Defensive statements by Police Union hurt Police credibility

June 10, 2015

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McKinney Texas officer pulling gun

With its instantaneous response that race was not a factor in the McKinney, Texas debacle, the McKinney Fraternal Order of Police did a disservice to the credibility of defenders of the police. We’ve probably all seen the video out of McKinney, Texas – a white police officer verbally and physically abusing black teenagers at a […]

Dennis Hastert: Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out

June 5, 2015

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Dennis Hastert

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is now receiving the kind of notoriety he never sought or achieved during his political career. He has been indicted for lying to federal authorities about cash withdrawals that were allegedly used as hush money in an attempt to hide sexual misconduct in his past. I’m not concerned […]

Fewer Americans Identify as Christians – and that’s OK!

May 13, 2015

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Worshiper

A new Pew Research study indicates that between 2007 and 2014 the number of adults in the United States who identify themselves as Christians dropped from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. By any measure that’s a significant decline! But what does it really mean about the state of the Christian faith in this country? If […]

Atheist former Muslim: Christianity, Islam not equivalent

April 7, 2015

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I just heard Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at a National Press Club luncheon. Although she is an atheist, her comparison between Islam on the one hand, and Christianity and Judaism on the other is uncompromising and uncommonly frank. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born to a Muslim family in Somalia. She experienced the traditional Islamic practice […]

Why Rudy Giuliani says President Obama doesn’t love America

February 19, 2015

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American Flag

I must admit to almost being floored by what Rudy Giuliani said at a recent Republican fund raiser: I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up […]

Just because you did it doesn’t mean you’re guilty???

January 5, 2015

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Just because you did it doesn't mean you're guilty, Greensboro, NC-wilmington'craigslist'org@rnr@4827485121'html

When I look at the message on attorney Larry L. Archie’s Greensboro, NC billboard, I have to wonder what was in the good lawyer’s mind. Is he making some deep philosophical point that I’m missing? Or does he mean exactly what his words seem to say? The message of the billboard seems to be that […]

What if Michael Brown had been taught to “turn the other cheek” in Ferguson?

December 1, 2014

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Michael Brown

The killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO has aroused a lot of emotions. When a grand jury refused to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing, some of those emotions spilled over into rioting and violence. I find myself conflicted about the entire situation. On […]

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