Entries by Jerry Newcombe

The New York Times Blames Christians for Poor Coronavirus Response

The religious right is anti-science. The religious right supports Donald Trump, and he welcomes their support. Therefore, America is doing much worse in our fight with the coronavirus than we could be. If Trump had not chosen to ally himself with those anti-science Bible-thumpers, the whole world would be better off. So posits an op-ed […]

Keeping Your Head During the Coronavirus Crisis

Some wag once changed the opening line of Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem, “If,” this way: “If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…you haven’t understood the gravity of the situation.” And so it seems to be with the coronavirus crisis. I can’t remember the last […]

A Socialist for President?

How is it that a communist, for all practical purposes, is winning in the Iowa caucuses at present? If there is anything that history shows repeatedly, it is that socialism, including its more violent form, communism, is an utter failure by every criterion imaginable. And yet, as of this writing, Bernie Sanders, Democrat presidential candidate […]

A Christmas Meditation on Christ as “The Prophet”

When it comes to prophesies and predictions, have you ever noticed how often the “experts” get it wrong? Winston Churchill quipped, “I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.” Predictions are dangerous. Consider these “prophecies” made by various people: “There is not the […]

The Salvation Army a “Hate” Group? Preposterous!

I feel like I lost a friend when Chick-fil-A apparently decided to throw Christians under the bus to curry favor with the LBGTQ crowd. Not that they could ever be “good” enough to please the radical gays because the goal is not really tolerance….it is forced acceptance and celebration. But one thing that truly galled […]

Thanksgiving—to be Practiced Year Round

There are valuable lessons to be learned from the first Thanksgiving but the first grade class of Stone Bank Elementary School in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin won’t be learning them. Even though no one had complained, school administrators sent the following message to disappointed parents, “Out of respect for Native Americans, and the sensitivity of this time […]

Journalism Is Not a Crime

The First Amendment took a major beating in a California courtroom last week. On Friday, 11/15/19, a jury in San Francisco’s U.S. District Court found David Daleiden and his team guilty of trespassing, fraud, and other infractions. Daleiden and his group produced the 2015 undercover videos (still available at www.cmp.org) that expose the trafficking of […]

The Left Targets Nuns—Again

The founders of America would be aghast at today’s assault against religious freedom and against what they called “the sacred right of conscience.” Right now a group of innocent nuns is in the Left’s crosshairs—again. Why? Because the Little Sisters of the Poor do not believe in contraceptives and cannot in good faith and conscience […]

Loss of Religion is Society’s Loss

Pew Research Center recently wrote about “the decline of Christianity” at a “rapid pace.” Pew stated: “More than eight-in-ten members of the Silent Generation (those born between 1928 and 1945) describe themselves as Christians (84%), as do three-quarters of Baby Boomers (76%). In stark contrast, only half of Millennials (49%) describe themselves as Christians; four-in-ten […]