The three distinct phases of Barack Obama’s reaction to the wildly-disseminated YouTube snippets of sermons by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, took him from the depths to the heights over the last two weeks.
Nicholas F. Benton: Rev. Wright As Scapegoat
The continuing flap over Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, serves as a sobering reminder of the true state of affairs, when it comes to race and class differences, in our land. All of the platitudes and self-righteous disclaimers notwithstanding, America remains deeply divided, and whenever indisputable evidence […]
Nicholas F. Benton: Obama Corrects His Reaction to Wright
At first blush, Sen. Barack Obama’s speech delivered Tuesday, in response to the growing controversy of his relationship to his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, seemed eloquent, moving and even epochal.
Anything But Straight: Obama: From Crisis to Crowning Achievement
It had been a devastating week for Barack Obama.
Preliminary OK for New City Center Granted by Council
Unanimous Vote Moves F.C. Plan Closer to Reality The ambitious Falls Church City Center project received a critical, unanimous thumbs-up from the City Council Monday. All six ordinances and resolutions were passed by 7-0 votes before a standing-room only audience in Council chambers at City Hall.
Yates Among 21 Priests Defrocked By Episcopalian Bishop of Virginia
Attorneys for the defecting members of The Falls Church will be in Fairfax Circuit Cout Friday seeking a summary dismissal of the consolidated suit filed by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal denomination, nationally, aimed at their retaining control of the church property.
Anything But Straight: The Right
In sports, it is known that confidence is the main ingredient that separates great players from those who are merely good. A legend, such as Michael Jordan, could miss ten shots in a row, but he would still expect the eleventh shot to fall. The average player, on the other […]
Nicholas F. Benton: Falwell Antagonistes
Death should be wished upon no one. It, after all, takes away the greatest gift imaginable, life itself. But alas it appears inevitable, as it came to be for a delicious foe, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, this week.
May 3 – 9, 2007
Leaders of 11 Defecting Churches Gather In F.C. for CANA Installation Ceremony
Clergy representing the 11 churches in Virginia that voted in December to depart the Episcopalian Church gathered for an extraordinary convocation at the historic chapel of the Falls Church Episcopal in downtown Falls Church last Saturday.