Raised to love my country and our flag, and because it's reserved for time with my family, the Fourth of July is a day that I look forward to from the very first signs of summer. For me, at least, I sense that this year will somewhat bittersweet. When we celebrate America's independence, we necessarily celebrate freedom —unprecedented and unmatched by any other nation. For the first time in my life, I fear that my own freedom might actually be at stake.
As the left tirelessly labels as hateful anyone expressing the slightest disappointment over the Court's ruling on marriage, any objective constitutional scholar has to admit that this decision goes well beyond the simple act of requiring that marriage licenses be issued to any couple who seeks them. Rather, it tips the scales of justice against one of our nation's foremost freedoms: the free exercise of religion.
The U.S. Episcopal Church has voted to change the church's rules governing marriage and to authorize their clergy to perform same-sex weddings, days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage for all Americans.
In two of the resolutions adopted at the General Convention meeting in Salt Lake City this week, the denomination made a canonical change eliminating language defining marriage as between a man and a woman as well as authorized two new marriage rites with language allowing them to be used by same-sex or opposite-sex couples.
The terms "man and woman" have been replaced with "couple." more >>
A new survey, conducted after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, reveals that young "practicing" Christians have more in common with their older counterparts on the issue of same-sex marriage than they do with their peers.
Only 35 percent of "practicing" Christians under 40 favor the Court's ruling, compared to 61 percent among all adults in their age cohort – a gap of 26 percentage points, according to the survey conducted by Barna Group, a private, non-partisan, for-profit organization that studies religion.
There is only a nine-point gap between younger practicing Christians and those 40 and older, adds the survey of 1,012 adults ages 18 and older conducted June 27-28. more >>
Across the United States, Americans of all races, colors, politics, and creeds will be celebrating Independence Day.
Parades, BBQs, and parties abound from coastal metropolises littered with skyscrapers to humble Midwest towns where the number of street lights can be counted on one hand.
Amidst the history and the celebration, the observance and the fireworks, several popular myths exist for Fourth of July. more >>
You have to hand it to Trump. He started out broke and, by pure determination and grit, built a big real estate business in New York that made his family a fortune. But enough about Frederick Trump. Let's discuss the presidential aspirations of his son, "The Donald."
Last week Donald Trump, who always looks like lemon juice was just squeezed in his face, threw his toupee in the ring for president. The announcement was made at a Trump property and was followed by a condo-flipping seminar.
His speech was good, very patriotic, with an historic perspective. He invoked our Founding Fathers, to whom he pays daily tribute by wearing a powdered wig. "The Donald" wore so much bronzer at his speech that I wasn't sure if he was announcing his run for President of the United States or of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. more >>
When Donald Trump announced for President, he made some strong statements about the immigration problems facing our nation. He said that Mexico was "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people." In essence, Trump noted that Mexico was not sending their scientists and scholars to America.
In his speech, he mentioned the while immigrants are taking jobs in this country; corporations like Ford are setting up plants in Mexico. To deal with the crisis, Trump vowed to build a border fence and have Mexico pay for it.
This kind of tough talk resonated with millions of Americans who have seen no action on illegal immigration for decades. In the latest New Hampshire, Iowa and national GOP polls, Trump has rocketed to second place. This shows that Americans are tired of the influx of illegal immigrants and the non-existent border security. They are tired of illegal aliens committing crimes, receiving federal benefits and taking jobs away from law abiding citizens. more >>