Ailes was sacked because he is a serial sexual harasser. Years - decades? - of demeaning, insulting and doing who knows what else to women finally caught up with him. And then only because a few celebrity women with enough public clout finally said Enough!
I rarely agree with the Southern Baptist Convention on anything, but, when the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission supported
The resolution calls for Southern Baptist churches to discontinue displaying the Confederate flag as a "sign of solidarity of the whole Body of Christ."
D: There's about fifteen million Southern Baptists. D: When I ran for VP with Alan Keyes, who was President candidate in
Last Monday's Sightings surveyed recent on-line religion stories and found only one about Southern Baptists. This was strange or exceptional or meant some overlooking of items on our part.
My hope for the future of Christians involved in U.S. politics is that we are continually more thoughtful, and not less, and that we provide hope to nation and not more fear-based politicizing of every issue.
Christians have sinned against gays by "reducing a massive human struggle to simplistic explanations," said Albert Mohler.
If you honor pre-emancipation Southern heritage, you are honoring a society that engaged in the buying and selling of human beings. As for the plethora of Confederate monuments that dot the South, at the very least let's drop the pretense about the war they represent.
He's not being persecuted, we're just both taking part in a time-honored practice called free speech. It's protected, and there's not a single reason to believe anyone is going to stop you or me from stating exactly what's on our minds unless we cross into the zones of harassment or personal defamation.
We need an American identity built on a foundation of that shared history--not a whitewashed version of it, but one that can, as President Obama declared in Selma, "look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals."