Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress has suggested that GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a legion of "closeted" Evangelical supporters who are "almost apologetic for being attracted to him."
In an article for Fox News on Monday, Jeffress, who leads the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, said that he has talked to a number of Evangelicals in recent trips, who have told him they support Trump because they see him as a strong leader.
"After criss-crossing the country for the past few months and talking to thousands of people, I'm convinced that there are a legion of 'closeted' Evangelical Trump supporters who are almost apologetic for being attracted to him," Jeffress wrote. more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that he will not be apologizing for a comment he made about rival candidate Dr. Ben Carson's Seventh-Day Adventist faith.
Trump has earlier said that he "doesn't know" about the Christian denomination that Carson follows, which prompted the retired neurosurgeon to ask for an apology – but Trump maintained in an interview on Sunday that he meant no offense in his comment.
"I know nothing about it really. I'm a Presbyterian and I had mentioned that, and I did say I don't know about it. And in fact those are my exact words," Trump said on ABC's This Week. "I didn't say anything bad about it. I just don't know about it. I would certainly give an apology if I said something bad about it. But I didn't. All I said was I don't know about it." more >>
Having lost his Republican frontrunner status to Ben Carson, presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to compare his Presbyterian faith with that of his rival's Seventh-Day Adventist affiliation.
At a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, Trump said, "I love Iowa. And, look, I don't have to say it, I'm Presbyterian. Can you believe it? Nobody believes I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian."
While the U.S. House votes Friday on a measure to defund Planned Parenthood via the complex reconciliation process, key questions remain unanswered as public tax dollars continue to be entangled with the nonprofit group's finances.
When a series of undercover videos thrust Planned Parenthood into the national spotlight, leaders in Congress began an investigation to make known any unlawful or unethical actions occurring at Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide — facilities which currently receive over $528 million annually from American taxpayers.
Over the past two months, the U.S. House has held four hearings investigating the practices, finances and other aspects of the nation's largest abortion provider. The latest Planned Parenthood hearing held on October 8 offers instructive insights on where the debate stands. more >>
Nearly 350 diverse national faith leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. at Sojourners' Summit for Change in June. On the final day of the gathering, Dr. David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, offered the keynote address during a session that examined paths toward peace in the face of violence in Syria.
Dr. Cortright informed the gathering that the Obama administration had recently announced it was considering a plan to send 450 troops to Iraq to open small military bases across the region. The administration said the bases would serve as military "lily pads" across the desert, advising and supporting Iraqi troops in their fight against ISIS.
Cortright quipped, "Think about that, the absurdity of it. Lily pads in the desert!" more >>
The eldest son of former iconic Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (1919 – 2000), Justin Trudeau was elected Tuesday as the next prime minister of America's northern neighbor. A leader of the Liberal Party of Canada since 2013, Trudeau, 43, represents the Papineau district of Montreal, Quebec. He was baptized Roman Catholic and married in the Catholic Church.
Trudeau, who is the second-youngest prime minister of the country in its history, has vowed to make Canada more open to immigrants and refugees who are fleeing the Islamic State terror group. He has also signaled to President Obama that Canada will end the Royal's Air Force's participation against bombing missions against IS.
Considered predictably liberal in his politics, he does, however, support the Keystone XL pipeline. Many conservatives in the United States and Canada view Trudeau as the Canadian version of Obama. He's in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy, the legalization of marijuana, and increases in spending for social programs. more >>