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Date: 10/08/2015

[caption id="attachment_37003" align="alignright" width="209"] Copyright Lionsgate 2015[/caption] Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a 23-year veteran of the police force, learns that she has terminal cancer. And then she learns something even more devastating -- that her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) is not eligible for the pension benefits that she would be entitled t ...

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Hole in the wall of separation: churches get raided endlessly by the NSA

Date: 09/26/2015

The illegal confiscation of all our email and phone call data by the US National Security Agency (NSA) isn't just unconstitutional within the United States, but is a direct threat to the ability of religious traditions to continue. It is a type of desecration and a direct state invasion when used against churches, and so religious believers of all faiths should be opposing it fiercely. I am ...

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Hey Jonah, hey Ben: What IS a "Conservative?"

Date: 09/10/2015

Regarding Donald Trump’s domination of the GOP presidential contest, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg has recently remarked: “Well, if this is the conservative movement now, I guess you’re going to have to count me out.” In response, Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro has noted that Goldberg and other “establishment Republicans” are, at the very least, inconsistent on this score, for they have had no ...

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Trump Is No Conservative, But Neither Is...Chris Christie!

Date: 08/25/2015

Donald Trump hasn’t the most conservative of track records . His opponents in the GOP presidential field and in segments of the so-called “conservative media” have sought to discredit Trump on this score. But they are dishonest, for neither are their favorite candidates at all “conservative.” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a classic case in point. Christie has acknowledged that up un ...

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Trump Is No Conservative, But Neither Is...John Kasich!

Date: 08/22/2015

Donald Trump may not be a conservative . His Republican opponents, both his rivals in the presidential primary contest as well as their apologists in the media, are laboring tirelessly to discredit their party’s front runner on this ground. This line of attack, however, is disingenuous, for neither are their candidates of choice— Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio , Carly Fiorina —particularly conserva ...

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How the Latest Revelations Re: ISIS' Systemized Sexual Violence Against Girls Remind Me I Am Not a Pacifist

Date: 08/14/2015

As if ISIS had not already convinced us enough of its total depravity ... the latest revelations by The New York Times —( be forewarned, they are disturbing to read) — remind me why I am not a pacifist. As if turning small boys into child soldiers is not enough to raise the ire of the international community, the article details how ISIS is now instituting a whole system of religiously justifi ...

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When Christian Leaders Say, "Jump!" Do We Leap?

Date: 08/14/2015

"If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you." James 1:5 For many years, my literary junk food was celebrity people magazines. Once every two weeks I headed to the library, grabbed a stack, and caught up on all the latest news of the British Royal Family, heart throbs of my adolescence, and (my favorite) shots of female st ...

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Where is the Christ in Christianity?

Date: 07/08/2015

I was driving into town yesterday and was behind a truck that had a bumper sticker that said keep the Christ in Christmas. It got me thinking. When I explore the teachings of Jesus two things stand out most strongly for me: love and the concept of judge not least you be judged.    When I look at some of the rhetoric people who call themselves Christian espouse I am appalled. Where i ...

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