Sharon Hughes column
Sharon Hughes is Founder and President of The Center for Changing Worldviews and the host of Changing Worldviews & WOMANTalk radio on KDIA in San Francisco, NPLR and online at Salem Web Network’s Her articles appear in many recognized news sites and publications, including FRONTPAGEMAG. She also blogs for, a division of The Media Research Center, and has appeared on FOX News and other national radio programs.

Confessions of a reluctant prepper
Sharon Hughes
September 28, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month, and so I thought there's no better time to confess my reluctance (and conversion) to jump on the "prepping" bandwagon. . . .

The "evolving" gay marriage debate
Sharon Hughes
May 11, 2012

Issues do not live in a vacume. There are worldviews behind every issue, and those worldviews need to be a part of whatever issue we are debating, otherwise we . . .

Al Gore promoter of doomsday cult?
Sharon Hughes
September 29, 2011

Okay, this picture is funny, but some take the comparison seriously. The Wall Street Journal had an article a few months back when Harold Camping . . .

The unthinkable is never a solution
Sharon Hughes
January 18, 2011

January is National Sanctity of Human Life Month and that means a dedicated focus on life ethics, facts and laws, such as Roe v. Wade. As Ronald Reagan once . . .

Do you LOVE America?
Sharon Hughes
July 4, 2010

Do you love America? I mean do you LOVE America? If so, why? Is it because of the personal liberties you enjoy? Is it because you live in the most . . .

Stupak caves
Sharon Hughes
March 21, 2010

Ronald Reagan warned: "One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a . . .

Health care summit testy exchanges
Sharon Hughes
March 5, 2010

Can I ask you a question? Did anyone really think that President Obama's "Bipartisan Health Care Summit" would be a game changer? While pundits of the old . . .

They're at it again! Media 'covers' U.N. climate conference
Sharon Hughes
December 21, 2009

How much have you heard from the mainstream media about the hypocrisy that took place at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this December, such as . . .

Is the Federal Reserve a secret society?
Sharon Hughes
October 8, 2009

While the White House claims an urgency to pass healthcare reform, and while Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, tries . . .

I wonder what Gore thinks about Obama's faith?
Sharon Hughes
May 14, 2009

A few years ago I wrote about Al Gore's criticism of George W. Bush's faith. I found it so fascinating then that a former Vice President of the United States . . .

Money management not madness!
Sharon Hughes
March 13, 2009

Margaret Thatcher said, "The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." Some practical advice. While the government . . .

How to survive the insanity!
Sharon Hughes
February 13, 2009

What's Ahead? That's the $64,000 (or should I say trillion dollar) question, isn't it? Seems more people have ventured into the prediction business this . . .

A Thanksgiving legacy
Sharon Hughes
November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving marks the season when hearts begin turning towards home, and this year again finds many of our young men and women in two wars they did not choose, . . .

Ahmadinejad 'honored' by religious coalition in NY this week
Sharon Hughes
September 23, 2008

On September 23, 2008 speaking to the UN in New York City, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked the U.S. again declaring the "American empire in the . . .

9/11 -- still united in memory?
Sharon Hughes
September 11, 2008

This week, in the small chapel where George Washington attended after his inauguration, which is near Ground Zero and the most extensive September 11th museum . . .

Sarah Palin shakes up FOX News liberals
Sharon Hughes
September 8, 2008

Chris Wallace uncharacteristically gave Barack Obama's Chief Strategist, David Axelrod, carte blanche during his interview today on FOX News . . .

Bottom feeders vs. Sarah Palin
Sharon Hughes
September 5, 2008

Shortly after John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his VP running mate the media and blogosphere rumor mills went into full speed, printing everything from . . .

Is abortion still important in campaigns?
Sharon Hughes
July 30, 2008

Barack Obama is gaining some support with evangelicals even though he is one of the strongest pro-choice Senators in Congress. Is abortion no longer important . . .

Make Memorial Day memorable
Sharon Hughes
May 25, 2008

Every time Memorial Day and Veterans Day comes around, my mind goes to the many times I've attended parades and special observances put on by the cities in our . . .

