Author: Jessica Thompson

In God We (Still) Trust?

Relentless media coverage of Kim Davis’s imprisonment has invaded every news cycle over the last week. As I watched this woman be punished for her unapologetic stand in her Christian values, many of my thoughts have been reflected in this one truth. John 15:18: If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you. In 1690, the Mayflower landed in Plymouth Rock, bringing over a hundred Pilgrims to the new world. They fled from the religious persecution endured in England, hoping that this new land would bring religious freedom.  For centuries following the founding of our country, America...

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Gun Violence and Culture: Our Own Frankenstein’s Monster

Dana Loesch, author of Hands of My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America, said something very insightful last night on The Kelly File. In the second part of her interview on the WDBJ shooting, she got to the very core of the gun “issue” in America: “[Americans] don’t have a gun problem. We have a criminal problem. … We glorify violence in movies, music, film, and books.” It’s the centuries old argument of nature vs. nurture:  are we biologically predestined to make the decisions that we do, or are we and our actions the products of our environment? Among the gun control activists who seize...

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Guanta(no)mo?

While most of the country is focused in on Hilary Clinton’s email scandal and Donal Trump’s audacious comments, our President is resuming his plan to shut down Guantanamo Bay. Like the majority of issues that surrounded his 2008 campaign platform, this particular plan for “change” hasn’t sat well with the American people.  Since President Obama’s first term in the oval office, he has been persistent in his plan to shut down Gitmo, even while Congress has stopped him at every opportunity. But has Congress’s opposition stopped our resilient Commander-in-Chief from pushing his own agenda? It doesn’t seem so. Since...

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