Life, Politics

The sexual assault of immodesty

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Having recently had some discussions about sexual assault on social media, I took the time to absorb the recent story about Emma on NBC news.   Emma is being very creative in her current protest against what she considers too much leniency in sexual assault cases on the part of the school administration at Columbia University. Her protest stems from being…

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Family Sermons, Life, Religion

Of Light and Life

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“Let there be light,” Genesis 1:3 Most of us will recognize this as the declaration from God at the beginning of the creation. Yet in John 8:12, Christ said; “I am the light and the life of the world. So, in Genesis 1:4 “And God saw the light, that is was good: and God divided the light from the darkness;”…

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Life, Politics

The Moral Middle| Mandatory Voting is Evil

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One of the issues being debated on the Internet this week is mandatory Voting. At first look, those wanting to increase voter participation among the disenfranchised might think it a good idea. We would get better representation from minorities and the poor (not to mention the Democrats would get a big boost. Yes, Virginia, this is simply another partisan political…

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Life, Politics

The Moral Middle on Unions

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There are a lot of opinions on worker unions. Many of them are wrong. Recently I have been amused by several magazine pieces dealing with unions from a political view point. These articles have covered a variety of subjects, including: Wal-Mart raising their minimum wage just to avoid becoming unionized: Unions helping poor marriage rates among males with lower incomes:…

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Life

The GLADD Hypocrisy

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CNN reports that none other than GLADD is meeting the soon-to-be-aired special “My Husband’s Not Gay” with outrage. Has anyone else noticed the blatant hypocrisy? Their web page states: “GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.” Is that everyone except young men who admit to same-sex attraction but…

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One White Man’s Opinon on Racism

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They say that as a white man in the Untied States I can’t understand what it is like to grow up in America as a black man. I would think that is true. They say that having grown up in an area where blacks are few and far between that I am probably a racist myself. I would think that…

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Life, Politics

An Open Letter to President Obama, “Stay On the Course.”

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Mr. President, On November 5th you met with Al Sharpton and other Ferguson Civil Rights Leaders in the White House to discuss political strategy after the mid-term elections. Reportedly, you advised Al Sharpton to “stay on the course” in Ferguson, Missouri. Really? What course would that be? Robert Jordan in his fantasy series “The Wheel of Time” creates a society of very…

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Favorites, Life, Politics, Religion

History and Political Correctness

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By: Samuel Waen Jensen I just finished reading Will and Ariel Durant’s “The Lessons Of History.” The Durants were brilliant. I thought I would share just a couple of nuggets that I gleaned from it as they pertain to our current fervor for political correctness. On Race: “History is color blind, and can develop a civilization (in any favorable environment)…

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