Retail giant Target continues to deny suggestions that there is a direct link between its stock market troubles and the ongoing conservative boycott against its transgender bathroom policies, and said that consumer interest had been declining even before the boycott began.
Market Watch reported on Thursday that Target's Chief Financial Officer, Cathy Smith, denied that the controversial bathroom policy is having an impact, and published a note in Cowen & Co.
"Target noted that traffic softness occurred before the bathroom petition issues," Cowen wrote. more >>
WASHINGTON — Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz told a gathering of pastors Thursday that the 97-year-old legendary evangelist's vital signs are great and there must be a reason why God is keeping him alive.
Lotz, the founder of AnGeL Ministries, the new chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer and the author of the new book The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations, was a featured speaker at the Family Research Council's 2016 "Watchmen on the Wall" conference and addressed the need "to reach the lost."
Before warning the pastors about how God is "abandoning" America because of the country's embrace of sexual immorality, Lotz took an opportunity in the first minute of her remarks to provide an update on her father's health. more >>
God has given you the opportunity to be an example of Christ in your family and you must take advantage of such an chance, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said on his "My Answers" column on the organization's website Tuesday that Christians should consider their relationship with God as a gift that needs to be shared with others, instead of being embarrassed of their faith around non-religious family members.
The 97-year-old evangelical leader writes that Christians should see their faith "not as a burden but as a God-given opportunity — an opportunity He is giving you to influence your family for good." more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has railed against a $60,000 award given to a fifth grade transgender teacher in Oregon who says she was harassed and "misgendered" by coworkers.
"Doesn't a person's DNA or birth certificate count for anything? Shouldn't fact override fantasy? God created people male and female," Graham said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Breitbat News reported earlier this week that Leo Soell, who works as a fifth grade teacher at Gresham-Barlow school in Oregon, was given the money after submitting a complaint claiming that her co-workers continuously used the wrong gender pronouns when addressing her. more >>
Christians need to lend their prayers and ears to friends who have been victims of unfaithfulness, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
The world-renowned 97-year-old Baptist minister advised in a Q&A published in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday that if a Christian has a friend whose spouse has been unfaithful, the best thing to do for them is listen to their troubles and offer prayers for them.
The evangelical leader explains that prayers are important because this friend is going through a very painful time in their life, and might even be contemplating divorce. more >>
God wants you to be in an engaged, joyful learning environment during your time at church, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
In a recent blog post for the Kansas City Star, the evangelist explains that there's no reason why one should be bored during a church service.
"God doesn't like a dull church service any more than you do," the evangelical leader writes. more >>