The granddaughter of Billy Graham and daughter of Franklin Graham has endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and says that this election could affect the religious freedom of conservative Christians for generations to come.
Cissie Graham Lynch, who works for Samaritan's Purse humanitarian organization and is also married to former NFL player Corey Lynch, spoke with The Christian Post on Tuesday about why she is voting for the thrice-married billionaire real estate mogul.
Lynch told CP that no matter what Christians might think of Trump's character or his crude comments on women, they need to "set all emotions aside" and think of the implications this election has on the balance of the Supreme Court and the federal courts. more >>
One of the biggest reasons Christian conservatives are voting for Donald Trump is the make-up of the Supreme Court, and the reasoning is simple: If Hillary Clinton becomes president, she will nominate between two and four new justices, and that could have a disastrous effect on the nation for the next 20-40 years, threatening our fundamental liberties and making it virtually impossible to overturn Roe v. Wade for a generation or more.
But are these concerns exaggerated?
Dr. Benjamin L. Corey, who blogs as a committed (and formerly fundamentalist) Christian, recently posted an article entitled, "The Christian Right's False Hope In A Conservative SCOTUS," in which he challenges the idea that "if we had a SCOTUS filled with justices largely appointed by Republicans, we wouldn't have Roe v. Wade, right?" more >>
The former president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination is saying this week that the election is a "simple decision" for evangelicals because of one issue: Hillary Clinton's support for partial-birth abortion.
Writing on his blog Monday, Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, who recently finished his tenure as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, noted that in every election, a candidate's stance on abortion is central to his choice. This year is no exception, and in light of the Democratic nominee's defense of abortions in the second and third trimesters, also known as partial-birth abortion, the choice is even easier.
"Just stop and think about this for a moment: Sec. Hillary Clinton has made it one hundred percent clear she intends on promoting abortion, using taxpayer dollars to do so, and has even been an unwavering supporter of partial-birth abortion," Floyd said. more >>
A global petition in support of Christian mother of five Asia Bibi has reached over 540,000 signatures, according to the American Center for Law and Justice. The group is urging Christians to continue to show their support for the Pakistani woman whose only crime was her faith in Jesus Christ.
"Asia's only crime was affirming her faith in Jesus Christ. Her firm stand for her Christian faith has cost her dearly. Her case is a controversial one, with radical Islamic clerics calling for her to be hanged," the ACLJ said in an update on its petition.
"This controversy, however, does not excuse Pakistan from honoring its international and domestic legal obligations. Asia is still on death row, her fate is still uncertain, and Pakistan's Supreme Court has yet to reschedule her hearing," it added. more >>
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear the case of a transgender student who was born female but is seeking the right to use boys' bathroom in a Virginia high school.
Gavin Grimm, a student from Gloucester High School in southeastern Virginia, was initially allowed by school administrators to use the boy's bathroom.
The school board later adopted a policy requiring students to use facilities corresponding to their birh sex, but said that "students with gender identity issues" would be allowed to use private bathrooms. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham said that he agrees with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' recent comments that Washington D.C. is "broken" in some ways, with America's institutions in great danger.
"The Bible says, 'If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?' (Psalm 11:3) Washington is so corrupt, it's a shame. I even saw an ad for a t-shirt that says 'Drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.' Boy, isn't that the truth!" Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.
"The responsibility for future generations is in our hands. How you exercise your privilege to vote and who you vote for is going to determine the type of life your children and grandchildren have. Every Christian needs to pray and to vote. The America I grew up in is quickly disappearing, but with God's help and your prayers, things can change," he added. more >>