I am certain I speak for many Americans when I say that I can't help feeling a bit skeptical about Islam's supposedly "peaceful" nature. If, as the Good Book tells us, "By their fruits you shall know them," then what do the seemingly endless riots, protests, mobs, and murders tell us about this religion?
Prominent Democrats have tried to assure the voting public that the omission of "God" and "Jerusalem" and the vote to reinsert them were no big deal, but this begs the question: Who decided that these two little words needed to be removed when they had been part of the Democrats' platform for years, and why was the platform amended to reinsert them if their removal was inconsequential?
The fact is, no one really likes talking about abortion, even those who are in favor of the practice. You hear plenty of vague references to the profound importance of a woman's "right to choose", but most advocates of this "choice" prefer to maintain a 30,000 foot view of the issue, where pesky moral and ethical questions are easily deflected by grandiose rhetoric designed to appeal to feminists and their sexual consorts who wish to abdicate any responsibility for the consequences of their actions.217 comments
Or do they in the postmodern age in which we live? We have widely diverging views of what is true, so we can't agree on which words to use in describing the truth or even the meaning of the words that are used.44 comments
Conservatives are quick to criticize public welfare for the poor. But they should be no less vehement in their opposition to corporate welfare, a form of welfare that is running rampant while the taxpayers of our country are dying a slow death of a thousand payouts.46 comments
This guilty-until-proven-innocent approach is the new go-to move in today's politics of the 24-hour news cycle. No matter how potentially effective his political "strategy," Reid undermines his office by putting forth these accusations without providing proof.3 comments
Liberal Christianity embraces a series of denials: Christ is not divine, mankind is not inherently sinful, the Scriptures are not authoritative and unchanging, heaven and hell are not literal, morality and theology are not absolute, and social mores do not flow from Scripture, but are an ever-changing product of our evolutionary enlightenment. All of these beliefs allow liberal Christians to be more "comfortable" in the culture around them.43 comments
The results of a recent survey of parents of children with disabilities ran cross-grain to the mentality that characterizes our society's culture of death. The majority said that caring for their child has enriched their lives.21 comments
Government provision of food stamps has become the second-largest welfare program in the country and is expanding rapidly. As a society, we have an obligation to reach out and help the poor and needy. At the same time, it is important to strike the right balance—we should provide for those in need without blunting their initiative to provide for themselves.51 comments
Conservatives are apoplectic that John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sided with the liberal wing of the court in largely upholding the constitutionality of The Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their rhetoric has been filled with invective and they have described Roberts as "a traitor to his philosophy" who is "forever stained in the eyes of Conservatives."17 comments
One would think that "open-minded" Connecticut liberals would appreciate and respect the personal beliefs of their fellow citizens when it comes to the highly controversial issue of abortion, but this is clearly not the case.
In America, the Left and Right are ever-engaged in a fierce debate over whether we truly are a land of opportunity for all. What, exactly, does equal opportunity mean?12 comments
We find ourselves living in a society where our elected officials see nothing strange about using the power of government to impose a morality of nutrition while shying away from using that power to protect the lives of innocent unborn children.
Oh, the irony of it all. For the past two years, the Republican establishment has been insisting that the only effective way to beat President Obama in 2012 is to set contentious social issues aside and focus like a laser on the economy.
It's a drama fit for reality television: Sadly, it's not the Real Housewives of Orange County at the center of this drama, but the first family of Trinity Broadcasting Network.77 comments