Presidents are human beings. They have all been men (so far), flawed men, everyone who has ever held the office. Some have had heroic attributes. All of them have had craven moments. There have only been forty-four of them, until now, now we are living through the chaotic presidency of the 45th. A couple of […]Read more "Presidents Day – Presidents Speak for Themselves, A Reflection"
Martin Luther King Day 2019 Monday, January 21st Today we celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Doctor, Martin Luther King Jr., a man who more than any other fulfilled the role of prophet, as a voice of conscience, and like so many prophets before him, he was killed for speaking the truth. He […]Read more "Holiday – Martin Luther King Day"
Monday, January 15th Today we celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Doctor, Martin Luther King Jr., a man who more than any other, fulfilled the role of our nation’s conscience. He was a prophet, not in the sense that he saw the future (though he did), that is not what a […]Read more "Martin Luther King Day 2018"
It is wrong to deny women and men the freedom to be married. It is wrong and Un-American. It is inhuman, against humanity. There is a continuing struggle over civil liberties and human rights in our culture, and around the world. It is a struggle that divides Americans at every level; in our governments, in […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Collected Parts"
As a Christian theologian and historian, I can tell you that the scriptures do not contain very much reference material on homosexuality. There are a few mentions of it, and I grant that the references which are there, do condemn homosexuality. However, it should be noted that the scriptures condemn all sexuality outside of wedlock […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XVII"
As I mentioned at the outset, the 2012 election marked a turning point in the struggle for freedom and basic rights for an oppressed and marginalized group of our fellow citizens. Ballot initiatives in three states granted the right for same-sex couples to marry, and in one state, while in Minnesota, a measure to amend […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XV"
It is unjust to deny to the right of marriage to American citizens. American citizens, those Americans that are homosexual, make up a vital part of our population. The United States Census taken in 2010, tells us that same-sex couples makes up 0.5 percent of all households in America. Prior to […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part XIV"