Religion

First It Was President Obama’s Birth Certificate, Now It’s His Faith – When Will It End?

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By Michal Ortner “As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with them,” he added. At the summit, Walker told the nearly 400 guests that he has not personally spoken with Obama about where he stands with God but that he knows what ...

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Sandra Bland’s Mom Sings With Choir At Her Funeral

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April V. Taylor As Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, laid her daughter to rest, she did it in such a way that embodied the strength of Black women. Rather than sit defeated in a pew and simply mourn her daughter, she sang in the choir, lifting her voice in praise to a God she believes will bring justice for her ...

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April V. Taylor: Why Is Black America Not Allowed The Same Justified Rage As White America?

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April V. Taylor The recent shooting of nine Black church members at an historic AME church in Charleston, South Carolina has shaken the nation, triggering flashbacks to the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church, where four little girls were killed during the Civil Rights Movement. In the weeks since the Charleston shooting, at least 7 Black churches across the country ...

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VIDEO: Conservative ‘Christian’ Pastor John Hagee Says Unemployed Should Starve, Die

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April V. Taylor John Hagee is one of the most influential evangelical preachers in the country. As pastor at the Cornerstone Church, a megachurch in San Antonio, a regular contributor on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, CEO of Global Evangelism Television, and the author of several top selling books, his words reach millions all over the globe.  Despite his expansive reach ...

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Pastor Arrested For Lying To Police About Being Shot By Black Man

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April V. Taylor Local news station CBS6 is reporting that Virginia Pastor George Hunley was arrested for filing a false police report. Hunley lied on the police report stating that an interracial couple, a white woman and Black man had shot and robbed him after he stopped to be a “Good Samaritan” and attempted to help them with car trouble ...

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Obama: ‘The Name Of Christ” Used By US To Justify “Slavery And Jim Crow”

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April V. Taylor As President Obama makes it closer and closer to completing his second term, he appears to be no longer worrying about any potential political backlash and opening up more about subjects he previously had not spoken about, including America’s racist past.  During his recent speech at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton, Obama opened with ...

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1 In 3 Americans Under 30 Reject Religion

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April V. Taylor To say that Americans are abandoning religion at an unprecedented rate may be an understatement. Recent data from the Public Religion Research Institute reveals that nearly 20 percent of  Americans do not affiliate with any religion. Based on the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who identify as having “no religion” has more than doubled in ...

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April V. Taylor: Is The Black Church Failing To Uphold Martin Luther King’s Legacy?

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April V. Taylor As an organizer/activist, who also happens to be the daughter of a Black Baptist minister, I have personally struggled with the absence of the Black church in the movement that has unfolded against the racial oppression of police brutality and mass incarceration. I have struggled to give voice to exactly what it is I feel, except to ...

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3 Slain Civil Rights Workers To Receive Presidential Medal of Honor

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James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were 3 civil rights workers who were killed by the KKK during a drive to register Black voters in Mississippi, known as Freedom Summer.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, which saw college students from all over the country join the push to help Black people be able to vote.  ...

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Dion Waiters Is Muslim, Not Un-American

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Dion Waiters, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has had to explain his absence from pre-game activities during a recent NBA game.  Waiters idd not to take the court during a recent Cavaliers game against the Utah Jazz during the national anthem and the introduction of the starting lineups.  Some people thought that Waiters was being rebellious about being removed ...

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