This week, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was not the only person exposed as a racist. U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) qualified for his racism card this week when he stated on a New Nation of Islam radio show that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an "Uncle Tom." He reiterated the incendiary charge in an interview with CNN.
Thompson claimed that it is fine to use the insulting term since he is black. It is similar to the debate regarding the "N" word as some believe it is only a problem when white people use the term, not African Americans. Unfortunately, such a double standard is unfair, as it lessens the appropriate outrage when such divisive terms are used.
It is sad that so many liberal African Americans are so bitterly opposed to Justice Thomas. He should be viewed as a hero to everyone in this country, especially African Americans. Thomas has withstood a "high-tech lynching" in Congress and years of unfair personal attacks to serve with distinction on our nation's highest court for almost a quarter of a century. more >>
After I wrote my post on Wednesday arguing that Adam Silver made the right call in banning Donald Sterling, I got a surprising amount of comments and e-mail from conservatives arguing that if I was for Sterling's ouster, then I was merely supporting the notion that "thoughtcrime" could end careers - with Brendan Eich the typical counterexample.
Honestly, if conservatives feel they can't argue for the different treatment of Sterling and Eich, then they should just grab their gun and dog and head for the hills, because it's all over for them. They've given up.
How are Eich and Sterling different? Let me count the ways: more >>
[Updated 8:30 am, May 6, 2013]
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference announced Wednesday a merger with the Evangelical Alliance of Latin America, making the newly formed Latino Christian organization the largest in the world.
The merger will combine CONELA's over 487,000 associated global churches along with NHCLC's over 40,000 U.S.-based congregations. The new organization, whose new name has yet to be announced, will begin to operate under NHCLC's finances, resources and equipping. more >>
Editor's Note: Pastor Derwin L. Gray of Transformation Church, "a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with two campuses in South Carolina (Indian Land and Rock Hill), both just south of Charlotte, North Carolina," recently tweeted: People are mad at #DonaldSterling, yet the Church is America's most segregated institution. Gray's response to the recent controversy over racist remarks by Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner, also included a link to his article that can be read below.
What was the first major church dispute?
Was it over Calvinism, Arminianism, or Molinism? more >>
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's troubles over racist comments attributed to him during the weekend got even worse Sunday night when his estranged wife, Shelly, distanced her family from his comments and dismissed them as "despicable."
"Our family is devastated by the racist comments made by my estranged husband. My children and I do not share these despicable views or prejudices," said Mrs. Sterling in a TMZ report.
"We will not let one man's small-mindedness poison the spirit of the fans and accomplishments of the team in the city we love," she continued. "We are doing everything in our power to stand by and support our Clippers team." more >>
NASHVILLE – Q Ideas head Gabe Lyons recently found himself pondering why his group's conferences with the one-letter name still boast an enigmatic identity.
"When I've had to quickly explain Q, I've described it as 'a convening of capable Christian leaders intent on learning and collaborating toward what the Church's future role in society ought to be," Lyons wrote earlier this month. "On cue, people's eyes glaze over.
"At other times I've tried to distinguish by what describing what it's not: 'The event for leaders who hate going to events,'" the author of The Next Christians, continued. more >>