Monthly Archives: August 2010

Not Loving It: 9/11 Christian Center Near Ground Zero

“I love New York, but I hate the idea of a mosque at Ground Zero.”  Those were (and still are) my sentiments regarding the proposed mosque in lower Manhattan two blocks from the World Trade Center.  After reading today that a Florida pastor, … Continue reading

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Environmental gods & Friends For Change

“We promise to reg(ister) and pledge allegiance to the planet on which we stand.” If it were up to the Disney Channel, kids all across America would be pledging allegiance to planet Earth instead of the flag.  Environmentalism good — … Continue reading

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Coming Out: A Grace Response

If your long-time friend announced that he was gay, how would you respond?  If your son or daughter declared their homosexuality, what would you say?  If a co-worker of many years confided in you that he was gay, how would you … Continue reading

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Reaching A Verdict: My Day As A Juror

“We, the jury, find the defendant, NOT GUILTY.”  As the foreperson for the jury, I had the responsibility to read the unanimous verdict that my fellow jurors and I had arrived at after deliberating behind closed doors for almost an hour .  … Continue reading

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Dr. Laura, Free Speech & Hypocrisy!

I don’t listen to Dr. Laura Schlessinger anymore.  It’s not that she’s boring.  It’s not that I always disagree with the advice she gives to callers.  Why don’t I listen anymore?  Well, how can I answer that in a nice way?  I … Continue reading

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Weekend Seven: Obama’s Religion and Saudi Torture

Is President Obama a Christian?  And, should Newt Gingrich reconsider using Saudi Arabia as a standard-bearer for religious freedom in light of their eye for an eye paralysis punishment?  Wow!  What a week for the collision of law, politics, and religion!  … Continue reading

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Walgreen’s, Drugs & Fights!

“The customer is always right!”  While the origin of this enduring principle cannot be known with certainty, one thing is certain:  the customer is NOT always right.  To believe otherwise is to be prepared to live with some pretty egregious … Continue reading

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First Amendment: What Is Legal Ain’t Always Right!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government … Continue reading

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“Big Fat Baptist Preacher” & Baptisms!

“Is this the big fat Baptist preacher?”  More often than not, this was how the chairman of deacons at the church I served in Virginia would begin each of our telephone conversations.  Now, I did not take offense at this … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Elites (Baptist & Otherwise)!

You come to this country, take advantage of the system and think because we are tolerant that we are weak and helpless. Your arrogance offends me.  Bryan Mills,  from the movie Taken If Norman Jameson, the editor of the North … Continue reading

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