Sandy Phan-Gillis, an American businesswoman from Houston, Texas, has formerly been arrested by the government of China, which has accused her of "activities harmful to Chinese national security," and has held her for the past six months. Her husband has spoken out and said Phan-Gillis is neither a spy nor a thief.
"I know my wife is not a spy, is not a thief," Jeff Gillis told the Guardian.
"She is a hard-working businesswoman who has done a tremendous amount for China-Houston relations, and I'm tremendously disappointed that we haven't had more help in getting her out. She's been left in the control of the Chinese spy agency for over six months now, and I think we ought to bring her home." more >>
When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. this week, there are many who hope he will again speak the word that global leaders have been reluctant to speak: Genocide.
In remarks made last June while in Bolivia, the Holy Father proclaimed, "Today we are dismayed to see how the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus … a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end."
It is hard to ignore the horrifying images of the humanitarian crisis gripping northern Iraq and Syria in recent years: families struggling atop Mount Sinjar in a desperate attempt to flee ISIS death squads … ethnic minorities gunned down en mass for refusing to abandon their faith … the wholesale destruction of historical monuments and holy places. more >>
In a surprising move, Stephen Colbert apologized to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday night on "The Late Show."
Stephen Colbert had a chance to put Donald Trump on the hotseat during Tuesday's "The Late Show" episode, but he surprisingly apologized to the real estate mogul. The comedian who has been known for his outrageous remarks about Trump, also discussed the latter's position in various hot issues in the country, according to USA Today.
In 2012, Colbert offered to dip his balls in the GOP candidate's mouth in exchange for $1 million. His interview with Trump has been widely anticipated by all his fans, The Daily Beast reports. more >>
Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has backed GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson over the recent controversy in which Carson suggested that a Muslim whose beliefs stand in opposition to the Constitution should not serve as president of the United States. Jeffress, who leads the 11,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said Christian voters need to use a religious litmus when deciding on a candidate.
"To say that a candidate's faith doesn't make any difference is absolutely ridiculous," Jeffress told OneNewsNow in an article posted on Tuesday.
He added that Christians need to use a "religious litmus story [sic]" when picking a candidate. more >>
The following remarks were delivered by President Barack Obama and Pope Francis during the Wednesday ceremony welcoming Pope Francis to the White House.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning.
AUDIENCE: Good morning! (Applause.) more >>
Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., slammed Planned Parenthood Monday, accusing the nation's largest abortion provider of pushing women into abortions for the purpose of harvesting their babies' tissue for profit.
Rubio, who appeared on KCCI 8 in Des Moines, Iowa, spoke on a host of issues that included religious liberty, Iran, Kim Davis, immigration, and the current political landscape.
"Planned Parenthood has been exposed for the trafficking of human fetal tissue," declared Rubio, who asserted that Planned Parenthood needed a "thorough investigation" by the U.S. Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service, something he said "is not happening now." more >>