TV preacher Pat Robertson advised a mother that she should follow the lead of fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A and not allow her child to play soccer on Sunday.
A 700 Club viewer named Terri explained in an email to Robertson that her nephew had been hoping to get a soccer scholarship, but his mother was torn because some of the matches meant that the boy would miss church.
“She is torn and having a hard time finding any peace in all this,” Terri wrote. “Your thoughts?”
“There’s a restaurant, it’s called Chick-fil-A,” Robertson pointed out. “Mr. Cathy decided years and years ago that he was going to resist pressure and close on Sunday, that he wasn’t going to do business on the Lord’s day, and he wasn’t going to make his employees work on the Lord’s day.”
According to Robertson, Cathy had become a “multi-billionaire” and his restaurants were popular because he had been “faithful to the Lord.”
“I’m sorry… which is more important? Jesus or soccer?” the televangelist asked. “And God can make a way for your son without having to compromise his faith.”
“You and I and every human being needs one day out of seven to rest,” he opined. “And if everything is jam, jam, jam, jam, all day long, it’s small wonder we’ve got so much mental breakdown. We’re a Prozac nation so everybody’s all hyped up because we don’t rest.”
Watch the video below from CBN’s The 700 Club, broadcast April 6, 2014.
Fox News contributor: Criminal justice reform not needed because ‘it’s the least racist system in the country’
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy insisted on Monday that the U.S. criminal justice system is the "least racist system we have in the country."
McCarthy made the remarks during a Fox News segment about justice reform proposals from Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders to curb incarceration rates and root out institutional racism.
"It's a funny thing, I worked in the justice system for a long time," McCarthy said. "I think it's the least racist system that we have in the country, if that's possible."
Analyst tells CNBC: Recession will hit US several months before 2020 election
An analyst told CNBC on Monday that a recession is likely to hit the U.S. just months before the 2020 election.
"The inversion of the yield curve is a great signal that a recession is coming," Guy Lebas of Janney Capital Management explained. "Recessions by their nature are impossible to predict with any confidence but we have a few clues."
Lebas pointed to corporate capital expenditure plans as a sign of economic stress.
"They are hinting somewhere in the early to mid portion of 2020," he said of a possible recession.
Watch the video below from CNBC.
Orange County teens busted for singing obscure Nazi song while giving Hitler salutes
Nearly a dozen high school students from Southern California delivered Nazi salutes and sang a Nazi marching song in a video posted on social media.
The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.
A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.