News Of The Day – October 5th

Pat Robertson Stepping Down from Hosting The 700 Club

Controversial evangelical leader, Pat Robertson said on Friday that he was stepping down as host of the “The 700 Club” after more than 50 years at the helm of a program that broadcasted into millions of American homes and turned him into a household name. Robertson made the announcement on the 60th anniversary of the Christian Broadcasting Network, which Mr. Robertson started in a small station in Portsmouth, Va., in 1961. His son Gordon will be taking over. Read more about his retirement here.

 

Top Christian Facebook Pages Ran By Troll Farms

Nineteen of Facebook’s top 20 pages for American Christians were managed by Eastern European troll farms in 2019, internal documents show. According to Relevant Magazine, the groups are largely based in Kosovo and Macedonia and attempt to target American Christians with “provocative content.” The groups may have been part of a larger network that collectively worked to reach Americans. The Facebook study was conducted in the lead up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Read more about the findings here. 

 

Donald Trump Says Nobody Has Done More For Christianity Than Him

Looking for a possible presidential run in 2024, former president, Donald Trump, says no one has done more for Christianity than him while he was in the white house. Trump said he always prioritized evangelical Christian needs, saying he did, “So many different things, getting rid of the Johnson amendment, Mexico City policy, and we could go down a list of items.” He added that his successor Joe Biden and the Democrats had done “destructive” things to religion. Read more about his remarks here.

 

Dog rescued From 30 Foot Cavern

A group of friends who were exploring and looking for caves, came across the black-and-white dog and found him to be in a state of starvation after rappelling down into the pit. They then proceeded to take care in lifting him out. The dog named, Hawkeye, was missing for about two weeks so it was assumed by animal control that he fell into the pit very soon after he ran off. The cavers believe that the dog may have originally been caught by his collar on a branch as he fell, as there appeared to be scratch marks about halfway down the shaft. Read more about the rescue here.

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