OK. Enough. Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for the office of president of the United States, has stepped over a line. In the Bible, there is a very familiar story about a woman who has been “caught in the act of adultery.” She is being taken to task for her indiscretion. The scribes and… Read More Punishing Women for Abortion: Wrong
I have long been troubled by the way white and black people interpret the same Bible. There is one Bible, one God, one Jesus …and yet white and black people interpret that book in entirely different ways. Charles Marsh writes, in his book God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights,: “Of the images… Read More The Reality of Two Gods, One Black, One White
It’s confusing sometimes, understanding when government is supposed to step in and when it isn’t. Conservatives argue against “big government,” but they also vouch for the right of the federal government to step in on some very personal issues. In the current discussion going on about same-sex marriage, the mantra of many Conservatives… Read More Big Government or Not?
Sometimes, laws are unjust. Unjust laws in this country allowing racial discrimination were part of the reason for the Civil Rights movement. With the laws in the nation and in many states in place, African-Americans could not feel protected by the laws, because the laws helped perpetuate their status and injustice perpetrated against them. African-Americans… Read More When Laws are Unjust
I have often found myself cringing as “pro-life” advocates have stood outside abortion clinics, pleading for the rights of an unborn fetus, not because I like it that there are so many abortions, but because those who are “pro-life” seem, for the most part, to have such a narrow understanding of what life is. In… Read More A Broader Understanding of “Pro-Life”