In a short but moving appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard, two of the three survivors of the "Mother Emanuel" church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were killed during a Bible study last June, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president citing Scripture.
Sanders, her son Tywanza, 26, her 11-year-old granddaughter, Sheppard, and others were at the Emanuel AME Church Bible study on June 17 last year when then 21-year-old suspected shooter Dylann Roof, whom the group had welcomed to their meeting with open arms, suddenly opened fire as they prayed. At the end of the shooting, only Sanders, Sheppard and her granddaughter made it out alive. Her son Tywanza was shot multiple times including in the head. Her aunt was also killed.
Just a few months after the shooting Sanders would reveal how the shooter who was allegedly driven to kill by racial animus, "caught us with our eyes closed." more >>
A former Trump reality TV star, who's back working with Trump as one of the Republican presidential nominee's campaign surrogates, is planning to tie the knot.
Omarosa Manigault is set to say, "I do," to a Florida pastor, according to NY Daily News.
The polarizing public figure became known for her cutthroat antics on season one of Trump's reality show "The Apprentice," as well as on "Celebrity Apprentice," and "All Stars." more >>
Responding to racial tensions that have resurfaced in America over the past two years, Anne Graham Lotz is urging Christians to open their Bibles and take four actions to bring healing to their communities and the nation.
"As I've read reports of shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota ... as I've shared the agony of a nation that is reeling from the cold-blooded, deliberate, pre-planned murder of police officers … as I've watched the eruption of anarchy in the streets … as I've wept with grief almost deeper than words but expressed by a silent scream in my heart … I've asked the Lord, What are we to do," Lotz wrote on her website Monday.
"Is there anything ordinary, good people can do?" she asked. more >>
When a little boy in a wheelchair wanted to play with other children during a special event at a Georgia Chick-fil-A and was rejected, a restaurant employee sprang into action and saved the day.
A restaurant location in Columbus, Georgia, periodically hosts an event called "Galaxy Night," which is free for customers and features a space sword station, hero training, face painting, dessert bar, and a community group called Bricks 4 Kidz who helped the children build objects using LEGO bricks.
While many customers enjoyed the event, one young boy in a wheelchair who wanted to sword fight with other boys in a group was turned down by the children, restaurant owner Alex Vann told The Christian Post on Monday. That's when one of his employees sprang into action. more >>
E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor of The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest) church in Decatur, Georgia, delivered a wincing takedown of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday for calling Black Lives Matter racist.
Smith addressed Giuliani's comments Monday on the new Fox faith-based talk show "The Preachers," which he co-hosts with three other prominent black pastors.
"Rudy, first of all please understand that 400 years of Africans being in this country, we've dealt with not just inherent racism but explicit racism. Being brought from West Africa through the Middle Passage, through the Trans-Atlantic, it's been nothing but difficulty. America's initial documents were racist, the ones that gave a black person three-fifths humanity, they were racist. Jim Crow was racist…," Smith said. more >>
Donald Trump, the newly-minted 70-year-old Republican presidential nominee whose controversial relationship with God has often been the stuff of headlines, recommitted his life to the Lord about 10 years ago, according to Gainesville, Georgia Pastor Jentezen Franklin.
In an interview with the Gainesville Times, Franklin who leads the multi-campus Free Chapel Church and serves as an adviser on Trump's evangelical committee, said Trump revealed during an initial meeting with the committee at Trump Tower in New York City that he recommitted his life to God at the age of 60.
"He did say 'I don't wear my religion on a sleeve and I'm not, by any means, a saint,'" the pastor said slightly amused. more >>