Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr

“All Lives Matter” My Ass…

Michael Slager. That is the name of the man who murdered Walter Scott. And if we can learn anything from the fact that Michael Slager is not currently in prison, it is that Colin Kaepernick is right to take a … Continue reading

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Dear White People: Stop Whitesplaining Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have you seen this meme? Seems nice enough, right? I’ve seen a whole lot of people post this picture on social media. After the police killing of Keith Scott, the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina erupted in protest, and–as sometimes … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know A Damn Thing About Black Lives

A few days ago, the Nashville chapter of Black Lives Matter was told they couldn’t use the space at the Nashville Public Library to hold their meetings anymore. The reasoning behind this decision was because someone complained when they found … Continue reading

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Four Things Our Grandchildren Are Going to Be Ashamed Of

Have you ever looked back in history at things people did and asked yourself, “How the hell did they think that was okay?!?” As a kid learning about U.S. history, I remember thinking, “You mean to tell me that women … Continue reading

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What Happened When My Church Decided To Start Marrying Gay People

A week ago, the Church that my family and I attend came out (so to speak) as completely open and affirming of those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. This was a little bit of a shock to … Continue reading

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MLK and the “American Sniper” — A Tale of Two Heroes

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. There is a film about an American hero in the theaters this MLK … Continue reading

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5 Reminders That There Are A Lot of Good Cops Out There

There are plenty of things to be critical of about what is happening in Ferguson, MO right now…. Too many things to count. The thought of trying to to point out all of the messed up things about that situation … Continue reading

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The Man Who Blessed The Bombs

When the United States dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 69 years ago, a priest named Father George Zabelka was the man who blessed the bombers. Through a relationship with Martin Luther King Jr, he came to realize that the “necessary … Continue reading

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If You’re Black, “Standing Your Ground” Will Get You 20 Years

This will be short, but I’ve got to write it. I’m white. At least that’s the box I have to check when I’m filling out forms. And you know what’s awesome about being white…. Other than just about everything? Being … Continue reading

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A Light Shines In The Darkness

“All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi Every once in a while, when it seems like you’re surrounded by hate, someone does something unexpectedly loving, and you’re reminded … Continue reading

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