Home Depot issued an apology for an offensive post made to Twitter on the company website on Thursday.
The tweet, largely interpreted as clearly racist, featured a photo of two African-American drummers sitting with a gorilla-masked drummer between them.
"Which drummer is not like the others? See more @collegegamedaypics at #HDGAMEEDAY.com #HDGAMEDAY #FOOTBALL," read the tweet. more >>
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who recently admitted to using crack during a "drunken stupor," has been caught in a new video swearing and threatening murder against an unidentified man.
"No holds barred brother. He dies or I die brother," Ford threatens in the video, which first appeared on the Toronto Star's website, and has spread throughout social media and news websites.
"Brother you've never seen me (expletive) go. You think so brother? But when he's down I'll rip his (expletive) throat out. I'll poke his eyes out. I will (expletive) when he's dead, you help make sure that (expletive) is dead," he continues. "I need (expletive) ten minutes to make sure he's dead." more >>
As photos of Pope Francis embracing and comforting a disfigured man suffering from a rare disease are being reposted and talked about by people around the world, a Jesuit priest has found parallels between the present news story with St. Francis of Assisi and his meeting with a leper.
The photos, which can be viewed on the Vatican Insider, feature Pope Francis meeting, embracing and kissing a man suffering from neurofibromatosis, a disfiguring skin condition, on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square.
The images have made news around the world, been shared throughout social media, and one Jesuit priest has likened them to a story about St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th century Italian friar whose name Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio borrowed when he was elected as pope earlier this year. more >>
A Pakistani Christian family currently in hiding and living in poor condition in Sri Lanka are pleading with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to grant them refugee status, as they fear they might be killed if they are brought back to Pakistan.
"We need help," 29-year old Sadia Khan directly stated to The Christian Post in a phone interview on Tuesday. "We are now seven months in hiding."
Khan, along with her 11-year-old sister Amala, and their mother, converted to Christianity in Pakistan several years ago. She then began writing a book about terrorism, and according to investigative work she carried out, she found out that allegedly several Pakistani generals and security officials have been supportive of terrorist activities. more >>
A Christian evangelist in Nepal has been murdered by a man who he prayed with for months, who lured him into his home at night and then slit his throat, reports have said.
"You are awakened at 3 am. with an urgent request from an acquaintance – one you've ministered to for months who is in desperate need of prayer for healing and deliverance. What do you do? Nepal evangelist Debalal faithfully arose from his bed and traveled 30-minutes away from his village to the home of 29-year old Kumar," the Indian Christian Activist Network reported, noting that the incident took place in Nepal late in October.
The man, Kumar, had apparently received prayers and fellowship from the evangelist many times before. On the night of the incident, the Christian, identified only as "Debelal," entered the man's house to pray, but was attacked by Kumar with an iron rod, and then slit his throat with a khukuri, a popular Nepali knife with a curved blade. more >>
NEW YORK – Bill de Blasio, who is celebrating his victory in the New York mayoral elections, denied rumors earlier on Tuesday that he is an atheist who is anti-church, and told reporters that he is a spiritual person, even though he is not affiliated with a particular church.
"It's inappropriate and it's obviously, it's desperate. And whoever's doing this is trying to go and confuse people," De Blasio told reporters while in the Bronx, according to Politicker.
The Democrat won the mayoral race against Republican rival Joe Lhota by 73 to 24 percentage points, The Associated Press reported, meeting the expectations of many political analysts who predicted he would clinch a clear victory. more >>