NEW YORK — Conservative Christian leaders who gathered for a closed-door meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York City Tuesday left with a positive impression but want to see more from the candidate.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Trump was impressive, but needs a running mate who has a good relationship with conservative evangelicals and to embrace a conservative Republican platform.
"I think he came and, as has been described here, with humility, actually sat down and had a conversation," Perkins said at a press conference after the meeting attended by more than 900 conservative Christian leaders. more >>
Prominent conservative Bishop Harry Jackson says he's not ready to endorse any presidential candidate even though he agreed to join Donald Trump's evangelical executive advisory board.
Jackson, who pastors Hope Christian Church in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C., and 24 other evangelical pastors and leaders serving on Trump's evangelical advisory board met for a closed-door meeting with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday in New York City to address their concerns before Trump addressed a larger gathering of 900 other influential evangelical leaders.
"My thinking is that I am not in a position that I will endorse anyone but he invited me to be on his executive advisory council for faith and culture," Jackson told The Christian Post Tuesday afternoon. "Ultimately, I am going to put my two cents worth in. I had three categories of questions and I felt like he answered my questions fairly well." more >>
"Bringing Up Bates" stars Zach and Whitney Bates welcomed the newest member to the Bates family on Monday, a healthy baby girl named Kaci Lynn.
Born at 10:32 p.m. on June 20, their bundle of joy weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
Zach and Whitney shared their emotional first moments with Kaci Lynn after her birth in a statment to The Christian Post: more >>
Singer Rory Feek, one part of the country music duo Joey+Rory, will give fans an inside look into his late wife's inspirational journey and her battle against cancer in the upcoming documentary film, "To Joey With Love."
The couple captured the hearts of millions who read Rory's blog "This Life I Live," where he shared his family's strength and resilience during Joey's chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cervical cancer.
During their musical career, Joey+Rory recorded eight studio albums and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs. more >>
Following the amputation of both of his feet in early June to stave off a critical infection, Jason Weaver is now heading back home from the hospital.
On Friday, the Big Daddy Weave bassist and singer had his last amputation-related foot surgery, according to the Facebook site Pray For Jay, which has been providing updates about Weaver's condition.
"Jason is headed home!!!" a brief message and a photo posted on Facebook announced on Tuesday. more >>
Former Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd said faithfulness to the gospel was a priority, and he will not endorse presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president, after attending Trump's highly anticipated meeting with over 900 evangelical leaders in New York City Tuesday.
In an attempt to win over the support of skeptical conservative pastors, activists and political leaders, a meeting between Trump and the nation's most influential evangelical leaders was convened by the organizations United in Purpose and My Faith Votes to help the prominent evangelicals get to know Trump better.
In both large-group and small-group settings, Trump answered some of the most pressing questions that social conservatives have in regards to a Trump presidency and promised that he will appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices, protect religious freedom and even end a longstanding ban against church politicking. more >>