March 31, 2019
Movie Review: Unplanned

The first few minutes of the new movie, "Unplanned," are the most difficult. The film doesn't begin with Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson as a starting out as a clinic volunteer her junior year of college. It doesn't begin with her getting a full time job at Planned Parenthood counseling vulnerable women that […]

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June 4, 2018
Bake the Cake, Bigot

The Supreme Court today, in a 7-2 decision, gave a small victory to defenders of religious freedom in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, also known as the "Bake the Cake, Bigot" case. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing the majority opinion, based his ruling on the explicit, anti-religious statements made by the commissioners of the Colorado […]

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May 23, 2017
An Open Letter to a "Small Church" Pastor

Dear Peter, Do you prefer Peter, or is Pete OK? I read your open letter to Franklin Graham, and I have mixed feelings about it. First, let me say that I wholeheartedly agree with you that the embrace of Donald Trump by many Christian pastors was unseemly at best and a serious blow to their […]

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March 27, 2016
Religion and Politics

I'm generally not enthusiastic about politicians invoking their religion as either a sword or a shield in election battles. Most of the time it's unseemly, and, considering what one generally has to do to make the national stage as a politician, it's largely a façade. In the 2004 Democratic primary, former New Hampshire Gov. Howard […]

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January 18, 2016
Evangelicals and Donald Trump

Evangelicals shouldn't be voting for Donald Trump. He doesn't share their values, beliefs or faith. I wrote similar thoughts about Barack Obama when he ran for the presidency.  Obama's definition of sin, is god-centered only if Obama is god—a question that might cause him to pause for a moment to contemplate. Evangelicals and Donald Trump […]

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November 19, 2015
Amateur theologians

The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

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August 31, 2015
A prayer to gun control

Rev. Dr. David Gushee has penned a "prayer" to the gun. He begins with this note: Some will find this post sacrilegious. What is truly a sacrilege is our devotion to an Object that keeps killing us and our children. I didn't find the post sacrilegious. I found it foolish, dishonest and stupid. When a black, […]

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June 22, 2015
The Pope is senile

"But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Luke 22:36 There's only one explanation if comments reportedly made by Pope Francis over the weekend are accurate—the Pope is senile. Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of […]

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February 25, 2015
Obama's Faith Pt. 2

The original "Obama's Faith" post I wrote nearly 7 years ago. At the time I noted that I am always hesitant to opine on the state of another individual's relationship with God, but a lot of time has passed, truths have been revealed and while I will not pronounce judgment on the status of Obama's […]

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October 29, 2014
Sally Kohn, Gay Fascist

Sally Kohn is a lesbian, CNN contributor and has a law degree (allegedly). She's also a militant gay fascist who would like to force Bible-believing Christians out of the public sphere and probably into camps if she had her way. As The Federalist's Robert Tracinski wrote, she's a decidedly illiberal "liberal." What is interesting about Kohn’s […]

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Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

@GlennKesslerWP Reading your whole thing, it so often feels if you're obfuscating rather than making things clear.

1) Obamacare mandated that LSOTP do something
2) LSOTP say "no", sue on religious grounds
3) Trump admin grants them waiver
4) CA AG says "no waivers!"

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