In sports, a tie is said to be like kissing your sister.
The Supreme Court decision Masterpiece Bakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case where a baker was punished for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding, was something like that. It was unrewarding for both sides.
The 7-2 decision ruled in favor of the baker, saying the state commission did not treat him fairly when it disparaged his religious beliefs. Also, the Court found the commission showed an obvious bias against this baker because it had upheld the right of other bakers to refuse to bake cakes with anti-gay themes. Unfortunately, the Court did not rule on the underlying issues in this case. Continue reading “Supreme Court Guilty of Dereliction of Duty”
“Through a multitude of counselors there is safety” Proverbs 11:14
Every president has a multitude of counselors: national security, economic, health, environment, etc. Some serve officially. Others are at his beck and call. This president, however, is sorely in need of one more — a linguistic counselor.
There was a time when a person’s dollar earning power could be measured by a simple vocabulary test. The theory being that a large vocabulary is a good indication of a person’s level of education — the more you know, the higher your earning potential. Certainly, that is no longer the case as our schools have been dumbed down and a good vocabulary is no longer valued. Continue reading “Needed: A New Trump Advisor”
This is the week that Christians prepare themselves to commemorate Christ’s death and resurrection. By far, it is the most important event on the Christian calendar. Without Christ’s sacrifice, there would be no forgiveness of sin and without His resurrection there would be no hope of eternal life.
While, mere ritual and religious observance are useless, it is important that we fully understand and remember the price that was paid for us and why? It is also a time, for a serious reality check. Continue reading “Easter Reality Check (The Gods that Tempt Us(“
It is no accident that the stores are jammed this time of year with last minute Christmas shoppers. I don’t think it is because most of us are procrastinators by nature. I don’t think it is because shoppers have learned that the closer to Christmas, the better the discounts. No, I think it is because we keep looking for the best gift ever for that special someone.
When I was young, I would invariably wait until the very last minute to buy a gift for my mom, knowing full well that there was nothing I could possibly give her that could show her the full measure of my love. Now, it is the gift for my husband Roger that causes me to wait until the very last minute. Oh, sure, I have lots of ideas, but somehow I just keep waiting for something better to explode into my consciousness that I couldn’t possibly have imagined the other 364 days a year. Continue reading “Best Christmas Gift Ever!”
These last few months have been filled with a series of tragedies too horrible to have been imagined: hurricanes, one after another, brought death and devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Nature’s wrath was accompanied by man-made tragedies in Las Vegas and Sutherland, Texas. The loss of life and property brought pain and suffering that will continue for years to come and, for some, may never be overcome.
This Thanksgiving will be celebrated by many in shelters or bleak circumstances without running water or electricity. For others there will be empty spots around the table. Some may not feel like giving thanks at all and may be asking, “Where is God?” Continue reading “Thanksgiving 2017: Where is God?”
Hillary Clinton made a lot of mistakes in her quest to become the first woman president of the United States, but her biggest mistake occurred well before she ever ran for public office. It was back in 1995, when, as the chief strategist during her husband’s tenure in the White House, she grew frustrated that their many scandals where making their way into the press.
As first lady of Arkansas she managed to keep a lid on their misdeeds. She was well versed in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and successfully demonized and silenced anyone who dared question their actions.
However, in 1995, things were getting out of hand. Those of you old enough to have lived through the Clinton years may remember an unguarded moment when she lashed out at the “vast right-wing conspiracy” in a TV interview. But she was far from done. I can only imagine the hours she must have put into a 331-page report in which she vented her frustrations in a publication called the “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce.” It was released during the 1996 presidential campaign by the White House council’s office and the Democratic National Committee. Continue reading “Why’d Hillary Lose? Blame Joseph Farah”
Another Easter has come and gone. There are sales on everything from bunnies to bonnets. For some it’s an opportunity for bargains, others will breathe a sigh of relief.
Easter is the most important, joyous event on the Christian calendar, but for others it’s a reminder of their mortality and they simply can’t wait for the last signs of this annual celebration to be gone.
Death is something we must face. The question is, “If you died tonight, where would you be tomorrow?” Continue reading “Is the Resurrection Bunk? Don’t Bet Your Life on It”