It seems the height of intellectual inconsistency to spend weeks defending and applauding players who generate publicity for their cause by engaging in an action that is distracting and offensive to many people, but then turn around and cast reproach upon a Vice President generating publicity for his cause by engaging in an action that you found distracting and offensive.
It is clear that toppling towers of dead men who once did bad things or thought bad things will be this era's thundering contribution to making the world a better place. In which case, the least I'd like to ask for is some intellectual consistency.
A radical Christian is one who sells her property and possessions, flies across the ocean to serve the starving children in Calcutta. Fundamentalist radical Islam is something utterly dissimilar. It is predicated around the idea that Islam must have worldly power.
If you are a parent, it is impossible to come away from this story without feeling the two powerful emotions of sorrow and rage. But it's crucial that all Americans look beyond our visceral reactions and consider the cautionary tale this case offers regarding the direction of American healthcare.
The polar opposite of Donald Trump in every discernable way – policy convictions, demeanor, style, graciousness, thoughtfulness – Pence is in the midst of a whirlwind that conservatives (and all Americans) need him to emerge from in-tact.
A very significant court challenge here in Indiana is starting to get more national attention, and that will likely only increase once the hearing officially takes place.
Pop singer Katy Perry knew she was among friends as she took yet another shot at Christianity in her remarks to the notoriously anti-Christian Human Right's Campaign at their annual gala dinner in Los Angeles.
There's a famous Dennis Miller rant in the romantic comedy What Happens in Vegas where the actor is playing a judge lecturing Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. Disgusted by their flippant treatment of divorce laws, Miller unleashes: "Gay people aren't destroying the sanctity of marriage. You people are."
If there is one thing that I am grateful to see coming from the Trump presidency, it has been the sudden renewed interest in applying Biblical principles to our country's moral and ethical dilemmas amongst so many on the progressive left.
The recent story about Carrie Underwood and Jen Hatmaker affirming homosexual behavior has my head spinning. Admittedly, my emotions range freely between confusion and sorrow when I observe the way so many professing believers treat those caught up in the sin of homosexuality.
There is a reason that liberal Christian movements like those championed by Jim Wallis, Rachel Held Evans, Shane Claiborne and others are so ineffective and unpersuasive in American culture.