by Jennifer James McCollum
So say goodbye it’s Independence Day
It’s Independence Day, All down the line
I live in Oklahoma where every autumn the football rivalry between the state’s two largest universities is as reliable as sorority girls tweeting pictures of their pumpkin spice cappuccinos. Competition wafts its way into every broadcast, every neighborhood bar and grill, local blogs and pulpits. Occasionally, it even seeps into families with members with opposing loyalties.
Up and down the streets of my city (and I suspect your city, too), house-divided flags billow from porches and pickups. Two school emblems sewn together waving across the plains. Marriage and kinship joined together despite competing values. Let no man put asunder.
It’s almost like a Saturday Night Live skit in it’s preposterousness, but it’s just not funny. [Read more...]
When Dylann Roof murdered people in Charleston because of his racism, people said that — as David French wrote in National Review — “his actions were deemed inseparable not just from America’s gun culture but also from its racist past. Flags had to come down, statues had to be toppled, and even Confederate bones had to be exhumed.” [Read more...]
Quick — what’s your favorite Bible verse? If you’re like most people John 3:16 came to mind. But if that’s your answer and you’re a Presidential candidate, you’d be skewered for being “obvious.” What IS the right answer if you’re a candidate? [Read more...]