Michael Brown

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Is It Nazi-Like to Be a Nationalist?

Should "nationalism" be encouraged? Is it simply a matter of putting your own country's interests first and of saying "no" to an unhealthy globalism? Or is it a path to xenophobia, following in the footsteps of the Nazis? Or, perhaps, is it simply a matter of perception, the word "nationalist" meaning one thing to one group and something entirely different to another group?

Why Do So Many Hollywood Elites Despise President Trump?

It's often said that you can judge a man by his friends, but you can judge him even more by his enemies. And there's a lot of truth to this. When you see a certain group of people united in their hatred against someone, it prompts you to ask: Why do they perceive this person to be such a threat? Why do they hate him (or her) so passionately?

Midterm Talking Points for Pro-Trump Evangelicals

If you claim to be an evangelical and plan to vote red on Tuesday – in other words, you are pro-Trump – your faith will be assaulted and your integrity will be challenged. Here are some useful talking points you can use when interacting with friends, family, co-workers, and critics.

Responding to Inane Arguments Against Armed Guards

I don't know if President Trump was right in calling for armed guards at all houses of worship. And I don't know if stricter gun controls would lessen the ever-rising tide of bloodshed in America. But I do know bad arguments when I see them. And a recent article in the Huffington Post was replete with such arguments.

God Is Neither Republican Nor Democrat

When it comes to the political scene today, the Republicans are not always right and the Democrats are not always right. The same goes for the Independents and the Libertarians. Unfortunately, when it comes to the political divide, we tend to view things in black and white terms.

Was Megyn Kelly the Victim of Political Correctness?

Let's put aside the question of whether NBC was looking for an excuse to dump Megyn Kelly because of low ratings and controversies. And let's put aside whether she had a history of racially insensitive remarks. Instead, let's ask one question only: Was her "blackface" comment racist or insensitive?

When Jewish Blood Is Shed in a Synagogue

Premeditated, cold-blooded murder is always unspeakably evil. But it is even more evil when the innocent, unsuspecting victims are children in a school or worshipers in their congregational building. How can we even describe monstrous evil like this?

More Evidence That the Transgender Revolution Will Fail

I have nothing personal against those who identify as transgender. To the contrary, my heart goes out to them. What struggles have they lived with, feeling trapped for years in the wrong body? What social rejection have they endured? At the same time, I am convinced that the transgender revolution, which includes a war against gender distinctions and gender norms, will ultimately fail.

Would Evangelicals Vote for a Practicing Pimp?

On Tuesday, the man known as America's most famous pimp, Dennis Hof, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 72. So, the late Mr. Hof was not only a practicing pimp but a proud one at that. Some evangelical Christians were backing his run for a seat in the local Assembly.

CNN: Kanye West Is a Mentally Ill 'Token Negro'

It was bad enough when CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers labeled Kanye West "the token negro of the Trump administration." It was even worse when CNN's Don Lemon, with great emotion, repeatedly stated that Kanye needed help and that he had not been the same since his mother died. All because he met with President Trump and praised his policies openly and boldly.

Evangelicals Can Disagree on Trump and Still Be Family

Given the volatility of today's political climate, it may surprise you to know that, on Judgment Day when we give account to God, His main question to us will not be: What did you do with Donald Trump? Yet for many of us who profess to be followers of Jesus, that's the big issue: Where do you stand with Trump?

I Dare You to Try This Exercise

This may be too scary for you. You may choose to opt out. If so, no problem. I understand. Or it might just be too distasteful. But I want to challenge you to put yourself in the shoes of those with whom you passionately differ. The people whose ideologies you find intolerable.

With the Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh the Battle Has Begun

The vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is being hailed as a great victory for President Trump and the Republican Party, and it is certainly is. But in a very serious and profound sense, the battle has just begun. The war has fully arrived, and it is here to stay for the foreseeable future. I'm speaking about an ideological war. A cultural war. A war between radical progressives and staunch conservatives.

A Prophet Warned Us 50 Years Ago

Reading Francis A. Schaeffer's words today is sobering, especially when many church leaders in the West continue to slumber on. Perhaps hearing him speak again will alarm us and awaken us? He wrote, "But much modern homosexuality is an expression of the current denial of antithesis. It has led in this case to an obliteration of the distinction between man and woman. So the male and the female as complementary partners are finished."