Trump administration denies funds to U.N. family planning agency

 
The Trump administration's reactivation of another international pro-life policy—this time by withholding funds for a controversial United Nations family planning agency linked to the support of China's coercive, population-control program—has drawn praise from pro-life advocates. The State Department announced in an April 3 letter it would not forward congressionally approved money to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) because of its partnership with a Chinese government program that includes forced abortions and sterilizations. The action came 10 weeks ...

Pew Research: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians

 
Conservative Christians will gain influence under President-elect Donald Trump's term, more than half of respondents polled in a Pew Research study believe. Conversely, Hispanics, the poor, and gays and lesbians will lose influence under Trump, a majority of those polled told Pew. Nearly half of respondents said African Americans and women are poised to lose. "The public's assessments of the groups that will gain and lose influence in Trump's presidency are sharply different than before Barack Obama took office eight ...

President Trump's inauguration day: The Christian response

 
Today Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. As you know, Mr. Trump won a highly volatile election last November. Some see him as a candidate of much-needed change, readily resonating with his Reaganish slogan, "Make America Great Again!" Others see Mr. Trump as a less than desirable candidate for the highest office in the land. What are Southern Baptists to do? Trump won the election. In doing so, he earned the right to serve for ...

God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

 
The participation of at least five Southern Baptist pastors in inaugural activities for President Donald Trump continues a tradition of prayer, Scripture and references to God surrounding presidential inaugurations dating back to George Washington. Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress preached Jan. 20 at a private worship service for the families of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at St. John's Church near the White House. The service is a pre-inauguration tradition dating back to the 1933 inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt, according to the ...