The Obama administration's HHS contraception funding scheme is deeply offensive to people of faith, and crosses a cherished constitutional line by forcing men and women of faith to cooperate in the advancement of a morally reckless view of human sexuality.
The horrific shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was not driven by the killer's ideology, but by his spiritual and moral emptiness. The true source of his rage was the existential meaninglessness of a life cut off from the source of all hope, Jesus Christ, our redeemer and creator.
I once bought a vacuum cleaner from a smiling, silver-tongued door-to-door salesman. As soon as he left with my check in his hand, I had buyer's remorse. Today, the American voter gets to do something about his buyer's remorse.
Yes, we can. That was the mantra of the Obama candidacy, and so far, the guiding principle of his young administration. Yes we can farm human embryos for adult spare parts. Yes we can. Yes we can. But no, we shouldn't.
At a time when America should be proud of the achievement of a certain black man, the politics of race threatens to incite us to war. Whatever the outcome on Nov. 4, it will be up to black and white Christians to set an example, putting aside our political differences to embrace each other at the foot of the cross.
With all the recent political talk about the importance of experience, doesn't it seem ironic that Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and so many other Wall Street juggernauts have been sailed into the rocks by some of our nation's most highly experienced corporate managers? Am I missing something?
The Judeo-Christian concept of human worth is that we are God's priceless, crowning act of creation. The US Environmental Protection Agency takes a more utilitarian view, valuing human beings at $7.22 million each. So, which is it? Are we priceless, or are we mere commodities, stamped with a price tag like everything else?
We borrow everything we believe from someone else. All of us are persuaded by the words and actions of others, and once we are persuaded, we build our lives around their beliefs. Whose words move you? Whose philosophy guides you?
"I'm for change" has become the rallying cry of the front runners in this year's election. Personally, I don't much like change, but the core of Jesus' message his Good News and his New Covenant was that it was time to change how we relate to God, and each other.
The Democratic party, while chastising conservatives for their hawkish tendency to drop bombs on dictators and, collaterally, children, is meanwhile waging a much deadlier war on the children themselves.