Category Archives: politics

Tearing Down the Wall of Separation

February 10, 2018 – Those sneaky Republicans. In the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the conservatives of the GOP snuck in a provision that would allow FEMA funds to go directly to houses of worship or non-profits associated with a … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom v. The U.S. Attorneys’ General

February 9, 2018 – I think it is wonderful how the current administration ignores the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause to give rise to their Christian theocracy. Last year the administration instructed the Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to … Continue reading

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Jim Bakker and Survivalist Christians

February 3, 2018 – I have heard some wild conspiracy theories in the past 30 years of my political life, but when I heard this one I cringed. The article from Pathos – Progressive Secular Humanist focused on former Minnesota congresswoman Michelle … Continue reading

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The Satanic Temple and Abortion Rights

January 25, 2018 – A few months back, I wrote an article for the Columbia Missourian concerning the abortion laws in the state of Missouri. More specifically, I wrote how a member of the Satanic Temple in Missouri, “Mary Doe,” … Continue reading

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Christians In American Politics

January 4, 2018 – Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is in the news again, this time vying for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Al Franken, now held by Tina Smith (D). That is if … Continue reading

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Religion Is “Fake News”

December 6, 2017 – I-25 runs north-south cutting through Cheyenne, Denver and Albuquerque. There are miles where you do not see billboards advertising just about anything you could imagine. So imagine the surprise of drivers when they saw a billboard … Continue reading

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Mass Shooting in America

November 7, 2017 – When is the “right time?” On November 5, 26 people were shot and killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and dozens more have been hospitalized. It is the worst mass murder in … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Misconduct

October 26, 2017 – It always amazes me that when someone important is in trouble – or anyone who has done wrong – tries to lay blame on anyone else, or in this case, something else. Bill O’Reilly usually blames … Continue reading

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Second Amendment and Bump Stocks

Let me start with two qualifiers – First, I used to sell firearms and I own a couple of semi-automatic pistols. I am not a member of the National Rifle Association or any other pro-gun group. Second, this is not … Continue reading

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Dear Attorney General Josh Hawley…

You cannot have it both ways. Either the state constitution is a governing document or it is a “tradition,” but not both. As the AG, you should understand that the law is the law. The state constitution should be considered … Continue reading

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