Republican presidential candidates and those expected to be candidates are divided in their reactions to the last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, with some ready to continue fighting for marriage and others suggesting it is time for conservatives to "move on" from the marriage issue and begin focusing on other concerns.
While appearing on CBS "Face the Nation" on Sunday, potential 2016 Republican candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich argued that there are many other issues facing America right now and it is time to pay attention to those concerns.
He asserted that since the Supreme Court has issued a nationwide ruling — that denying same-sex couples the right to get married is unconstitutional — it is time for the country to stop focusing on the subject. more >>
On the same day that Bobby Jindal announced he's running for president, The Washington Post published an article implicitly questioning why the Louisiana governor indentifies more as an American than an Indian American.
Jindal's parents were born and raised in India before immigrating to the United States.
"Yet many see him as a man who has spent a lifetime distancing himself from his Indian roots," Annie Gowen and Tyler Bridges reported from Khanpur, India. more >>
WASHINGTON — After 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said earlier this week that "religion ought to be about making us better as people, less about things [that] end up getting into the political realm," the former Florida governor asserted Friday that faith absolutely needs to have an influence on policy decisions.
Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Bush backtracked on comments he made during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday, where the Catholic discussed Pope Francis' recent comments on climate change and said "I don't get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope."
Bush assured Friday's social conservative gathering that during his time as governor, he often lets his Catholic convictions influence the policies he put into action and will continue to do so if he is elected as president. more >>
Update: June 5, 7:15 PM: Alice Stewart, communications director for Mike Huckabee, reached out to The Christian Post to reiterate that the Huckabee campaign had always planned to rotate new voices of endorsement in the "I like Mike" section of his website at the beginning of every month, which is why Jim Bob's and Michelle Duggar's names no longer appear on his campaign website.
Once prominently featured on the "I like Mike" sidebar, now the Mike Huckabee for President website currently has no mention of endorsements from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
The longtime friend and business manager of 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has responded to recent criticisms by black journalists, who have attacked Carson's conservative viewpoints as hurting his reputation, by saying that Carson refuses to be shackled by political correctness.
Armstrong Williams, who is a radio talk show host and a Carson confidant, spoke with Newsmax TV's J.D. Hayworth earlier this week and was asked why Carson is getting such a "bad reception" from African-Americans in the media.
Hayworth brought up talk show host and author Tavis Smiley, who said on Fox News in May that the retired world-renowned neurosurgeon is like a "black bull in a Republican China shop" and that he'd "call for an intervention to stop him from doing what he's doing to himself and his reputation." more >>
In an impromptu conversation with a local pastor at Main Street Bakery in Columbia S.C. yesterday, Hillary Clinton calls the Bible "the living Word" and impressed a local pastor with her knowledge and command of scripture.
CNN first reported the story of Rev. Frederick Donnie Hunt's encounter with Clinton. He was asked by the presidential candidate what he was studying in his Bible. Hunt replied 1 Corinthians 13, and Clinton responded, "Oh I know it well."
The former First Lady and Secretary of State then recited 1 Corinthians 13:4, the well known verse about love, from memory — "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud." Clinton's biblical knowledge made an impression on the local assistant minister of Columbia's First Calvary Baptist Church. more >>