With the coming out this week of the Nashville Statement, my firm belief that we live in a polytheistic society was buttressed. The God that I learned about in the Bible was a God who loved everyone. My mother and my Sunday School teachers drummed it into me that God is love, that God sent… Read More Two Gods, at Least
Whenever someone says to me, “I am a Christian,” or when I hear that “there is a war against Christians,” I shiver. In spite of having Jesus as the master teacher and role model, giving people instructions on how to live as God would want, Christians, unfortunately, have too often fallen short, and they do… Read More Growing Up Christian
How in the world did religion become the operative excuse to justify bigotry? In amazement I have watched and listened to reports of state legislatures passing bills that use religion as the seedbed from which the determination to refuse civil rights to the LGBTQ community. Shaken and angered by the United States Supreme Court’s upholding… Read More Being Religious Doesn’t Justify Bigotry
White people are mad. A significant swath of white Americans have been angry since Barack Obama won the White House. Winning it once ws bad enough; winning it second time was a brutal kick in teeth. The anger of this so-called “silent majority” has been and is consistently honored on Fox News, but politicians in… Read More Trump, God and White Anger
It is very hard to understand why any politician would be opposed to paying people a living wage – meaning, a wage that would allow them to live with dignity as opposed to living as virtual slaves to an unfair economic system. It is clear that capitalism and democracy are not one in the… Read More Who Cares for the Poor?