Pollution continuously remains of primary concern within this nation in particular as well as among others with numerous federal, state and local regulatory agencies subsequently formulated to address, monitor and control its various forms of effect on our air, land, rivers, lakes and seas. However no such governmental or other clearly discernible regulatory agencies have, nor possibly could be formed to effectively deal with the most detrimental of all pollutants–mind pollution, as it comes in so many forms and dimensions. Continue reading Pollution’s Perilous Effects . . .
Except for the period of Reconstruction, Black voter suppression has been a constant in elections in the United States. Back around 1900, Black voter suppression took the form of terrorism (e.g., Ku Klux Klan), poll taxes, the grandfather clause, bogus literacy tests, and felony disenfranchisement. Continue reading Voter Suppression Intensifies
The soul of our nation hinges on living the values that honor the worth and dignity of every person and the willingness to defend the liberty and justice of all. That is why a New York Times story published on Sunday, October 21 of this year is so disconcerting. The Times reported that a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) memo they obtained that contains information on efforts to narrow the definition of a person’s sex under Title IX to being male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with. Continue reading Our Transgender and Intersex family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors will not be erased
(As Hallowe’en has never been a welcome observance for me from childhood due to the many dangerous (and sometimes deadly) pranks and other demonic tricks associated with it, I have chosen to share the following article that in some way addresses my life-long fears it engenders entitled . . .
The Bible’s answer –
The Bible does not mention Hallowe’en. However, both its ancient origins and modern customs show it to be a celebration based on false beliefs about the dead and invisible spirits (or demons). Continue reading Exploring Hallowe’en history & customs
Many of us will be sure to vote in November and will work hard to get others to the polls. And others of us will continue to howl at the outrageous efforts to suppress the vote of people of color and poor people. In the process, we should complain very loudly about the voting process in this country. Continue reading Voter Suppression is Built-In