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June 10, 2017

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says He Doesn’t Know of Anything In the Bible that Condemns Polygamy

Popular televangelist Pat Robertson, who serves as chancellor of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said he doesn't know of anything in the Bible that condemns polygamy — the practice of having more than one wife or... Continue Reading →

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Expert Says Trump Is ‘Most Stunning Example of the Success of the Prosperity Gospel’

A religion scholar who studies the prosperity gospel argued that Donald Trump represents the "most stunning example" of the success of this theology. At the Faith Angle Forum in Miami last month sponsored by the Washington-based Ethics and Public Policy Center,... Continue Reading →

At Faith and Freedom Coalition’s ‘Road to Majority’ Conference, VP Mike Pence Urges Crowd to ‘Pray for America With Confidence’

Vice-president Mike Pence took to the stage at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in DC and revved up the crowd with a campaign style speech.  “As the good book says, if you owe debts pay debts. If... Continue Reading →

Southern Baptists See Churches Grow In 2016; Baptisms, Membership Decline

Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches that cooperate with the SBC in 2016, according to the latest Annual Church Profile report (ACP). However, other key measures declined in 2016, including membership, baptisms, average worship attendance and total... Continue Reading →

Why Many Evangelicals Back Trump on Global Warming

President Trump’s decision to pull out of the landmark Paris agreement sparked a global outcry and provided yet another flashpoint to illuminate the nation’s stark political divide on climate change: The U.S. right largely rallied to his side while those... Continue Reading →

AME Church Calls for Recommitment to Paris Climate Agreement

Jesus commands us to “…love one another” (John 13:34) and God has given us responsibility to care for His good creation  (Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:15).  The African Methodist Episcopal Church, in 2016, by unanimous vote of the Centennial General Conference,... Continue Reading →

Food Stamp Cuts Affecting Those Who Cannot Work

Ricky Minor receives $16 worth of food stamps every month.  The 54-year-old, who lives in Aliceville, a small Pickens County town in Alabama's impoverished Black Belt region, is certified as 100 percent disabled, unable to work because he has lung... Continue Reading →

Laurie Goldstein of The New York Times Writes, ‘Faith Leaders whose Politics Fall to the Left of Center Are Getting More Involved in Politics to Fight against President Trump’s Policies’

In Nashville, a crowd of ministers carrying palm fronds occupied the governor’s office during Holy Week, demanding the expansion of Medicaid to cover more of the uninsured. In California and 16 other states, an interfaith network has organized thousands of... Continue Reading →

After Facebook Feud in Brooklyn, 1 Teen Shot, Another Injured

The cold-blooded killers emerged from the bushes, the only sound in the Brooklyn night coming from the ends of their two handguns.  When the shooting stopped, the screaming started: Kieth Kyser, 17, was dead and his wounded 14-year-old cousin bleeding... Continue Reading →

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