Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who served from 1997 to 2014, died on Friday at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer, sources confirmed.
The cardinal, who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died at his residence just a few months after halting treatment for bladder cancer. In a statement released by his successor in Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, George was remembered as "a man of peace, tenacity and courage."
"Let us heed his example and be a little more brave, a little more steadfast and a lot more loving," Cupich said at a news conference held outside Holy Name Cathedral to announce the death. more >>
I believe Hilary Clinton is now telling the truth regarding her views on same-sex "marriage." I just don't believe she was telling the truth in the past, especially when she expressed her opposition to it. Can anyone say, "Shades of Barack Obama," whose views on the subject also "evolved"?
When it comes to President Obama, David Axelrod has now confirmed what seemed obvious for years, namely, that he lied about his views on redefining marriage so as not to drive away black (and other morally conservative) voters. As a headline in TIME Magazine announced, "Axelrod: Obama Misled Nation When He Opposed Gay Marriage In 2008," with the subtitle bluntly stating, "A striking admission of political dishonesty from the keeper of the Obama flame."
Again, this was no surprise to those who were aware of Obama's views before he came into national prominence, not to mention the positions he articulated behind the scenes to LGBT activist groups when he began his presidential campaign. more >>
Former congresswoman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has accused President Barack Obama of being "pro the goals of Islamic jihad," which she explains includes welcoming the "hidden imam" to bring on the apocalypse.
In appearing on the "Understanding the End Times" radio program with Jan Markell last weekend, the 59-year-old Minnesotan bashed the president's foreign policy goals as being aligned with the goals of Islamic extremists, who she argues have the ultimate goal of bringing about the end of the world and paving the way for the Islamic Messiah.
"Our president, who is as consistent in his foreign policy world view, which is to be anti-Israel and pro, and I'll say it in my own words, pro the goals of Islamic jihad, because that is what we are seeing," Bachmann asserted. "These are the goals of Islamic jihad." more >>
A bill seeking to make the Bible Tennessee's state book passed through the local House of Representatives Wednesday despite opposition from some vocal state lawmakers and the state's attorney general and is expected to be put to a vote in the state Senate Thursday.
State Rep. Jerry Sexton, Republican from Bean Station and a former pastor who proposed the bill, said he was pleased it passed the House with a 55-38 vote.
"History's going to tell us where we stand on this. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to have the side that I'm on," he told The Tennessean after the vote. "It may be kind to me in the future and it may not be kind, and that's okay. I made a decision for today and I feel good about it." more >>
Various conservative groups are offering diverse responses to the LGBT-themed public schools event on Friday known as the "Day of Silence," by either urging parents to keep their children home from school or by participating in the "Day of Dialogue" that encourages Christian students to share biblical views on sexual ethics.
Held every April, the Day of Silence is championed by the LGBT advocacy group GLSEN and boasts a participation rate in the hundreds of thousands.
"GLSEN's Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country, with students from more than 8,000 middle and high schools, colleges and universities ... This quiet but powerful, student-led action raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination," GLSEN notes in a press release shared with The Christian Post. more >>
Potential GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson may have rattled some Republican voters Wednesday who heard that he admitted to having the "same goals" as that of civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton.
"Sharpton and I have the same goal: to build a brighter, stronger America that provides equal opportunities and access to the underserved and forgotten. However, we have a fundamental difference of opinion regarding the best way to achieve such an end," explained Carson in an op-ed published in the National Review Wednesday.
Carson referenced his appearance at Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York City last Wednesday where he made a big impression on members of the organization despite his conservative stand on a number of issues such as healthcare and public assistance. more >>