Will the Church Take On Our Sins … and Our Punishments?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASouth Carolina has introduced a bill that, amongst other things, will make faith groups liable for any crimes committed by the refugees they sponsor. The idea is to legislate against terrorism but the law is too narrow in its definition.

I contend that, since religion has defined itself as the creator and manager of morality, and since committing crimes is a violation of that morality and of the public trust, all faith organizations should be held accountable for the actions of those they sponsor, and this includes their own members.

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Without a Gun, You’re Helpless

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This unique kid’s book will be treasured for years to come and will be passed down to new family members.

Come join 13-year-old Brenna Strong along with her mom, Bea, and her dad, Richard, as they spend a typical Saturday running errands and having fun together. What’s not so typical is that Brenna’s parents lawfully open carry handguns for self-defense. The Strongs join a growing number of families that are standing up for their 2nd Amendment rights by open carrying and bringing gun ownership out of the closet and into the mainstream.

Or so the publisher asserts. By now everyone has seen the cover of this book: My Parents: An Open Carry Adventure. Issued by a small group of very conservative and very religious publishers who love guns, one should expect that the story is one of indoctrination and a totally one-sided argument. It is that and much more as Meghan Hamilton illustrates in her opinion piece posted in The Humanist.

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