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Posts Tagged ‘hypocrisy

Racing On the Gridiron

February 2, 2016

As American history goes, the ugly head of racism showing up never surprises me. At this stage of.my life, I wait for it to enter. The 50th Super Bowl is as good a place as any. The old character of these United States are as in play today as it was when I was born […]

Trusting A Chameleon?

October 9, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 9, 2012 By Perry Redd I’m not sure when the right time is to scrutinize the person will be my face to the rest of the world, but now might be it.  With less than four weeks to go until we elect our next […]

Making Policy On the Fly

December 7, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 6, 2011 By Perry Redd   You wanna talk about improbable?  I was going back over my commentary from May of this year.  I am not going to eat my words, but they are a bit haunting right about now.  Do you remember what […]

Depiction of Contradiction

October 4, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 4, 2011 By Perry Redd This past week, the news cycle has been fast and furious.  If you’ve blinked, then you’ve missed something.  Not necessarily the stories, but the truth.  The actors have said one thing, then have done another.  They’ve stood on principle—or […]

Not So Sleight of Hand

September 27, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 27, 2011 By Perry Redd My concern for the people of Palestine goes back to my discipleship and pastoral training in the mid-90’s.  I grew to question the contemporary mainstream American Christian teaching of the history of the region currently know as Israel.  I […]

Taking the Wrong Class

September 20, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary September 20, 2011 By Perry Redd   You should be as sick of it as I am…Republicans twisting an issue of national importance into an impossible proposition.  This time, it’s taxes.  After the debt ceiling was raised last month, the issue was certain to re-surface […]

Who Speaks for God

April 19, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary April 19, 2011 By Perry Redd There are some things that simply need to change.  There are others that need to change now!  The most recent disaster making its way through the southern and mid-western United States, gives me reason to demand that all holy-people […]

Shadows On One Side of the Tree

September 7, 2010

I truly believe that lawmakers and law enforcers should be held to the highest degree of scrutiny and accountability. Ethics panels and oversight investigations are fully necessary to ensure that our interests, as taxpayers and citizens, are protected and that those we select and elect aren’t abusing the power we hand to them. The current investigations into wrongdoing and allegations are commendable, on it’s face. But what I’ve noticed is that white people do now wrong. Is that right? White people “do no wrong?” From the apparent congressional ethics investigations happening right now, I’m right.

When Clinging to God Is Convenient

September 1, 2010

Here I am, nine months later reviving the words of a former commentary of mine about “Obama’s Prophecy” from last November…how quickly we forget. Our president is a prophet and we don’t know it. It’s been nearly two years since he was elected when 53% of Americans said they wanted change. Unfortunately, 46% said they didn’t. During the heat of the primaries, the then junior senator from Illinois knew that certain people needed it—and would act up if things didn’t. What he didn’t know is how people would act up…if they did.

When Christianity Is a Bad Word

August 25, 2010

Can you believe the depths to which the neo-conservative right will sink to? Just when you thought they could go no lower, like a Limbo pole, they lower the bar. Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, chose to jump directly into the conversation about President Obama’s religion. And let’s take a look at the faith: if Obama was to accept Jesus Christ as his “personal savior,” the way Christians believe one must in order to claim the faith, then why is it that he is still a Muslim to them? Simply because, that’s what they want. Nevermind what he said, never mind the facts.