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A graduate of Franklin University with a degree in Digital Communications, David is the co-president of the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational Latter Day Saint/Mormon movement. In the past, he was a full time political activist lobbying Congress in an effort to create a better economic future for the United States.
SHARE Thursday, January 16, 2020 Latter Day Sisterhood in Mormonism
Back in June of 2014 I wrote an article here on OpEdNews about women and the priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (CJCLdS for short). Little did I know then that I had a little over a year left in this denomination. My understanding of this topic has evolved from this time, but I still agree with what I wrote, for that denomination. I still believe they have the right to change this, but it required re
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Interpretation of the Bible on LGBTQ
Even after the Supreme Court ruling made it legal, same-sex marriage is still an issue in the United States. The far right in our country has given Christianity and the Bible a lot of bad press by pushing against the practice. Where is this coming from? Seeing that the god of most of these Christians seems to be the Bible itself, we must turn to the scriptures to see what the all the fuss is about.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Why is the GOP Willing to Let President Obama Amend the Constitution?
I have been a part of a team going to Washington DC every other week all year, talking to Republicans in the House. So far, it looks like TPA will not pass the House thanks to Democrats and Tea Party members that understand what the stakes are -- at least from their own points of view.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 10, 2015 Myth vs Facts on Fast Tracking Trade Authority
There has been a lot of talk lately about giving the president Fast Track Trade Authority, and in fact a bill came out last month that would do just that. While there are many against the bill, the corporate controlled media is talking over them with points of their own, pushing an agenda that does not have the best interest of the United States in mind. With all the debate, what are the facts and fiction - the truth and lies?
SHARE Friday, July 18, 2014 What's the Point of Net Neutrality?
Today, over one-third of the human population uses the Internet. Some to let you know that a Nigerian prince has a cool million in cash he needs to wire you, others to let their grandmother in another country see them and read them a bedtime story on programs like Skype. It may very well be the greatest human invention for communication and information sharing. So what then is net neutrality, and why should we care about it?
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Women and the Priesthood in the LDS Church
There is a movement now asking the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to ordain women to the priesthood. With its leader facing excommunication for her actions, this article is an attempt to point out what went wrong on both sides of the discussion and why.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 7, 2012 The Next Four Years
President Obama's second-term win means that America will not fall quickly into economic collapse. However, if the president keeps going in the direction he has been leading the country during his first term, things are not likely to get much better for Main Street either.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Super PACs Control American Politics
Money has played a huge role in the GOP primaries. Not in the race between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, but in the the different campaign strategies of Mitt Romney and Buddy Roemer.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Obama vs Romney vs. Santorum: Who best for America?
It is clear that neither Obama nor Romney are the best choices, but until Americans start looking outside the box, they are the best options we have. If all voters have to go on is Romney's rhetoric, it may very well be better to continue with what kind of works -- President Obama -- than with Romney's ideas that really don't stand a chance of bettering the lives of Americans.
SHARE Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Rick Santorum's Vague Plans will not Fix the Nation's Woes
Rick Santorum is currently backed by the religious right. He has strongly denounced what he deems as immoral actions, espousing extreme views regarding American freedoms -- many of which actually threatening freedom. Some of Santorum's comments make him appear willing to impose his worldview on other nations, which is good news for social conservatives, but terrible news for fiscal conservatives and the nation as a whole.
SHARE Sunday, February 19, 2012 The Mormon Menace
Looking at Romney's platform, it should be clear that he is a Republican running for office, not a Mormon aiming at the White House.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 17, 2012 The U.S. Trade Deficit is Killing the Economy
If the United States were a business, it would be a dismal failure. Its stocks would be in the tank. The president and all of Congress would be fired. The stockholders (the American people) would have lost everything -- all of their holdings. The doors would close, the workers would be laid off. The United States would have no choice but to shut down.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 13, 2012 Mitt Romney: The Everlasting Candidate
Michigan has suffered greatly due to the fallacy of laissez-faire "free" trade polices. Surely Mitt Romney will have noticed that much his father worked to build is now in ruins. The question voters need to ask is, has Mitt learned what his father seemed to know? The short answer: no.
(11 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Occupy Wall Street, The Next Move is Yours
While the Occupy movement may appear similar to protests favoring civil rights or opposing the Vietnam War, there are a few distinct differences. For one, it is an occupation, not a demonstration. Sure, people can come and go, but the movement is meant to stay. The other big difference is also its weakest point -- the Occupy movement has no clear path and no polished demands.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Newt Gingrich Offers Voters No Viable Solutions
With Gingrich taking the new top spot for the GOP's seemingly desperate attempt to find anyone that isn't Mitt Romney to run against President Obama, Republican voters will need to take a closer look at what this politician stands for.
SHARE Friday, December 2, 2011 2012 - Politically Doubtful
It should be no secret to Americans that President Obama has let the country down. Running on a platform of hope and change, he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Many voters were excited just to get then President Bush out of the White House. Senator Obama may have given the voters hope, but President Obama has not shown the country any real change. In the past three years, President Obama has failed to
SHARE Friday, December 2, 2011 The Greatest Lie -- The Moral Right
Looking at the number of presidential hopefuls, America seems to be overwhelmed with a lack of choices. The "moral" right seems duty bound to find the right candidate, yet there seems to be a lack of morals among those running.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, September 26, 2011 An Economic Recovery Plan that Would Actually Work
Where are American jobs? Politicians keep talking about them, but can we really expect to see them? Tax cuts proposed by the right, stimulus proposed by the left: neither of these will have any meaningful, positive effect on our economy. We can no longer continue the status quo.