ORP Endorsements

Separating Facts from Fiction The endorsement process can be messy, misleading and misconstrued. The rhetoric flying since Friday has been fast and furious. Some of it is true and other parts are not. Let’s begin with the fact that there are sixty-six members of the central committee that are not monolithic. A male and female … Continue reading ORP Endorsements


Right to Life is an Issue that Never Dies

The sanctity of life is an issue that will live on as long as there are people who are willing to defend the defenseless, advocate for women, and value the foundational principle that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain … Continue reading Right to Life is an Issue that Never Dies

Media Misrepresents Mandel’s Message

My newsfeed this morning featured a few articles twisting Josh Mandel's overt transparency into something evil. One would hope that the events of this last week would cause the press to take a step back and stop overhyping and demonizing good people for good behavior. But it seems that they just can't help themselves. So … Continue reading Media Misrepresents Mandel’s Message

The Comey Credibility Crisis

James Comey was destined to be fired and he knew it. Somehow, he managed to create a crisis in the election that troubled both sides. Anyone who doubts that Hillary would have fired him is simply delusional. Yet when Trump offers his trademark "You're fired," there is somehow a conspiracy. The Absence of Objective Analysis … Continue reading The Comey Credibility Crisis

The Free Speech Fairness Act (H.R. 781)

One of President Trump’s campaign promises was to fix the Johnson Amendment. This sixty year old law may be little known by the general public, but it is well known to pastors, churches and nonprofits as well as those who wish to silence them. Every election year, I and many other pastors receive threatening correspondence … Continue reading The Free Speech Fairness Act (H.R. 781)

Sworn In

It was an honor to be sworn into the Republican State Central Committee by Chairwoman Jane Timken yesterday and to take my seat among my new colleagues representing the Ohio Republican Party. Clarence Mingo commented earlier that he, Chairwoman Timken, and Attorney General Mike DeWine (also present) were all about the same height and that … Continue reading Sworn In