Can We Stop With the ‘I Can’t Judge Because I’m Not (Insert Race, Gender, or Other)’ Line?

On Monday, CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield used one of the most annoying phrases in the world when discussing the Rachel Dolezal debacle: “Beyond that though, is it offensive? I mean, that’s the question for me. I can’t answer it because I’m white. I don’t know if it’s offensive if someone were pretending to be white and I want to know if it’s offensive if a white woman is pretending to be a black woman.” I can’t answer because I’m white. That phrase is such a limiting one. In other words, Read more […]

America’s Fate: What Will It Be?

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist; Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me.” ― Martin Niemöller Can you imagine a Read more […]

Deathbed Confession; Life Sentence

Sometimes, it seems as if God has a dark sense of humor. There is a Nashville, Tennessee man named James Washington who apparently was always connected to a 1995 murder of a woman, but officials never had enough evidence to convict him. He was in jail recently for something entirely different when he had a heart attack. While he was in the hospital, he believed that he was going to die. He wanted to make a “deathbed confession” to prison guard Tomlinson, whom he motioned to come to him. Here Read more […]