Tennesseans Love Their Bible and Their Cave Salamander

By Kevin Probst [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Bible as Tennessee's official state book? Apparently not.Tennesseans--81 percent of them, anyway--are Christian. And they may love their Scriptures, but a House plan to name the Bible as the official state book was defeated last month in the State Senate.Senator Steve Southerland, a Republican who represents the citizens of Morristown, and other supporters of the bill had argued that the Bible has had great economic and historic impact in Tennessee. A majority in the State House agre … [Read more...]

Where Is America’s Black President While Baltimore Burns?

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Where are America's true black leaders while Baltimore burns?  I understand that the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was fatally injured while in police custody, is a serious problem which must be investigated.  But what we're witnessing--the multiple injuries, the thousands (millions?) of dollars of damage, the looting and vandalism, the destruction to the city's reputation for years to come--is not "justice."What's happening is that enraged vigilantes and opportunistic t … [Read more...]