The Westboro Baptist Church has announced its intention to protest television star and comedian Bill Cosby next month and claims that God "rewarded" the entertainer through the murder of his son.
WBC claimed it was speaking out against Cosby, 76, who is scheduled to perform in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 1 as part of his "Far from Finished" tour, because he used "fame, fortune and influence" to promote "his own form of righteousness" and fit his "own humanistic notions."
"He has taken on the mantle of an 'activist' and instructed others to obtain an education, work hard, and practice some very basic morality – but he has not instructed them to obey God's commandments," it wrote in a statement. more >>
Republicans had begun a boycott of MSNBC Thursday night after the company posted a tweet accusing Republicans of racism in relation to a biracial couple. The boycott ended only hours later after MSNBC President Phil Griffin personally apologized. On Friday morning, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said MSNBC was on "probation" because it has been "hitting on all eight cylinders of intolerance."
The controversy began Wednesday when an MSNBC staffer tweeted, "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family." The tweet contained a link to a new Cheerios ad featuring a biracial family that will air during the Super Bowl.
Where do Christians meet the people they choose to hang out with outside of church? Where did you meet the friends you will be watching the Super Bowl with? What about the group you regularly have over for dinner on Friday nights?
For most Christians, the answer is more than likely church, according to Mark DeYmaz, the founding pastor of the multi-ethnic Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas and founder of Mosaix Global Network, a ministry resource group. DeYmaz suggests that this tendency means that there are good odds that you will be hanging out with individuals of the same race as yours.
"Ninety-two and half percent of churches are segregated along racial lines [which means] the predominant friendships people have is with people who are like them," DeYmaz told The Christian Post recently. more >>
A new campaign calls on evangelicals to affirm that gays, undocumented immigrants, liberals and unbelievers as individuals made in God's image in order to replace uncivil debate with a conversation about God's love instead.
The Imago Dei project (Latin for "the image of God") was launched by Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), along with other prominent Christian leaders, earlier this week.
"We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rodriguez, in a statement. "Through this campaign we want to reconcile the message of Jesus as affirmed by Billy Graham's transformative message and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historical march for justice." more >>
Speaking to roughly 400 people at a Martin Luther King Day breakfast on Monday, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright lashed out against the Supreme Court, incarceration and the Tea Party.
"Tell your children we have some unfinished business on the agenda with the voting rights bill gutted by a right-wing dominated Supreme Court, … with mass incarceration robbing black and brown communities of any positive future … with jobs being shipped overseas … with one branch of the Tea Party being nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs … with some folks doing everything they can to get that black man out of their White House," said Wright, as quoted by the Wilmington News-Journal.
In a 30-minute speech, Wright, who filled in after the previous speaker canceled, called upon his predominantly African-American audience to remember their "great and glorious heritage" that started back from the African royalty and extended to the current day president and First Lady Michelle Obama. more >>
President Barack Obama enjoys the celebrity and uniqueness of being America's first black president but loathes the accountability that comes with the job. Since day one Obama, has cried racism as the cause for his inability to work with Republicans in Congress or basically get anything meaningful done in five years of his presidency.
The very thing that got Obama elected, his race, is the very crutch he continuously use to eschew criticism for a job poorly done. So, it was no surprise to read in The New Yorker's sweeping interview with the president that he blames the failures of his presidency on racists.
"There's no doubt that there's some folks who just really dislike me because they don't like the idea of a black President, said Obama. more >>