Some are against the National Day of Prayer
Sharon Hughes
May 1, 2008

There are some who are fighting against the annual National Day of Prayer. Bill Baker of the National Day of Reason says: "Why is this 'National/Global . . .

Barack Obama's very controversial pastor
Sharon Hughes
February 1, 2008

Barack Obama's friend and pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, said in a 2003 church publication, "In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11. . . .

"Darwin Day" coming to a school near you
Sharon Hughes
January 18, 2008

"Darwin Day", a celebration of "the life of Charles Darwin as the symbol for a global celebration of science and humanity" is coming to a school near you on . . .

Christmas dinner hurts Mother Earth?
Sharon Hughes
December 22, 2007

Well, the 'Green Grinches' are at it again. The BBC reports that A carbon footprint equivalent to 6,000 car journeys around the world, or 51,000 tonnes of . . .

Jews who speak up for Christmas
Sharon Hughes
December 11, 2007

Once terribly divided, Jews and Christians are finding a new unity as the walls between them are coming down. Why is this happening? Primarily for two reasons.  . . .

Pork has no place in funding the war
Sharon Hughes
May 24, 2007

While most of the media attention about the various Iraq-war funding bills has been focused on the battle between the Democrat-led Congress and President Bush . . .

Al Gore lobbying for the Nobel Peace Prize
Sharon Hughes
April 7, 2007

Al Gore was in Oslo a week ago giving his 'inconvenient truth' global warming speech to a crowd that included the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee.  . . .

Author gives Americans an "F"
Sharon Hughes
March 13, 2007

It seems every Easter now we are seeing someone new talking about Jesus in unorthodox ways. This year it's about a new tomb found with proponents claiming Jesus . . .

Why Roe vs. Wade is losing ground
Sharon Hughes
January 29, 2007

Did you notice the decrease in news coverage of this year's March for Life in Washington DC last week? I tuned in to local and cable channels every day . . .

Ahmadinejad's letter to America -- arrogance or delusion?
Sharon Hughes
December 7, 2006

I've been chewing on whether to write about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to us 'Noble Americans,' and have decided I can't just let it pass. It's . . .

Raising pagan children, scary
Sharon Hughes
October 31, 2006

This Halloween, what's your choice for the scariest — out of control parents or crazy dictators? A few week's ago we watched as out-of-control heads of state . . .

Throw-away babies
Sharon Hughes
October 18, 2006

What do some hospitals do with babies that are aborted but still alive? Throw them in the 'dirty room.' What happens if a nurse reports such treatment? They're . . .

True colors of bigotry busting out all over the place!
Sharon Hughes
October 3, 2006

First we've watched Iran's President Ahmadinejad display his anti-Semitic colors in all their glory, and for all the world to see. Then Venezuelan President . . .

9/11 truth
Sharon Hughes
September 7, 2006

'Back to school' no longer stands out as September's main event to me ...ever since 9/11. It's hard to believe that September 11, 2006 marks five years since . . .

Fashionable burkas?
Sharon Hughes
August 8, 2006

I received an email in response to Part I of Fashionable Burkas? telling me that I would do better if I loved the terrorists: "Your jab at Muslim terrorist . . .

Journalists applaud al-Zarqawi's death
Sharon Hughes
June 8, 2006

Having vowed loyalty to Osama bin Laden in 2004 and orchestrating what the Washington Post calls the bloodiest suicide bombings of the insurgency, beheading . . .

9/11 at the movies
Sharon Hughes
May 31, 2006

It's hard to believe that September 2006 will mark 5 years since the 9/11 terrorist attack on America. Is our nation ready to revisit this unthinkable tragedy . . .

Bottom-line responses to the President's speech on border control
Sharon Hughes
May 16, 2006

Conservatives are not happy with the President's plan for border control as outlined in his speech on Monday evening, May 15, 2006. Moderates spoke of its . . .

