Dear conservatives running for president in 2016, I matter. Republicans have an incredible opportunity to speak to a group of people they have dismissed for years, but that conversation cannot even start if conservatives won’t so much as feature us in their ads. Republicans who have and will throw their hats in the race for president will serve themselves and our country well by not dismissing the Christian black conservative.
Apparently a few black pastors earned the distinction of “sell out” for daring to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this week. They are accused of formally endorsing Trump simply because they were willing to listen to him speak and in return ask questions. When is a meeting an endorsement? When you’re black and dare to think for yourself.
Republicans, skilled at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, are not only looking the gift elephant in the mouth, they are also pulling its teeth while feeding the jackass. It is political suicide for Republicans to dedicate themselves to the destruction of Donald Trump's candidacy or to the destruction of each other.
Matthias Burnett, pastor of First Baptist Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, preached “An Election Sermon” in nearby Hartford on May 12, 1803. In it, he said, "Consider well the important trust . . . which God . . . has put into your hands. . . . To God and posterity you are accountable for your rights and your rulers..."
This presidential campaign on both sides has been like none other I’ve ever seen. The candidates running for president of the United States are so different across the board that many voters are in a state of uncertainty. As I examine the field, one candidate stands out to me, but not to the majority of voters.
I wrote previously about Dr. Ben Carson’s shocking endorsement of Donald Trump, carefully suggesting that his decision was more political than principled. Many of Dr. Carson's supporters have rejected this move, while others have extended the benefit of the doubt.
“These steaks are too high.” If you have shopped at your local grocery lately, then you know this to be true. But from a figurative perspective, the stakes of this election cycle could be the most important in generations.
If Americans could get away with managing their financial lives in the same manner as our federal, state, and local governments, we would never fill in our personal money pits. The term “money pit” refers to any situation that will never give back a positive return on what has been poured into it.
At the invitation of one of the chapter presidents for the Tea Party Patriots, I attended a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court this week. Justices began hearing oral arguments in the case challenging President Obama’s 2014 executive actions to stop the deportation of millions of people living in America illegally.
Is it time for our leaders to get serious about illegal immigration? Or is America a heartless and racist nation? The questions many are asking seem void of clear answers. Politicians, as though they are directing traffic, detour the American people around the truth.
As an African-American male and a Christian, I am appalled and highly offended that my ethnicity is being lumped in with something that God’s Word says is wrong, with the homosexual community having the gall to state their plight was and is the same as what blacks dealt with in the legacy of slavery and oppression in America.
A pastor hires an attorney to handle a personal injury case on his behalf. But the attorney reconsiders when he learns of the pastor’s strongly held religious beliefs, specifically those that do not affirm homosexuality.
No doubt some will cry foul and subsequent protests will ensue, as will commentary from liberal pundits who feel justice did not prevail and that Freddie Gray’s death was the result of racism and “police culture.” But cooler heads and the facts should overcome, and in my opinion, that has been the case thus far in the courts.
Commandment numero uno from my coaches: Under no circumstance were boys to go into the girls’ locker room — No excuses and no exception. If someone broke this rule, he would be removed from the team and labeled a pervert for the rest of the school year … maybe even for life.
To the “Never Trump” movement in the evangelical community who say they won’t vote for Trump, the ones who plan to not vote at all and “go fishing” on Election Day because of their displeasure that Trump and Clinton are viable candidates, here are my thoughts:
In light of the foolishness of Democrat leadership who recently disrupted the floor of the House of Representatives with an anti-civil rights “sit-in,” I think what Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Fox News’ Charles Payne is fitting:
In the wake of FBI Director James Comey's announcement that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not face criminal prosecution, Republicans on Capitol Hill are putting pressure on the agency to open up about its investigation.
In route to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, I took a cab to my hotel from the airport. Simon, my driver, had a thick, African accent, so I knew he must be an immigrant. We exchanged pleasantries, and then he hit me right between the eyes with a pointed question.
California’s attack on religious liberties continues, and Senate Bill 1146 continues to generate controversy, even vile, vulgar behavior from members of the California Assembly staff at the State Capitol.
During Wednesday's episode of Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk, Republican vice presidential nominee Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was asked a series of questions relating to religious liberty and the Obama Administration's attacks on those fundamental freedoms.
Debate between Larry Elder and Roland S. Martin that aired on Urban Family Talk Saturday October 8th. the debate covered topics pertinent to the black community and explored which platform would be equipped to tackle these issues.
The civil unrest in this nation will soon push us over the edge. May God help us when it does. And what will usher in this unrest? Politicians and their hacks willing to say or do anything to win an election.
In a new video, Bishop E.W. Jackson points out that Christians who understand that it would be a sin to vote for Hillary Clinton cannot allow misgivings about Donald Trump cause them to sit out this election.
This is an open letter from Bishop E.W. Jackson, Sr. and Ministers Taking a Stand to Bishop Charles Blake and the council of 26 bishops and ministers who have written an open letter to Hillary Clinton.
In the clip, President Obama excoriates the black community for voter turnout numbers that are thus far markedly below that achieved six days before the election in 2012. He says we should "get more solid."
We are in the middle of one of the most volatile and unpredictable presidential elections in living memory. Any political principles at stake are getting swallowed up by daily scandals and larger-than-life personalities.
With the results of this historic election, the mainstream media has made known its utter surprise after not seeing what was clearly in their collective faces -- that commonsense America was good and fed up with Washington, DC politics as usual.
As I consider that today the United States Electoral College cast its votes to certify Donald Trump as America’s 45th President-elect, I am struck by the reality that there actually is much theology to be found within the Constitution.
At first glance, it would be easy to assume the consternation being expressed is merely the fruit of an ideological rejection of Donald Trump by certain individuals close to this venerable institution.
Welcome to the new "1984" circa 2017. History is being rewritten. Words are being redefined. And the culture police are watching and waiting to punish anyone who questions or disagrees with the new established order.
Sure enough, the Southern Poverty Law Center is based in the South. But is it impoverished? No way – in fact, it's sitting on millions of dollars. And does it provide legal assistance? Very little, if any. One out of three just doesn't cut it.