The nation is abuzz with the news that nineteenth century abolitionist Harriet Tubman will soon be placed on the $20.00 bill.
Nicknamed "Moses," Tubman led many slaves to freedom during the Antebellum Era and actively supported the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Yet there are many facts about Tubman's life that might not be well known to the American public, who will soon spend money printed with her countenance. more >>
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards equated her controversial Wednesday visit to Georgetown University, the nation's oldest Catholic college, and the fight for so-called reproductive rights with the nation's fight to end slavery and racism.
Richards, whose visit to the Jesuit school came under much scrutiny from the Archdiocese of Washington and the pro-life community, was invited to speak by Georgetown's student-run Lecture Fund and addressed an invite-only room full of pro-choice students.
However, members of the student group Georgetown Right for Life were able to obtain an audio recording of Richard's speech and ensuing question-and-answer session, which was obtained by The Christian Post through Students for Life of America. more >>
WASHINGTON — America is drifting away from God, prominent Christian leaders have been warning, and there are consequences that the country may face as a result.
The Christian Post recently caught up with some Christian leaders at the UnitedCry DC16 event to discuss the spiritual state of the nation, and what could happen if Americans don't make a spiritual U-turn.
Pastor Doug Stringer believes that if America doesn't wake up and heed God's warnings, He may remove His protective hedge. more >>
Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who rose to become a famous abolitionist, Underground Railroad leader, and social reformer, will soon appear on the $20 bill. Deeply and charismatically religious, she was shaped all her life by Methodism.
Her white owner in eastern Maryland had a Methodist minister son whose services Tubman's family attended. That area was strongly Methodist, and some Methodists had freed their slaves, although not Tubman's owner. Tubman possibly additionally attended local congregations and camp meetings of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, some of whose revivalistic exhorters were women, who with their male colleagues sometimes skirted or defied the law by hosting gatherings for slaves.
Famously, Tubman's intense spirituality also was shaped by an early head injury from an overseer, which contributed to a lifetime of visions, out of body experiences and dramatic prophecies. Her certainty about hearing God's voice fueled her tremendous courage, leading to her escape with help from Quakers, and thereafter to many years as a leader in the Underground Railroad. more >>
NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont got a rock star's greeting at Al Sharpton's National Action Network's convention in New York City Thursday and he responded in kind by stepping briefly outside his security bubble for a moment to mingle with his fans.
Sanders' arrival inside the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton Times Square on Thursday afternoon set off a wave of screams and chants of "Bernie! Bernie!" until Sharpton settled things down and told the crowd how much the senator wanted to be there.
"Senator Sanders had agreed to come on tomorrow, expected on Friday and after his agreement they called him and changed and agreed to the debate tonight. I want you to know that the advice thrown was 'you have to prep for the debate so you cannot go to the National Action Network.' He said 'no, I'm going to the National Action Network,'" Sharpton said to more cheers. "He's not in the hotel prepping." more >>
NEW YORK — With pitch perfect poise and aplomb, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton seemed to glide to the podium at the National Action Network's convention on Wednesday as the audience enveloped her in cheers.
She smiled and seemed to soak it all in like a contestant in a beauty pageant as she acknowledged the organization's founder, civil rights leader, Al Sharpton.
Shortly before her arrival, Armstrong Williams, a longtime confidante of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who recently dropped out of the Republican presidential race had taken a shot at her. more >>