Sixteen years ago, I was living in Midland, Texas, where members of evangelical churches were praying for the 2000 Election Day matchup between Al Gore and George W. Bush. This was no ordinary election for our city because George W. and his wife, Laura, had grown up in Midland and they were greatly loved and admired for their Christian faith.
That election's contentious outcome resulted in vote recounts and court battles but ultimately declared George W. as the winner of a divided nation. Polarization between left and right continued during the next eight years and it was frustrating and painful to supporters and friends of President Bush to see his words and actions being misrepresented, taken out of context and even at times completely fabricated to malign his character. It was sad to see this hateful mindset from people who had never met him or researched the accuracy of the misinformation and slander that they were spreading.
Because of my role as the director for Religious Freedom and Human Rights Advocacy for Midland's evangelical churches, I spent much of the next eight years in WDC where I worked with elected officials and their constituents from both the Republican and Democratic parties along with church leaders from around our nation. I wish that I could say that the unfair harshness and hate that President Bush endured was only seen in the liberal left but I can't because I have observed a similar, if not worse, obsession of harshness and hatred towards Hillary Clinton from the conservative political right including from many American evangelicals. more >>
Nearly eight out of 10 Americans believe it's inappropriate for pastors to endorse political candidates at church, while over seven in 10 Americans feel it's inappropriate for churches to endorse political candidates.
As part of a LifeWay Research survey released last week, 1,000 randomly selected Americans were asked over the phone about their views on whether or not it's appropriate for clergy and churches to endorse politicians for political office.
The survey comes as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the 1954 Johnson Amendment, which puts churches at risk of losing their tax-exempt status if they endorse political candidates or if their pastors endorse political candidates in church. more >>
Cleveland pastor Darrell Scott of the New Spirit Revival Center who also moonlights as a surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, believes many black Apostolic Christians also known as "Oneness Pentecostals" will not vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because of her sex.
"There are entire African American Pentecostal/Apostolic Denominations that will NEVER vote for a Woman to be President!" Scott wrote in his initial tweet on the subject before adding, "Some Traditional Black Apostolic Denominations do not believe Women should be in leadership, and will NEVER vote for a Woman to be President." more >>
The Benham brothers say that the National Collegiate Athletic Association is being used by LGBT activists and champions of the sexual revolution to facilitate a moral revolution in America.
After the NCAA announced on Monday that it pulled seven championship events scheduled for this year and next from North Carolina over its opposition to the state's bathroom law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and changing areas designated for their birth sex, residents Jason and David Benham spoke with The Christian Post over the phone to give their response to that decision.
The Benham brothers, popular Christian conservative real estate entrepreneurs who had their HGTV show cancelled because of their opposition to gay marriage, said the negative reaction the state has received to H.B. 2 from major national organizations and entertainers like the NCAA, NBA and Bruce Springsteen is all part of the far-left's three-step process to overtake America with a "radical revolution." more >>
Over the past few days, there has been a growing controversy over the health and well-being of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Following the news that Clinton has pneumonia, there has been a renewed concern about how healthy the 68-year-old presidential hopeful is and if a lack of good health should bar her from the Oval Office. more >>
We had been to see the new Dinesh D'Souza documentary, "Hillary's America," when afterward a woman and her husband recognized me with my wife, Kim, on the sidewalk outside of the theater. She bounced over my way and said, "You're just the man I wanted to see" and quickly launched into a half dozen questions about the documentary and other matters of both a religious and political nature.
While engaged in answering her inquiries, she concluded with a question I've heard over and over again through the years. It was really rhetorical. She already knew the answer. She was just expressing her profound disappointment as a parishioner in her own church.
"Tell me," she said, "Why don't pastors take up the social issues from the Bible? Why don't they give us some direction on politics from the pulpit?" more >>