Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed billionaire and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for president on Tuesday, a move that has left some Liberty graduates "embarrassed" and "disappointed."
"I am proud to offer my endorsement of Donald J. Trump for president of the United States," Falwell, the son of Liberty founder Jerry Falwell Sr., said a statement issued by the Trump campaign.
"He is a successful executive and entrepreneur, a wonderful father and a man who I believe can lead our country to greatness again." more >>
"My faith has everything to do with my decision to run for President — it is the single greatest influence in my life. My faith teaches me that the most important job I will ever have is that of a husband and a father. It teaches me that I have an obligation to care for the less fortunate. And now, my faith compels me to do everything in my power to make sure that we preserve the principles that have made this country great.
I am also running for President because while America doesn't owe me anything, I have a debt to America I will never fully repay. America changed the very history of my family. It provided me with opportunities that would have been unthinkable anywhere else in the world."
Seeking to quickly distance himself from his brother Jerry Jr., the Rev. Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church, issued a short statement the same day as his brother's endorsement of Donald Trump, saying Christians should vote for a "person of character" who displays "moral leadership."
In the aftermath of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s endorsement of the real estate mogul on Tuesday, the Liberty University president and son of legendary evangelical leader Jerry Falwell has been widely scrutinized for backing a candidate that many conservative evangelicals feel does not uphold strong biblical values and has a questionable track record on issues like abortion.
Jonathan Falwell, who leads the 12th most influential megachurch in the United States according to Newsmax, issued a statement to Lynchburg, Virginia's ABC News affiliate saying that he will not be endorsing any political candidates and that Christians should vote for candidates who most closely align with their beliefs. more >>
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the leader of the Anglican Communion, has asserted that the potential presidency of Republican candidate Donald Trump would be "very challenging" and problematic.
Welby made the comments on ITV's "Good Morning Britain" program, when he was asked about his thoughts on Trump's suitability as the next president of the United States and leader of the free world.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee put out a new television ad attacking fellow candidate Ted Cruz's Christian faith, accusing him of being a "phony" Christian for giving far less than 10 percent of his income to his church.
The 30-second ad, which was paid for by the pro-Huckabee super PAC, Pursuing America's Greatness, features two Iowa women talking before what appears to be a Bible study discussing which candidate they should caucus for at the upcoming Feb. 1 Iowa Caucus.
The ad tries to paint the staunch conservative candidate as one who panders to the Evangelical vote with disingenuous views. It points out a recently leaked audio clip where Cruz says that gay marriage, which was legalized by a Supreme Court decision last June, would not be a top-three priority for him if her were elected president. more >>
In a stunning revelation sure to blow up the Internet, a group has claimed that famed 16th century soothsayer Nostradamus foresaw the rise of the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Experts from the highly self-esteemed Nostradamus Postdiction Society released a statement arguing that one of Nostradamus' well known quatrains points to the rise of Trump.
"This is amazing and only further proves to us what we already assumed to be true: that Nostradamus was indeed able to see centuries into the future," stated the society. more >>