As June rolls on, many Americans are waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to deliver a landmark decision on whether or not states can ban gay marriage.
Many legal experts believe the court will strike down the bans, thus declaring gay marriage a constitutional right.
Although it's a landmark decision and while many might see it as the end of the debate, a quick survey of American history shows that landmark Supreme Court decisions can be a little overrated on the landmark part. more >>
Like most Americans I woke up this morning to the news of another attack on a Black church. Nine people were shot to death during bible study in Charleston, South Carolina. This time, the alleged shooter is a 21-year-old white male who looks like he wouldn't harm a fly.
While the motives for the attacks are still unclear, and under investigation, early reports indicate that this was another hate crime. FBI statistics from 2013 show, of 3,407 single biased hate crime incidents, 66% were motivated by anti-black or African American bias.
Black churches have been under attack for hundreds of years, dating back to slavery. Be it bombings during the civil rights movement, or Black churches being set on fire, the Black church has been under perpetual attack since its inception. Why is a place that is supposed to be a sanctuary constantly under attack by people who want to exercise their racial hatred? How can people be that evil to go to a house of worship to murder and vandalize? more >>
In the wake 21-year-old Dylan Roof being identified as the gunman who killed nine worshipers at a historic black church in South Carolina Wednesday night, a 30-year-old gospel musician posted a message on Roof's since-deleted Facebook page encouraging him to seek salvation in Jesus Christ.
After Roof was identified as the target of a massive police manhunt, Marcus Stanley, a gospel artist who's originally from Norfolk, Virginia, quickly found Roof's Facebook page before it was taken down for security reasons.
IJReview reported that Stanley commented on Roof's profile photo and explained that although Roof committed such a heinous crime, he doesn't view him through a lens of hatred but rather through a lens of love. more >>
For at least 30 years, honest observers have been pointing out the failure of liberal policies in the inner-city neighborhoods of America. The ugly truth is that these policies have not merely failed. They have been toxic.
For the first decade or two of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society program, it was possible to justify belief in its efficacy. Over time, reality shattered theory. Yet some continue what is nothing more than a grand political deception calculated to hold blacks as a captive voting block. It has worked.
The question is whether it will keep working. Ironically, it may turn out that the first black president, a Democrat and poster child for every liberal idea, may cause a historic break between Democrats and black voters. President Obama came to power like a Caesar. Long lines of the worshipful got up early or waited late to vote for their ersatz messiah. more >>
We stand today in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ in Charleston, South Carolina. The brutal massacre of those in prayer at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church should shock the conscience of every person. There is hardly a more vivid picture of unmasked evil than the murder of those in prayer.
This act of bloodshed is wicked and more than wicked. It is literally satanic, as our Lord taught us that the devil is a "murderer from the beginning" (John 8:44).
Virtually every week we see yet another incident pointing to the sin of racism in American society, from unarmed African-American men and children killed in the streets to worshippers gunned down in their pews. This must end. And the church of Jesus Christ must lead the way. more >>
A time of worship and prayer came to a horrific end Wednesday night, as a white gunman, identified as Dylann Roof, 21, opened fire during a Bible study in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, slaying nine people, including the church's pastor, in what the police have called a "hate crime" and the city's mayor has labeled an act of "pure hatred."
The suspect began firing at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Calhoun Street, one of the oldest black churches in the South with roots dating back to 1816, around 9 p.m. Wednesday night. Eight people were killed on the scene, while two others were transported to a nearby hospital, one of whom died along the way.
The gunman, believed to be Roof, successfully fled the church as remains at-large as of Thursday morning. more >>