Republicans can’t make Jesus say what they want him to say or get him to consent to their brutal wills—so they’ve simply erased him.
The Hamas-Israel violence, present and past, are vast and sprawling horrors that have been metastasizing for thousands of years. How can any of us claim we’re capable of making sense out of it, let alone sum it up in a few words?
Lauri Carleton is the victim of two vicious hate crimes: of the person pulling the trigger and of those who made doing so for that person so easy.
The violence in Montgomery was another example of white people of privilege who believe the laws and rules don’t apply to them and resort to violence when asked to be decent human beings.
With a few tears of a photo, Sinéad O’Connor beautifully embodied the holy ferocity of Jesus as he upended the agendas of those predators perverting religion for profit.
To a large swath of the people, it doesn’t matter what Trump does or how many people are harmed by his growing legacy of crimes and moral offenses—they are riding him into the abyss.
Every human being here deserves to find joy and to be truly free in their shoes and in their skin. Are we there yet?
Republicans, if you care as deeply about this nation as you claim you do, you’ll dismount the dead horse myth of Trump’s patriotism and Hillary’s treason—and you’ll stand on your own two feet.
America has never been a “Christian nation,” as Conservatives claim, but for most of its history, power and privilege have been in the hands of religious white people with a Caucasian Christ.
Evangelicals were a largely powerless, dying dinosaur until 2016, when Donald Trump acquired the presidency and gave them the perfect amoral partner to serve as the biggest bully pulpit they’ve ever had.
If there is a sharp dividing line in America now, this is it. It is the line between joyful people and miserable people; between those who live open-handed toward the world and those whose fists are balled-up tightly.
It is time to expose and confront the fraudulence of phobic Christian bigots who hate and persecute people and then pass the buck to a Jesus who never once condemned anyone for their gender and orientation.