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Football Fans: Time to Take a Knee for Justice or Something

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The original: Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow kneels for something other than a protest.

These are sad days in America. It’s gotten so that I can’t enjoy watching one group of overpaid athletes outplaying, outthinking, and generally pulverizing another group without the whole thing devolving into a political controversy.

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Saving the Planet from People: Book Chronicles “Fatal Cult of Anti-humanism”

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Starving Irish beg for aid during the 19th century potato famine.

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Same Old Story: Blame the Carnage on Christians

Goths clash with Romans.

 Civil strife has been blamed on Christians since the days of Rome.

Christians with mouths agape at being made to share the guilt for the recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida would do well to consult history.

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Standing (in a Long Line) for Religious Freedom

Some of my co-workers stand (or is it sit) vigil outside the Supreme Court building.

Some of my co-workers abandon office comforts
in order to wait for a spot to a Supreme Court case.

Even now, several of my officemates are camped outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in hopes of getting seats to tomorrow’s arguments in the latest Obamacare religious liberty appeal.

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Religious Freedom and the Right to Discriminate

In their haste to denounce Indiana’s religious freedom law (before it was revised) as a license to discriminate, critics not only threatened a treasured American principle, they lost sight of a fundamental truth about human nature.

To paraphrase the insurance commercial: People discriminate. It’s what they do.

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Charlie Hebdo Massacre no Redemption Story

Nothing about this is funny.

Not counting the perpetrators, some 16 French citizens lie dead, including several singled out and executed presumably in revenge for offending Islam.

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Muslim Leaders: Want Your People to Please God? Try a Little Mercy.

Dear Muslim Leaders:

You may not have noticed it, but recent news items out of several Islamic countries recounting efforts to enforce religious laws have been horrifying.

In Iran, several young men and women were jailed for making a video of themselves dancing together. In Sudan, a wife and mother has been sentenced to die for being a Christian. And in Pakistan, yet another young wife and expectant mother was stoned to death allegedly for the sake of her family’s honor.

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Lawyer’s Book Warns of Coming Police State

The government is watching you. In fact, the government may very well be watching you read this review.

To be fair, in his new book author John Whitehead isn’t quite so extreme in describing the threat to liberty posed by overreaching authorities. But he comes close.

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