An official of the Russian Orthodox Church believes Russia is fighting a "holy battle" in Syria.
The Kremlin launched a series of airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, reportedly against the brutal Islamic State terror goup, but U.S. officials have said the strikes were actually inflicted against CIA-backed Syrian rebels opposed to dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church's public affairs department, was quoted by Interfax News Agency as saying that Russia's airstrikes in the embattled Middle Eastern country were a holy endeavor. more >>
Perhaps looking to improve the Republican Party's woeful record in attracting African-Americans and other minority voters, Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump accepted an earnest prayer from conservative Evangelical Pastor David Jeremiah on Monday that God will send him a "strong African-American" to help him with the black vote.
Jeremiah who is pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, a megachurch in El Cajon, California, was among a group of about 40 religious leaders including well known TV personalities Paula White, Jentezen Franklin, Steve Munsey and Clarence McClendon who met with the billionaire real estate mogul at his office in New York City then laid hands on him in prayer for his success in the presidential race. Southern Baptist megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress, of First Baptist Dallas, can be seen to Trump's left.
A video clip from the meeting posted to YouTube Wednesday (see below), shows Trump receiving those prayers with both his hands gripped firmly on what appears to be a Bible. more >>
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that if elected, he'll send Syrian refugees back out of America. Trump warned that some of the refugees seeking asylum in the United States might be operatives of the Islamic State terror group, which he said would be "one of the great tactical ploys of all time."
"If I win, they're going back," Trump told supporters at a speech in Keene, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, BBC News reported.
President Obama has said the U.S. will take in an additional 10,000 refugees from Syria in 2016, seeking to help Europe with the ongoing migrant crisis. more >>
Award-winning journalist Wallace Henley and the great-grandson of Winston Churchill have teamed-up to write a book about the famed World War II leader that focuses on his spiritual life.
TitledGod & Churchill: How the Great Leader's Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours, the work argues that Churchill rose to prominence as part of a divine destiny.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Henley explained that the idea for the book came from a meeting he had with Jonathan Sandys, great-grandson of Churchill, in Texas. more >>
Russia began its airstrike operations in war-torn Syria Wednesday, but has reportedly been targeting U.S.-backed rebels who are fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, instead of focusing on the Islamic State terror group.
Reuters reported on Thursday that Russian officials have claimed that their airstrikes are targeting terrorists, but the U.S. is saying that Russia is going after anti-Assad rebels instead, some of whom have received support by the White House.
Sky News added that Russian jets have conducted at least 30 airstrikes in Syria so far, with TV reports showing that the operations have hit the rebel-held town of Jisr Al-Shughour in the northwest of the country. more >>
Tickets to a massive campaign rally for GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump planned for Friday at the Wave Church Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia sold out within a matter of hours after the event was open for registration, and now one local politician is pushing for a larger venue as demand continues to swell.
Virginia House of Delegates Republican Rep. Scott Taylor from Virginia Beach, who is hosting Trump at the event, explained in a statement Wednesday on his Facebook page that the speed with which the 2,500 tickets were snapped-up was unexpected and that he would try to push for a larger event space to accommodate the demand.