Civil Rights

Hate Evil, Do Your Duty and Vote

I just returned from the county courthouse where I spent the morning with forty fellow Americans serving on jury duty.

I have many friends whose faces fall when they receive a jury summons in the mail. A number of them are close to me (and shall remain nameless).

On the other hand, I relish the call to jury duty because it reminds me of the privilege of living in a nation where biblical principles dictate a love of justice that is completely foreign to Muslim governments and totalitarian nations–and most of recorded history.

To me, the duty and responsibility of citizenship in a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” is a priceless treasure.

Since this past week saw an outbreak of horrific evil with national elections looming, I think it’s fitting that we admonish each other to hate evil, do our duty and get out and vote.

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Between a Cake and a Hard Place

One of the most important Supreme Court cases in memory was argued today in Washington, D.C. It pit the rising tide of secular intolerance against the time-honored traditions of free, biblical-based cultures.

Many believe that Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a watershed religious freedom case. Mathew Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel, warns that if the Court rules against Christian baker Jack Phillips, we can expect religious persecution to dramatically increase in the United States of America.

I hope you prayed today.

I ask you to continue to intercede that the Supremes will get this one right for the future of our nation and the cherished right of religious liberty.

The USA is definitely between a cake and a very hard place.

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Let’s Blame Sin–Not Race or Turn Signals

The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the past weekend is stirring many passions and story lines.

The Trump-Is-Wrong-About-Everything liberal press used the occasion to slam the president’s response on day one, then stayed cynical on day three when he got more specific.

Many newspapers created the impression that Nazi-sympathizers and white supremacists are taking over the nation–while progressive anarchist groups actually out number them by hundreds of thousands. Others painted the cultural battle as Left versus Right.

I have a better idea.

Let’s blame sin–not race or turn signals. That might bring revival and reconciliation to America.

In most of the news broadcasts or articles about the violence in Charlottesville, the action was framed with the words “Right” and “Left.” Read More