Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is disappointed by the news that Tony Perkins and a coalition of dozens of prominent social conservatives and Evangelicals are reportedly planning to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, instead of him.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Perkins, the president of Family Research Council, and as many as 50 other conservative and Evangelical activists met in early December to vote on which candidate the coalition should unite in supporting for president.
After a series of five votes, a 75 percent supermajority was reached in support of Cruz and most members agreed to endorse Cruz. The hope is that their endorsements will inspire conservative and Evangelical grassroots movements to come coalesce behind the single candidate, rather than divide their support. more >>
Wheaton College students are demanding the institution reinstate tenured political science professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins, who was placed on administrative leave earlier this week for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God in a Facebook post.
Hawkins, who announced on her Facebook page last Thursday that she was going to wear a hijab throughout Advent to show solidarity with Muslims, also made the theological assertion that "we worship the same God."
After the Evangelical school near Chicago, Illinois, suspended Hawkins on Tuesday pending a review of whether the "theological implications" of her comments violated Wheaton's statement of faith, students launched a petition calling for the administration to reinstate Hawkins. more >>
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and dozens of other prominent conservatives are expected to endorse Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for president, a move that aims to coalesce conservative support around one candidate, a National Review article claimed Tuesday.
The article states that a coalition of as many as 50 influential conservative activists gathered on Dec. 7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia for a meeting that was spearheaded by Perkins for the purpose of hashing out which candidate the conservative activists will unite their support behind.
After a long day of discussion and debate, it took five different votes for the group to come to the 75 percent supermajority needed to get the coalition's members to back one candidate. The report states that through the first four sets of ballots, the votes were split between Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. more >>
A recently released study from LifeWay Research found that church attendance during the Christmas season is still an important part of the observance.
In a report titled "American Views on Christmas," LifeWay found that 61 percent of adults typically attend church during the Advent season.
LifeWay Research Director Scott McConnell told The Christian Post in an interview that the findings were similar to last year's survey data. more >>
As the 2016 presidential primary elections are fast approaching, leading evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to vote in accordance with their biblical values as he launches a national prayer tour designed to get Christians more involved in the civil process.
On the day before Tuesday's CNN Republican presidential debate, Graham, who is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, argued in a post on his Facebook page that the 2016 election may be the most crucial election in U.S. history.
"I'm not endorsing any specific candidates in next year's election, but I am strongly endorsing prayer — and I'm strongly urging Christians to get out and vote. We need to elect candidates at all levels that most closely support biblical values and principles," Graham wrote. "This may be the most important election in our nation's history. America is headed in the wrong direction and only God can turn it around. That's why I'm going to all 50 states in 2016, from capital to capital, to hold prayer rallies for our country." more >>
Candace Cameron Bure has often expressed her Christian views on the popular ABC television show "The View." A recent holiday Billboard funded by the American Atheists provided the actress an opportunity to debunk the good works ideology and promote salvation through grace by faith.
In a panel consisting of Bure, Raven-Symone, Paula Faris, Sunny Hostin and Veteran co-host Joy Behar, Behar introduced the controversial segment pointing out that American Atheists placed the billboard in a predominantly Christian town in North Carolina.
The Santa Claus plastered billboard reads, "Go ahead and skip church! Just be good for goodness sake." more >>