Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress said in a recent interview that liberal churches sometimes harbor illegal immigrants who might be a danger to society, but added that his First Baptist church does not check the immigration status of people who come visit. Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary, said that churches should offer needy people food and shelter and show them mercy.
Jeffress said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this Sunday that liberal churches that harbor illegal immigrants claim to be following the example of Jesus, but are making a mistake.
"The only problem is they are following the Jesus of their imagination, rather than the Jesus of the Bible," Jeffress asserted. more >>
A manager at a Burger King in Bolivia, where Pope Francis changed prior to giving an outdoor mass on Thursday, called the pontiff's brief visit "a blessing," after seeing a boost in sales at the fast-food chain.
Christian Vaca, who's the assistant manager of a Burger King in Bolivia, said Thursday that sales were up after the Argentine-born leader of the Roman Catholic church used their space as a sacristy and a location to store the chair he sat in during the mass, along with other items used during the service.
When it comes to preserving religious freedom for Christian schools, the Senate's second ranking Democrat says, "I'll have to think hard and long about that."
On Wednesday, in lieu of the Supreme Court's recent decision on gay marriage, Democratic Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, was asked about revoking the tax status of religious schools. He and other Senate Democrats claim to be undecided on the matter.
"There's no question this was an historic decision," said Durbin, "and now we're going to go through a series of suggestions for new laws to implement it." more >>
The New England Conference of United Methodist Churches, a group of 600 churches spanning six states, voted in favor of a resolution Saturday which calls for an end to the war on drugs because it is the Christian thing to do.
"In the love of Christ, who came to save those who are lost and vulnerable, we urge the creation of a genuinely new system for the care and restoration of victims, offenders, criminal justice officials, and the community as a whole," said the resolution, in part, according to a release from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
"Restorative justice grows out of biblical authority, which emphasizes a right relationship with God, self and community. When such relationships are violated or broken through crime, opportunities are created to make things right," it continued. more >>
NEW YORK — Ever since witnessing just how much evangelism coupled with good works can impact communities and even bring Christians together, Kevin Palau, son of popular Latin American evangelist Luis Palau, says he has been captivated by the idea of "unity."
It all began 30 years ago, when he started working with The Luis Palau Association, the organization supporting his father's global evangelism ministry. But instead of working there for three decades, Palau was only supposed to be at the nonprofit for one year. That's what he had in mind anyway.
As Palau explains in his book Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel, after graduating from Wheaton College, he was hoping that a stint supporting his father's ministry would be a good way to help pay off the student loans he had accumulated over the years. more >>
The way black celebrities are defending Bill Cosby in the face of new evidence proving Cosby gave a woman Quaaludes to violate her sexually, you'd think rape is okay if a black man like Cosby does it. According to Whoopi Goldberg, Faizon Love, Raven-Symone and Phylicia Rashad, "proof," and the allegations of rape by nearly 50 women, isn't enough to destroy, a good black man-- "a legacy" --like Cosby.
Through a legal request for a court to unseal documents from a 2005 lawsuit against Cosby, the Associated Press obtained a deposition in which Cosby admitted to giving a woman drugs-- essentially to rape her. The woman, who filed the lawsuit was Andrea Constand, the operations manager for Temple University's women's basketball team. Until the allegations surfaced last year, Cosby served on Temple's board of trustees.
In the sworn deposition, under oath, Cosby was asked by one of Constand's attorneys: more >>