Posts Categorized: Social Issues

Jesus – The Original Opponent of Israeli Nationalism

… Most religious and politically-minded Americans know that much of the Evangelical church has had unwavering support for the nation of Israel, regardless of how badly Israel behaves. And, now, the Republican Party they enthusiastically support seems willing to go so far as to instigate war against the predominantly Muslim nations surrounding Israel. When many… Read more »

Bad Abortion Arguments from Both Sides of the Isle

… Where does life begin? At conception, or at consciousness? That’s a valid argument to be carefully considered by both sides. Another valid argument: Which matters more? The 50,000 conscious women who, according to the World Health Organization, die each year from illegal and unsafe abortions, or the yet-to-be-conscious fetuses in the womb that cannot… Read more »

Flaunting your body – how it’s harmful to others

…   Flaunting your body – how it’s harmful to others. Nothing says Christmas like America erupting over Miley Cyrus wearing a revealing outfit on the Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live. In fact, the outfit wasn’t just revealing; it was absurd. Nobody in public wears a coat with no shirt underneath. You wear a… Read more »

Why I, as a gun owner, now believe the NRA really wants criminals to have guns

I know the title of this article sounds like a conspiracy theory. And that bothers me, because I hate conspiracy theories. And as a Christian, I believe it’s a great sin to assign false motives to someone else. It’s effectively the sin of slander and bearing false witness. I can’t help but see the devil… Read more »

Why legalizing gay marriage will not lead to the legalization of child molestation or polygamy

… Even though gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, its opponents, most recently Ted Cruz’s father, insist that it will lead to the legalization of child molestation and polygamy. There’s one major reason that they are wrong. It’s real simple. Are you ready? Here it is: VICTIMS!!! Gay marriages are between two consenting… Read more »

Why I (as a Christian) abandoned my anti-abortion stance after 30 years, but then changed my stance back

  … As a teenager in the late 1980s, I was staunchly pro-life. It was a simple concept, really. What could be worse than killing babies? Some argued that it wasn’t really a baby, because it was still inside the womb, in which case it is called a fetus, but that just seemed like a… Read more »

The “Give a Man Fish…” saying is outdated. Here’s a realistic version addressing the realities of corporate capitalism.

Those who oppose government assistance, because it supposedly creates dependency, love to say, “Give a man a fish; he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish; he’ll eat for a lifetime.” That doesn’t reflect American reality, so I extended the saying to make it more accurate. Give a man a fish, and he’ll… Read more »