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Chuck Colson

Here's the Issue That Even the ACLU & the Koch Brothers Agree Upon

Pat Nolan | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Pat Nolan

As the prison population soared, conservatives chafed at the waste of human potential and increasing cost of the prison bureaucracy. They were frustrated that so little was being done to prepare inmates for their release, and they were appalled at the overcrowded conditions, violence and rape, and the lack of medical care, drug treatment and mental-health services. Conservatives joined with liberals in backing such important reforms as the Prison Rape Elimination Act, the Second Chance Act and the Fair Sentencing Act.

Voting Against the Tribe: The Year of the Sophisticated White, Conservative, Churchgoing Voter

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Mark Joseph

White conservative churchgoers, the story goes, have become unsophisticated robots who pull the lever for whatever Republican happens to be running at the time.

Hollywood's Blind Side

Mark Joseph | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

The real question isn't why Baptists are behaving like Baptists but rather why Hollywood studios aren't behaving like capitalists, selling more by either getting rid of the bad words or making alternative versions available to consumers like those represented by Lifeway.

Chuck Colson's Memorial Steeped In Prison Themes

Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison Fellowship founder and former Nixon aide Chuck Colson was memorialized Wednesday ...

Acting In Memory Of Chuck Colson

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Once a person has committed the sin of gossip, the only way to atone for this horrible sin is to force oneself to understand just how emotionally painful it is to live alone. I thought of this last week when reading about the life and death of Chuck Colson.

Chuck Colson: A Redemption Story

Ron Nikkel | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

This past week Chuck Colson passed from this life to reach the destination of his faith, to be embraced by Jesus who redeemed him from pride and prejudice and the pit of prison. He will be greatly missed.

My Chuck Colson Lesson

Lanny Davis | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

"You know, I'm the guy who put you on the enemies list -- that was wrong, please forgive me." I looked into his eyes and I felt a strange and deep peace. It was eerie. I also saw a profound goodness and spirituality.

Fred Thompson Teaches the Pigs to Dance

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Joseph

Something about Fred Thompson's life mirrors the greatness of America -- how ordinary men and women answer the call to service. He was willing to serve, of course, but not obsessed by the need for power.

Conservatives of Convenience

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is my belief that outrageously hypocritical behavior demonstrated by conservative religious authorities is directly responsible for the surge in non-believers and those who shun organized religion.

The Gay Community's Pope Problem

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is time to admit that the gay community has a gigantic Pope problem. Under the leadership of Benedict XVI, the Vatican has become an implacable foe of basic rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Bush Awards Presidential Citizens Medal To Nixon's "Evil Genius" Chuck Colson

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Established in 1969, the Presidential Citizens Medal is the second highest honor for a civilian, recognizing Americans "who have performed exemplary d...

Gross Hypocrisy In Anti-Gay 'No Mob Veto' Ad

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

I have no problem if these people have a cross to bear, but why must this so often be synonymous with bearing false witness?

Hey, Mormons! Your Yes on 8 Pals Don't Like You!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

During the Yes on 8 campaign, Mormons got used like an ugly chick by a sleazy rock band--it was fine for her to pay for rent, food and gas, and provi...

Do Liberals "Get It" When it Comes to Fighting Fundamentalism?

Evan Derkacz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Derkacz

Do the liberal values of dialogue and compromise actually have any effect when dealing with this powerful network?