A weekend tweet from President Donald Trump in which he targeted "progressive Democrat congresswomen" by telling them to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," has drawn backlash within the Christian community.
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, has called on Senator and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand of New York to rescind her previous statement comparing racism to abortion.
Southern Baptists, faced in recent months with hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse in its ranks, have overwhelmingly adopted changes to governing documents that will bring greater visibility to their desire to disaffiliate with churches that do not handle instances of abuse properly.
Carrying the responsibility for a denomination that is dealing with the 12th consecutive year of decline would exhaust many leaders, but Greear believes that putting the gospel above anything else is what the convention needs to do.
Virginia continues to deal with scandals engulfing its top three leaders. Gov. Ralph Northam is facing renewed calls to resign today over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook. Attorney General Mark Herring has admitted that he wore blackface at a college party in 1980.