War in Iraq -- who is telling the truth?
Sharon Hughes
April 18, 2006

The American people have heard so many conflicting stories about the attitudes of the Iraqi people towards America, as well as our soldiers'' attitudes about . . .

Preschool-for-all initiative, what 'Meathead' is not telling you, Part I
Sharon Hughes
March 14, 2006

Actor Rob Reiner, who gained his fame as 'Meathead' on the popular All in the Family sitcom, has successfully taken his liberal television political views to . . .

Gambling: Women's hottest new pastime?
Sharon Hughes
March 9, 2006

Long gone are the days of playing Bridge with your friends. Women today are opting for the newest craze, internet gambling. With Las Vegas' plans for new . . .

Carter's at it again
Sharon Hughes
February 22, 2006

While terror leaders say more missiles are on their way to 'bring hell' to Israelis after a rocket attack was thwarted, and that 'a 3rd Intifada' is on the way, . . .

Saddam's secret tapes
Sharon Hughes
February 17, 2006

Bill Tierney, a former military intelligence officer and an UNSCOM weapons inspector in Iraq from 1996-1998, told Fox News' Hannity & Colmes on Thursday, . . .

Left wing gives ammo to conservatives
Sharon Hughes
February 6, 2006

What was liberal LA Times Columnist, Joel Stein, thinking when he admitted recently in his article, "Warriors & Wussies," what conservatives have been saying . . .

A Hamas win -- bad for Israel
Sharon Hughes
January 27, 2006

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei' and his cabinet, most of which are Fatah, announced their resignation following the January 25th Palestinian elections. . . .

Gay marriage -- where do teachers stand?
Sharon Hughes
January 17, 2006

While pundits are debating whether "Brokeback Mountain" may herald acceptance of gay marriage, many taxpayers and teachers may be surprised to learn that almost . . .

NY Times accepts the unacceptable
Sharon Hughes
December 13, 2005

While the New York Times has proven itself to be selective in its reporting all the details about the war in Iraq, it seems to have no problem running attack . . .

Jews speak up for Christmas
Sharon Hughes
December 6, 2005

Once terribly divided, Jews and Christians are finding the walls between them coming down and a new unity, primarily for two reasons. Number one because . . .

President Bush's new illegal immigration policy -- "I oppose amnesty"
Sharon Hughes
November 28, 2005

"I oppose amnesty," said President George W. Bush in his speech before a group of border enforcement personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, . . .

Red alert on Code Pink!
Sharon Hughes
November 14, 2005

CODE PINK's invasion on school campuses and recruitment offices this week with their "Not Your Soldier" & "National Stand Down" student days on November 17th &  . . .

Court gone mad!
Sharon Hughes
November 4, 2005

The new ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stating, "There is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding . . .

Anti-military, anti-recruitment & our youth
Sharon Hughes
October 18, 2005

I watched a segment of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" seven-part documentary last night with my husband, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has forgotten the . . .

The absurdity of Washington Post's Dana Milbank and Bush's body language
Sharon Hughes
October 12, 2005

Describing a brief interview NBC's Matt Lauer had with President Bush and the First Lady in front of a Habitat for Humanity construction project yesterday, . . .

Conservatives divided on Miers -- is a 'heart' issue
Sharon Hughes
October 6, 2005

While George Will says Harriet Miers is "The Wrong Pick" and Michelle Malkin is unimpressed with what she calls the "coffee-n-donut" traits of Miers that . . .

Real racism
Sharon Hughes
September 23, 2005

While the mainstream media reported and debated claims of racism as the reason for the poor response in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, the Anti-Defamation . . .

Katrina blows Sheehan, gay marriage off the screen
Sharon Hughes
September 2, 2005

Hurricane Katrina has wiped out news coverage of what became the top news story for weeks, the Cindy Sheehan campout-at-Crawford anti-war vigil. But that does . . .

NY Times only tells half the story -- on Sheehan
Sharon Hughes
August 25, 2005

In her Monday column, Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times gave another update on the Sheehan vs. Bush saga saying, "There is no sign that Mr. Bush will . . .

