La Shawn Barber

La Shawn writes about culture, faith, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, the Washington Examiner, and other publications

The atheist and the discriminating discount

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

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

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

I read an article at 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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