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 GOP is Not the Conservative Party

We need to hear conservative and liberal voices in our political dialogue. The modern Republican Party has consistently demonstrated that it is neither, but is instead a curious blend of the desperate bigotries of fundamentalism with the self-serving deceptions of the wealthy and powerful. Their use of the “conservative” label for their destructive agenda is an outright lie, one that threatens the freedoms, resources, and values that make the United States of America uniquely great. Continue reading

Consider the Lilies – The CBF & Homosexuality in 2016

Christianity survived learning that the universe is not geocentric, and that women and men are equals, and that some people cannot own others. Christianity will survive the gradual and eventual elimination of all vestiges of the bigotries and superstitions of the era that produced it. The question is, will the CBF? Continue reading