Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said that Barack Obama was "raised white" and cannot truly identify with the typical black experience in America.
"He's an 'African' American. He was, you know, raised white," Carson said to Politico Tuesday regarding President Obama. "I mean, like most Americans, I was proud that we broke the color barrier when he was elected, but … he didn't grow up like I grew up … Many of his formative years were spent in Indonesia. So, for him to, you know, claim that, you know, he identifies with the experience of black Americans, I think, is a bit of a stretch."
Carson, who grew up on the southwest side of Detroit, once lived in a Boston ghetto and was raised by a single mom who could not read and juggled three jobs, feels that his background makes him more representative of the struggle of many blacks. more >>
The pro-life movement has probably never sounded so melodious as a recently released musical gem from contemporary Christian star Matthew West.
Posted to Godtube earlier this month and titled "Untold," West's rhythmic ballad is a theme song coming straight from the mouth of an unborn child.
Sung from the perspective of the unborn, "Untold" tells the message that every life is sacred, especially that which is in the womb. more >>
It's pretty cool when Congress names a special task force after you. It's even cooler when that task force makes recommendations that advance the cause of justice.
In 2014, in an all-too-rare case of bipartisan cooperation, Congress created the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections to tackle what many have called a crisis in the federal prison system.
Why they named it after Chuck was pretty clear. In the words of the Task Force: "Chuck Colson, who served time in federal prison and upon release founded the world's largest prison ministry, was a vigorous advocate on behalf of the incarcerated at a time when criminal justice reform had virtually no support on either side of the aisle. We salute his leadership and we are grateful for the chance to move the cause forward with our efforts." more >>
Every year, Christians around the world and in many different denominations observe the liturgical season of Lent.
Lent falls between Ash Wednesday and East Sunday and is a period of 40 days plus Sundays wherein many Christians, especially Roman Catholics, give up something as an act of spiritual discipline.
Lent is based off of Jesus' time in the desert, in which for 40 days He fasted and prayed and was tempted by the devil before angels came and tended to Him. more >>
Missions work doesn't always involve traveling abroad, and the inexperienced don't have to have all the answers in order to get started. That's the message that Rev. Dr. Paul Osteen, brother of Lakewood megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen, wants to impart through the Mobilizing Medical Missions Conference.
"We don't have to have all the answers; we just have to do our part," Osteen told to The Christian Post Monday. "There are so many opportunities available locally, and so many opportunities all across the nation, and then so many opportunities globally. So you don't have to go to the interior of Africa to do medical missions."
Doctors, dentists, nurses and other medical professionals interested in medical missions might be surprised to learn that they don't have to leave the U.S. in order to contribute. Osteen says missions workers can donate their time at a local clinic or even help to sort medical equipment to be sent to different locations around the world. more >>
A soup kitchen run by an order of nuns in the San Francisco area faces eviction after their rent was substantially increased by their landlord.
The Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen were told last month that their rent was to increase from about $3,400 to $5,500.
In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle published Monday, Fraternite Notre Dame member Sister Mary of the Angels stated, "All we want to do is help the homeless." more >>