Following the announcement that his wife would be working at a school which bans homosexual teachers and students, Vice President Mike Pence said that the found the resulting criticism “deeply offensive.” In an interview which aired on NBC, the vice president said: “…to see major networks attacking Christian education is deeply offensive to us.” (… Read More Deciphering the Meaning of Christianity
The remembrance of the late President George H.W. Bush was moving; his good work as president – i.e., ending the Cold War, getting the Berlin Wall down – was rightfully noted. His civility was understandably emphasized in light of the total lack of civility we are experiencing now. His family was surely comforted by affirmation… Read More Revising History in Our Faces
At the height of the Democratic National Convention, Donald Trump, our Republican nominee for president, called a press conference, and during that press conference, he invited the Russian government to hack into Hillary Clinton’s email account. He said that if the Russian government could find 30,000 missing emails, emails that Hillary Clinton said she erased,… Read More What is a Joke?
I cringe every time I hear someone say that “racism is worse” or that “the country is more divided than ever” since Obama became president. I cringe because it is not true. What is true is that Obama’s election brought the dormant racists out of hiding. It seems that many white people think that racism… Read More Obama and the Issue of Race
When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, the media played, over and over, two sound bites of the candidate’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In one he said, in the context of the sermon which he was preaching, “God bless America? No, no, no, God damn America…”, using the Biblical text from Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is… Read More Trump, Wright, the Media and Hatred