The Southern Baptist Convention closes its convention today issuing the statement below. I emboldened their statement to facilitate more easily differentiating between their statement and my editorial comments. [Editorial comments in brackets are mine.]
As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics[I could make a long list of broken commitments.]. As a result, this
To be sure, civil rights are called rights because they should not be up for a vote. They are rights conferred at birth to all people. But, having said that, I am moved by how the nation of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to stand tall for marriage equality. They lead the world with 62% of the voters supporting equality and civil … Continue reading
The Week in Review: Topic Two—Let’s look at the relationship between the tragic events in Baltimore this week and the historic arguments presented before the Supreme Court for marriage equality… Yes, only my mind thinks like this!1
First, I want to express my sincere admiration for Jeffrey Hoffman, the executive director of BJUnity, and all of that organization’s board members. They succeeded in piercing the arrogance of Bob Jones III and holding him to account for his bullying hate speech. Hats off to BJUnity!
But I’m taking a harder line than these kind-hearted, good-spirited people. You see, … Continue reading
Glenn Beck makes a lot of money hanging just a little too close to crazy. I never thought the day would come when we shared any common ground, but on his show this week he delivered a rant, “Enough Is Enough.” I totally agree with the following:
I have come to the end of my rope with religion. I have shared with those close to me that I actively view religion as the most evil force on our planet. I am not talking about people of faith. I am not talking about those who organize around concerted efforts to be kind and to do good. But kindness, … Continue reading
Should you attend Bob Jones University now that it has a new president? His last name isn’t even Jones.
Mr. Steve Pettit, the newly appointed university president, was introduced to the student body on May 10th, by the chairman of the board, Larry Jackson. In a frantic attempt to save the institution (in its current form) from … Continue reading