Bishop T.D. Jakes has clarified that his method of ministering to gay people who choose to attend The Potter's House church was "evolving" and said he does not endorse same-sex marriage, after a recent HuffPost Live interview led some viewers to believe he had "shifted" in his biblical convictions regarding human sexuality and marriage.
Christians and Americans in general remain divided in their opinions on the morality of homosexuality and the legality of same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court's ruling in June effectively affirming same-sex marriage as a constintutional right has not bridged the divide.
"Currently, 54 percent of Americans say they favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, with 39 percent opposed. In May, 57 percent favored legalizing same-sex marriage, while 39 percent opposed," the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank, reported on July 29. more >>
Billionaire businessman and GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has maintained his commanding lead over all other Republican candidates despite the numerous controversies surrounding recent remarks, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.
The survey found that Trump continued to enjoy the backing of 24 percent of Republican voters, which is double the 12 percent support held by his closest rival, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Trump's lead remains largely unchanged from before Thursday's televised debate, and Reuters noted that the numerous controversies surrounding the businessman's remarks have seemingly not had a negative effect on his campaign. more >>
Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has shared a video update taken by helicopter of the Ark Encounter project, showing the construction of the life-size Noah's Ark in Kentucky. Ham said the project will be opened sometime in 2016, and promised it will be one of the "greatest Christian attractions in the world."
"A few days ago, AiG's audio/visual team had the opportunity to record some footage of the life-size Noah's Ark construction site from a helicopter. When you see what they have produced, you will be amazed at the size of what is being built," Ham shared in a Facebook message on Monday.
"The video begins at the parking area (4,000 car spaces), then goes over the shuttle road, and then to the Ark construction site," he continued. more >>
Kathie Lee Gifford is leaning on faith following the sudden death of her NFL star husband, Frank Gifford, on Sunday and the "Today" show host said she has found "comfort" in knowing where he is.
Frank, who was a longtime Monday Night Football broadcaster, died of natural causes at age 84, on Sunday, and he leaves behind his wife of nearly three decades and his five children. Kathie took to Twitter shortly after news of his passing and shared a Bible verse.
Members of a radical militant group in South Africa known as the Economic Freedom Fighters reportedly burned a tent to the ground that was being used for worship by an unconventional Christian group that made headlines last month after its controversial pastor was photographed feeding them what appeared to be a live snake.
Controversial self-styled prophet Penuel Mnguni became a target of outraged neighbors and local authorities after his church, End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve, posted photos of him feeding the reptile to squeamish parishioners, some of whom testified that the snake was converted into chocolate.
On Sunday, according to SA Breaking News, EFF members went to the church looking for Mnguni but he was nowhere to be found. They allegedly then set the tent under which the group worships on fire and vowed they would give Mnguni a taste of his own medicine by force feeding him snakes and rats. more >>
WWE superstar and tag team champion Titus O'Neil is a professing Christian who attends a non-denominational church, and during a recent interview with The Christian Post he said the wrestling organization treats people of faith very well.
"There are a lot of believers in our business, both guys and girls. Not just in a performance sense, but backstage; production crew and front office people. I've never been criticized for posting [social media] posts with Christian content," O'Neil told CP during an interview about the WWE's upcoming Pay Per View Summer Slam.
"The company has never looked down on any performer for practicing or exercising their faith on social media platforms and realistically, as a publicly traded company that is driven by family business, most families have a religious background; it would be a slap in the face and very hypocritical if they did discourage [wrestlers practicing their faith]," added O'Neil. more >>