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Can a democracy, a free country, slide down into dictatorship and tyranny? If we continue to allow the rhetoric of tyranny to rain down unchallenged, it will undermine our freedom and liberty of speech. It’s happened before. […] Read More

Jesus said many amazing things, but it looks like he may have neglected to cover some of the exceptions. That would explain why some of his followers have seemingly worked out what he forgot to say and put them into practice. […] Read More

Expressing an idea, concept or feeling in uncomplicated language lets something profound rise above the craft of constructing a meaningful phrase. The simplest words – as opposed to simplistic words – are often the most eloquent. […] Read More

A quiet dinner at a Chinese buffet was shattered by a foul-mouthed woman shouting racial slurs at eight Muslim women. The scary part? A restaurant full of patrons continued to eat their dinners without coming to the women’s defense. […] Read More

A gunman who slaughtered 22 people in El Paso claimed in an online forum he wanted to stop a ‘Hispanic invasion.’ Anyone who would shoot our Mexican and other Latinx brothers and sisters would shoot into the heart of God. […] Read More

In the United Kingdom and United States, certain politicians seek – or hold – the highest office in the land while making statements designed to attract attention and appear to be on the side of ordinary folks. Or am I being paranoid? […] Read More

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism. […] Read More

More than two-thirds of U.S. adults believe hate speech and crime have increased in the past five years, and many point to social media and the internet as a prime reason for the spike, a survey found. […] Read More

When we label people, it keeps us from having to listen to what may be legitimate concerns about our own position. More than anything, labels reduce people to things. […] Read More

Being positive is a challenge. Being negative is easy. Even when our words are meant with the best of intentions, they can still cause hurt. This Sunday, on Say Something Nice Day, put your positive words into practice. […] Read More