Over the last several weeks, I’ve seen a 2009 opinion piece by former President Jimmy Carter resurface on social media — apparently it went viral over Easter this year. Entitled “Losing my religion for equality,” it offers Mr. Carter’s rationale for breaking off his longtime relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention on the grounds that the group’s leadership “quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be ‘subservient’ to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service.” As
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In his most recent post, Didymus shared these words from the Old Testament’s Book of Sirach: “The path of sinners is smooth stones that end in the depths of the nether world” (Sir 21:10). Conservatives are often mocked by their opponents for citing the proverbial slippery slope to rationalize not budging on key issues: if any seemingly little thing changes, the culture will slide into the abyss and civilization as we know it will be in danger. This “sky is falling” characterization is true at times and might be humorous if the abyss were not yawning before us as we scramble for a foothold. Last
As I sat stuck in stop-and-go traffic the other morning, I found myself pining for commuter rail: a relatively uneventful and predictable commute spent reading or writing (or occasionally — let’s be honest – napping), less wear-and-tear on my vehicle and nerves, and a ready reason to leave work on time in order to catch the last train out. I have ridden the train before and loved it. In fact, I’m a big fan of the concept of rail transportation. The reality of it, however, gives me pause. I had heard when I rode the train before that it couldn’t
A friend on Facebook posted a brief article from The Weekly Standard on the above tweet from The White House Twitter feed. Good thinking on the part of the POTUS’s crack team of professional Twits. Nothing says, “Thanks, Mom!” like free birth control.