Quote for the Day…
Strong people stand up for themselves, but stronger people stand up for others. ― Suzy Kassem
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Constitutional Sheriff
- Southern Baptists
- The Western Word Poll
If it’s Tuesday, then there’s a primary somewhere! According to FiveThirtyEight there are 11 primaries today:
Tuesday brings the next big batch of primaries, as voters head to the polls in Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia — plus we get a little bonus electoral action thanks to several runoffs in Texas and a special election in Minnesota. And thanks to former President Donald Trump’s attempt to dislodge multiple incumbents who refused to overturn the 2020 election, Georgia is the election on everyone’s mind this week, but there are even more races of note in the other four states — 11, to be exact.
Click HERE to review each one.
It took MTN News about two weeks after the story was first reported, but they are now reporting about Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter being an extremist.
KRTV anchor Tim McGonigal did the story. He seems to have a right-leaning slant to his reporting.
I provided my thoughts about Slaughter’s extremist views HERE on May 12.
You can read the report from MTN News HERE.
I am ashamed that I was once a member of a Southern Baptist Church. I have not been a member of the Baptist Church for 40 years, but I am still ashamed of what is happening in that church.
The Associated Press (AP) and other news organizations are reporting that a blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers.
They better do it and do it quickly.
People are losing their faith in churches and religious leaders. Churches are veering into territory where they should not be involved, like in politics. Churches should encourage their members to vote and then encourage their members to pray for those who were elected. That is it.
You can read the report from the AP HERE.
You can read a report from Reuters HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
Back in March, I asked readers to pick which statewide elected official in Montana had embarrassed them the most. (Results)
Now we are almost to June and a lot has happened, so it’s time to ask the question again:
WHICH STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL IN MONTANA HAS EMBARRASSED YOU THE MOST? (May Edition)
Thanks for participating.