Every holiday has a past. Christmas is no different. The day now known for manger scenes, Santa Claus, and gift-giving during the peak of winter was not always celebrated in said manner.
Many of the traditions connected to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ have non-Christian origins. Items like the Yule log, the Christmas tree, and the very placement of the observance during the darkest time in the calendar year stem from pre-Christian religious observances.
Bruce Forbes, professor of religious studies at Sioux City, Iowa-based Morningside College explained to The Christian Post in an earlier interview that many current Christmas rituals emerged during the difficult winters pagans often encountered. more >>
United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has joined the list of people calling for the Washington Redskins to change their team name.
Reid told The Hill Thursday that he felt Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder was "so shortsighted on this."
"We live in a society where you can't denigrate a race of people. And that's what that is. I mean, you can't have the Washington Blackskins. I think it's so shortsighted," said Reid. more >>
A Facebook group demanding that A&E reinstate "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has become more popular than the A&E's official Facebook page.
As of Friday, "Stand With Phil Robertson" has garnered more than 1.3 million likes on Facebook, versus A&E's approximately 588,000.
Earlier this week Robertson was indefinitely suspended by A&E over his remarks against homosexuality in a GQ interview. more >>
A pro-traditional marriage group has started a petition demanding that A&E reinstate Phil Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' after his remarks on homosexuality.
The National Organization for Marriage announced on Thursday morning the creation of a petition demanding that A&E reverse its suspension of Robertson.
"The gay lobby bullies are at it again. This time they've attacked one of the most popular Christians in America – Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty's Robertson family," reads the announcement for the petition. more >>
A preacher featured on the National Geographic reality television series 'Snake Salvation' will go before a Tenn. grand jury next month.
Pastor Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette appeared for a preliminary hearing Tuesday over allegations of snake handling and owning dangerous wildlife.
In recent days controversy has arisen regarding the racial identity of Jesus Christ courtesy of remarks made by Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Kelly declared on the cable news channel that Jesus was white, spurring much debate and controversy online and offline.
Craig Mitchell of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C., told The Christian Post that the historical Jesus was likely not white. more >>