News From Around the South 12/24 to 12/31

News From Around the South 12/24 to 12/31

SOUTH CAROLINA: Business Owner Asks Judge to Let Him Remove Confederate Flag ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — The lawyer for a South Carolina restaurant owner who wants to get rid of a Confederate flag in front of his business says it is a historical display in an area only...
And Peace…Online

And Peace…Online

My New Year’s resolution: Make a careful distinction between speech and violence. America’s First Amendment says “yes” to most speech, including speech that criticizes, insults — even speech that promotes hate. But the law applies only to...
POLL: Southerns Split on Monuments

POLL: Southerns Split on Monuments

Southerners are split on what to do with controversial monuments to Civil War and segregation-era figures. Most want to do something about the monuments. But they don’t agree on what, according to a new poll by Winthrop University. Forty-two percent of Southerners...
America at Christmas

America at Christmas

What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? What if Christmas is the rebirth of Christ in the hearts of all believers? What if...
News From Around the South 12/17 to 12/24

News From Around the South 12/17 to 12/24

FLORIDA: State Rep. Files Bill to Protect Confederate Monuments Florida House District 1 Rep. Mike Hill has filed a bill that would make it illegal to remove a public monument for any reason other than repairs or relocation to an equally prominent place. The proposed...
Whatever Happened to Skid Row?

Whatever Happened to Skid Row?

WASHINGTON — Homelessness is up for the second year in a row. That is no surprise to me. I spent the last few days in New York City, where it seems the homeless are as numerous as the tourists. They are everywhere. Not that they are not numerous in our nation’s...