The Pentagon has launched an investigation to review the Air Force's actions against 33-year veteran Oscar Rodriguez, who was forcibly dragged away for giving a speech that included the word "God" at California's Travis Air Force base in April.
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James ordered the Air Force Inspector General to review the Air Force's actions against Rodriguez, two days after the group First Liberty, which defends religious freedom of all Americans, sent a demand letter to the Air Force on behalf of the veteran.
"We view the Pentagon's action today as a positive first step towards not only acknowledging that religious scripts may be used at retirement ceremonies, but also ensuring these kinds of situations are not repeated," Mike Berry, director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute, says in a statement. more >>
WASHINGTON – Conservatives and Christians are being intimidated by the Left and an increasingly abusive government, says Kimberly Strassel, author of The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Waging War of Free Speech.
In a Thursday presentation at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Strassel told The Christian Post that overt hostility and harassment of people of faith "is clearly a big issue."
In light of the 2013 IRS scandal where it was discovered that conservative and Christian groups were unfairly targeted, CP asked Strassel how many people she interviewed had experienced an overt assault on their faith. more >>
Donald Trump's meeting with over 900 evangelical leaders Tuesday morning helped move the conservative evangelical needle in his direction, however, some prominent evangelicals are not ready to fully back the real estate mogul.
The 70-year-old Trump met with evangelical pastors and leaders in New York City for a "conversation" at the Marriott Marquis that was designed to allow the evangelical community to get to know the billionaire better, while allowing Trump to get to know the concerns of evangelicals better.
Ultimately, Trump participated in three different meetings with evangelical leaders Tuesday morning. First, Trump met with a small group of selected evangelical leaders at Trump Tower around 8 a.m. Then, he met with another small group of select leaders at the Marriott Marquis before he addressed the 900 other evangelical leaders in attendance for the large-group meeting at the hotel. more >>
American pastor Saeed Abedini is criticizing women's rights activists who are refusing to speak up for his friend Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, a Christian woman who's being held in an Iranian prison for her faith.
"So many people (who fought for me) left us in this battle with Nasim alone and never mention her name," Abedini wrote on Facebook Thursday.
He added that some of those people often talk about women's rights and issues of abuse, but left a Christian woman "in prison and sicknesses behind." more >>
Progressive-minded Americans were "totally sure," according to a 2010 poll, that their viewpoints would not be considered bigoted "five years from now."
The recently declassified survey found that 87 percent of liberal respondents answered that they were "totally sure" that their views will remain equality-friendly five to ten years into the future.
The remaining 13 percent responded with either "absolutely sure", "completely sure", "surer than sure", "very sure", "Pauly sure", "Jersey sure", or "are you serious, bro?" more >>
Prominent conservative Bishop Harry Jackson says he's not ready to endorse any presidential candidate even though he agreed to join Donald Trump's evangelical executive advisory board.
Jackson, who pastors Hope Christian Church in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C., and 24 other evangelical pastors and leaders serving on Trump's evangelical advisory board met for a closed-door meeting with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday in New York City to address their concerns before Trump addressed a larger gathering of 900 other influential evangelical leaders.
"My thinking is that I am not in a position that I will endorse anyone but he invited me to be on his executive advisory council for faith and culture," Jackson told The Christian Post Tuesday afternoon. "Ultimately, I am going to put my two cents worth in. I had three categories of questions and I felt like he answered my questions fairly well." more >>