I Don’t Believe in Celebrating Veterans.


Ray Hood was a hero of mine. Late at night, he would gather us around and rip sideways on the harmonica. We danced as only children can. The older we got the more we loved his stories. None of us could believe that he was on a boat for months at a time. “Harry Truman […]

The United States Flag at the Front of the Church is Blasphemous


  A United States soldier processed the flag of the United States of America in to our sanctuary as we stood at attention singing “God Bless America.”  The veterans in our midst were honored as we sang the “Star Spangled Banner.”  The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” proceeded the pastor’s fiery sermon on the coming […]

The Guys with the Guns on the Denton Square


  The ice pellets hit my head as I negotiated the icy sidewalk.  I heard a bunch of rustling to my right and looked up.  Ten men walked past me carrying large guns.  The flags and signs the men carried read, “Come and take it” or “Don’t tread on me.”  I wondered who these folks […]