What Michelle Obama’s white ancestors tell us about ourselves

Using DNA testing to trace the forebears of Michelle Obama, New York Times reporter Rachel L. Swarns has been able to identify the First Lady’s white ancestors. Swarns used historical records to determine the most probable contributors to Mrs. Obama’s white heritage. Once that family was identified, DNA testing was used to confirm the relationship.… Read More »

Hobby Lobby case shows liberals can be as ideologically intolerant as conservatives

Reactions to the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision that affirmed the right of closely held corporations to refuse to offer abortion and birth control services to their employees because of the religious convictions of the owners, were very revealing. Unsurprisingly conservatives hailed the decision as a victory for religious freedom. On the left, however,… Read More »

Do recent anti-immigration protests reflect God’s heart?

This post is not about the politics of immigration policy. But it is about some of the protests that have taken place over the past several weeks against the huge influx of children who have crossed our borders seeking asylum. The pictures we have seen on TV are, to my mind, absolutely appalling. Men and… Read More »

The NBA is right to force Donald Sterling to relinquish ownership of the LA Clippers

I just read an online article that defended Donald Sterling’s right to continue as the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers basketball team after his racist rant against African Americans was made public. The author presented it as a free speech issue. “[T]he last time I checked this is still a ‘free country’, where… Read More »

8-year-old girl who dresses like a boy is kicked out of Christian School

Sunnie Kahle is an 8-year-old girl. But in the eyes of the staff at Timberlake Christian Schools, she dressed and acted more like a boy. After consulting by phone with Sunnie’s grandparents (her grandmom is her guardian), administrators at the school felt they had to take action, and sent the grandmother the following letter.  Dear… Read More »

The Gospel smashes through prejudice!

In July of 2012, Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson had planned to be married in the church they attended, First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. All the arrangements had been made, the invitations for the wedding sent out, and Pastor Stan Weatherford was ready to perform the ceremony. Then some members of the congregation who… Read More »

Richard Sherman’s unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable

The man of the hour as the Superbowl approaches has been Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. He’s been all over TV, talked about and interviewed over and over. He’s probably gotten almost as much attention as future Hall of Famer, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. For an obscure defensive player that I, for one, don’t… Read More »

Did French President François Hollande really “cheat” on his partner?

A huge scandal has broken out in France. A celebrity magazine caught the President, François Hollande, secretly meeting with an actress. The President’s partner, Valerie Trierweiler, was hospitalized with, as friends told journalists, a “severe bout of the blues.” Personally, I’m very content to leave the French to their own scandals. But something in the… Read More »

Political lies are still lies!

A lie is a lie, even when it’s a political lie. Politicians who believe themselves to be people of character somehow seem to think that lies told to support a political agenda are permissible in a way that other lies are not. The latest example of this is former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comment… Read More »

Remembering The 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing: the Terrorists Lost!

I wonder if terrorists ever get frustrated at the futility of their efforts. They should. September 15, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. Four little African American girls attending Sunday School were killed. In addition, 22 others were injured by the blast. The… Read More »