James Dobson is not mincing words in response to questions from journalists suggesting he is duplicitous for supporting Donald Trump for president, given his previous denunciations of President Bill Clinton's sexual shenanigans.
In light of tapes that surfaced on October 7 where Donald Trump made profane comments about groping women, the host of Family Talk, who also founded Focus on the Family, did not hold back in a statement released Tuesday.
"First, I do not condone nor defend Donald Trump's terrible comments made 11 years ago," Dobson said. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson stars in the upcoming film "I'm Not Ashamed," which is about the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999, Rachel Joy Scott, who was targeted because of her Christian faith. Robertson says Scott's example is something young people like herself can be inspired by.
Scott was the first of 12 students and one teacher who were gunned down at Columbine on April 20, 1999, and the film is based on her journals, which are said to be honest and heartfelt accounts of her life.
The title, "I'm Not Ashamed," is taken directly from Scott's writings. She prayed, "Father, use my life to touch the world and let your light shine through me." 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 >>
A prominent African-American evangelical leader is saying this week that even if tapes emerge where Donald Trump is uttering racial slurs, as is rumored, the candidates' platforms matter more than the candidates' personalities.
In the aftermath of tapes surfacing on October 7 of Donald Trump's comments about groping women, the Sun (UK) and others are reporting that crew members from Trump's TV show "The Apprentice" say that other audio recordings of Trump exist that are "much worse."
Yet even as some leading evangelicals withdraw their support for Trump — perhaps most notably theologian Wayne Grudem who had previously argued that the Republican nominee amounted to a "morally good choice" — others are opting to vote based on the policies not the candidates themselves. more >>
In a recent meeting discussing the future of Islam in Britain, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a prominent lawyer and the first Muslim woman appointed to a U.K. Cabinet, expressed her deep belief in Britain's need to return to its Christian roots.
"For minority faiths to feel truly comfortable about who they are, the majority has got to be sure about who it is …," said Warsi. "A Europe that is sure about its Christian heritage is a much easier place to be a Muslim."
This is unheard of — a Muslim woman calling for a return to Christian orthodoxy. In an even more contrarian statement, Warsi proposed that mosques in Britain be redesigned without minarets, even resembling village churches. more >>