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No Season of Jubilee

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 12:45 PM

Mother Emanuel AME Church, famous for being the Church of Denmark Vesey, and one of the oldest churches in South Carolina, is now infamous for the Peculiar Institution of racially motivated hate crimes. Nine souls murdered for the eternal crime of being Black.

When someone enters a church, a synagogue,...

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A Family History Provides More Evidence That Lincoln Was Gay

(680) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 1:42 PM

Over 16,000 books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president. Many of these books either allude to or specifically report on Lincoln's ambiguous relationships with men. Lincoln lived with and shared a bed with Joshua Speed for four years, and they remained friends years after they...

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The Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Marriage Equality: The Conference of Moral Citizenship

(10) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 7:10 PM

"The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends towards justice" -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

President Obama is morally right in affirming marriage equality for gay men and lesbians. The NAACP is morally right when it voted on the support of marriage equality. People of...

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Obama vs. Cain: Intellectual Rigor vs. Intellectual Rigor Mortis

(12) Comments | Posted October 25, 2011 | 3:03 AM

Herman Cain is running for the office of President of the United States. In a match-up between President Obama and Mr. Cain, it would be a glaring matter of intellectual rigor (Obama) verses intellectual rigor mortis (Cain). Watching a debate between Obama and Cain would be like watching a boxing...

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Can the Religious Right Handle the Truth?

(114) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 10:31 AM

There is an iconic scene in the movie A Few Good Men where Lt. Daniel Kaffee (played by Tom Cruise) is grilling Col. Nathan R. Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson) in a heated courtroom scene. Jessup yells, "You want the answers?!" Kaffee yells back, "I want the truth!" Jessup retorts,...

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