Yesterday Japan surrenders. Today Jews being forced to...
Sharon Hughes
August 15, 2005

We are at war. More threats exist. FOX News' Beltway Boys talked over the weekend about Russia and China currently conducting joint military training. And as we . . .

Nichols calls Cheney a ranting lunatic
Sharon Hughes
August 5, 2005

John Nichols, The Nation's Washington correspondent, who has also covered elections for The Progressive and has had his articles appear in The New York Times, . . .

Just for the record -- "Therapeutically incorrect"
Sharon Hughes
July 27, 2005

A few weeks ago I covered the Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco. In my closing thoughts on our radio show I talked about how the American Psychiatric . . .

Teachers debate teaching creationism
Sharon Hughes
July 19, 2005

Richard Dawkins, a devotee of Charles Darwin said that everyone believed in evolution except "the ignorant, stupid or wicked." If you check out MSNBC's online . . .

Terrorism and our Canadian border
Sharon Hughes
July 11, 2005

Known terrorist operatives are finding a welcome mat at the door of our northern neighbor, Canada. When asked why Canada is knowingly allowing terrorist . . .

A new face for gay pride
Sharon Hughes
July 5, 2005

Gay Pride was celebrated once again in the streets of America last week as part of June's Gay Pride Month. Here in San Francisco, home of the largest gay parade . . .

Absentee dads -- a national crisis?
Sharon Hughes
June 19, 2005

Our nation just celebrated Father's Day. For many the day serves as a time for getting together with dad and granddad to honor them in some special way. For . . .

Make Memorial Day memorable
Sharon Hughes
May 28, 2005

Every time Memorial Day and Veterans Day comes around my minds goes to the many times I've attended parades and special observances put on by the cities in our . . .

The effects of evolution's racist roots on students
Sharon Hughes
May 4, 2005

Should an effort be made to explain that evolution is just a theory when teaching it in public school? Should teachers explain the racist philosophical views . . .

From sci-fi to sci-fact
Sharon Hughes
April 29, 2005

No longer just a plot in the movies, scientists can now merge species, such as Alba the florescent bunny. Not only that, but they can merge man and animals, man . . .

To spit or not to spit, on Jane Fonda -- that is the question
Sharon Hughes
April 23, 2005

The Vietnam Vet who spit on Jane Fonda as she was signing her new book was the topic of debate in the news this week — should he have done it? Everyone said no, . . .

April 17th -- Tax Freedom Day?
Sharon Hughes
April 15, 2005

April 15th, the day and deadline we love to hate. As many of us painfully went through the grueling process of either filing ourselves, or collecting every . . .

OBITGATE -- CBS announces Terri's death before she dies!
Sharon Hughes
March 30, 2005

According to fellow radio talk show host Glen Beck, CBS posted an article announcing Terri Schiavo's death on its News website BEFORE SHE DIED. Written by . . .

Brave New World re-visited?
Sharon Hughes
March 21, 2005

I have a lot of questions concerning the Terri Schiavo case. Questions like: Which arguments should be front and center in the Terri Schiavo case — . . .

These are the times (and tough questions) that try men's souls
Sharon Hughes
January 1, 2005

A little over three years ago Americans faced one of the biggest violations in our history — the terrorist attack of 9/11. Because of it we have a heightened . . .

A look back -- Thanksgiving with the troops
Sharon Hughes
November 23, 2004

Thanksgiving marks the season when hearts begin turning towards home, and this year again finds many of our young men and women in a war they did not choose, . . .

Post-election analysis -- who voted?
Sharon Hughes
November 5, 2004

BUSH Wins 51% of the Popular Vote & 279 of Electoral College (Kerry 48% & 252 EC) (Data gathered from USA Today online and the San Francisco Chronicle)  . . .

Point to ponder: Living with the "dirt"
Sharon Hughes
October 3, 2004

We have very light beige carpets in our home and every spot shows. So after the carpets are vacuumed, we get out our handy "spot remover" to take care of any . . .

