All right, answer me something: is a woman’s voice, soft and slightly hushed, speaking under music, been shown to sway people? I don’t watch television much; I vowed not to watch it much as this political campaign swept into high gear. The ads are manipulative and so often, not true. I remember when in the… Read More The Manipulation of America’s Voters
I read an article – and listened to a video tape – that captured GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying some pretty disparaging things about much of this nation. The article, written by David Corn, said that Romney has disdain for 47 percent of this nation’s population who, he says, believe in big government, have… Read More Is Romney Kidding?
As I think about racism, I think what bothers me most is the arrogance of it all, an arrogance spawned and nurtured by governments, both in this country and elsewhere, allowing or perhaps encouraging people to buy into one of the most specious types of human behavior imaginable. What prompts this post is the story… Read More The Arrogance of Racism
I am a pastor. I believe in God with all my heart. But sometimes, prayer is not enough. It COULD be enough, I think, if people were fervent prayers as a matter of course. But we are not. We as a people are more “situational” prayers, or we pray in times… Read More Sometimes, Prayer is Not Enough
Did I miss it? A true American tragedy has happened. A young, unarmed teen has been shot dead, and the shooter has not been arrested. The parents are anguished, the nation, black, white, and brown, is outraged, and I haven’t heard the GOP presidential candidates, with the exception of Newt Gingrich, say a word about… Read More Where are the GOP Candidates?