In these days it is not enough to be good. You must be both good and loud. You must risk the slings and arrows of both strangers and of siblings, and speak directly into the bloated, contorted face of hatred until it hears you and cannot ignore you.
When black officers pulled Tyre Nichols over, they did so as representatives of a faulty apparatus, one that has for decades perpetuated the message that black people are less than human.
Jesus, the radical activist, declared us all responsible for our brothers, for our neighbors, even our enemies. His followers created interdependent communities where each was accountable to the other.
Anthony Fauci is everything Donald Trump, his perpetually uninformed base, and sociopathic GOP politicians like Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Matt Gaetz despise: he is intelligent, educated, principled, and compassionate.
Perhaps the most disturbing part of the ugly rise of open anti-Semitism in America is that it is so often coming from the professed devoted followers of a Jewish rabbi born in Judea and versed in the Old Testament.
White Evangelical Christianity as it is currently constructed in America cannot peaceably coexist with the Jesus of the scriptures—which is why it is choosing to remove him.
The violent targeting of the LGBTQ community is not a random aberration they are trying to make sense of, it is more like a GOP campaign promise fulfilled.
Yes, there are some really miserable human beings doing some incredibly cruel things to a whole lot of people—many from Senate seats and mega church pulpits and capitol buildings and television studios. But that is not the whole story.
In 2018, more than 100 million people didn’t find a compelling enough reason to leave the house and allot a couple of hours to speak into the future of their children, of their country, of the planet.
On November 8th, voting against the Republican Party isn’t about one party winning and another party losing. It’s about good people stopping a very bad movement, one that is antithetical to life and country.
A generation of children has been given tainted lessons from people entrusted to show them how to be human—and they have been betrayed—making it nearly impossible for them to discern reality from the lies they are fed.
Are you grieving? Are you angry? Are you brokenhearted? Are you pissed off? Are you at the end of your rope? Good. This is cause for celebration. These are signs that your heart is still functioning.