There's another side to Charlottesville that I wish would get the same kind of attention as did the negative events. The media generally ignores this story.
When I was a kid, there was an expression: "Stop the world. I want to get off." Glancing at the headlines sometimes make me feel that way. Why is America seemingly sinking into the abyss?
Those poor people at the southern border. So many of them are risking their lives to try and get what they think is a better life here in America. They don't realize how bad things are here. They haven't been exposed to the constant America-bashing message coming from the liberal institutions that dominate our schools, our culture, our entertainment, and even our museums.
Barely a week goes by without some news about the transgender issue. Recently, some declared that babies should be called "theybies"—since we don't know whether they're male or female until they decide for themselves.
Soon the Senate will hold hearings as to whether or not to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. One can only imagine the fireworks to come.
Abortion is the Holy Grail to the American left. It dominates all over considerations. Far be it from any Supreme Court justice to try and overturn "Roe v. Wade." One reason I believe it should be overturned: the court decision was based on lies.
To hear some liberals tell it, you would think that America is finished as a nation with the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The founders created an experiment where "we the people" would govern ourselves. But in recent decades the high court has taken upon itself more power than King George III could possibly have lusted after.
Ironically, the United States has one of the most generous immigration policies of any nation on earth. So says Heritage Foundation scholar Hans von Spakovsky. But you wouldn't know it from all the recent headlines.
To hear some liberals discuss the Colorado baker case last week, you would have thought it was "Cake-ageddon." In cases not involving sexuality, this issue would be obvious. As one colleague noted, "Should a black printer be forced against his will to print up fliers for the KKK? Should an orthodox Jewish deli owner be forced to serve ham sandwiches?" Yet the absolutists favoring same-sex rights allowed for no freedom of conscience in this area.
There are plans afoot, including by politicians in Connecticut, to effectively abolish the Electoral College. It's a plan for liberals to hitherto control the presidency.
Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth. But today, could it be that the "geeks" of Silicon Valley are instead trying to inherit the earth?
The hostility against religion in general, but Christianity in particular, can get downright vicious. In Santa Fe, the ACLU filed suit to halt prayers at a baccalaureate service, privately sponsored by a group of ministers in 1995. Just to make sure they got the message, Kent declared, "Anybody who violates these orders, no kidding, is going to wish that he or she had died as a child when this court gets through with it."
Some people virtually celebrate abortion. Just because evil may prevail for a time, God will only allow it for a while.
I can't believe the depth of ignorance of many modern people in the West. Mass murderer Joseph Stalin, ruthless dictator of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1953, appears to be making a comeback, at least among some.
What about those who want to serve as a medical missionary yet they have an unpaid student loan that helped train them to become a doctor, a nurse, a physical therapist?
From time to time, someone objects to the need to attend church regularly. They say they can be good Christians without participating in church. I don't agree.
After a recent column on "fake news," someone sent me an email, accusing me of propagating fake news by saying the Bible had anything to do with the founding of America. Unfortunately, this reader, like so many others, fails to understand the historical truth that the Bible played a unique role in helping to create the U.S. Constitution.
I think it's a given that in a country where our Constitution forbids the government from abridging the freedom of the press, some might abuse that freedom and declare what is false. There are legal and societal remedies for that. Besides, who gets to define what is "fake news"?
Active Christians are trying to make a difference for Jesus in the box office. The most important thing is that these films are changing lives.
What are Good Friday and Easter all about? In a sentence: Jesus was rejected that we might be accepted.
Crucifixion was a horrible way to die. It was so bad that no Roman citizen could be crucified. It was an execution reserved for slaves and bandits. How amazing then that the Son of God become man would allow Himself to be so degraded by people whom He Himself had created.
Not only are church-going women aborting their babies, there are abortionists today who call themselves "Christians."
Laws on the books don't keep the criminals from getting and using guns. They only stop the law-abiding citizens from access to guns.
We have a toxic stew in our society, where our schools have so often been turned into zones where Judeo-Christian morality is generally not allowed.
Is reckless government spending going to saddle future generations with debts that can't be paid back?