Archive: Vashti Murphy McKenzie
Wise guys are the ones who sling words around with unbalanced fierceness instead of using reasoned conviction. Wise people tend to blend the right amount of knowledge and experience that appeal to our higher nature.
By Vashti Murphy McKenzie | April 15, 2010; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (4)
Should President Obama develop a "Black Agenda"? YES, I believe he needs to develop a Black, Red, White and Blue, Yellow, Brown and Green agenda that includes the unique vision and voices of our country.
By Vashti Murphy McKenzie | April 7, 2010; 08:40 AM ET | Comments (1)
"Do ask and do tell" may not work any better for many believe same-sex sexual relationships and same-sex marriage are sins. Others believe it to be an abomination, a learned behavior, sexual preference or perversion or psychological malfunction. It is still the elephant in the living room. Making pretend that it is not there won't make it go away. Deal with it!
By Vashti Murphy McKenzie | February 13, 2010; 12:16 AM ET | Comments (11)
Why is a subject as serious as abortion being treated like a political football kicked around on Super Bowl Sunday? The next thing you know there will be Michael Vick ads for an animal humane society, Gilbert Arenas ads for gun control or Tiger Woods ads for sex therapists! Some things don't need to be fodder at this end of football season celebration.
By Vashti Murphy McKenzie | February 5, 2010; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (9)
It must be in our DNA that we continually long for leaders with unique powers to save the day. We are continually searching for another Moses, another Mohammed or another Messiah. We want a value added human who can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Someone who can "save the day" like Underdog, or at least show up just in the nick of time like the Lone Ranger.
By Vashti Murphy McKenzie | January 27, 2010; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (4)
If the law of the land grants the right of civil union to gays and lesbians, is it too great a leap to think that those who refuse to conduct civil unions or speak against it because of religious reasons make also one day be fined and imprisoned?
By Vashti Murphy McKenzie | January 11, 2010; 12:11 AM ET | Comments (85)
There were many interesting and critical faith issues during 2009. Any number of them would be worth a few pages of pontification or a few words at least. Suffice to say that the No. 1 faith issue of 2009 is that faith is still an issue that's still going strong. For example:
By Vashti Murphy McKenzie | December 31, 2009; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)