Regarding Abortion, Forced Birth Activists, and Hypocrisy

This fight isn’t about “life,” or “babies,” or religion, or ethics, or helping women. This fight is about power, and the degree to which a bigoted and superstitious minority can use political power to exert its will on the whole country. Continue reading

Who is on the Cross?

Christ Carrying the Cross - El Greco (1580)

We must not see Jesus as alone on the Cross. We must see all of the other broken bodies and weeping faces we have been willing to place there alongside him. We must see not only our salvation, but our complicity in all of the systems that privilege the lives of some over the lives of others. Continue reading

Trump’s Con Artistry Masks the Real Threat

Trump’s presidency will undoubtedly deal devastating blows to the viability of the United States as a modern, healthy, secular democracy, but he is merely the symptom. The near metastatic threat to our future as a nation is not in the Oval Office, it’s in the pulpits of the fundamentalist mega-churches. Continue reading

The Worst Week in American Presidential History

There is, apparently, plenty of money to fund ineffective solutions to problems that do not exist, but not enough money to fight the real threats of poverty, ignorance, and environmental devastation we currently face. Continue reading

Trump is My President Too

Understanding that Donald Trump is President is not about supporting his platform or honoring the ridiculous, divisive, and embarrassing things he says. It is about comprehending the power we have ceded to him, so that we can establish realistic strategies to mitigate his influence. We cannot formulate a cure unless we accurately diagnose the disease. Continue reading