Brian Gibson, founder of the Peaceably Gather movement and pastor of His Church, denounced Shaun King's call to remove "white Jesus" statues and other activists trying to remove Christian symbols and monuments in a movement that began with hatred and vandalism toward Confederate statues. … [Read more...] about Pastors vow to ‘defend’ houses of worship, ‘not allow Christian heritage to be erased’
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That more ministers participated in Trump’s inauguration than ever before, or that a man not known for religious fervor found Jesus when he needed evangelical support most, should never be a surprise. Faith and power frequently consort and Christianity, in general, has always held an awkward relationship with power. From Trump’s America to Vladimir Putin’s Russia, conservative Christianity once again has a seat at the table. But why people of faith have flocked to these obviously flawed men may be surprising. Both Trump and Putin have portrayed themselves as protectors of the devout, casting themselves in the mold of ancient Biblical figures so familiar to churchgoers. … [Read more...] about Trump & Putin: Our New Biblical Kings
"We want to make abundantly clear that FOX News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior," the memo reads. "Neff's abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged on the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation. … [Read more...] about Tucker Carlson’s top writer resigns amid allegations he posted racist, sexist remarks online
Pope Francis delivers his message after the Angelus noon blessing from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, July 12, 2020. In a very brief, improvised remark, Pope Francis, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square, said he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia, which had originally been built as a Christian cathedral, from that of a museum in Istanbul to a mosque. less … [Read more...] about Pope ‘deeply pained’ over Turkey’s move on Hagia Sophia
We are more likely to view those we disagree with through a caricature lens. If you read what the other side is really saying, and not just the short quotes selectively pulled to make them look their worst, you would see we are often not as far apart as you may believe. But if you only view the other side through your caricature lens, reading short snippets with no context and believing the worst about each one, you end up with a country where people don’t really understand their opponents. It’s easier to view people as evil when you don’t know them and don’t listen to them. This is happening on the left and the right. What we need more than anything is reasonable people who love the country to come together and talk. The corporate media used to be the home for this sort of debate. Those days are over. The crazies are at the helm today. Someone has to have the guts to say stop. … [Read more...] about PATEL: Is America Good?