Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson prompted a new social media campaign on Facebook, encouraging believers to post photos of themselves holding a sign that reads "In God We Trust."
"Change your profile picture to you holding a 'In God We Trust' sign if you believe God should remain a core principle of our nation," Carson wrote in a Facebook message on Tuesday.
The original photo of Carson holding such a sign has received close to 100,000 likes in less than 24 hours, and prompted a lot of discussion in the comments section. more >>
A Michigan dentist is being sued by four of her former employees for continuously playing Christian music and holding prayer meetings for all her staff in her own dental clinic.
In August 2015, Tina Marshall's employees filed a lawsuit against her for allegedly forcing her Christian faith on them. They claim that the Michigan dentist either reprimanded or fired them for objecting to her religious practices, according to The Washington Post.
On Wednesday, the plaintiffs' legal representatives told the Post that the jury trial could commence in summer. Atty. David Kotzian says his clients are seeking an unspecified amount in damages over the loss of income and benefits, not to mention the humiliation and anxiety they experienced, The Global Dispatch reports. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told an atheist in the audience that he won't be "forced" to stop talking about his faith on the campaign trail and argued that atheists should want his faith to influence his decisions.
During Rubio's Monday town hall meeting in Waverly, Iowa, an atheist attendee named Justin Scott, a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation who also runs his own YouTube channel, commented during a question and answer session on Rubio's recent campaign ad that simply features Rubio talking about how he follows his faith and that his goal is to live alongside God for eternity.
Scott argued that it seems like Rubio, who is Catholic, is more interested in running for "Pastor-in-Chief" rather than Commander-in-Chief and then asked Rubio how he would defend the rights of nontheists if he is elected president in 2016. more >>
The American Center for Law and Justice, the law group that raised awareness and started petitions signed by millions calling for the freedom of Pastor Saeed Abedini, says it's grateful that he's finally been released, and urged the focus to move on to the many other persecuted Christians around the world.
"From our involvement in Pastor Saeed's case more than three years ago, our goal was two-fold: keep Pastor Saeed alive in one of the world's most dangerous prisons — and work to secure his release. To accomplish that, we implemented a three-point strategy," ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow said in a statement to The Christian Post on Monday.
"First, we wanted to get the State Department engaged. Secondly, we knew that we had to work with the international community as well. And, finally, here at home, we knew that it was vital to get members of Congress involved in the fight to free Pastor Saeed," Sekulow explained. more >>
An American missionary was among the dozens of civilians killed during an al Qaeda attack in the African nation of Burkina Faso over the weekend.
Michael Riddering, who was one of the 28 people killed by al Qaeda-linked militants in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou Friday night, was a father of four and director of an orphanage and women's crisis center in the town of Yako, his mother-in-law, Carol Boyle, told The Associated Press.
Riddering, who traveled to the African nation in 2011 along with his wife, Amy Boyle-Riddering, was in the capital city on Friday night to meet a group of people who were planning to volunteer at the orphanage and crisis center that he and his wife run. more >>
A group of over 800 Wheaton College alumni are threatening to withdraw their financial support for the Evangelical institution until the school reinstates a tenured professor who was suspended last month for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
After Wheaton College Provost Stanton Jones recommended termination proceedings for associate political science professor Larycia Hawkins, who started a media firestorm in December after she wrote on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, a letter signed by at least 815 Wheaton graduates was delivered to school officials Friday, telling the administration to cease in its termination effort or face the consequences.
"We, the undersigned, respectfully request that all termination proceedings against Hawkins cease immediately, that she be fully reinstated as a tenured associate professor of Political Science, and for administration to issue a public acknowledgement for the grave institutional missteps that have irreparably damaged Hawkins' reputation within the academy and credibility among Evangelical Christians," the letter asserts. "Until full restoration and reconciliation are reached, each of us will prayerfully re-consider our commitment to financially support the mission of Wheaton College." more >>