Ohio is a great model for the nation. Though a swing state, we are trending more red than purple. Religious freedom flourishes and yet we maintain the sixth largest LGBTQ population and the largest of any of our contiguous states. Diversity and tolerance already exist here. No legislation needed. We don't all agree but we do live here peaceably in the heart of it all. That's the way it should be. Current legislation threatens that stability.
Just two days ago, I stood with sixteen other pastors as we presented Governor DeWine with the Champion of Life Award in recognition of his steadfast commitment to sign the Heartbeat Bill. Today will go down as one of my proudest moments as I stood with our Governor when he signed the Human Rights and … Continue reading DeWine Did It! – The Heartbeat Bill has been Signed
Moderate and even some liberal Democrats appear to be walking away as the Democratic party makes a tectonic shift to the extreme left. The Democrats appear to be swinging for the fences with all of their new ultra-radical proposals and increasing message of hate and vilification. They want a nation without walls. They are proposing … Continue reading What Dems Really Want
Opposition to Issue One has wide support from both Republicans and Democrats. Learn why.
National Grief It is beyond difficult to describe the agony that settles on our nation as journalists describe the haunting tale of yet another episode of terror that plays through our schools. The mere instrument of words can hardly convey the heartache that knows no bounds of party, race, class, or culture. Before our grief … Continue reading The Parkland Tragedy: A Conservative Analysis
The following was published in the Toledo Blade on February 18, 2018. It is with mixed emotions that my tenure as a hospice chaplain for ProMedica draws to a close this week. For the last three years, I have served with an incredible staff of doctors, nurses, aides, and volunteers who provide extraordinary care to … Continue reading Chaplain Urges Promedica to Reassess Culture and Values
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
Hate deserves no home nor racism a place to lay its nasty head. The ill-conceived idea that the the tone of a person's skin somehow affects the character of their heart, their value in society, or their worth before God can only emanate from the darkest regions of a depraved soul. Many years ago, I … Continue reading The Alt Right Isn’t Right
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