Don’t You Think This Stuff Is Getting Out Of Hand?

By now, everyone knows that Friday afternoon, Robert Lewis Dear attacked the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood office, killing 3 people and injuring 9. Any way you slice it, this was a terrible tragedy and it left the nation in shock. Well, not really. You see, the shit wasn’t even over before people took to the internet in an attempt […]

Violence and The Radical Welcome Of The Church

There is a quote attributed to Winston Churchill that goes, “The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative.” While it can’t be verified that he actually said that, it is a pretty good summation of how Americans handle difficult issues. Or, it used to be. These days we seem […]

Not What I Wanted; About What I Expected

For the record, I do not condone the shooting at the Family Research Council’s Washington offices. I pray for the swift recovery of security guard Leo Johnson and anyone affected by this terrible act. I also pray for Floyd Corkins, the shooter, that he may see that  violence isn’t the way. I had hoped that […]

It’s Past Time Pt III

Almost two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Aurora shootings, I asked when (and what) were we going to do about the easy  availability of guns to people with mental problems. The Aurora shooter was obviously deranged, yet somehow, he managed to collect a rather extensive arsenal including 6000 rounds of ammo, at least […]

A Heinous Act

I had every intention of writing about Chik-fil-a and company president Dan Cathey’s assertion of something we really knew: that the Cathey family and Chik-fil-a are basically anti-gay. But, something happened last night that I can’t ignore. In a crowded movie theater, in the middle of the latest Batman movie, a man in a bullet-proof vest stood and fired […]