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After Orlando, can we still weep together?
Jun20

After Orlando, can we still weep together?

We woke up on a Sunday morning to news of the worst mass shooting in American history, as a terrorist murdered and injured more than 100 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando. In the aftermath, we’ve seen some of the best aspects of America: people lining up, for example, to give blood for the victims. We’ve also seen some of the worst—as the aftermath turned into an excuse for social media wars over everything from gun control to...

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What the Transgender bathroom debate means For you
May23

What the Transgender bathroom debate means For you

(T)he Obama Administration has issued a decree directing every public school in the nation to allow bathroom access on the basis of self-identity, not biological sex. I’m quite aware of the White House’s place in our culture wars, and even I am surprised. If anyone had suggested in 2009 that the new President’s administration would seek to target children’s bathrooms for the sake of transgender ideology, the White House would have...

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First person: Gambling is a justice issue
Oct23

First person: Gambling is a justice issue

Gambling, it seems, is everywhere. From well-produced TV commercials for the state lottery to endless advertisements for “daily fantasy sports” leagues, the invitation to play games with money is never ceasing. I lived through it in my ancestral home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as the casino industry promised an economic turnaround if voters would just give them the right to exist. Almost every state is involved in some discussion...

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First Person: Planned Parenthood at the Cross
Jul28

First Person: Planned Parenthood at the Cross

Many of us were horrified and repulsed as we saw Planned Parenthood Federation leaders in undercover videos negotiating the sale of body parts from aborted children. The cavalier conversations, over lunch, about such things ought to shock every conscience. For Christians, this atrocity ought to drive us to reflect on the literal crux of our faith, the cross of Jesus Christ. The most ghoulish aspect of these videos is, after all, not...

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