La Shawn Barber

La Shawn is a former WORLD columnist.

The atheist and the discriminating discount

Religion
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/11/12, 05:03 pm

Last weekend while out sightseeing, I walked past a restaurant that advertised free meals for children under 10. I envisioned a family with several small children, and the parents paying for only two meals. What a nice deal, and a great way to pull in tourists, I thought. The restaurant probably offered a discount for seniors as well. I don't qualify for either discount. Both discriminate in that they make a distinction in favor of or against a person on the basis of group, class, or category. In that sense, the restaurant discriminates against me.

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Endowed by our Creator

National
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/04/12, 02:50 pm

Today we observe the anniversary of our country's independence. I thank God I was born in the United States, the greatest country on the planet. I thank God I get to live in a place where I can practice my faith without fear of imprisonment or death or worse. I love my country, and every day I'm grateful to be a participant in the Great American Experiment.

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Fetal homicide and abortion

Abortion
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 6/27/12, 03:04 pm

I read an article at LifeNews.com about a habitual drunk driver in Texas with multiple DWI convictions who killed a child in 2000 and pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide. In his most recent drunk driving episode, he hit a car driven by a pregnant woman, killing her unborn baby. He's been charged with murder.

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