Florida Pastor Paula White, former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez are among the signatories of an open letter demanding that Hillary Clinton apologize for the "Christophobic" rhetoric found in emails among campaign staffers.
Earlier this month Wikileaks posted a large number of Clinton campaign emails, which among other things showed staff members of the campaign talking disparagingly about Catholics and evangelicals.
An advanced copy of the letter was sent to The Christian Post earlier this week and on Thursday a copy was sent that included a list of signatories. more >>
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has called the upcoming 2016 U.S. presidential election a "disaster," and argued evangelicals risk destroying their moral credibility if they vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump.
"When it comes to Donald Trump, evangelicals are going to have to ask the huge question, 'Is it worth destroying our moral credibility to support someone who is beneath the baseline level of human decency for anyone who should deserve our vote?'" Mohler said in an appearance on CNN, responding to a recently released 2005 tape featuring lewd comments by Trump on women.
"I think that's a far bigger question than the 2016 election. This election is a disaster for the American people; it's an excruciating moment for American evangelicals," he added. more >>
RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of Christians converged on Virginia's capitol grounds Wednesday to pray for the nation at a rally held by the Rev. Franklin Graham and to declare that they will be voting for biblical principles in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.
According to organizers, approximately 8,200 people crowded the steep hill of the capitol grounds, singing and joining hands in prayer, as Graham held the second-to-last stop on his nationwide Decision America Tour.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Graham expressed amazement at the turnout for the hour-long rally, saying the numbers of attendees was "just incredible" and impressive "to have this many people come out here in the middle of a work day to pray." more >>
Evangelical leaders Leith Anderson and Russell Moore are among the country's multi-faith leaders calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to reject a recent report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which claims that religious organizations "use the pretext of religious doctrines to discriminate."
"We call upon each of you to renounce publicly the claim that 'religious freedom' and 'religious liberty' are 'code words' or a 'pretext' for various forms of discrimination," the religious leaders wrote in a letter to President Obama, Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and House Speaker Paul Ryan. "There should be no place in our government for such a low view of our First Freedom — the first of our civil rights — least of all from a body dedicated to protecting them all."
The leaders, including Moore, president of Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, pointed out that what's "even more disturbing" is that the report includes a statement by Commission Chairman Martin Castro: "The phrases 'religious liberty' and 'religious freedom' will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance." more >>
A new poll finds that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's support among evangelical Christians is plummeting.
On Friday, a recording of comments Trump made in 2005 that disparaged women was released to the public, causing severe backlash from Republicans and other supporters.
The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll was conducted Sunday night, after the presidential debate, and released Monday. It suggests that Trump's support among evangelical voters has also taken a blow due to the controversy. more >>
Harvest Bible Church Pastor James MacDonald recently denounced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's 2005 comments on women as "lecherous and worthless."
Pastor MacDonald was part of Trump's evangelical advisory council, a group of mostly conservative evangelical leaders whose involvement in the council did not necessarily equate to an endorsement of the campaign.
In an email MacDonald sent to members of the council on Saturday, MacDonald argued that Trump's 2005 comments were worse than mere "locker room banter." more >>