Dr. Obery Hendricks

Obery Hendricks, Jr.


What the Bible Really Teaches About Marriage Equality

“The [Constitution] must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.” Chief Justice Earl Warren On June 26, 2015 the United States Supreme Court legalized same sex marriages. According to a June 30, 2015 CNN poll, 59 percent of Americans agreed with the decision. Yet many …

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The Moral Failure of the Ryan Budget

In this election year, our country is facing many choices about leaders and approaches to governing that will have a profound effect on future policies. In an era of increasingly partisan politics, routine measures like developing the annual federal budget have become highly politicized. Ultimately, governmental budgets are moral documents that reflect the values, priorities, …

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The Moral Measure of Obama’s Presidency

In several recent articles, President Obama has been characterized as ignoring African American religious leaders despite having received overwhelming support from the black religious community. In two of those articles I was characterized as one of those critics. I was even quoted as claiming that the president “does not respect black ministers.” For the record, …

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