If you rely on press coverage of the presidential race you probably think everything is fine in America. No foreign threats. No domestic crises. No budget or crime problems. Certainly nothing important enough to warrant discussing where the candidates stand.
Instead, we see stories telling us that Donald Trump apparently is crude like Bill Clinton. Not that journalists said much about the latter when he ran for office. Then it was a non-issue. But, of course, he's a liberal, so personal imperfections didn't matter.
Yet in 1992, when Clinton was elected, the real issues didn't seem so important. America really did stand tall in the world. The Soviet Union had disappeared, Warsaw Pact had dissolved, and Iraq had been defeated. The U.S. was respected internationally and there was no deadly terrorist threat raging around the globe. more >>
A new survey shows that over seven out of 10 white evangelicals believe that the immoral acts committed by politicians in their private lives don't have much effect on whether they behave ethically once they are elected into public office.
According to research released on Wednesday conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution, 61 percent of Americans believe that political candidates who commit an immoral act in their personal lives can still fulfill the duties of public office with honesty and integrity. Meanwhile, 29 percent of Americans disagree with that statement.
The data, which was compiled from a random sample of 1,005 adults between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17 and has an error margin of +/- 3.7 percentage points, represents an increase in the amount of Americans who believe that personal immoral behavior is no precursor to any kind unethical acts such a candidate would commit as a public office holder. more >>
As part of a campaign to combat violence against women, city leaders and Christian ministries in Toowoomba, Australia, are working together to create a city that is free from porn.
The effort is being led by the Christian ministry organization City Women of Toowoomba and the city's Mayor Paul Antonio is backing the initiative.
Even though City Women Chief Executive Letitia Shelton said that an actual porn-free city "sounds very ambitious and unlikely," according to Huffington Post Australia, she believes that curbing its negative influences is achievable more >>
It shouldn't be news when a Christian organization says it will uphold traditional Christian beliefs. But these days, it is.
Recently on BreakPoint, we told you how Baptist ethicist David Gushee proclaimed there was no more middle ground on LGBT issues. He's right. You either approve of so-called sexually progressive ideas or you don't — and if you don't, you've placed yourself in the bigoted, wrong-side-of-history category.
That's exactly what happened with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Earlier this month, IV informed employees that they were expected to align with traditional Christian teaching on marriage and human sexuality. If they couldn't, they were asked to come forward. more >>
Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump are nearing the home stretch of the election season.
Despite Trump still bruising from allegations that he sexually assaulted women and Clinton still bruising from the latest Wikileaks email dump, both nominees remain the two most likely figures to become president.
With the final debate over, three websites that specialize in polling and election forecasting are currently predicting a Clinton victory come November. more >>
A women's rights group has said that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was wrong to suggest to the American public during Wednesday evening's presidential debate that the practice of forced abortions is a thing of the past in China.
Clinton said during the debate on the topic of abortion that she has "been to countries where governments either forced women to have abortions, like they used to do in China," using past tense to refer to the controversial practice.
Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post that the forced abortions very much continue, however. more >>