A Southern Baptist pastor is critical of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's apparent interest in implementing a state lottery, arguing that such a move is "a regressive tax on the poor."
Bentley announced earlier this week that he was calling a special session of the state legislature to see about the creation of a state lottery to help fund certain government programs.
Instead of judging Katy Perry, her parents are asking the Christian community to pray for the pop star.
Keith and Mary Hudson, Perry's preacher parents, recently spoke at the Church of Grace in Yorba Linda, California, according to Radar Online, which is reporting that the two said they have not given up on their daughter, who claims to no longer practice Christianity. Although the Hudsons have spoken out against Perry's previous music like her 2008 hit "I Kissed A Girl," they are proud of her latest inspirational song, "Rise."
"I want you to pray for my daughter," Keith said. "Don't judge her, pray for her. She's going to be singing 'Rise' for the Olympics this year. We're very proud of it and her." more >>
In July movie audiences were treated to the latest documentary film by conservative author and social commentator Dinesh D'Souza.
Titled "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party," D'Souza used examples from American history to argue that the Democratic Party has been pervasively racist, corrupt, and sexist since its founding.
D'Souza's retelling of American history, sweeping as it is, omits various facts whose mention may have seriously complicated his central argument. more >>
Non-church-attending Americans are generally open to talking about faith but few wonder about life after death – which is the tactic many Christians are taught to begin conversations, a new LifeWay Research study commissioned by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College finds.
Nashville-based LifeWay Research published a study Thursday that examines the types of church activities that "unchurched" Americans are interested in as well as how open they are to talking about faith. By "unchurched" the researchers mean "those who have not attended a worship service in the last six months, outside of a holiday or special occasion like a wedding." Surprisingly, the survey found that more than half of Americans who don't go to church self-identify as Christians.
The online survey of 2,000 unchurched Americans finds that: more >>
Remember those so-called "experts" who assured us that condoms would cut rates of fertility and STDs? Well, they now face a conundrum.
Those who've pushed condoms like candy in public schools have given us any number of rationales. They told us that young people "are going to do it anyway," so more condoms would equal fewer pregnancies. They also said that more condoms would lead to fewer STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases. And as they proceeded to pass out condoms by the handful to our school-age children, they told us that religion and morality should be left out of it, in the name of public health and, of course, science.
New research, however, suggests these prophets of prophylactics were wrong — desperately wrong — and that it's time for a fresh look at the issue. more >>
Why do some people believe the Bible teaches that their race is superior if Jesus Christ died for everyone? What does the Bible say about race?
"I grew up believing that my race was superior to every other race, and the reason (I was taught) was because that's what the Bible teaches. Does it? If so, then I don't want anything to do with your faith," the person stated in the "My Answers" section of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website.
Addressing the question about racial supremacy and the Bible, the Rev. Billy Graham explained to the inquiring person that what they were taught during their upbringing "is not what the Bible teaches." Jesus Christ died for all people regardless of their racial or ethnic background. more >>