Tag Archive: United States

9/11—REMEMBERING WHAT WE LOST, AND SEEING WHAT WE GAINED

9/11─The day that changed America forever. A new generation now exists that will never know the America that was not on constant alert for terrorist strikes or other dangers of attack. They will probably live their entire life being driven with a continual element of fear. Many would say this was the day America lost…

Holding D.C. Accountable – Can This Go Viral in 48 hours?

It appears we are no longer a government “of the people, by the people and for the people,” but somewhere along the way morphed into a government “of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians.” The impeccable reputation of America has deteriorated to that of a bunch of snotty-nosed party-fanatical squabblers as seen…

Casey & George Anthony—On Behalf of Victims of Molestation

Throughout the Casey Anthony trial I strongly held the position being molested as a child is not an acceptable defense for murder. I did not take that position to help persecute or prosecute Casey. I heard from many other molestation victims who were just as offended as I had been at the use of that…

Casey’s Not Guilty—So, When Can We Exhale?

Okay, like it or not, accept or reject it, the verdict is in, and Casey has been adjudged by a jury of her peers to be “not guilty” of anything but lying to law enforcement. We all have our questions and points of fact that anger us beyond words. I know, I know, I have…

Does the Church Condone Domestic Violence?

Does the Church condone domestic violence? This is a tricky question, or two-sided at the very least. Do I believe the church condones domestic violence? Not intentionally. Do I believe domestic violence is condoned in churches today? Yes, unintentionally. I believe many churches are simply unaware, untrained or uneducated on the nuts and bolts of…

Domestic Violence – How Do We Offer Spiritual Support?

Domestic violence is no respecter of person or religion. You see, when it comes to abuse, it happens every day in the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Catholic or Hindu home. It also occurs daily in the homes of agnostics and atheists. I suppose you could say domestic/intimate partner violence is an interfaith issue. So, what do…

WOMEN WHO ABUSE MEN

Yes, I have finally decided to take on this topic. You can’t imagine the flack received by activists and advocates of domestic violence awareness, accusations of hating men or the posts on the internet skewing numbers as to the proportion of women versus men who are abused. Well, I’m sticking with the statistic that seems…

DOES GOD WANT ME TO STAY IN AN ABUSIVE MARRIAGE?

  This question has long been a maelstrom for victims of domestic violence who are determined to seek and remain in God’s will for their lives, yet wander around to find an acceptable way out of their terror-filled relationship. Unfortunately, the related confusion has cost many their lives before they could find an answer. Last…

Growing up in the South – Segregation

It wasn’t all honeysuckle and orange blossoms. During my childhood, growing up in the south also meant segregation.

FINAL ROLL CALL – Officers Kocab and Curtis

I am almost sure, if we were to have listened just a bit closer, we’d have heard Jeff and Dave whisper as they were arriving at Heaven’s gates, “Thanks, guys. We’ll be standing watch from here now.” Rest in the arms of your Father, officers. “Well done, good and faithful servants.”