Donald R Barbera's Blog – July 2011 Archive (3)

The ****, Bad, and the Ugly

Picking a starting point when writing about so many despicable characters is difficult and maybe impossible, especially when the subjects normally rank among the good guys--preachers. For years preachers, ministers and pastors ranked among the most trusted individuals in the United States, but the scandal in the Catholic Church with priestly pedophiles changed much of that perception.



During that time, Protestant churches avoided that kind of unrelenting scrutiny and for a variety of… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 21, 2011 at 8:58pm — 1 Comment

Bridal Gown Sins

Bridal Gowns



This will not be my regular disecting of religion or one of its representatives, but it did come about because of comments from the sisters of a preacher about to be married. If you are about to become a traditional bride, you might not want to read any further because what follows is neither purity white nor blessed in heaven. "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," a show about purchasing the dream dress for you wedding dominated the television screen for two-hours, while I… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 15, 2011 at 10:52pm — 1 Comment

A Rock and a "kinda" Hard Place

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus called President Obama on the carpet over the astronomical rates of unemployment in the African American community. The rates of unemployment in the black community is double that of the white community and if taken by city, it reaches nearly 30%, a number that escaped the record books. As a political move for the home folks--brilliant, but as a risky, back against the wall gutsy move--nada!



The Black Caucus is made up of black politicians… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 9, 2011 at 7:01pm — 2 Comments

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