Category Archives: politics

When a sacrament is just lunch

Eat some bread and drink some wine during church, and it’s a sacrament we call Communion. Outside church, it’s lunch. During church, we can have all sorts of rules on how to celebrate the sacrament correctly. Does it have to … Continue reading

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President Trump, the Religious Right and my Jesus

My Jesus cares about justice. There is no evidence that Trump or his supporters do. My Jesus healed the sick. Trump has made cuts to healthcare, while his supporters approved. My Jesus welcomes refugees. Trump turns them away while his … Continue reading

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Keeping the faith in the Age of Trump

The church was never meant to side with the wealthy and powerful, neither directly nor through its silence. It has always been God’s intent that the church be built with the broken, the hurting and the cast-offs of society. “It … Continue reading

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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Delta has withdrawn its sponsorship of The Public Theater over the allusive references to Trump in this year’s production of Julius Caesar.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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Robertson’s an ass

There, I said it. Robertson is an ass, and you know it as well as I or anyone else. This is nothing new. Robertson has being saying ridiculous and offensive things since long before he joined Jerry Falwell in blaming … 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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