would bring us better nominees who, despite party differences, could offer compelling visions of a better future," stated McMullin. "Instead, we have been left with two candidates who are fundamentally unfit for the profound responsibilities they seek." more >>
Democratic vice presidential hopeful Tim Kaine recently promoted presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton's Christian faith at a convention of African-American Baptist leaders.
Speaking before the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. annual meeting in New Orleans on Thursday, Kaine talked of how Clinton's Methodist background influenced her worldview.
"Some of you know this story. She was a Midwestern Methodist church kid. Now, I know a lot of those Midwestern Methodist church kids growing up. And there is a beautiful sense of duty," said Kaine, according to a transcript sent to The Christian Post by the Hillary Clinton campaign. more >>
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently told a group of evangelical Christians gathered in Florida that being a good president is "the only way I'm going to get to Heaven."
Speaking before hundreds of evangelicals Thursday at an Orlando event sponsored by the American Renewal Project, Trump told those gathered that they must do "whatever you can do."
"This will be an election that will go down in the history books and for evangelicals, for the Christians, for everybody, for everybody of religion, this will be maybe the most important election that our country has ever had," said Trump. more >>
California State Senator Ricardo Lara announced that he will be dropping a provision from a bill that critics warned would have curbed the religious exemption rights of private schools.
Senator Lara recently introduced Senate Bill 1146, which among other things would have made it easier for LGBT students of religious colleges to sue the schools for upholding traditional Christian teachings on gender and sexuality.
In a statement published in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Lara explained that while he supports protecting LGBT students of religious schools, he is aware that certain "unintended consequences" may come from his bill. more >>
After breaking a number of National Football League records during his 20-year playing career, legendary Green Bay Packers gunslinger Brett Favre was finally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last Saturday.
Favre, who holds the record for most regular season wins as a quarterback and owns or shares over 140 NFL records, was enshrined in the same hall as other quarterbacking legends in Canton, Ohio, this past weekend with quite a number of cheeseheads in attendance at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
"Thank you. I'm not surprised one bit at the Packer fans here," the 46-year-old Favre said in his acceptance speech. "This is incredible, incredible. So I thank you. Thank you, Canton. Thank you, Hall of Fame. Thank you Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior." more >>
A Harlem church known for its controversial signs recently asked if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would support allowing Dennis Rodman to share a bathroom with his daughter, Ivanka.
Months back, Trump said he was OK with transgender individuals using the bathroom of their chosen gender identity at his hotels.
During a town hall-style event in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center hosted by NBC's "TODAY show" back in April, the billionaire real estate mogul was asked by host Matt Lauer: "If Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" more >>