One of the lessons taught to me was that “God don’t like ugly.” When we would screw up our faces and frown, or pout, or say mean things to or about each other, she would admonish us, reminding us that God saw and heard everything and that God didn’t like …ugly. If that is the… Read More The Moral Bankruptcy of White Supremacy
It has been troubling and fascinating to watch people deny that they are racist and that this president is racist. It is as though the “r” word is as offensive to some as is the “n” word. While people – media included – are fighting the trending verbiage which states unequivocally that the president… Read More Don’t Call Me Racist!
Whenever there has been a tragedy or natural disaster which affects people of color especially, but others as well, I have held my breath, waiting for the Religious Right to give its pronouncement on why said disaster or tragedy happened. When Hurricane Katrina hit, some religious fundamentalists said the storm was the wrath of God,… Read More The God of the Religious Right a Divine Fraud?
In spite of the vitriol of the president-elect, and the bubbling anger and rage that can be felt in our land, it is a fact that we as people are not wired to hate. We are wired to care for others; we are wired for compassion; we are wired to be in community with each… Read More God, Waiting
When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, the media played, over and over, two sound bites of the candidate’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In one he said, in the context of the sermon which he was preaching, “God bless America? No, no, no, God damn America…”, using the Biblical text from Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is… Read More Trump, Wright, the Media and Hatred