Archive: Samuel Rodriguez
For that matter, the Tea Party, although formidable in both size and influence as made evident in recent primary elections, represent the secular wing of the GOP
By Samuel Rodriguez | September 21, 2010; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (4)
Evangelical leaders are supporting President Obama's push for immigration reform, an unlikely partnership that will result in just policies.
By Samuel Rodriguez | July 6, 2010; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (4)
We must stop all illegal immigration. But we carry a spiritual and moral obligation to help even those who came into our country illegally.
By Samuel Rodriguez | May 27, 2010; 08:53 AM ET | Comments (7)
Arizona's immigration law is product of fear. But we've been down this road before in America, and we always find our way back to justice and fairness.
By Samuel Rodriguez | April 30, 2010; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (62)
The real question is what are abortion advocates afraid of? Are they afraid that millions of Americans will be exposed to viable alternatives as it pertains to abortion? Tim Tebow is as wrong as President Obama who constantly addresses abortion reduction and seeks to reduce the number of abortions in America.
By Samuel Rodriguez | February 3, 2010; 01:10 AM ET | Comments (7)
The constant bombardment of anti-Christian negative imagery attempts to persuade the American populous that this community stands against change, embodies intolerance and poses a danger to a possible John Lennon utopia. Yet, I am convinced the vast majority of Americans can discriminate between truth and propaganda.
By Samuel Rodriguez | January 13, 2010; 03:09 AM ET | Comments (18)
Let a generation arise committed to Robert's core message: The Kingdom of God is not black or white, rich or poor, male or female, urban or rural, but simply stated, the Kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
By Samuel Rodriguez | December 16, 2009; 02:58 AM ET | Comments (2)
To those that desire to convert America into a post religious, uber-secularist society, we say one thing; bah humbug!
By Samuel Rodriguez | December 7, 2009; 09:31 PM ET | Comments (13)
The fact that the peaceful and neutral Swiss decided that the preservation of its ideological culture trumps accommodation of religious rituals does not in my opinion project the Swiss as bigoted or intolerant; quite the opposite.
By Samuel Rodriguez | November 30, 2009; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (5)
I find repugnant the very thought of a faith-based group approaching government begging for funding to accomplish a Divine mandate of charity and compassion.
By Samuel Rodriguez | September 22, 2009; 09:26 PM ET | Comments (2)
Texas is a God friendly state. The state lays claim to some of the largest churches in the nation. Texas is the Israel of American Evangelicalism and Dallas is it's Jerusalem. With Apostles T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen and Ed Young, Texas and God walk conjoined at the cultural faith hip.
By Samuel Rodriguez | September 1, 2009; 04:28 PM ET | Comments (10)
Blacks and Latinos may end up as the proverbial firewall preventing the advancement of the gay and lesbian agenda.
By Samuel Rodriguez | July 28, 2009; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (65)
Truth be told, there are passages in the biblical narrative that if taken out of context seem to reinforce the notion of God ordained Machismo or secondary status of women.
By Samuel Rodriguez | July 22, 2009; 04:12 AM ET | Comments (53)
Every day that passes without Comprehensive Immigration Reform adds tarnish to the soul of our Nation.
By Samuel Rodriguez | June 10, 2009; 04:58 PM ET | Comments (2)
Should President Obama accompany the declaration with a White House ceremony? Absolutely! Should there be a National Day of Prayer? Why not?
By Samuel Rodriguez | May 6, 2009; 01:39 AM ET | Comments (10)
Government and faith partnerships exist for community empowerment and renewal. The wall between church and state works both ways. It protects the government from one religious belief system usurping all other convictions but similarly the wall protects the Church from the State.
By Samuel Rodriguez | February 12, 2009; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (5)
Under no circumstance should people of faith ignore the Holocaust deniers or stay silent while Pope Benedict implicitly validates such beliefs.
By Samuel Rodriguez | February 9, 2009; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (5)
Hamas, Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda are not political extensions of an ethno ideology contextualized within the framework of a religious narrative. These groups represent nothing more and nothing less than an unbridled commitment to murder, destruction and terrorism.
By Samuel Rodriguez | January 13, 2009; 03:06 AM ET | Comments (50)
Obama's election makes the case that faith trumps fear while hope and change are not just simple sound bites or campaign slogans but the heartbeat of a nation looking for more.
By Samuel Rodriguez | November 10, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (2)
Palin's comments on "God's Will" should be viewed with trepidation and caution only if Obama's comment on not having any clue regarding when life begins speaks to a theological underpinning of moral relativism.
By Samuel Rodriguez | September 11, 2008; 02:47 PM ET | Comments (131)
This Presidential election may very well serve as the healthy convergence of faith and politics.
By Samuel Rodriguez | August 28, 2008; 06:18 AM ET | Comments (6)
Elizabeth Edwards stands both as a victim and a hero. Destructive? No. Christ like? Yes.
By Samuel Rodriguez | August 25, 2008; 07:42 AM ET | Comments (6)
Will Hispanics vote for McCain in spite of his party or will they vote for Obama in spite of his abortion stance?
