Category Archives: politics

Delta withdraws support for theater over ‘Julius Caesar’

Delta has withdrawn its sponsorship of The Public Theater over the allusive references to Trump in this year’s production of Julius Caesar. pic.twitter.com/oN7wz7KM2D — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 11, 2017 You do realize that art is never as simple as @FoxNews, … Continue reading

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I Stand with Planned Parenthood

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The president shames us all

It’s hard to view the strike on Syria as a considered and responsible move when one considers how little political capital, legitimacy or even credibility President Trump has. I wouldn’t like it if President Obama had done it but at … Continue reading

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The ‘Billy Graham’ rule

I have a serious question for everyone: Would you ever meet up with a member of the opposite sex other than your partner — or if you’re gay, a member of the same sex other than your partner — for … Continue reading

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Divide and conquer

Empire benefits from keeping us divided and quarreling among ourselves. The Samaritans and the people of Judea had plenty of reason to hate each other already, with ethnic and sectarian strife that went back for centuries. They had some legitimate … Continue reading

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Saving traditional marriage

I just got an invite today to a Facebook group called “Save Traditional Marriage.” There was nothing on the group’s pages about stopping divorce, even though in 2005 17.7 out of every 1,000 women in the United States were divorced, … Continue reading

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Gay marriage

Here’s hoping New Jersey says yes to same-sex marriage. A Senate bill that would allow same-sex couples to enjoy the benefits (and name) of marriage has cleared committee, and now goes to the full Senate for approval, according to The … Continue reading

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Pray for the president

Back in 1993, when I was living just outside Port-au-Prince, one of the newly arrived missionaries I was getting to know told me about a funny new bumper sticker that people in his church were sporting on their cars. It … Continue reading

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The Conservative Bible Project

It’s a scary world out there for conservatives. The liberal bogeyman is everywhere, even in the Word of God. Yes, the Bible, feared by conservatives all across America because of God’s well-known liberal tendencies is getting a new translation to … Continue reading

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‘The Nightmare of Christianity’

There’s an old saying, “Give the devil his due,” that means we should acknowledge what is right even in those who are wrong. Let’s take a moment to do the same with religion. Over at The Nation, writer Max Blumenthal … Continue reading

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