Today, presumptive GOP nominee for president Donald Trump released a list of potential people he would nominate to the United States Supreme Court. And I seethed. I seethed because he released the list in the face of President Obama, whose nominee for the High Court, Judge Merrick Garland, is being completely ignored by the Republican-led… Read More The Arrogance of White Supremacy
It’s a hard thing, to lose. It’s even harder to lose gracefully. It has been a full two weeks since President Barack Obama won a second term to the presidency, and still, we are hearing the wailing of Gov. Mitt Romney. Last week, he said that the president won the election because of “gifts” he… Read More To Lose Gracefully
Clearly, for a large number of Americans, things either have fallen or are falling apart in this nation. Conservatives, bitterly disappointed over the outcome of this week’s presidential election, have resorted to calling for a revolution (Donald Trump) to saying that “America died” (Victoria Jackson), to a musing that America is no longer, “traditional,” the… Read More When Things Fall Apart
Joan Chittister writes in her book, Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope, that Western civilization, “and the United States in particular, has developed to the point where pain is unacceptable.” Because of that, our country is unwilling to struggle with the things which are always with us. Racism is one of those things. It sits… Read More When We Are Unwilling to Struggle
What I have been trying to figure out for the longest is why there is so much hatred directed at gays and lesbians. By now, everyone has seen the absolutely horrid “sermon” of Charles Worley, a North Carolina pastor, who preached that if he had his way, he would put gays and lesbians in fenced… Read More Why the Hatred?