Late evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Sr. once had a dream about Chelsea Clinton in which he told her a "yo mamma" joke, recalled Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. at the Republican National Convention Thursday night.
Just hours before Donald Trump took the stage at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland to formally accept the GOP nomination for president, Falwell Jr., one of Trump's earliest and most dedicated evangelical endorsers, addressed the convention crowd just like his father, who founded the political organization Moral Majority, did 32 years ago.
"In 1984, my father stood at this convention and offered the opening prayer before our party's candidate, Ronald Reagan, went on to accept the nomination and win in a landslide," Falwell explained. "A little over 30 years later, I stand here with the sincerest prayer that history is about to repeat itself with the election of Donald J. Trump." more >>
Brock Mealer, an Ohio man who learned to walk again after doctors told him he only had a one percent chance of getting back on his feet after he was paralyzed in a car crash in 2007, walked out on stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday declaring how Jesus made his comeback a reality.
Mealer also compared himself to newly-minted Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump who he says was also given a one percent chance of becoming the Republican presidential nominee by pundits when he started his journey last year.
"Christmas Eve 2007, my parents, my younger brother, Elliott, his girlfriend, Hollis Richer, and I were driving to church. Out of nowhere, a car ran a stop sign, crashing into us. My father, my hero, David Paul Mealer, and Hollis died that night," Mealer began in telling his story. more >>
Family Research Council president and Ted Cruz supporter Tony Perkins urged all Americans to vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump during his remarks Thursday night at the Republican National Convention.
Perkins, a prominent evangelical leader who headed the Pro-Lifers for Cruz Coalition, was hesitant at first to officially support Trump after the billionaire real estate mogul clinched enough delegates to become the GOP's presumptive nominee in May.
But Perkins finally gave Trump his vote of confidence in a brief, 3-minute speech just a couple hours before the Manhattan businessman took the stage at the Quicken Loans Arena to formally accept the GOP nomination. more >>
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced her vice-presidential pick as Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia on Friday. Here are five things you should know about him.
Several media reports including The New York Times, said while Clinton had not made a final decision, Democrats close to her presidential campaign signaled strongly Thursday that the 58-year-old Kaine is likely to be announced as her running mate, in an email to supporters while she is on a campaign move in Florida on Friday afternoon.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has named Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his VP. Pence is notable among social conservatives.
In 2008, as a Congressman from Indiana, he was a recipient of the "Christian Statesman of the Year" award from the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship in D.C.
I had the privilege of doing a television interview for the broadcast ministry of D. James Kennedy in the same month as the historic 2010 mid-term elections, which favored conservatives. Here are portions of that November 2010 interview. more >>
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was forced out of the presidential race by eventual Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, did not endorse his party's new standard bearer at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday night, but told voters "don't stay home this November."
The apparent omission appeared to irritate some delegates however who chanted "we want Trump" as he delivered his address and booed him as he walked off the stage for apparently not endorsing his party's nominee.
"We deserve leaders who stand for principle. Unite us all behind shared values. Cast aside anger for love. That is the standard we should expect, from everybody," said Cruz who was among three former Trump rivals to speak at the convention Wednesday. The other two were Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. more >>