After meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican this month, Cuban dictator Raùl Castro was apparently so impressed that he claimed to be considering joining the Catholic Church. The May 10 audience lasted just under an hour but generated headlines — and criticism — around the world. Leader of Cuba’s dissident “Ladies in White” movement Berta Soler lambasted Castro’s comments about becoming Catholic as “a joke” — and for good reason, as Communism and Christianity are inherently opposed to each other. But the implications of the meeting are no laughing matter.
Portending dire political changes, the number of Christians has declined precipitously in the United States during just the last seven years, while atheists have almost doubled their share of the population.
A high-ranking communist official who defected to the United States in the 1970s now says the Soviet KGB was behind the tidal wave of “liberation theology."
A small family-owned business in Indiana reopened late last week after being closed for eight days due to the uproar over the owners’ statements that they would not cater a same-sex wedding.