Former Southern Baptist Convention president and megachurch pastor Jack Graham says that he is ready to "champion Donald Trump" after attending the meeting between the presumptive Republican nominee and over 900 evangelical pastors and activists in New York City on Tuesday.
In the meeting convened by the organizations United in Purpose and My Faith Votes that was billed as a "conversation" between Trump and many of the nation's evangelical leaders, Trump vowed to appoint pro-life Supreme Court justices, protect religious freedoms and help fix the problems surrounding America's impoverished inner cities.
While some attendees of the event, such as Fox News's Todd Starnes, claimed that the meeting was "basically a campaign rally," Graham told The Christian Post following the meeting that the gathering lived up to its "conversation" billing and that he and others are ready to encourage others to vote for Trump. more >>
NEW YORK — While many of them said they still weren't ready to endorse him for president, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to have sufficiently convinced a gathering of more than 900 conservative Christian leaders that he is the best choice for protecting religious freedom.
At a press conference after the private meeting in Times Square, New York, between Trump and the leaders billed "A Conversation About America's Future with Donald Trump and Ben Carson," Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of First Liberty Institute, said religious freedom was the top concern among the group and Trump's conversation on the issue was "genuine."
"One of the things we didn't mention and I thought I wanted to make sure we did, is that over 50,000 questions were submitted and by far the most important issue to everyone was religious freedom. And when that was communicated to Donald Trump, he said 'in light of what I'm seeing it doesn't surprise me at all' and he really connected with that which is part of, I thought, how the conversation was a real genuine conversation," said Shackleford, whose organization is the largest legal firm in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. more >>
Jerry Falwell Jr. shot back at critics of a photo of himself with Donald Trump that had a Playboy magazine cover in the background, saying they are the "same hypocrites who accused Jesus ...."
Falwell, president of Liberty University, posted the photo to his Twitter account Tuesday. The photo shows Falwell's wife, Becki, and Trump in front of a wall of magazine covers featuring Trump, including a Playboy magazine cover.
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Kansas' public schools will not adhere to President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive, thanks to a vote taken by state leadership.
In a unanimous vote, the state Board of Education approved a statement last week rejecting the Obama Administration's directive on transgender student bathroom guidelines.
"We are firm in our belief that decisions about the care, safety and well-being of all students are best made by the local school district based on the needs and desires of the students, parents and communities they serve," read the statement in part. more >>
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced the creation of a religious advisory executive board.
In an email sent out to supporters on Tuesday afternoon, the Trump campaign explained that those on the board were not asked to endorse Trump in order to be selected.
"Rather, the formation of the board represents Donald J. Trump's endorsement of those diverse issues important to Evangelicals and other Christians, and his desire to have access to the wise counsel of such leaders as needed," read the emailed announcement. more >>