Category Archives: Law

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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Innocence Stolen, Justice Served in Baptist Rape Case

How can a 15 year-old girl recover her innocence, an innocence that was stolen from her when a trusted, 39 year-old member of an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church (IFB) raped her 14 years ago?  The short answer is she can’t.  But, … Continue reading

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Methodists Cover Cross in NJ: Education Trumps Faith

In Neptune Township, NJ, education trumped faith with assists from the A.C.L.U. and some local Methodists.  I’m sure the Wesley Brothers would be so proud that the Great Auditorium, owned and operated by the Methodist-affiliated Camp Meeting Association, can host … Continue reading

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French Politicians, Pigs & American Justice

After spending three nights at Riker’s Island Prison in New York for allegedly raping a 32 year-old maid in his $3,000 a night hotel room, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the now former head of the International Monetary Fund, has been freed on $6 million … Continue reading

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Trump & Obama: Egos & the Absence of Humility

Why now?  Why not two years ago?  You don’t have to be a “birther” (or former “birther” now — the “movement” just imploded) to wonder why it took so long for the President to do what most Americans would probably … Continue reading

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Westboro’s Free Speech Win: Repugnant Yet Right

“Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and—as it did here—inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker.  As … Continue reading

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Southwestern Seminary’s Assault on Autonomy

Article IV. Authority: While independent and sovereign in its own sphere, the Convention does not claim and will never attempt to exercise any authority over any other Baptist body, whether church, auxiliary organizations, associations, or convention. (Constitution of the Southern … Continue reading

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