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.
It is a very close fight between Ben Carson and Donald Trump in the U.S. Republican presidential race, based on the results of a latest political poll.
The most recent survey by NBC News/Wall Street Journal showed that Donald Trump and Ben Carson are neck and neck among Republican presidential runners. Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio both came in third, according to CNBC.
Among the Republican primary voters, 21 percent said Trump is their first choice as president, with Carson following closely behind at 20 percent. Rubio and Fiorina each got 11 percent. Jeb Bush came next with 7 percent, with John Kasich and Ted Cruz trailing behind with 6 percent and 5 percent respectively. The rest of the Republican candidates did not get more than 3 percent, Fox 17 reports. more >>
Presidential candidates seeking the Evangelical vote will be speaking to a sold-out crowd of 7,000 potential voters at a Texas megachurch in mid-October.
Sen.Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum and Carly Fiorina have already confirmed their attendance and will be expounding on their views to attract support from this coveted interest group during the Oct. 18 forum, sponsored by Prestonwood Baptist Church and the Faith & Freedom Coalition at the congregation's Plano campus.
"As Christians, we're interested in all the issues: marriage and family, sanctity of life, wealth and poverty, racial reconciliation, immigration, human trafficking, justice, and so much more," said Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, to The Christian Post about the church's first-ever candidates' forum. more >>
Donald Trump's Evangelical outreach is mostly with preachers who mainstream Evangelicals would consider heretics, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says.
Despite his veneer of bombast and blunt pronouncements that sometimes bristle even the most composed of his political rivals, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump told about 40 religious leaders in a private Monday meeting that he is indeed "a man of faith," but just doesn't wear it on his sleeve.
Don Nori, founder of Christian book publisher Destiny Image, who was at the meeting held on the 26th floor of Trump Tower in New York City, told CNN that while Trump spoke to the leaders for a bit, he spent most of the time listening to their concerns and advice about him as a candidate. more >>
Thousands of Christian conservatives gathered in Washington, D.C. over the past three days, as presidential candidates sought their grassroots support for the 2016 election. Late Saturday, Senator Ted Cruz won the straw poll of attendees at this tenth annual Values Voter Summit with three other candidates also in double digits.
While the straw poll indicates a measure of Evangelical and social conservative support, these results are far from the only newsworthy aspect of the summit. On Friday, as the summit was carried live on several national TV networks, social media trends indicated the event as one of the nation's most-discussed topics.
Many candidates — including Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum and Governor Bobby Jindal — delivered their most comprehensive remarks to date on the sanctity of human life, forcefully calling for the federal government to cut off all taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. more >>
The final president of the once prominent ex-gay organization Exodus International has released a book detailing his personal journey about faith and sexual orientation.
Alan Chambers, a former proponent of ex-gay therapy, documents his experiences both in his personal crisis of identity and the eventual shutting down of Exodus International in My Exodus: From Fear to Grace.
Released Tuesday and with a few chapters authored by Chambers' wife, Leslie, My Exodus goes from Alan's childhood, his seeking out and receiving therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction, his marriage, including a description of his honeymoon, and eventually the closure of Exodus International. more >>