Rubio, Cruz, and Fiorina Lead Poll of Evangelical Insiders

On the heels of a strong debate performance, Carly Fiorina has surged in a monthly poll of evangelical insiders published at World.Marco Rubio recorded a strong showing and is by far the candidate most participants believe can beat the Democratic nominee.I am interested in the issues which motivate these participants. For most participants, the top two are religious liberty and abortion. Relatively speaking, presidents have little to do with moving policy on these issues. While I would … [Read more...]

Anti-Defamation League Condemns Ben Carson’s Statements About a Muslim Running for President

This morning the Jewish Anti-Defamation League issued a condemnation of Donald Trumps inaction and Ben Carson's actions. Sunday on Meet the Press, Carson said he could not accept a Muslim president. This morning, his spokesman Armstrong Williams categorized Muslims as believing in killing Jews and gays. The ADL posted:ADL Troubled by Comments of GOP Hopefuls, Including Ben Carson, Suggesting a Muslim Should Not Be President New York, NY, September 21, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) … [Read more...]

Ben Carson’s Business Manager on a Muslim in the White House: “Not an issue of religion, it is an issue of one’s belief system.”

According to Politico, Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams told CNN's Alisyn Camerota this morning that Carson's rejection of the possibility of a Muslim president was "not an issue of religion, it is an issue of one's belief system, of how they will govern." Someone needs to tell Carson that religions and beliefs systems have a lot in common. Whatever one calls one's belief system, the Constitution forbids a religious test. Carson is making this unnecessarily … [Read more...]

Citing International Call, Robert Morris Tells Another Gateway Church Crowd He is Cutting Back

On the 13th, Robert Morris told his 10:45 am audience that he is cutting back on his preaching at Gateway to the 4 pm service. In August, he told the 12:30 pm Sunday crowd the same thing. Watch:Transcript: You're not seeing me as much as you used to, live that is. But I wanted to actually explain that to you. And so I've told the technological guys to not send this service to the other campuses, to go ahead and play the 4 o'clock service from yesterday at the other campuses right now. … [Read more...]

Christians in Nepal Welcome Vote for Secular Government; Religious Right in U.S. Still Want Christian Nation

Read this report regarding the recent vote in Nepal to make the nation neutral on religion. Hindu nationalists in Nepal took the streets after their constituent assembly rejected a proposal to make Nepal a Hindu nation.Then read this press release on Nepal's vote by the group who represents Gospel for Asia. While I have written many things about GFA (and have much more to write), on this matter, I agree with Yohannan. The vote is a win for religious pluralism.Gospel for Asia Founder Dr. … [Read more...]

Kim Davis Controversy: KY County Clerks Association Doesn’t Have a Position on Marriage Licenses Without a Clerk’s Name

Kim Davis is back to work today and media, protesters and a lesbian couple have been there too.According to the AP, a deputy clerk, Brian Mason has assumed duties of handing out the marriage licenses. A lesbian couple did pick one up this morning with the phrase "pursuant to federal court order" in the place where the clerk's name should be. Davis and her attorneys aren't sure they are valid.I contacted the Kentucky County Clerks Association last week to learn the organization's position … [Read more...]

Office Depot Reverses Course and Apologizes for Denying Order for Anti-Abortion Prayer

The CEO of Office Depot has apologized to a woman who was denied service at the store to print an anti-abortion prayer. Now the CEO says he will print it if she wants to return.Maria Goldstein asked a Chicago area Office Depot to make 500 copies of an anti-abortion flier. The store refused citing what they claimed was language of persecution of pro-choice people. The company originally defended the action but after the news hit the Drudge Report, Office Depot's CEO got involved and … [Read more...]

Pastor of Willow Creek PCA Kevin Labby Apologizes and Clarifies Matters in the Case of Tullian Tchividjian

UPDATE: Tchividjian advises on how to recover from failure.Kevin Labby told me today that they are "working within our Presbyterian system to satisfactorily address the issues associated with Tullian’s [Tchividjian] entrance into the Willow Creek Church family."To that end, Labby posted an apology and clarification on the Willow Creek blog today.Greetings Brothers and Sisters in the Lord – First, I want to apologize for creating confusion regarding the nature of Tullian Tchi … [Read more...]