"The View" host and actress Candace Cameron-Bure came out of the gate swinging in defense of the Christian values of Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday.
Bure took umbrage with comments by "The View" co-host Michelle Collins, who said she hoped recent allegations by the National Enquirer that Cruz has had multiple affairs during his marriage to his wife, Heidi, are true because she wants to see the senator fall.
"I, for one, hope it is true … " said Collins. "But then, more so than that, just to see and show what a hypocrite he would be — if it is true, because it's alleged. But he's such a guy [who is] about family values and he lives by this kind of crazy moral code. So I love to watch people like that fall." more >>
Recently released data says that evangelical supporters of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump tend to hold more racist sentiments than other evangelicals.
Writing Sunday for the Western Political Science Association at Portland State University's blog, Jason McDaniel and Sean McElwee found that "racial resentment" could be linked to the rise of Trump. They analyzed American National Election Study data from a January, 2016 pilot study of 1,200 registered voters and found that Trump supporters tended to hold more "racial animus" than supporters of other candidates.
The NES has a larger sample size and asks more questions than exit polls conducted by news networks, allowing researchers to better analyze support for presidential candidates. more >>
While half of all Americans believe that immigrants strengthen American society, more than half of white evangelical Protestants believe immigrants threaten traditional American customs and values according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.
The results of the survey which were released were collected as part of PRRI's 2015 American Values Atlas. The survey which includes more than 42,000 interviews conducted between April 2015 and early January 2016, examined Americans' attitudes about immigrants and support for immigration reform policy that provides a path to citizenship for immigrants currently living in the country illegally.
While a majority of persons belonging to religiously unaffiliated, non-Christian faith groups and non-white Christians hold a positive view of the contribution of immigrants to American society, white Christians "express substantially more ambivalence about immigrants" according to the survey. more >>
An evangelical author and former feminist recently stated that Christians who support socialism and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders are "lazy."
Chelsen Vicari, author and Evangelical Program Director with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, told the Daily Caller in a recent interview that these "lazy Christians" expect government to take care of problems that Christians and the Church should address.
"Young Christians are confusing individual Christian compassion and the Church's role and responsibility in public life with the government providing entitlements and expanding welfare programs," said Vicari. more >>
While promoting the release of his latest DVD for the film "God's Club," well-known Baldwin brother Stephen revealed that he is connecting with a church in New York City to start a Bible study that will help young people who are lost, depressed or confused.
"I just found in my heart that what young people are seeking more than ever is to be challenged with an authentic encounter and experience with truth. That's what I believe young people are looking for," Baldwin told The Christian Post.
The actor maintained that he's gearing up to host the Bible study because after visiting many churches that focus on youth in the city, he felt there was still something missing. Baldwin contends that as much as young, hip churches are "blessing" the younger generation with music and a practical kind of Bible teaching, that really only goes so far. more >>
Evangelicals are the least engaged with the presidential election compared to other major faith groups, even though they acknowledge the importance of the race, according to a new survey.
A national survey by Barna Group says that while less than one-third of registered voters are following the news about the election "very closely," only one out of five, or 20 percent, of evangelicals are doing so.
On the contrary, voters who associate with non-Christian faiths, including Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, reported the highest level of engagement, as 41 percent of them said they were following campaign news very closely, which is twice the proportion among evangelical Christians, notes the survey, in which 869 registered voters participated between Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. more >>