Archive / November, 2014

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

 War to End All Wars Continues, Soldiers and Vets Still Suffering

   BEGIN MILITARY CHARITY AT HOME 

By Harry M. Covert

There is much to be considered on Last Tuesday’s somber day of remembrance. The War to End All Wars ended a centenary ago, but the Great War didn’t end anything at all with exception of massive deaths of nine million soldiers and about seven million civilians. The United Kingdom had about 900,000 deaths, the United States recorded for 116,708 for its one-year participation.

(Editor’s note: This column appeared Nov. 11, 2014 and

is being reprinted at many requests.)

What’s more poignant here is to recall the lives of all called to battle the millions upon millions of Americans in the wars since—WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, and others some may refer to as skirmishes.… Read More

Threats to the Pulpits

Free Speech Under Attack Again

By Harry M. Covert

I know great care and concern must be used before describing someone a fool. The time is nigh to say so and say it loud and clear throughout the land.

Before I get carried away here I must confess I was truly laughing out loud. I thought some show biz wits were making fun again of vicars, rectors and pastors of all sorts. Then the only adjective I could think of was fool. The Bible tells us, the fool says “there is no God.”

The news out of Houston, Texas, was this: the elected mayor planned and wanted to subpoena all pulpiteering where clergy preached against homosexual lifestyles that includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).Read More