The unanswered questions of stem cell research
Sharon Hughes
September 16, 2004

In January, New Jersey became the second state to legalize stem cell/cloning research. In April, USA Today reported that in 33 states, 100 bills, including . . .

Gore criticizes Bush's faith
Sharon Hughes
September 12, 2004

I remember years ago seeing Al Gore on television promoting his book, Earth in the Balance — Ecology and the Human Spirit, and Tipper talking about her concern . . .

RNC -- Day 3: Zell Miller's speech under-reported
Sharon Hughes
September 2, 2004

Did you ever think you'd see the day when a prominent Democrat politician would be so frank about his Party and so supportive of a Republican President? Even . . .

Truth, truth, where art thou?
Sharon Hughes
August 20, 2004

Evidently there seems to be a contradiction between John Kerry's personal war diary and his approved war biography by Douglas Brinkley, as reported recently by . . .

Stem-cell wars & the presidency
Sharon Hughes
August 18, 2004

The Associated Press reports that over 4,000 scientists, which includes 48 Nobel Prize winners, have signed a statement "opposing the Bush administration's use . . .

Traditional marriage wins in California
Sharon Hughes
August 13, 2004

It's been six months since marriage licenses were illegally issued in San Francisco to four thousand homosexual couples. Thursday the California Supreme Court . . .

Cloning cats -- Schwarzenegger's 'Sixth Day' has arrived
Sharon Hughes
August 9, 2004

It may seem like a sequel to one of California Governor Schwarzenegger's movies, but it's not. Genetic Savings and Clone, the first US firm to produce and sell . . .

The John-John ticket -- richest in history
Sharon Hughes
August 5, 2004

Included in the display of carefully orchestrated talking points on stage at the DNC was John Kerry's and John Edwards' belief in two Americas. "Plantation" . . .

America looks at the wives
Sharon Hughes
August 4, 2004

Did you catch Bill O'Reilly's interview with Laura Bush last night? How about Teresa Heintz-Kerry's response to Bush supporters chanting "4 more years"? Her . . .

Wooing for America's top job — Monday at the DNC Convention
Sharon Hughes
July 27, 2004

My Dear Fellow Americans, As thousands of hopeful democrats filled the convention halls in Boston, "more united than ever" we are told by party leaders, I . . .

Memorial Day -- A time to remember
Sharon Hughes
May 27, 2004

The month of May has its share of holidays and observances such as Mother's Day, Armed Forces Day, V-E Day, the National Day of Prayer and Memorial Day. Note . . .

"Day of Silence" -- Just a foot in the door
Sharon Hughes
April 19, 2004

Wednesday, April 21st will see the annual 'Day of Silence' observed on close to 2,000 junior high, high school, college and university campuses across America. . . .

The PC (political correctness) police
Sharon Hughes
April 4, 2004

Chairman is now chairperson; Assemblyman is Assembly person. No more using the words cowboy or cowgirl, landlady, or landlord. The phrase Founding Fathers has . . .

The gay culture
Sharon Hughes
March 9, 2004

When we look at the changing worldviews around us there's nothing like direct quotes to bring out the reality of the mentalities that exist around an issue to . . .

Anti-American professors: not so rare any more
Sharon Hughes
March 1, 2004

What is happening to our educational establishment? Once the finest in the world, is it becoming a political platform to undermine our liberty? Where are . . .

Crooked and straight cops
Sharon Hughes
February 16, 2004

A Policeman's job can be a thankless job, and police discouragement is not limited to any one city. As James D. Steffens, a police lieutenant in Clearwater, Fla . . .

When idols fall
Sharon Hughes
February 9, 2004

Sex Scandals, misappropriations of funds and cover-ups...all eventually lead to fallen idols. Whether it's in the church, business, government, Hollywood, or in . . .

Hates comes in many forms
Sharon Hughes
February 5, 2004

Ethnic Cleansing is the systematic removal of an ethnic group from the population of a particular area. This may be done through genocide (mass killing) or . . .

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