Evangelical Christians, You Flunked Your Own Litmus Test – A Letter to My Conservative, Christian Friends

By Warren Holleman

In the Baptist church where I was raised, we learned to judge a person’s character based on Jesus’ simple instruction: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The Apostle Paul spelled out for us just what those “fruits of the spirit” should be: “Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”

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Texas High Schools to Offer Vocational Training to Meet Anticipated Need for “Anatomy Inspectors” to Enforce New Bathroom Bill

By Warren Holleman

A study by the Texas Business Association has shown that a transgender bathroom bill will cost Texas 185,000 jobs and $8.5 billion dollars per year. But Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick plans to move forward with the bill anyway, announcing last week that the bathroom bill is at the top of his legislative agenda.

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North Carolina Hires 217,812 “Anatomy Inspectors” to Enforce State’s New Bathroom Bill

By Warren Holleman

In the jargon-laden world that is HR (Human Resources), it’s not unusual for one acronym to serve multiple purposes. When a business executive lists “ED” beside his name, it’s never clear whether he’s an “Executive Director,” a “Doctor of Education,” or, simply letting you know he has erectile dysfunction. A younger executive using the term “PC” could be talking about anything from personal computers to political correctness. But her old-school counterparts might incorrectly assume she’s calling out a “privileged character.” Or ordering a sandwich (pimento cheese).

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A Place for ALL of Us . . . Somewhere

By Warren Holleman

hqdefaultRemember the heart-wrenching song from Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story? It’s the prayer of two star-crossed lovers, unable to be who they were or to love the one they loved. And, of course, the stars weren’t the real problem. The real problem was the unmitigated prejudice and hatred of those around them.

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Let’s Celebrate Marriage AND Marriage Equality

By Warren Holleman

A key ingredient of work-life balance is enjoying the love of family and friends. Traditionally, the institution of marriage has helped solidify these commitments, but not everyone was allowed to marry. Thank God that changed this year, when the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that marriage no longer be the exclusive right of one group or another and that gays and lesbians  be allowed to experience the joys and benefits of this essential institution.

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