Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently talked with a Washington State high school coach suspended for his practice of kneeling to pray on a football field, describing the coach's suspension as "sad" and "outrageous."
Bremerton High School Football Coach Joe Kennedy filed a lawsuit in August against Bremerton School District over him being punished for praying on the field.
At a Retired American Warriors PAC gathering in Herndon, Virginia, Trump discussed the matter before a crowd that included Coach Kennedy, who had served in the Marines. more >>
Americans are divided as to whether religious freedom or LGBT rights should be favored when the two concepts conflict with one another.
Recent findings from the Pew Research Center show the American public near evenly split on whether or not a business can refuse to service a same-sex wedding on religious grounds.
Out of a sample of about 4,500 adults, Pew found that 48 percent of respondents believed that businesses which provided wedding services should be allowed to refuse to service gay weddings if the owner has religious objections. 49 percent of respondents believed that businesses should be required to service same-sex weddings despite religious objections, and 3 percent said they were unsure. more >>
Pastors across the country will protest Internal Revenue Service restrictions on them not to talk politics in the church as they observe the annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday, days after the introduction of the Free Speech Fairness Act in the U.S. House to reinstate pastors' and churches' rights to speak freely.
"The IRS has no business acting as the speech police of any non-profit organization, as its many scandals over recent years have made clear," said Erik Stanley, senior counsel of the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, which started Pulpit Freedom Sunday in 2008.
The Johnson Amendment, which Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed to repeal, says non-profits, including churches, cannot speak in favor of political candidates, and the Free Speech Fairness Act, a bill that Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. Jody Hice, both Republican, introduced in the House Wednesday, would restrict enforcement of the Johnson Amendment against churches and other non-profit groups. more >>
Best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey took to social media to clarify comments he made regarding his failure to understand how evangelical Christians could support Donald Trump.
In an interview with the European publication Evangelical Focus published last week, Yancey said that he was unable to understand how conservative evangelicals could support Trump, stating that Trump and his campaign often contradict biblical Christianity.
In response to the controversy garnered by his remarks, Yancey posted a message Tuesday on his Facebook page offering more context to his comments. 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 >>
Best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey stated that he cannot understand how so many evangelical Christians can support Republican nominee Donald Trump.
In an interview with the Europe-based publication Evangelical Focus published last Friday, Yancey said he was "staggered" by the support evangelical voters are giving Trump.
"I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would see a man who is a bully, who made his money by casinos, who has had several wives and several affairs … That they would somehow paint him as a hero, as someone that we could stand behind," explained Yancey. more >>