A new Quinnipiac University National poll released on Wednesday has found that while the majority of Americans believe Islam is a peaceful religion and are against banning Muslims from the U.S., more than half are also opposed to accepting more Syrian refugees.
"American voters are making a distinction between Syrian refugees and Muslims in general. A bare majority says keep the Syrians out, but an overwhelming majority rejects proposals to ban all Muslims from our shores," offered Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
"Concern about a terror attack is widespread, but it is more likely lurking around the corner than imported from a distant land an ocean away, voters say." more >>
A Southern Baptist megachurch leader from Georgia has said that Christians have a "biblical duty" to help Syrian refugees coming to the United States despite fears and concerns.
Bryant Wright, senior pastor of the 8,000 member Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta revealed that his church is helping a family of Syrian Muslim refugees resettle in Georgia. Wright's initiative comes despite Republican Gov. Nathan Deal issuing an executive order in November blocking state agencies from assisting in the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
United States government officials have acknowledged that thousands of Americans have "disappeared" for attempting to spoil the ending of "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens."
In a prepared statement released Monday, the Obama administration admitted to overseeing a joint operation between the CIA, NSA, FBI, and the Department of Education to purge the Star Wars spoiler-ers.
"We believe this was a major matter of national security," pointed out Chief White House Spokesman Ernest P. Worrell, who just went to camp. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that he is "sick" of hearing about Islam, and warned that neither Republicans nor Democrats can properly safeguard the United States.
"Are you sick of hearing about Islam? I am too — but it is a very real threat to the world and to our security here at home. Many are asking — Who can save us? Well tonight in the last GOP debate of the year, the Republicans will tell you they can. And the Democrats will argue that they can," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"But the Bible says that there is only one — Almighty God. 'The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold' (Psalm 18:2)," he added. more >>
The primetime GOP debate featuring nine candidates kicked off Tuesday with heavy focus on foreign policy and terrorism. There were plenty of aggressive exchanges, especially between Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio.
Several candidates repeatedly took shots at frontrunner Donald Trump, and Trump even complained during the debate that CNN was framing questions around things he said too often. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Trump also had several heated exchanges about leadership and the presidency.
Below are ten of the top highlights from Tuesday's debate: more >>
FBI surveillance of mosque sermons does not violate the free speech of Muslims, Republican presidential candidate and Baptist Pastor Mike Huckabee argued during CNN's Tuesday night Republican presidential undercard debate.
When addressed with a question on the legality behind mosque surveillance, the former Arkansas governor said it is preposterous to claim that any kind of surveillance of a mosque, church or "a public place" where people are invited to come and listen is a violation of the First Amendment.
"No, it does not violate their First Amendment rights to have someone go and listen to the sermons. You can go to any church in America, it's a public place, you can listen," Huckabee said. "If you go to my church you will probably get a real blessing and heck, it will be a wonderful experience. You go to some people's church, you might go to sleep. I don't know what happens in every church." more >>