By Samuel Rodriguez | August 14, 2008; 04:03 PM ET | Comments (24)
There exists no possible avenue on which human beings can reconcile belief in God with racial prejudice.
By Samuel Rodriguez | August 1, 2008; 07:28 AM ET | Comments (3)
Jeremiah Wright and Obama, Parsley, Hagee and McCain, Rasputin and Nicholas II (via Tsaritsa Alexandra), Thomas More and Henry VIII; the convergence of politics and religion stem from the historical corridors of Mesopotamia to the cherry blossom gardens of Washington...
By Samuel Rodriguez | April 2, 2008; 02:17 AM ET | Comments (0)
The 2008 Presidential elections define a battle, not between Republicans, Democrats and Independents but rather between, Sex, Race and Age. This election speaks more about “isms” than policy.
By Samuel Rodriguez | March 26, 2008; 06:07 AM ET | Comments (16)
Huckabee’s call to somehow reconcile the U.S. Constitution with God’s standards presents a provocative proposition that very well may redefine the church and state relationship while depicting the Christian majority in an unprecedented role as theocrats. Before we begin to...
By Samuel Rodriguez | January 25, 2008; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (1)
Pride is the great motivator for 21st Century success and accomplishment.
By Samuel Rodriguez | January 19, 2008; 06:54 PM ET | Comments (7)
What is about the boy in the manger that provokes us to convert a Christmas tree into a Holiday tree, Merry Christmas into Happy Holidays and Christmas break into Winter Recess?
By Samuel Rodriguez | December 20, 2007; 07:26 AM ET | Comments (35)
As Americans, we are both sexual and spiritual people. We carry the New Testament on Sunday Morning and our Viagra pills on Saturday afternoon.
By Samuel Rodriguez | November 28, 2007; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (163)
Nations launch wars, governments persecute, institutions reinforce hatred, but the children of God forgive.
By Samuel Rodriguez | November 16, 2007; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (18)
The American faith narrative repudiates torture under all circumstances and without exception.
By Samuel Rodriguez | November 11, 2007; 03:39 PM ET | Comments (9)
To have within our borders 9 million children without health care coverage is a moral travesty. Health care coverage for children is a natural extension of a Pro-Life agenda
By Samuel Rodriguez | November 5, 2007; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (41)
No other partnership can possibly offer humanity and our Planet a chance for survival like the collaborative relationship between faith and science.
By Samuel Rodriguez | October 26, 2007; 08:59 AM ET | Comments (789)
If love, compassion, and forgiveness unite the world’s major religions, then the leaders of these religions have failed miserably to disseminate this message to the followers.
By Samuel Rodriguez | October 22, 2007; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (66)
It may have been a politically incorrect statement; however, I do believe it reflects the sentiment of the majority of our citizens.
By Samuel Rodriguez | October 5, 2007; 04:41 PM ET | Comments (21)
In the birthplace of monotheism where the name of God is invoked daily, He may very well be a prisoner of War.
By Samuel Rodriguez | September 17, 2007; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (13)
If Job can question the plan of Providence and if Jesus can cry out "Father, Father, why hast thou forsaken me", then Mother Teresa can, without tarnish or shame, be admired in the midst of her doubts and fears. In...
By Samuel Rodriguez | September 3, 2007; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (2)
“Take two pills and call me in the morning”, said the Doctor. Today’s moral, political and social climate demands a more viable prescription in order to address the ills inundating humanity today. Regardless of one’s faith experience or lack thereof,...
By Samuel Rodriguez | August 20, 2007; 08:48 AM ET | Comments (12)
A Hindu leading prayer in the Senate demonstrates that this nation embraces religious tolerance and pluralism and rejects religious totalitarianism
By Samuel Rodriguez | August 2, 2007; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (58)
Change in the Muslim community will come from a reformation that embraces pluralism and rejects totalitarianism.
By Samuel Rodriguez | July 25, 2007; 03:08 PM ET | Comments (29)
Hell is a refuge for darkness and the absence of light, music and love.
By Samuel Rodriguez | July 1, 2007; 08:47 AM ET | Comments (24)
We do have a moral imperative to stay in Iraq until we secure peace.
By Samuel Rodriguez | June 21, 2007; 06:02 AM ET | Comments (25)
A faith that is threatened by doctrinal inquiries and evaluation of certain tenants is no faith at all.
By Samuel Rodriguez | June 13, 2007; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (35)
Embedded in the historical narrative of the Democratic Party is the indisputable fact that somewhere in the 1970’s and solidified in the 1980’s, this party lost its faith. Suddenly, in the 21st Century of Blue and Red states, John Kerry...
By Samuel Rodriguez | June 8, 2007; 02:38 PM ET | Comments (13)
At the end of the day my Faith will strengthen me and preserve me for the peace to come.
By Samuel Rodriguez | June 4, 2007; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (19)
Christ introduced not necessarily a religion but a relationship.
By Samuel Rodriguez | May 29, 2007; 06:14 AM ET | Comments (11)
I am satisfied with not being satisfied.
By Samuel Rodriguez | May 21, 2007; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (23)