Category Archives: Islam

Sharia Law: Constitutional Menace or a Religious Freedom?

When you hear the words, “Sharia Law,” what immediately comes to mind?  If you said an Islamic legal code that is incompatible with the laws of our nation and states, you would probably be in “good” company, at least in … Continue reading

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Interfaith Alliance, Faith Shared & Sinking Sand

If you are liberal Baptist Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, “a religious freedom organization that seeks to unite diverse faith voices against extremism,” then your answer is a resounding, “YES!”  If you believe that the Bible is the … Continue reading

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Sensitivities, Transparency & a Terrorist’s Death

The emerging facts surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs have clouded what should have been a clearcut victory in the war on terrorism.  With each passing day, the Obama Administration seems to … Continue reading

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Gen. Patraeus & Koran Burning Redux

“No reasonable person would dispute that burning Korans is idiotic and highly offensive, not to mention counter-productive for Christian dialogue with our Muslim friends and neighbors.  However, what disturbs me about General Patraeus stepping into it, is the mindset that … Continue reading

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Mike Huckabee, Radical Islam & Slippery Slopes

“But, add feelings to the list of those things that are now subject to scrutiny by the Islamist lobby in this country.  First actions (South Park).  Then words (Franklin Graham).  Now feelings (Juan Williams).  But, where will it end, especially … Continue reading

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DP: Is Inter-Faith Worship Possible?

“I do say that freedom is the Almighty’s gift to every person. I also condition it by saying freedom is not America’s gift to the world.  It’s much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same … Continue reading

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Profiled by Border Patrol: Works For Me

Every time I return home from a trip to El Paso or Las Cruces, it happens.  I’m profiled.  You see, there are border patrol checkpoints just outside of Alamogordo, NM, the place where I call home.  Set up to stop the flow of … Continue reading

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Baptist Birds & Kentucky Mosques

As a transplanted Southerner living in the high desert of New Mexico, I am constantly trying to disciple the church flock on the finer points of our cherished Baptist distinctives.  Every time that we have a potluck fellowship at church, it gives … Continue reading

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Obama’s Strange Reassurances of Faith

“However, I think that President Obama, through some of his own words and actions, including his outreach efforts to the Muslim world, his seeming indifference and/or hostility to Israel, his cancellation of the National Prayer Breakfast for two years in a row, and his … Continue reading

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Slippery Slopes: Speech, Islam & NPR

“As the sled of what is considered offensive to Islam hurdles down the hill, plowing over the First Amendment as it goes, it is not a question if something else will be seen as offensive, but merely what will be seen as offensive.  The … Continue reading

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