Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be interviewed by a Detroit, Michigan-based church leader once accused of performing a "sexually charged" ordination ritual.
As part of his effort to broaden his outreach to the African-American community, Trump will be interviewed Saturday morning by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries.
"There's a lot of emotions going on right now — people are upset that he's coming to Detroit," explained Jackson to The Detroit News earlier this week. more >>
A North Carolina church is offering a program called "Racists Anonymous" that helps people overcome racist tendencies by using a 12-step program similar to how "Alcoholics Anonymous" treats those working to overcome substance abuse.
Trinity United Church of Christ of Concord, an LGBT-affirming congregation, started the program in late July and has held five meetings since then, averaging out about a dozen attendees of varying races and genders.
The Rev. Nathan King, lead pastor of Trinity UCC since 2001, told The Christian Post that their program was modeled off of another Racists Anonymous group that meets at Congregational United Church of Christ in Sunnyvale, California. more >>
A transgender politician from Bolton, England, who was born a male but transitioned into a female, has complained to police about a "hate crime" in which a fellow councilor used the wrong pronoun when addressing the politician.
"For someone in the highest public forum of the town to feel transphobia was acceptable is shocking. It is not acceptable in Bolton — it shouldn't be acceptable anywhere," said the politician, Zoe Kirk-Robinson, after the town's former mayor Guy Harkin used the word "he" instead of "she."
Kirk-Robinson added: "Bolton has a problem with hate crime and for Harkin to engage in a personal attack against me in this matter only serves to legitimise transphobia in the eyes of the average bigot — which makes life harder for all LGBT people." more >>
Conservative radio personality and author Glenn Beck told The Christian Post that the United States of America should have a "firm reliance on Divine Providence."
Beck will be a guest speaker at the American Gospel Celebration on Saturday, an event headed by renowned evangelical Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.
In a Tuesday CP interview, Beck explained that he will focus his remarks at the Louisville, Kentucky event on relying on God's providential care. more >>
A high school in South Carolina that barred students from bringing American flags to sporting events after they were allegedly used to taunt Hispanic students from another school, has since reversed its decision.
Local news station WNCN reported earlier this week that Travelers Rest High School Principal Lou Lavely had decided to bar students from bringing the U.S. flag to football games, because some students were accused of taunting Hispanic students from Berea High as the two schools competed against each other on Friday night.
"Any decision to not allow the American flag to be used in an improper 'taunting,' unsportsmanlike manner is first and foremost in the interests of promoting the safety and well-being of all in attendance at school events," Lavely explained in his statement on Saturday. more >>
The first reports of Christian leaders being arrested in Russia following the passing of new anti-terrorism laws that ban evangelism outside of churches have started coming in.
The Moscow Times reports that Sergei Zhuravlyov, a representative of the Ukrainian Reformed Orthodox Church of Christ the Savior, was arrested earlier this month while he was preaching before the St. Petersburg Messianic Jewish community, and was charged with violating a provision of the law that bans illegal missionary activity.
Law enforcement officials later told Interfax news agency that Zhuravlyov is being accused of "fomenting negative attitudes toward the Russian Orthodox Church," and of having ties to the Ukrainian nationalist political party called Right Sector, which is banned in Russia. more >>