Rit Varriale
Shelby, NC

Rit is a pastor, author, blogger, former Army Ranger with the 82nd Airborne Division, concerned citizen and unashamed Christian. Rit holds a B.A. from The Citadel, an M.Div. from Campbell University, a Th.M. from Duke University, and a D.Min. from P...more

Only One Flag Can Fly Above The U.S. Flag Per U.S. Code - An Old Navy Bible Explains Which One...
By Rit Varriale - 5 months ago
July 4th is just around the corner. That being the case, there is no more appropriate time for learning something new about flag proto
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North Carolina Is About to Agree to a 'Convention' to Amend the Constitution - and Save the Republic
By Rit Varriale - 7 months ago
Studies consistently reveal that most Americans know very little about the founding documents of our nation. That said, most Americans
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The Upside Down World Of Pop-Culture And The Dangers Of Mass Entertainment As A Moral Guide
By Rit Varriale - 8 months ago
Rolling Stone recently ran a piece on The Voice contestant Stephanie Rice. No doubt, one of the reasons she was so well received was b
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Pastor Varriale: 'Use The Season Of Lent As A Time To Draw Closer To God.'
By Rit Varriale - 9 months ago
This year, Ash Wednesday falls on March 1. The day is significant in Christianity because it marks the beginning of a 40-day period of
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There's A Compromise Emerging On NC's Bathroom Bill - But One Detail Is Causing Liberals To Balk
By Rit Varriale - 9 months ago
If passed, North Carolina's HB186 will result in the repeal of the state's controversial “bathroom bill,” HB2. When you look at the bi
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Challenging The Courts Is Constitutional - And That's What Trump Needs To Do After Immigration Ruling
By Rit Varriale - 9 months ago
The recent ruling of the 9th Circuit Court maintaining the suspension of the president's immigration order was sadly predictable. Yet,
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Australian Leader Had A Blunt Response To PC Aussies Who Want To Ban 'Australia Day'
By Rit Varriale - 10 months ago
It seems the age of patronizing progressives is over. Britain told Europe to kiss-off with Brexit. The United States yanked the reigns
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Christians Should Mimic the Courage of the Women's March - And Start Marching Ourselves
By Rit Varriale - 10 months ago
While conservatives are having a heyday mocking the Women's March on Washington, the reality on the ground is that progressives are mo
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Let's Make Martin Luther King's Advice To Judge By Character, Not Color, Extend Beyond His Holiday
By Rit Varriale - 10 months ago
The holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. is an appropriate time to reflect on the issue of racism. Particularly, our society ne
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I'm All For Making America Great Again - But Trump Needs To Back A Bit Off Twitter
By Rit Varriale - 10 months ago
For good reason, Americans should be concerned about Trump’s use of Twitter.The origin of the company name is relevant to the comp
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Want Evidence Of Media Bias? Check Out How This NBC Article Covered The 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal...
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
Once again, the mainstream media is demonstrating its journalistic bias, this time over the repeal of the 'bathroom bill' legislation
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With Its Fate Uncertain, Here Are Four Lessons From HB2 - North Carolina's Disputed 'Bathroom Bill'
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
Call it the Christmas spirit or call it something else, but it seems like the controversy over North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' may be
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Lone Bible Page Found In Burned Remains Of Gatlinburg Wildfire Is Rich With Symbolism
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
As I watched the news of the wildfires raging through Gatlinburg, Tennessee, it was more than “news” to me. As a resident of Western N
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Thanksgiving Is Tomorrow - Here Are 9 Presidential Quotes About Giving Thanks
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
This Thursday, take a moment to consider the heritage of faith that led to our celebration of Thanksgiving. To help you with your refl
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Sanctuary City Mayors Have A Stubborn Defiance That Conservative Leaders Desperately Need
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
Sanctuary City mayors have something to teach conservative leaders: stand up for the things you believe in - even if you have to break
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Democratic Speechwriters Should Actually Read The Bible Before Quoting It
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
Someone please tell the DNC leadership that interspersing their speeches with Bible quotes is not going to help them. As a matter of f
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If Donald Trump Is Serious About Change, He Will Stand Up To Our Court System
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
How will Americans know if Donald Trump is serious about making America great again? For that matter, how will Americans know when any
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I'm Not Voting "For" Donald Trump. I'm Voting To Stop The Clintons From Consolidating Power.
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
A Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton presidency is rather mind-boggling to many of us. At last check, there are over 300 million people i
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Take A Break From All The News, Go Outside, And Start Catching Leaves
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
Do you need a break from all the “breaking news?” Do you need a reprieve from talk about ISIS, racism, HRC, the Donald, etc.?  If so,
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Republicans Are Allowed To Unendorse Trump Because The RNC Is More Inclusive Than The DNC
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
At first glance, the GOP's multifaceted reaction to the Donald's “locker room banter” looks like a group of circus clowns in a circula
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The Bible Teaches Compassion - But Also That We're Not Responsible For Others Irresponsible Behavior
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
One of the major changes needed in our society is related to our willingness to allow people to fail and consequently experience the n
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A Bible Passage That Points To The 'Abominable' Feature Of The Black Lives Matter Movement
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
I usually end my articles with a Bible passage, but today we’ll start and end with one. Proverbs 17:15 – “He who justifies the wicked,
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Georgetown Is Offering Admissions Preference To Slaves' Descendants. It's A Giant Step Backwards.
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
Should we shake our heads or salute Georgetown University for their attempt to atone for sins committed with slavery two centuries ago
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A Bible Verse Explains How The GOP Can Get Its Act Together And Win Again
By Rit Varriale - a year ago
Last week, I shared a piece that addressed the hypocrisy of the Clintons and the DNC. Thus, it’s only fair to provide an equal critiqu
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