Church Changing Colors

Can the Catholic church really change its colors from black and white to rainbow? In a report by the New York Times, it appears that is exactly what Pope Francis is attempting to do. With a hand-picked group, the paper … Continue reading

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Missouri Press Foundation’s Winning Entry

I am the second-place winner of the 2014 Missouri Press Foundation’s “Better Newspaper Contest” for Best Columnist – Humorous. I am not really trying to be funny; snarky maybe, but funny is not on my radar most of the time. … Continue reading

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SCOTUS, Missouri and Gay Marriage

It ended up as a backwater story overshadowed by the lack of guidance from the Supreme Court. On October 2, a Missouri court ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages in Missouri that were performed in other states where … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia is Wrong – We do Have Freedom From Religion.

I know where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is coming from. I know his conservative leanings and his religious fervor. I know that his mind is set on certain issues. But to hear him talk about the separation of church … Continue reading

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Faith-based Adoption Discriminates against “Non-traditional” Households

The United States Congress is increasingly getting their hands dirty by violating the tenant of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. On July 30, 2014 Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and House Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced the “The Child Welfare Provider … Continue reading

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A War on Whites?

Thank you Laura Ingram. Ingram, as many of my readers know, is a conservative (read tea party) radio talk show host who loves to give it to the president and the Democratic Party. On Monday August 4, she teamed up … Continue reading

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Operation Save America

The anti-abortion groups are ratcheting up their protests; this time in New Orleans, LA against a Unitarian Universalist church, then staged protests in front of the homes of three providers of women’s services in the state. The story is coming … Continue reading

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Greece v. Galloway was a bad call

So says the bumper sticker on the back of an oversized Ford F-150, complete with other conservative statements ridiculing the government. Of course this truck also features a Texas license plate and a set of horns attached to its over … Continue reading

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An Atheist Invocation

The Supreme Court in Galloway v. The Town of Greece (NY) found that a religious invocation prior to a city council meeting or any governmental meeting as long as the “prayer” was not anti-non-Christian or proselytizing. Based on this ruling, … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby decision right?

There has been a lot written by the liberals and conservatives concerning the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (13–356, 724 F. 3d 377) SCOTUS decision. One side screaming the decision was against women’s reproductive rights and the other a decision for religious freedom. … Continue reading

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