Baptists Must Reckon with Their Past

Baptists Must Reckon with Their Past

As a lifelong Baptist, I’ve been rightly appreciative of our tradition of promoting religious liberty. In my youth, at a conservative Southern Baptist Church in central Oklahoma, I was taught all people should be free to worship as they choose. It was acknowledged...
The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

Slavery “was the necessary evil upon which the union was built,” U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said in a recent interview. The July 26, 2020, issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper contains an article based on that interview written by that paper’s Washington, DC,...
US Leads Fight in Human Trafficking – Or Does It?

US Leads Fight in Human Trafficking – Or Does It?

The United States led the world in the fight against human trafficking. But that was 20 years ago. In 2000, the United States Congress passed the bipartisan-supported Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) – the global gold standard for legislation that defined...
Some Still Revising South’s Reasons for Civil War

Some Still Revising South’s Reasons for Civil War

Donald Trump’s continually divisive language – especially as it relates to defending the Confederate flag and Southern monuments that glorify the actions and legacies of military and political leaders that supported the South during and after the Civil War – is not...