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Polk Culpepper, Author at Washington Daily News

Community Columns

Racism: Its foundations may not be what you think they are

I recently received an email from the son of a Greenville friend who lives in Florida. The son was moved by the murder of George ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:30 am

Beaufort County

Four chaplains and patriotism

Every Memorial Day we honor those who fought in foreign wars by remembering the sacrifices they made for the nation. One of the most memorable ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Monday, May 25, 2020 7:57 am

Community Columns

Mystery in the time of coronavirus

Pandemics like the coronavirus are unimpressed with individual spiritual resumes or national claims to superior religiosity. Pandemics are viruses without consciences, unflinchingly cruel to all, ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:43 pm

Community Columns

The secret network that threatens democracy

In 1980, a 39-year-old firebrand Southern Baptist TV evangelist named James Robison called together a group of conservative pastors based in Dallas. Robison had earlier ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, February 7, 2020 6:45 pm

Community Columns

An open letter to the state legislators of the great state of North Carolina

Dear Honorables, I’m sure you get hundreds of requests from individuals and groups urging you to vote in favor of or against certain pieces of ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, December 13, 2019 7:19 pm

Community Columns

Move along, no saints here

I know lots of people I would consider worthy of sainthood. Good, basic, down-to-earth folks who treat others with kindness and respect and usually put ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:48 pm

My Turn

Touring with Franklin — 2019

POLK CULPEPPER The evangelist Franklin Graham will soon launch his 2019 Decision America Tour. This year, Graham and his entourage will stop in eight North ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:11 pm


Labor Day — an opportunity to remember the working poor

Rightly observed, Labor Day provides a unique opportunity for Americans of all political persuasions — liberal and conservative, Democrat, Republican and Independent — to give ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, August 30, 2019 5:34 pm

Community Columns

The mandates of faith

Jews, Christians and Muslims, for all their differences, claim the same scripture as authoritative and purport to pray to the same God. The second assertion ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, August 9, 2019 7:36 pm

Community Columns

No one can serve two masters

As a grammar, middle and high school student in the 1950s and 60s, pledging allegiance to the American flag was as much a morning tradition ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:09 pm

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