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Faith's Influence on Politics: Why it Will Not be Going Away
May 03, 2016: "Social issues to return to the forefront on GOP trail" That's the title of an article in a recent edition of the Washington Post. It discusses the North Carolina legislation prohibiting men from using women's bathrooms, Donald Trump's dismissiveness of the issue, and Ted Cruz's support of the Tarheel State's commonsense efforts to sustain privacy and security in public accommodations.
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, Materialists
April 08, 2016: As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature. - Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Constitutional Ratifying Convention, June 1788
Pay-Pal Prefers Cuba to North Carolina
April 07, 2016: It's probable that most of the readers of this piece, including those in my own family, use Pay-Pal. It's efficient, quick, and reliable. Pay-Pal has also just announced it has "canceled its plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte, following passage of a North Carolina law that prevents cities from creating non-discrimination policies based on gender identity."
Science, Faith, and the 'Siegel Test'
April 05, 2016: In an attempt to debunk the notion that belief in an involved Creator is incompatible with science, astrophysicist Ethan Siegel writes in Forbes, "Faith, by definition, is the belief in something despite insufficient knowledge to be certain of its veracity."
Supreme Court's Abortifacient Case and the Value of Lost Things
March 29, 2016: Things get lost. Car keys, pens, gerbils that scamper from their cages. But there's lost and then there's lost.
Obama's Religious 'Accommodation' on Birth Control Coverage Is a Gimmick
March 22, 2016: In September 1862, Abraham Lincoln met with a delegation of clergy from Wisconsin. They were discussing freedom for the slaves, and Lincoln-who later that month would sign the Emancipation Proclamation-decided to play devil's advocate, probing the pastors with this question: Would declaring the slaves free actually make them so?
'Pregnant with Baby Number Two:' Chelsea Clinton's Mom and the Right to Life
March 21, 2016: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed, at least a little, pained by the idea of decapitating a nine month-old baby inches away from delivery. AsMrs. Clinton said at a town hall meeting a few days ago, "I have been on record in favor of a late pregnancy regulation that would have exceptions for the life and health of the mother." Last month, she told ABC News's George Stephanopoulos that "she does support restrictions on abortion 'in the very end of the third trimester.' She went on to tell (Stephanopoulos) that those restrictions should not apply in cases of the life and health of the mother, and that 'rape and incest have to be always taken into account'."