A Catholic academic institute based in Pennsylvania has decided to disinvite Geraldo Rivera after the mustachioed reporter posted a "selfie" on Twitter.
Duquesne University made the decision late last week after Rivera posted a "selfie," or a mostly nude photo of himself, on the social media site.
Bridget Fare, spokesperson for Duquesne, told The Christian Post that initially Rivera had been invited to the campus to be part of an event focused on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "The conference is 'Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy'," said Fare. more >>
CNN journalist and television program host Anderson Cooper has denounced televangelist Pat Robertson for his recent remarks regarding "gay rings."
On a segment titled "The RidicuList," the host of "Anderson Cooper 360" said Wednesday evening that Robertson was "that elderly relative who you only see at Thanksgiving." "He doesn't get out of bed much and he's sitting around the table and he suddenly blurts out nonsensical sentences in between chewing on soft foods," said Cooper.
Cooper was responding to a recent claim made by Robertson on the conservative Christian's program the "700 Club" that some gays give people AIDS via a type of ring. more >>
President Barack Obama focused on many social and civil rights issues, with a major focus on the economy, during his lengthy speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom event, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famed "I have a dream" speech a half century ago.
Obama told the thousands gathered on the National Mall about the importance of economic opportunity in the road to equality.
After describing the historical event they were remembering and putting it in the context of the grand narrative of American history, President Obama argued that "pursuit of happiness requires the dignity of work." more >>
The creator of the successful adult entertainment video enterprise "Girls Gone Wild" has been sentenced to 270 days in jail for assault and false imprisonment.
Joe Francis, founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video empire, will also have 36 months of probation and must attend an anger management course as well as one year of psychological counseling. In total, according to NBC News, Francis was found guilty of three counts of false imprisonment, one count assault causing bodily injury, and one count of dissuading a witness.
Through the trial, Francis maintained that he was not guilty and according to Maria Elena Fernandez of NBC News, intends to appeal the decision. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The highly acclaimed Christian band Third Day recently performed at the SoCal Harvest with Greg Laurie at Angel Stadium and The Christian Post had a chance to talk with the band shortly before they walked out onto the stage in front of 43,000 people attending last Sunday, the final night of the three-day outreach event.
Third Day's hard-driving, Southern rock sound had most at Angel Stadium jumping. Prior to their appearance, the band, which was co-founded by lead singer Mac Powell and guitarist Mark Lee, and includes bassist Tai Anderson and drummer David Carr, said they were excited to be a part of "something bigger" than themselves.
The CP interview with Third Day members is below. more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. – A parents' anguish over the death of their 12-year-old daughter in a car accident just ten months ago turned to feelings of hope as the 150 people they invited to the SoCal Harvest Crusade as a tribute to their daughter and "as a way to glorify God" showed up to the event at Angel Stadium on Saturday. Many of them made a commitment to follow Jesus Christ that night.
"One of the things that we feel is that God has a plan and that's found in the verse Jeremiah 29:11," Juan Hernandez told The Christian Post on Sunday. Hernandez, along with his wife, Yesenia, and their oldest daughter Paulina, wore a memorial tribute pin with a photo of Yesenia Eva Hernandez on the final night of the three-day event on Sunday.
"When my daughter went home to be with the Lord ten months ago we've been just doing anything we can. One, to get closer to the Lord, and then bring as many people closer to the Lord as we can," Hernandez said. "To be honest with you, it's been very difficult, but at the same time it was a wonderful feeling having so many people come and honor our daughter, but most importantly give glory and honor to God. more >>