Speaking at the third annual "Washington: A Man of Prayer" event Wednesday, Pastor Robert Jeffress said that while members of Congress can debate immigration, healthcare and taxation policies, there are some issues that are beyond debate.
"Issues such as the value of life inside and outside the womb, the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, the right to religious freedom for every human being and the compassionate treatment of the poor. … For the Judge of the universe has already rendered His opinion," Jeffress said in Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol in Washington.
Jeffress, senior pastor of the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, was joined by Fox News host and former Republican governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at the event, which was held to commemorate "the events of April 30, 1789, when … President [George] Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul's Chapel where, as one of his first official acts, the president offered a prayer of dedication to God on America's behalf," according to the event website. more >>
WASHINGTON — The "Culture War" is not just directed at religious liberty, but the Christian faith, Fox News conservative columnist Todd Starnes remarked to The Christian Post during an event launching his new book, God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values. The "mainstream media" is ignoring this problem, he added, not because of any animus toward Christianity, but because few of them know Evangelical Christians.
Family Research Council, a social conservative think tank, held a ceremony to launch the book on a humid Thursday evening at FRC's Washington, D.C. headquarters.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Starnes explained that he was led to write the book due to the material he had gathered for his columns for Fox News. more >>
Organizers of the largest annual parade that takes place in Utah have rejected an LGBT Mormon group's proposed float, stating that it will be too controversial.
The Days of '47 Parade, which is expected to have approximately 100 floats and a quarter of a million onlookers, rejected a float request from Mormons Building Bridges.
Mike Deaver, who sits on the Days of '47 Committee, told The Christian Post that the Mormons Building Bridges float "was denied due to several factors." more >>
A secular group has filed a motion of contempt against a Mississippi school district for allegedly having Christian prayers at an awards ceremony for students in April.
The American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center filed the motion Wednesday against the Rankin County School District in U.S. District Court.
Monica Miller, attorney with the legal center, told The Christian Post that the AHA became aware of the awards ceremony after being contacted by a student attendee. more >>
On Monday, May 5th, the United States Supreme Court upheld the practice of Greece, a small town in the State of New York, to open monthly town meetings in prayer.
The two plaintiffs (one a Jewish woman and the other an atheist woman) filed suit in a New York federal district court complaining that the prayers were 'offensive,' 'intolerant,' and were in violation of the Establishment Clause of the U. S. Constitution. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The plaintiffs argued that the town's pattern of having Christian clergymen lead the prayer was, in effect, establishing Christianity as the preferred religion.
Similar to the Alabama Legislature and nearly every other state legislature in the union, the town board of Greece invites an unpaid, volunteer clergyman to deliver the prayer before their meetings. Because the town is filled with predominantly Christian congregations, the majority of the volunteer clergymen have been Christians. more >>
On Wednesday, May 7, history is being made. On behalf of the suffering churches of Egypt, Iraq and Syria, a broad array of American Christians, with a degree of unity rarely seen since the Council of Nicaea in 325, have joined together in a "pledge of solidarity and call to action."
Their action results from deepening concern about the "wave of persecution" in the region of Christianity's roots.
In the "We the People" tradition, the pledge is a grass roots effort, with input from many sources. It is being released publicly on Wednesday morning by Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), but it does not have any particular institutional sponsor nor a political leader spearheading it. more >>