Monthly Archives: March 2012


Jesus Would Not Approve of Abortion, Says Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter told The Christian Post that he believes Jesus would not approve of abortion with the exception of a few cases. He also criticized the Democratic Party for taking such a strong stance on supporting abortion for all women and encouraged them to soften their language in the party's platform. I never found any incompatibilities though between my religious faith and my duties as a politician except in the case of abortion," Carter told CP in an interview. " I don't believe that Jesus would approve abortion except in the case of incest, rape or the mother's life in danger." "But I had to enforce the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade so I tried to do everything I could to minimize the need for abortions, making it easy to adopt children and by caring for women and infant children in the so-called WIC program," Carter continued. "So, that was an incompatibility that I had, to maintain peace and to put my basic Christian moral values into practice, were the things that were most challenging for me." Outside of his personal belief that abortion is wrong, the former one-term president maintains that if Democrats moderate the [...]

By | 2012-03-30T14:11:12+00:00 March 30th, 2012|My Blog Post|Comments Off on Jesus Would Not Approve of Abortion, Says Jimmy Carter

Tiger’s Back and So Am I

In August of 2010 I posted a short article on this site titled Tiger’s Fall and Rise (Click here to read my original post). It addressed with the public’s fascination with high profile sex scandals, specifically that of Tiger Woods. After winning last weekend's PGA tournament, Tiger appears to be back on top of his game and I too feel the same. To my amazement, my initial article was picked up by the Tennessean and run as an editorial in their Sunday paper. They characterized it as my taking up for Woods since I too had an affair publically exposed after a failed extortion attempt. Some of my other “detractors” at the time also commented, criticizing my reference to Woods infidelity, saying I was defending his actions. Apparently didn’t read or fully comprehend the article. The rhetorical question I asked in the original post is why are we so infatuated with someone’s downfall or the details of their personal lives? The reality is because we are all broken people and want to relish in the fact that someone else’s brokenness may be worst than our own. When The Christian Post covered Amy Winehouse’s death from a drug overdose, it was [...]

By | 2012-03-28T11:24:08+00:00 March 28th, 2012|My Blog Post|Comments Off on Tiger’s Back and So Am I

Fla. ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Under Microscope in Wake of Trayvon Martin Shooting

The shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has created an outcry over the state's self-defense statute, commonly known as "Stand Your Ground." What is being debated is whether the law could be used as a viable defense in Martin's death. Gov. Jeb Bush signed Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law after the State Legislature passed it in 2005. The part of the statute that may apply in cases such as Martin's reads: "Title XLVI, Chapter 776.012 Use of force in defense of person. – A person is justified in using force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against the other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, a person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if: (1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony; or "And 776.013 Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm - (3) [...]

By | 2012-03-26T15:02:29+00:00 March 26th, 2012|My Blog Post|Comments Off on Fla. ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Under Microscope in Wake of Trayvon Martin Shooting

‘Stand Up for Religious Freedom’ Rallies Draw Attention to Obama’s Contraceptive Mandate

Tens of thousands of people are estimated to gather Friday in 131 cities across the nation to rally around the mantra of religious liberty brought on by President Obama's mandate on birth control. "We are honored to be hosting a 'Stand Up for Religious Freedom' rally here in Washington, D.C. at the HHS building," the Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Fund, told The Christian Post. "When the president issued the HHS mandate, what he failed to understand is this is not an issue about health care – it is one of religious freedom." The rallies will take place at noon on Friday and will feature prominent religious leaders and elected officials at each location. What began as an effort to plan rallies in 40 to 50 cities has now grown to over 130. More than any other policy issue that has come before the American public, President Obama's directive to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that religious institutions must cover contraception, abortifacients and sterilization in their employees' health insurance even if it violates their conscience has brought the debate to the point of personal attacks from both sides. Even before the mandate was issued by [...]

By | 2012-03-24T18:27:21+00:00 March 24th, 2012|My Blog Post|Comments Off on ‘Stand Up for Religious Freedom’ Rallies Draw Attention to Obama’s Contraceptive Mandate

Book: The Four Laws of Forgiveness

I haven’t written much lately about my manuscript, but I am close to completing the final chapter on forgiveness. Writing this chapter was more difficult than I imagined – not because I haven’t forgiven those I needed to – but I want to convey the process of forgiveness in the proper prospective. It's been a challenge. In the meantime, I’ve had some phenomenal conversations with people who have gone through similar experiences as mine, some of whose names you would recognize if I listed them here (but I never will). Others are not famous or well-known, but had to deal with the same issues. There stories are no less important that someone who is well known. Recently, one of my colleagues at The Christian Post, Alex Murashko, wrote a piece on Brad Johnson, a Southern California pastor whose affair was exposed how he had to learn forgiveness all over again. You can click here to read the story. The book is titled, The Four Laws of Forgiveness: How to Forgive Yourself and Others, and is available on Amazon. You can find it here. My experience in writing has taught me that it’s not the specifics of my story that is [...]

By | 2012-03-11T10:01:02+00:00 March 11th, 2012|My Blog Post|Comments Off on Book: The Four Laws of Forgiveness