Russell Moore, Justin Giboney warn that conspiracies must be confronted with truth
(RNS) — Both urged religious people to rise above the rhetoric that helped lead to the riot at the Capitol.
Black faith leaders call for nonviolent resistance, strikes if Trump refuses election results
(RNS) — The faith leaders and activists are urging rural, white, Black and Latino Democrats, Republicans and independents to ‘uphold democracy.’
Why Trump, the prosperity gospel president, can’t be honest about COVID-19
(RNS) — Trump thinks repeating positive thoughts about his health, wealth or political situation will cause everything to turn out for the best.
Jerry Falwell Jr. needs to go, say Liberty University alumni and Christian pastors
(RNS) — The behavior of Liberty University’s leader is inexcusable in a president of a Christian university, church pastors and alumni say.
Trump is a ‘big egotistical loser’ says Christian finance expert in stimulus Twitter rant
(RNS) — Prosperity preacher and financial expert Michael Chitwood launched a profane critique of the stimulus package on Twitter.
Just like political parties, religious groups see their rivals as extremists
(RNS) — White evangelicals and atheists sum up the political landscape the same way: “My party is moderate and sensible, while the other party is filled with extremists.”
Leaders of religious right balk at labeling Trump a racist
While some faith leaders have rebuked President Donald Trumps for a series of tweets they find offensive, his religious right supports claim the president’s remarks are not racist and show his tough leadership style.
Why politics may kill white churches
(RNS) — If young people are the future of the church, it’s hard to see how both white Catholics and white evangelicals can effectively reach out to the younger generations when their politics become further and further polarized.
Why a $45 Trump prayer coin is no joke
(RNS) — A charismatic preacher named Lance Wallnau appeared on the program of disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker to hawk a Donald Trump/King Cyrus gold coin. He claimed that the coin can be used as a ‘point of contact’ between Christians and God as they pray for the re-election of Trump in 2020. It is no joke — as some charismatic Christians see Trump as a divinely appointed figure.
A Buddhist psychiatrist’s advice on facing trauma, troubles and Trump: Let it go
(RNS) — ‘Buddhism has been called the most psychological of the world’s religions and the most spiritual of the world’s psychologies,’ says Mark Epstein.
Defense wants rural Trump voters in jury pool for Kansas bomb case
(AP) Attorneys for the accused, charged with plotting to bomb Muslims in rural southwest Kansas, say Trump voters there have a ‘different belief system’ than potential jurors who live near urban Wichita.
Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9
(AP) Egypt’s Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.