In a recent Chicago Tribune article entitled Graduated tax could narrow income gap, Melissa Harris argues for a progressive tax or graduated tax system. Illinois currently has a flat tax. Harris, and others, would like to see that changed at the state level; as well as to see Obamaâ€™s tax increases implemented. Somehow they believe the myth that a higher tax on the â€śrichâ€ť helps the â€śpoor.â€ť The irony is, that simply taking money away from the â€śhavesâ€ť, doesnâ€™t help nor empower the supposed â€śhave-notsâ€ť.
Homosexuals are not seeking acceptance as people, but for a particular lifestyle. In every published instance, the only cases of rejection experienced by homosexuals have been based upon rejection, not of the person, but of a lifestyle. In every case, the issue has been that their demand conflicted with the moral standards held by the owner of the business. They were rejecting not the homosexual as a person but a lifestyle that conflicted with their deeply held moral and/or religious beliefs.
For him and other homosexual activists, Christians cannot observe their religion and live by the Bibleâ€™s words they hold sacred without discriminating against gays. If this is about â€śhow we treat each other as human beings,â€ť as Cook writes, then how can he justify a same-sex couple going to a baker or photographer they well know is Christian, for whom homosexuality is a sin, and demand a cake or photography for a gay wedding. Can Tim Cook really believe that this is decent, tolerant, freedom loving human behavior?
Blacks are totally disillusioned with Obama and the Democratic Party. Blacks are begging the Republican Party to give them a reason to vote Republican in the next election. Philosophically the Republican Party is in synch with the Black community on issues like family values, traditional marriage, lower taxes, education, and entrepreneurship.
During the NCAA basketball Final Four Playoffs, the NCAA ran ads condemning the abuse of women. The NBA and the NFL have been doing the same.Â The NBA also ran ads condemning those who use the word â€śgayâ€ť as slang.Â On March 28, 2015, several groups and politicians condemned the State of Indiana for passing a Religion Freedom piece of legislation, which would allow their businesses to discriminate or choose not to do business with a group whose practices or lifestyles violated their religious convictions.Â Many believe the law is homophobic and threatened to no longer do business in State of Indiana.Â To me, itâ€™s all hypocritical!Â Why?Â These protestors never protest in front of Mosques, condemning Islam and the Muslim community for the Koranâ€™s strong condemnation of gay lifestyles.
The 700 Clubâ€™s Gordon Robertson interviews Bishop Jackson about the current racial divide in America and what the Church can do about it.