Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said Sunday he wouldn't support a Muslim for president. He was wrong to say that, but not for the reasons some suggest.
"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," said Carson, a retired neurosurgeon.
Some of his critics argued Carson's statement was unconstitutional. more >>
Republican presidential runner Ben Carson continues to stand by his comments about having a Muslim president for the United States, despite widespread backlash.
On Sunday, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he would not back a Muslim president. Just hours after he released that statement, Carson gained widespread criticism over what other perceived as anti-Muslim sentiment, with some saying they would not back a candidate who would not support a Muslim president, according to the Washington Post (WP).
Republican Senator Lindsey O. Graham urged Carson to apologize to American Muslims, citing the Constitution's statement about the public office not requiring any religious test. John Kasich also chimed in and said religion is not part of the important qualifications for the nation's leader, Time reports. more >>
You're obviously no stranger to controversy. To the contrary, you seem to thrive on controversy. In fact, you seem to enjoy provoking it.
A representative of the Vatican said that the Roman Catholic Church is not concerned with the controversy over the White House inviting pro-gay and pro-choice individuals to meet Pope Francis when he visits the nation's capital.
Father Thomas Rosica, a Vatican adviser and spokesman, was asked by Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday about the recent guest list controversy.
"The administration has reportedly invited some transgender activists, the first openly gay episcopal bishop to come to the meeting, but so far there's no word that he — that they have invited some of the leaders of the pro-life movement to the welcoming ceremony," noted Wallace. more >>
Republican primary candidate Donald Trump has said that he will fight for Christians and for Christmas if he is elected president.
The controversial billionaire and reality TV star told a conservative Christian group in Iowa on Saturday evening that he was annoyed by the apparent secularization of the Christmas season in rental stores.
"You take your boy to Macy's and you take your boy to these stores and they don't have the word. And I want Christmas … I want people to be able to celebrate Christmas," said Trump to a loud ovations from the audience. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has warned that the "blood of children" will be on President Barack Obama's hands if he does indeed decide to veto the defund Planned Parenthood bill that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.
"President Obama has said he will veto the bill — if he does, it will be at his own peril and the blood of those children who are butchered at Planned Parenthood will be on his hands," Graham warned in a Facebook post on Sunday.
The evangelical preacher said that the passing of HR 3134, which would strip Planned Parenthood of $500 million in taxpayer dollars for a period of at least one year, is a "great step." more >>