“The Truth”

Artist Michael D’Antuono’s painting “The Truth” about Barack Obama.  Here’s an excerpt from the story: “More than a presidential portrait,” writes D’Antuono on a website touting the painting, “‘The Truth’ is a politically, religiously and socially-charged statement on our nation’s current political climate and deep partisan divide that is sure to create a dialogue.” Like others in the news who have depicted Obama in Christ-like imagery, D’Antuono insists he isn’t claiming the man is Messiah, but only inviting “individual interpretations.” “‘The Truth,’ like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder,” claims the exhibit’s press release. Read the whole thing. … Continue reading “The Truth”

The Irony of Our First Black President

From James Kushiner (Touchstone Magazine): The irony about the election of our first black president, an irony which I wish did not exist, is that while blacks have risen from the indignities and injustice of slavery in which their bodies were sold and consumed as property, and have endured segregation and second-class citizen status and racial discrimination, and have now one of their own elected to the highest office in the land, this very president-elect, Barack Obama, will increase the death toll among black human beings if he fulfills his promise to enact a Freedom of Choice Act, which will … Continue reading The Irony of Our First Black President

Some Election Day Thoughts

Awake, you drunkards, and weep, and wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine, for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation has come up against my land, powerful and beyond number; its teeth are lions’ teeth, and it has the fangs of a lioness. It has laid waste my vine and splintered my fig tree; it has stripped off their bark and thrown it down; their branches are made white. As I read about this invasion of locusts in Joel 1, I have to keep in mind the attack of the strong army … Continue reading Some Election Day Thoughts

Barack Obama: The American Moses?

I was watching CNN earlier today and saw a public reaction segment on Obama’s closing out of the democratic primaries.  One women emailed something to this effect: I told my 12 year-old son to come in and watch [Obama’s speech].  I wanted him to remember this historic day…I feel like he [Obama] is our modern day Moses who will bring this nation back to greatness. Immediately, my mind was filled with lots of thoughts.  The first of which was, “No.”  After I had that profound thought race through my brain, I wanted to ask this lady some questions: Does that … Continue reading Barack Obama: The American Moses?

Obama on Abortion at Planned Parenthood

Here is a video from an Obama speech at Planned Parenthood in July 2007.  It’s a speech about partial birth abortion.  Watch the first 15 minutes or so and notice, among many others, this quote: “Even the most conservative person will say that they want their daughters to have the same rights as their sons.”  I did’t know that our sons had the right to kill babies?  Maybe I missed something. When it comes down to it, this issue is not about “a mother’s right to choose” or “equal rights”; it’s about murdering a child who eats, breathes, and sleeps … Continue reading Obama on Abortion at Planned Parenthood