RuPaul’s Message to Kids

Reality TV star RuPaul Charles made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of color. His show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” won the best reality-competition program. To be clear, this isn’t a show about muscle cars. It’s primarily about men dressing...

The World Needs Love

A church sign said, “Whoever stole our air conditioning units, keep one because it’s hot where you’re going.” Unfortunately, that message was displayed by a church not far from my office. But is that really the message that the neighborhood...

Speak Respectfully

There’s a tendency today to rip into political leaders whom you don’t agree with. And those on the political right are just as guilty as those on the political left of ugly disparagement and condemnation of politicians. Of course, we have the freedom to...

Will Judge Shepherd Shoot Down School Choice?

The Kentucky legislature passed a bill that allows the creation of a foundation by private individuals to set up a scholarship fund for lower-income school children who need better options in education. Kentucky’s education establishment is opposed to the...

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Pres. Biden’s mandate for companies with 100 or more employees is meeting stiff resistance from Republican governors. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, “If the federal government can get away with doing this, what’s going to come next?” South Carolina Gov. Henry...

Ky National Guard Aiding Hospitals

If you don’t believe COVID is having an adverse impact on health care facilities and workers in the commonwealth, then consider that the National Guard is stepping in to help. The National Guard typically is deployed for disaster relief. But as Kentucky has averaged...

Social Security Trust Fund Depleted

A report by the federal government revealed that the social security trust fund will be depleted by the year 2034. That’s only 13 years from now. As it is, social security makes payments to about 65 million people. An estimated 175 million people paid into...

What’s keeping you from Vaccination?

This new variant of Covid is deadlier and more contagious than the first. Younger people are being hit hard, and many are ending up in critical care units in hospitals. In fact, there are only 90 critical care beds open in the entire state. Yet, many are calling it a...

Be a Force for Good

There’s lots of pain and suffering, anger and bitterness I see all around. I have friends and co-workers suffering from Covid. I know pastors who are losing congregants in this latest wave. Much anger is directed toward our political leaders. Some are calling...

Republicans Scrap Mask Mandate

Kentucky Republicans scrapped Gov. Andy Beshear’s mask mandate for public schools and daycare centers. The special legislative session ended with lawmakers giving mask policy decisions to local school boards and local governments. Gov. Beshear vetoed the...

Lessons from Afghanistan

Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11-the day our nation was under brutal attack by Islamic terrorists. It’s a day that many of us will never forget. We invaded Afghanistan shortly after, drove out Al-Qaeda, and eventually got Bin Laden. Then we helped...

The Fallout of Afghanistan

The fallout from Pres. Biden’s haphazard pullout of Afghanistan continues. As Afghan allies flee from the Taliban, many say the U.S. has a moral obligation to rescue them. One of them is Tim Morgan, a special ops helicopter pilot who has been deployed there several...

Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

A Texas law that recognizes and protects human life as soon as a heartbeat is found was allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s considered the most pro-life law in the nation. Several other states, including Kentucky, have heartbeat laws that protect the...

Christianity and Culture Conference in Bowling Green

The clash of values between the church and culture is clear. This is because our culture has become secularized, and we’re losing a shared moral reference point. Often there’s fear and uncertainty inside the church. And those outside the church are often distrustful...

Special Session to Tackle Divisive Mask Issue

Gov. Andy Beshear is expected to call the Kentucky General Assembly into session as early as today. That’s because the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that he needs to abide by the state legislature’s laws that limit his emergency authority. Earlier this year, the...

Rest from your Labors

Today marks the unofficial end of summer. It’s Labor Day, which became a federal holiday in 1894 after the labor movement fought for safer workplaces, an eight-hour workday, fair wages, and the end of child labor. Those goals were eventually realized, but Labor Day...

Court Protects Children, Conscience Rights

Healthcare workers concerned about being forced to participate in procedures and therapies that violate their conscience and sound medical practices got a reprieve from a federal court. The Federal Court for the Northern District in Texas ruled on behalf of health...

The Politics of Vaccines

Syndicated radio host Phil Valentine died from Covid. Valentine was a vaccine skeptic, but after he got Covid, he changed his tune. He asked his listeners to consider, “If [they] get this COVID thing, do [they] have a chance of dying from it?” Valentine...

Covid Wave Crippling Hospital Capacity

The Trigg County Hospital ER doctor said the hospital there is overwhelmed with Covid patients. The same is true for many hospitals across the commonwealth. Overall, over 100,000 people in the country have been hospitalized for the coronavirus. This is the highest...

Beshear may call special session

Gov. Andy Beshear’s recent mask mandate for children as young as two years old was slapped down by two courts. A federal judge in Northern Kentucky said Beshear had no authority to tell Catholic schools in Covington what to do. Just days after that ruling, the Ky...