Rejecting the Racist vote

This column also was published on UPI’s Religion and Spirituality Page on May 12, 2008

OK, so the Democratic primary season is just about over, and this may be a moot point, but as Hillary Clinton wages her final efforts to convince Democrats that she should be the nominee in November, I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with her rhetoric because it seems to contain a racist subtext which panders to the worst elements of American society. Continue reading

Louisiana On My Mind

This column was the featured commentary on UPI’s Religion and Spirituality Forum on September 24, 2007. 

This much is certain: the state of Louisiana needs our prayers. Even as the folks of New Orleans continue to dig themselves out of Katrina’s muddy mess, the small town of Jena has captured our nation’s attention and imagination by reminding us that the racial tensions and injustices that marked our past still abide and are capable of dividing us even in these latter days we’d like to consider an epoch of fully reconstructed enlightenment.

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