Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has commented on the recent Donald Trump scandal by arguing it is strange that a culture which has largely thrown God and Christianity out of its midst goes back to using Christian morality to judge lewdness.
"America by and large has thrown God and Christianity out of the culture, but it is suddenly using Christian morality to judge lewdness! It is interesting that much of the culture demands relative morality, but suddenly wants to apply Christian morality to a politician," Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.
"Now that many secular media are using Christian morality to judge politics, will they now also judge TV programs/movies by the same standard?" he asked. more >>
Famed preacher and sociology professor at Eastern University Tony Campolo told The Christian Post in an interview that on theological matters he still considers himself an evangelical Christian.
Earlier this month, Campolo garnered headlines after the U.K. publication Premiere published remarks he made in which he said he no longer considered himself an evangelical.
Renowned theologian Wayne Grudem, who had earlier backed Donald Trump, says he was wrong in doing so as he announced he is now un-endorsing the Republican nominee due to his "vulgar comments in 2005 about his sexual aggression and assaults against women."
"I previously called Donald Trump a 'good candidate with flaws' and a 'flawed candidate' but I now regret that I did not more strongly condemn his moral character," the professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, wrote in an article on Townhall on Sunday, referring to a leaked video published by The Washington Post on Friday which carries Trump's 2005 remarks while talking with Billy Bush, then host of the "Access Hollywood" show.
Grudem, who served as the general editor of the English Standard Version, described Trump's 2005 remarks "morally evil" revealing "pride in conduct that violates God's command, 'You shall not commit adultery.'" more >>
Varied responses from evangelical and Republican leaders are pouring in after a 2005 video surfaced showing Donald Trump bragging about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women. Some have withdrawn their support, others continue to back the GOP presidential nominee to prevent Hillary Clinton from becoming president.
"As a husband and father of three daughters, I find this behavior deeply offensive and degrading," said Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council Action, referring to the leaked video carrying Trump's 2005 remarks while talking with Billy Bush, then host of "Access Hollywood."
In the conversation with Bush, the real estate magnate discusses a failed attempt to seduce a woman. "I did try and [expletive] her. She was married," Trump says. "You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait," he adds. "And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything." The video was published by The Washington Post on Friday. more >>
Popular hip-hop artist and Reach Records founder Lecrae sat down with CNN after his passionate plea for social justice at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, to discuss faith and politics in relation to being a successful black man in America.
"Christian is a noun; Christian is a person. I function, I live life as a Christian and me living life as a Christian does not mean I'm a sanitized person. It means that I readily admit that I'm a jacked up person and I need a savior," Lecrae said on a CNN Politics segment.
"Issues are homogenized and so to be a Christian, I'm either this staunch conservative Republican or I'm this tree hugging liberal," Lecrae continued, speaking of his faith. "I think I have to embody it, employ it and live it and hopefully they'll get what I'm saying." more >>
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA is denying the claims of a Time Magazine story that it will be firing employees who support same-sex marriage.
Time Magazine published a story on Thursday that stated that the evangelical Christian group was going to begin "involuntary terminations" for staff who support gay marriage.
In a statement posted to its Facebook page, InterVarsity denied the validity of the Time story, saying that it "wrongly stated that InterVarsity is firing employees for supporting gay marriage." more >>