Yearly Archives: 2004

Abortion at Stake

Abortion at Stake

It is the quiet issue of the 2004 presidential election, but it remains etched in the minds of many liberals and conservatives, of the most devout secularist and most pious believer: abortion. Among the left, a John F. Kerry victory … More>

The Clinton-Gore-Albright Unilateral Strike on Iraq

The Clinton-Gore-Albright Unilateral Strike on Iraq

We’re being told by Democrats that the Bush administration’s war against Saddam was illegitimate because it allegedly lacked United Nations approval and sufficient multilateral support. What Democrats are not saying is that the previous presidential administration—a Democratic one—did not meet … More>

Parody: Blazing Headlines!

Parody: Blazing Headlines!

First, the background.  In one of the funniest movies ever produced, Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks managed to spoof both Westerns and racial prejudice by inserting an African-American Sheriff into a town called Rock Ridge, a place saturated with citizens who … More>

More Than One Way Out

More Than One Way Out

Reaction to the gay coming out of New Jersey Governor James McGreevey has ranged from viewing his actions as heroic to hypocritical to irrelevant. Some have focused on the aftermath of his deceptions and coming out on his wife and … More>

Boycott for Tradition

Boycott for Tradition

On October 8, a group called Boycott for Equality wants to wreak havoc on the nation’s economic system. The planned event includes several components: a one-day sick out, no spending for goods and services such as gas, food and clothing, … More>

To CBS: Here’s Your Sign

To CBS: Here’s Your Sign

The principle culprit of the major media’s latest round of non-stop insipid news coverage is of course CBS News and its Sixty Minutes II report based on what the network claimed was a number of documents that cast doubt on … More>

There’s a War to be Won

There’s a War to be Won

President George W. Bush’s recent misstatement that the “War on Terror is unwinnable,” corrected by the President the next day on the Rush Limbaugh Show with an explanation that the war will not end with a surrender ceremony reminiscent of … More>

McGreevey, Kerry and the Church

McGreevey, Kerry and the Church

Though he clearly has his failings, there’s something impressive about McGreevey: He has the integrity to discipline himself for moral misconduct; in this case, he is resigning. Yet, one of the more impressive displays by McGreevey took place weeks ago, … More>

Guide Me, O Thou Great APA

Guide Me, O Thou Great APA

Recently the leadership of the American Psychological Association approved resolutions supporting same sex marriage and parenting. In the days since the announcement, many in and out of the association have asked why the APA leadership felt the need to get … More>

I Had An Abortion

I Had An Abortion

Well, no I didn’t have an abortion but I could buy a tee-shirt that says I did. Recently Planned Parenthood began marketing a tee-shirt with that cheery slogan and even some of the Planned Parenthood affiliate clinics are not happy … More>

The ’64 Dogs

The ’64 Dogs

Forty years after we graduated about half the Sheffield High School class of 1964 gathered on a July Saturday night at a local Holiday Inn for our fortieth reunion.  Four decades had passed since I left Sheffield, Alabama.

Located in … More>

Randy’s Excellent Ad-venture

Randy’s Excellent Ad-venture

My friend Randy Thomas was recently featured in a Los Angeles Times full page advertisement for his employer, Exodus International. In the ad, he briefly recounts his story of change from a gay to straight identity. Apparently the Times is … More>

Chris Matthew’s Hard Sell

Chris Matthew’s Hard Sell

Chris Matthews, the tough but affable host of MSNBC’s Hardball advanced an interesting argument in favor of same sex marriage. His theory is that the government has a kind of obligation to encourage bonding among homosexuals.

On a July 12 … More>

Babbling in Political Tongues

Babbling in Political Tongues

Just before midnight on June 1, 2001, a Palestinian suicide bomber strolled into a crowd of youngsters cued up outside Tel Aviv’s hottest nightclub, the Dolphinarium, located on the seafront promenade about a mile north of the ancient port of … More>

Iran and World War IV

Iran and World War IV

The word “crusade” long ago became anathema to the politically correct.Nevertheless, America’s most successful wars were crusades fought against demonstrably evil foes to right blatant wrongs. The American Civil War, World Wars I and II and the Cold War (World … More>

The Theater of Terror

The Theater of Terror

At this writing, American contractor Paul Marshal Johnson may face a gruesome death at the hands of his al-Qaeda captors. The image of a blindfolded Johnson accompanied by a message demanding the release of terrorists in Saudi custody, seen around … More>

A Mom Who Made a President

A Mom Who Made a President

While being a mother has never been easy, the task today is particularly daunting. My wife, who is the mother of my 8-year-old and 6-year-old sons and 2-year-old daughter, learned a few months ago that she couldn’t even let her … More>

High Stakes in Specter-Toomey Race

High Stakes in Specter-Toomey Race

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Republicans like myself will cast a ballot for either long-time senator Arlen Specter or three-term congressman Pat Toomey. The winner will secure the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate and take on the Democratic nominee in November. … More>

Jewish-Christian Unity At Easter

Jewish-Christian Unity At Easter

A few weeks ago I wrote an article describing Ronald Reagan’s views on Jesus Christ and the crucifixion. While most of the response was positive, I did receive some negative email. One writer complained that I rekindled the same “divisive” … More>

Big New Weapon in the War on Poverty

Big New Weapon in the War on Poverty

Will $1.5 billion to promote marriage education help in the war on poverty? The House has passed a welfare reauthorization bill that included President Bush’s request to spend $1.5 billion over five years to promote marriage education among the poor.… More>

Pledging Allegiance Without God

Pledging Allegiance Without God

“God isn’t dead. We just can’t talk to Him in the classroom anymore.”
— Ronald Reagan

It’s a curious thing for any biographer: When you write a book on a historical figure — particularly an unappreciated aspect of a historical … More>

The Stalking of Mary Cheney

The Stalking of Mary Cheney

Got Mary?

This sarcastic question disgraces the front page of a website devoted to shaming Vice-President Dick Cheney’s openly lesbian daughter, Mary into publicly opposing an amendment to the constitution defining marriage as a union of a man and a … More>

NEA Gay and Lesbian Shift?

NEA Gay and Lesbian Shift?

A recent decision by The National Education Association (NEA) may signal a shift in the organization’s stance on gay and lesbian issues. Last week, the NEA quietly but officially recognized the formation of an Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus thus acknowledging a … More>

‘Happy Talk’

‘Happy Talk’

Chief Weapons Inspector David Kay’s resignation and announcement that, in all likelihood, Iraq did not have a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program at the time the U.S.-led war began is bad news for the Bush administration. Like a pack … More>

Ohio Senate Defense of Marriage Testimony

Ohio Senate Defense of Marriage Testimony

Dr. Throckmorton’s Testimony to the Ohio Senate on the Proposed Defense of Marriage Legislation

Dr. Warren Throckmorton testified yesterday before Ohio’s Senate in favor of the state’s fast-moving defense of marriage legislation. He opposed the testimony of the Ohio Psychological … More>

Howard Dean: Biotheologian

Howard Dean: Biotheologian

Does God make people gay? At first glance, this is a question that appears theological. However, Howard Dean, democratic presidential candidate and a physician, looks to biology for his answer. Campaigning in Iowa, when asked about his views of homosexuality, … More>