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 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Louisiana pastor taking stand against Caesar

Pastor Tony Spell is a man who takes his texts seriously. He believes in the plain truth of the Bible and the First Amendment. And that’s why Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, La., has been celebrating Christmas as usual thi... — Updated 12/26/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Republicans work against conservatives

It’s my fervent hope the two Georgia Senate runoff elections are the last time conservatives will be forced to vote for Republicans because no conservative alternatives exist. For over 30 years conservatives have been told by the... — Updated 12/19/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Pickup plan gift to Amazon's bottom line

Christmas online sales are predicted to increase 33 percent to a record of $189 billion, according to the wizards at Adobe Analytics. Merry Winter Break Jeff Bezos! What this means for consumers is you’re being drafted into the... — Updated 12/5/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Surely Christians can save the Christmas holiday

I could not have been more wrong about how the election would affect the Great Pandemic Panic. I assumed that if Biden won, or the left could claim he won, the WuFlu would be consigned to the hazmat container of history. Why... — Updated 11/28/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Events add up to Left being up to no good

It is now obvious that Joe Biden’s presidential “victory” has entered the fabled realm of “settled science.” And in record time. What took global warming a decade to achieve, Biden accomplished in less than a week. The... — Updated 11/21/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Thanksgiving rules overbearing and unnecessary

I have good news for all you compulsive mask wearers. The wait is over. Your guidance is here. The bureaucrats who run Nannyfornia have finally issued the rules for observing Thanksgiving. Assuming you’re willing to try and cheat... — Updated 11/7/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Administration's failures mostly self-inflicted

I’m convinced Jared Kushner is responsible for creating the Trump Administration HR operation that’s the Chernobyl of Human Resources. Once he pushed Chris Christie out, the resulting multitude of personnel mistakes belong to... — Updated 10/24/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Cheney example of country club conservative

There exists a type of country club conservative that desperately wants to fit in after being elected. The cultural issues most important to the base are cringe inducing for these squishy Republicans. Abortion, immigration, term... — Updated 9/19/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Time for showdown with anti-Christian, secular authorities

Pastors are belatedly coming to the conclusion that letting Caesar decide when and where they can worship was a bad idea from the beginning. The fact the vast majority of churches meekly shut down and surrendered Easter... — Updated 8/29/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: National leaders need to go on record

I’ve been watching anarchy and lawlessness take control of our streets in major cities. I don’t imagine I’m alone, either. Viewers are exposed everywhere to scenes of mindless chaos. Meanwhile, on Opposition Media outlets,... — Updated 7/4/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Anti-cop vow is step backward

The New York Times has a story that’s entertaining reading for conservatives. It concerns a mostly white, solidly leftist neighborhood so inspired by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a rogue policeman, they decided to... — Updated 6/27/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Opinion: Coronavirus puts Jesus in intensive care

The most remarkable impact coronavirus has on America is the sight of pastors waiting, like dogs anticipating a treat, until Caesar gives them permission to start rendering unto God. You couldn’t have convinced me in March that B... — Updated 5/23/2020

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices

Coronavirus test issues not Trump's fault

After years of Russia, Russia, Russia and a few months of Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, we now have another bunch of foreigners interfering in our presidential election. The difference is the Opposition Media welcomes this... — Updated 3/14/2020

 
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