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Rev. Will D. Campbell, renegade preacher in Civil Rights era, dies at 88

I have to confess that my favorite part of the newspaper is the obituary section. It’s not that I have a morbid fascination with the dead or anything. Quite the opposite. The obit page is full of fascinating stories of … Continue reading

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Former Yale dean Tom Ogletree on why he officiated his son’s same-sex wedding

Regardless of how you feel about homosexuality and same-sex marriage, you should know the name Tom Ogletree. Just because he’s an interesting guy who had a choice to make. That choice pitted his family against his faith. And he choose … Continue reading

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New York, New York, the city so nice, it gives us ethical quandaries

Two interesting stories from New York City over the past week and both raise serious moral and ethical issues. Story No. 1: A NYC police officer buys a pair of boots for a barefoot homeless man. This incident actually took … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and Christian principles

The 24-hour news cycle has been extended a bit for the latest “controversy” to emerge from this year’s presidential race. I am referring, of course, to the quickly becoming infamous secret video of GOP nominee Mitt Romney delivering a speech … Continue reading

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Akin is not alone in crazy rape beliefs

The controversy over Rep. Todd Akin’s remarks on rape and abortion, and subsequent media spotlight, have again pushed abortion back into the spotlight just two months and change before the presidential election. And where you have abortion, you have religion. … Continue reading

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Vote on same-sex marriage

North Carolinians head to the polls today to consider a state constitutional amendment that declares, “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized.” The measure would ban same-sex marriage, … Continue reading

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How we came to be ‘One Nation Under God’

In the midst of daily attacks on his opulent lifestyle, Mitt Romney told Matt Lauer the other day that it amounts to “class warfare” that is inconsistent with the American ideal of “one nation under God.” That prompted the New … Continue reading

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Sen. Santorum, you’ve been Romneyed

So much to talk about the day after Hurricane Mitt Romney swirled through New Hampshire and destroyed every Republican in his path. Or so it seemed. Romney and his industrial strength hair relegated Iowa rival Rick Santorum to fifth place. … Continue reading

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Religious leaders: sex ads must go

I live in Carlisle and work at the YDR in Manchester Township. That means a 28-mile commute that generally takes 45 minutes. By nature, I am a pragmatic person, a trait my girlfriend has grudgingly come to accept. As such, … Continue reading

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