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Boston Bombing & Road to Tyrany

Nearly a decade after one of the most defining moments of my life, once again I read the news and mourn for the American people. I have the sense, just as I did on that day, that everything has changed and that the America of my youth is forever dead. I of all people know that America was a myth, but – though it may be the rose tint so often applied to the past – I do remember that much of that myth was lived in to. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Apr 22, 2013, Words: ~700, Reading Time: 4 min

Guns-in-Trunks Legistlation

Jerry Askew, SVP Governmental Relations, Tennova Healthcare "Given the increasing violence against health care workers that we see across the nation, particularly in emergency rooms, I don't think we have any choice but to maintain our position against the introduction of more weapons at our hospitals." Bill Ozier, Chairman, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Referencing recent shootings in Colorado, etc.) "I'm not sure having more people armed is the answer to all of that. Read more...

Posted: Tue, Aug 21, 2012, Words: ~800, Reading Time: 4 min

More Chick-fil-A "Controversy"

Everyone has read/listened to the actual interviews, right? (If not, links to both are provided below.) Adhering to the orthodox Christian/historical Western definition of marriage as a religious oath/sacrament between a man, a women, and God does not make one "hateful" or a "bigot". If the actual source interviews are referenced, it's very clear that Dan Cathy is not spouting hate, but rather affirming the definition of marriage that he believes his God has revealed to mankind through the Bible. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Aug 1, 2012, Words: ~500, Reading Time: 2 min

Chick-fil-A Controversy

Matthew 19:4-6 (ESV) He [Jesus] answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Dan Cathy: I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, “We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. Read more...

Posted: Wed, Jul 25, 2012, Words: ~500, Reading Time: 3 min