The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University is drawing a hard line when it comes to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. In a letter posted on the college's website in late January, university president Everett Piper said in no uncertain terms that the billionaire businessman will not be invited to speak at his institution.
"Will I be inviting Mr. Trump to Oklahoma Wesleyan University to speak in our chapel service?" writes Piper. "My answer has been simple and brief. No, I will not."
While the university president asserts that "party affiliation and political positions do not matter," personal conduct, public statements, theological integrity and moral consistency do. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has shown signs throughout the campaign that his once pro-choice attitude and close connections with abortion proponents could play a damaging role in the success of the pro-life movement if he is elected president.
A coalition of 10 prominent female pro-life leaders have signed onto a letter encouraging Iowa Caucus goers to vote for "anyone but Donald Trump," citing concerns that if he wins the Republican nomination he would consider picking a pro-choice vice presidential running mate and if elected president, would consider nominating pro-choice justices to the Supreme Court.
Although Trump now claims to be pro-life and is touting the support he is receiving among rank-and-file evangelical churchgoers, he might not realize that some of the things he says during campaign events show social conservative voters that he is not all that serious about protecting the dignity of the unborn, an issue that many conservative evangelicals take seriously. more >>
The mayor of Richmond, Virginia may have used his position to hire people from his church, as well as use city resources to build a campus for the church.
Emails involving Mayor Dwight C. Jones appear to point to a connection between the city and the construction of a campus for the church where Jones is senior pastor.
Obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by local media, the emails show that Mayor Jones was included in over 100 messages. more >>
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was challenged on his shift on immigration reform while debating fellow Republican presidential hopefuls.
Sen. Cruz found himself on Thursday evening having to explain his contradictory rhetoric on immigration reform, specifically whether or not he supported a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
Moderator Megyn Kelly ran videos of Cruz from 2013 apparently supporting an amendment to an immigration reform bill that would have legalized several million undocumented immigrants within the United States, commenting, "Was that all an act? It was pretty convincing." more >>
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina defended the indicted producers of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos during Thursday night's undercard debate in Iowa, saying that the disturbing facts behind the nation's largest abortion provider have not changed.
Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, has long cited the Center for Medical Progress' investigative videos from last year that expose atrocious realities behind Planned Parenthood's aborted baby compensation practices throughout her campaign to call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the passage of other pro-life measures.
But after Planned Parenthood was cleared by a grand jury in Texas earlier this week and CMP founder, David Daleiden, and one of his associates were indicted on felony charges, Fiorina was asked during the Fox Republican debate in Des Moines whether she had any regrets about citing the Planned Parenthood videos to voice her pro-life message. more >>
The Texas grand jury responsible for investigating allegations that a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic used illegal practices to harvest aborted babies for profit and instead indicted the pro-life activists behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, never voted on issuing criminal charges against Planned Parenthood officials.
After the Center for Medical Progress released its undercover Planned Parenthood videos last year, which were the result of a 30-month investigation behind the aborted baby selling practices of Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas, California and Colorado, the state of Texas announced that it would investigate the abortion clinic's practices.
Despite the claim that an investigation was being conducted on the Planned Parenthood clinic by a grand jury in Harris County, it was CMP investigator and founder David Daleiden and one of his associates, Sandra Merritt, who wound up indicted with felony charges of tampering with governmental records (showing Planned Parenthood officials fake driver's licenses). more >>