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Our Political Climate Makes More Sense When You Remember That Most of These People Are Still Alive… And Voting.
In 1955, after allegedly whistling at a white woman, 14 year old Emmett Till was lynched. He was dragged from his relative’s home in Money, Mississippi in the middle of the night by two armed white men, beaten and tortured, … Continue reading
Posted in 1) Jesus, 2) Politics Tagged Bigotry, Civil Rights Photos, Dave Chappelle, Elizabeth Eckford, Emmett Till, Emmett Till Historical Marker, Emmett Till Interpretive Center, Jim Crow, Keith Boykin, Lynching, Nashville Sit-Ins, Racism, Racist Signs, Robert Fields, Very Fine People, Woodlawn Boycott 1 Comment
Nope, John Piper… You Don’t Get To Use The Name “Nashville” In Your Bigoted, Anti-Gay Statement.
Not my town, John. Not OUR town. Find another name for your homophobic manifesto. Nashville is NOT on board with your hate-filled, exclusionist version of God. You don’t get to name it “The Nashville Statement” (an anti-gay treatise which you … Continue reading
Divinity School Drama, and Questioning Diversity’s Moral Goodness
You might not have woken up today and thought to yourself, “I wonder what’s going on in the Duke Divinity School.” Welp, too bad… Because I’m going to tell you. Here it is: Drama–That’s what… Divinity School Drama. So first I’m going … Continue reading
No. I Won’t Get Over It.
Yeah… We get it. The fact that you voted for Trump does not mean that you are sexist… It just means that–for you–the litany of wildly offensive and overtly misogynistic statements he made were not significant enough to disqualify him. And … Continue reading
On President Trump, From A Heartbroken Christian
Forgive me for not writing sooner. It has been a hard couple days. And since it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier, I might as well give it a try… For me, my support of Hillary Clinton as a … Continue reading
Posted in 1) Jesus, 2) Politics Tagged Bigotry, Christianists, Christianity and Trump, Hope, Islamophobia, President Elect Trump, Racsim, Trump, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Xenophobia 25 Comments
Choosing Between Jesus and Trump
Listen… I get it–You’ve been told for about 30 years that “Christian” and “Republican” are basically synonyms. And it’s hard–when that is your reality–to think about voting for anyone other than the republican nominee for president… Even when it looks like that … Continue reading
If This Is Christianity, Count Me Out
I don’t want to be a Christian anymore. Not if people like Jerry Falwell, Jr. get to call themselves “Christian.” Not if Donald Trump gets to stand up in front of Liberty University– reading from “Two Corinthians” and feigning devotion–and call himself a Christian … Continue reading
We Are Better Than Donald Trump
That’s really all I wanted to say. I wanted to remind all of you that we are better than than this. We are better than fear. We are better than hatred. We are better than bigotry. We are better than … Continue reading
Posted in 5) Not Quite Sure, Uncategorized Tagged Bigotry, Donald Trump, Elections, We are better than Donald Trump 6 Comments
A Different Boston Marathon Story
As everyone memorialized and remembered the story of the Boston Marathon bombing, I was reminded again today of a story that is pregnant with hope. And redemption. And love. It is the story of the first woman to run in the … Continue reading