Mormon political commentator Glenn Beck has strongly criticized conservative Christians who are still backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump despite the recently released video exposing lewd comments against women, and argued that believing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is worse is not an excuse.
"You chose to support him. Many while we still had some of the best choices the right has had in my lifetime. It is that choice that we will all regret in the end. What are you going to say at the judgment seat? 'Lord, but Hillary?'" Beck wrote on Facebook on Sunday night ahead of the presidential debate.
He continued: "It sickens me to read the posts from 'conservative Christians.' The very same people who lectured the left about Bill Clinton. I thought character mattered. Does it still? Or is that just for Democrats?" more >>
Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson dismissed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's 2005 tape where he bragged about groping women as an attempt to look "macho," though Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has called the situation of evangelical leaders defending sexual assault "humiliating" and a "mess."
"Let's face it. A guy does something 11 years ago, there was a conversation in Hollywood where he's trying to look like he's macho," Robertson said on his CBN show, responding to the Trump tape.
He added: "And 11 years after that, they surface it from The Washington Post to whatever, bring it out within 30 days or so of the election and this is supposed to be the death blow and everybody writes him off, 'Okay, he's dead, now you better get out of the way and let Mike Pence run the campaign.'" more >>
Even though the Bible reveals times when God was angry, people cannot compare their selfish anger to His righteous anger, says the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a question-and-answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Friday, Graham was asked how anger can be considered wrong if God was often angry in the Bible.
"I admit I get angry fairly easily, but why is anger supposed to be a sin? After all, the Bible says that God sometimes gets angry, doesn't it? And wasn't Jesus angry when He drove those money changers out of the Temple?" inquired the person. more >>
A pair of statements released, one denouncing Donald Trump's bigotry and another calling on progressives to repent, showcase the divide within the evangelical Christian American community during the current election cycle.
In late September a coalition of evangelicals, including many who consider themselves to be socially or politically progressive, posted a petition on change.org denouncing the extreme rhetoric of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Several evangelical leaders, along with, as of Monday morning, more than 18,000 signatories, have declared that Trump's campaign has empowered the bigoted elements of American society. more >>
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., one of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's most vocal evangelical supporters, has suggested that GOP establishment leaders planned the release of the scandalous 2005 video tape showing Trump talking about sexually assaulting women.
Falwell also said that while he can not condone Trump's remarks, everyone is a sinner, and Jesus Christ is not on the ballot.
"I think this whole videotape thing was planned, I think it was timed, I think it might have even been a conspiracy among the establishment Republicans who've known about it for weeks and who tried to time it to do the maximum damage to Donald Trump," Falwell told WABC Radio in response to the video tape. more >>
The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump covered many controversial issues, including a recently released 2005 video showing Trump making lewd comments about women and Clinton's email scandal in which she mishandled classified documents about U.S. operations.
At the 90-minute town hall debate that took place Sunday evening at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, the two presidential hopefuls received questions from both the moderators and attendees who identified as undecided voters.
Below in no particular order are five things of interest that were discussed during the debate between Clinton and Trump. more >>