Survivors and witnesses to Monday's terror attack by suspected ISIS militants on the Turkish border town of Suruc have shared stories of the horrors they witnessed following the bomb blast that killed at least 32 people and wounded 100 others.
"People's faces were blown off, arms scattered ... you could smell burned bodies," eyewitness Erhan Subasi told CNN.
"Kids were screaming, everyone was screaming and running," Subasi continued. "Everyone was in a panic but trying to help." more >>
Over the weekend, presidential candidate Donald Trump dominated the news and stirred up controversy for his remarks made at the Family Leadership Summit about Senator John McCain's (R-AZ) status as a war hero. Trump mentioned that McCain's "not a war hero." And then said "he's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured, OK?"
Understandably, many attacked Trump for his remarks, including those in his own party. Fellow GOP primary nominee Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, issued a statement calling on Trump to "immediately apologize" and, with original emphasis, said, "His attack on veterans make him unfit to be Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, and he should immediately withdraw from the race for President."
The Center for Medical Progress released a second video Tuesday showing a Planned Parenthood director negotiating prices for aborted baby body parts as well as offering a "less crunchy [abortion] technique" to a pretend biotech company.
Mary Gatter, the medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in California, is seen in the new video negotiating over the price for body parts with the pretend company that Planned Parenthood is now accusing of "harassment." Gatter even offers to ask her staff abortionist to use different tools on women during first-trimester procedures in order to extract in-tact tissue and organs.
"I wouldn't object to asking Ian, who's our surgeon who does the cases, to use an IPAS [manual vacuum aspirator] at that gestational age in order to increase the odds that he's going to get an intact specimen," declares Gatter. more >>
Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, criticized leaders of the Evangelical Left for supporting the Iran nuclear deal, calling their pacifistic tendencies "not reassuring or relevant" counsel on the topic of national security.
Tooley singled out Jim Wallis, founder and president of Sojourners, and Quaker political activists, who were some of the signers of the "Hope but Verify" letter in April, which called for the approval of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran and the P5+1 nations, which includes the United States, France, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The plan was approved this month, but awaits verification by the U.S. Senate for official approval by the United States.
"Pacifists like Jim Wallis and the Quakers have hailed the Iran nuke deal," Tooley told the Christian Post, "Since they, like most of the evangelical and religious left, reject all lethal force, their counsel is not reassuring or relevant. more >>
Ten Republican presidential candidates spoke about their faith and how they care for issues such as marriage, religious freedom and defeating Islamist terrorism as they addressed a big annual gathering of evangelical voters at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa Saturday.
The candidates spoke to the crowd and faced questions from the moderator, Frank Luntz, a political consultant and Fox News contributor, and the audience, with a Bible placed on the table next to them.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the first presidential candidate to address the annual event, picked up the Bible and read from Luke 12:48: "… From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." more >>
Current events in the last several weeks in the U.S. and abroad, but especially in our nation, have been dramatic enough for some Christian leaders to warn that a course correction for the Church is needed.
But are there enough pastors and influencers in the community of believers speaking publicly about this apparent accelerated ride toward the irrelevance of Christians in America?
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is speaking in truth and not holding back. Rodriguez, a husband, father, pastor, writer, and someone CNN and Fox named the leader of the Hispanic evangelical movement, lives to "advance the Lamb's agenda" and warn about the country's move away from morality. more >>