A global survey by WIN/Gallup International has ranked the most and least religious countries in the world, with the U.K. ranking among the least. In the United States, only 56 percent of the respondents said that they are religious.
Jean-Marc Leger of WIN/Gallup claimed, however, that religious affiliation continues to hold strong numbers on a worldwide scale.
"Religion continues to dominate our everyday lives and we see that the total number of people who consider themselves to be religious is actually relatively high," Leger said, according to The Telegraph. more >>
In an interview with Focus on the Family's Jim Daly, to be aired Monday but CP obtained an early copy of the audio recording, likely Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the United States is the best hope the world has for religious freedom, which is a "non-negotiable point" for him. He also speaks against the killing of unborn children and assisted suicides.
"I don't think being judgmental and kind of coming down from the podium and telling them how it's gonna be is the proper approach," the former Florida governor says, of how he dealt with the issue of unborn children and assisted suicide when he was in office.
"You need to be respectful of the fact that in a diverse society people have different views about this," he adds in the interview. "But I don't think you pull back from your deeply held views. You need to persuade people that protecting an innocent child is a definition of who we are in the broadest possible sense." more >>
NEW YORK — The Jewish actor portraying Peter, the disciple whom Jesus Christ described as the "rock" on which he would build his church, insists that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's new "A.D. The Bible Continues" series is not targeted only at Christian viewers.
"The words I use are faith, hope and love. It affects us all, so I don't think it matters what you are," Adam Levy told CP last week at the "A.D." premiere reception in New York City when asked if the series was primarily for Christians.
"At some point I will sit down with my children to watch it and I would say it's a universal story to be told to the world," he added. more >>
What television actress Alyssa Milano just experienced at Britain's Heathrow Airport represents only a small glimpse of the moronic mindset and inane laws its citizens have allowed.
Milano tweeted yesterday that prior to departing Heathrow, airport staff confiscated her breast milk; it was "taken away with no discussion."
She tweeted: "They said they would let the pumped milk through if I had the baby with me. Why would I need to pump if I had the baby with me? more >>
The blockbuster Disney classic, "Cinderella" repeats this advice throughout: "Have courage and be kind." Tragically the overwhelming majority of Christian leaders have not followed this biblical admonition regarding LGBT deceit and now the day of reckoning is at hand.
Kudos to those leaders who have demonstrated courage over the past decade but to those who have fallen short, may this commentary provide challenge and conviction. Homosexuality is labeled as "unnatural," "indecent," "impure," "shameful," "degrading," and a "perversion" (Rom.1:24-27) by a loving and holy God and if 2-3% practice this lifestyle, it is and always will be sinful behavior.
For the record, deception can be humorous, humane or harmful. Guess which one has been given a "full-court press" by Gay activists to dupe the masses in America? more >>
More Americans see the Bible as the infallible and inspired word of God with some symbolism, which should not be taken literally, according to the American Bible Society's State of the Bible 2015 report.
The report, which was produced by Barna Group for the American Bible Society in New York, examines issues such as: perceptions of the Bible; its penetration; Bible engagement; Bible literacy; moral decline and social impact; and level of giving to nonprofit organizations.
According to the report, in a nationwide telephone and online survey of American adults, some five different descriptions of the Bible were presented and "more adults believe it to be inspired (with some symbolism) than literal." more >>