My daughter was told the other day, after she confronted a Fundamentalist Pastor on Facebook over his behind the scenes attack on my credibility as a Christian, that I will have to answer at the judgement seat for loving people and my political affiliations. Apparently , at least according to him, unconditional love and grace are not what … More The Mark Of a True Christian (as seen by the American Church)
A couple of weekends ago, thousands of people assembled in over 130 cities around the country to picket for freedom of religion. Those faithful followers of the more conservative Catholic, and Evangelical strands see religion, particularly, their brand of religion under attack. And according to many of them, the great socialist, satan, Barack Hussein Obama is behind … More The Mythical “War On Religion”
Some Christians say the darndest things…. Such as in this Mitchell report on MSNBC. For those of you unaware, Foster Friess is a the millionaire businessman financially backing the ever irrelevant Rick Santorum. Friess has, with the above comment, once again made Christianity look completely out of touch with the world in which we live. Why does this continue to irritate me, … More Sex Police
24 June 2011 will be for some the defining moment that sealed America’s doom. That is the day marriage equality became the law of the land in New York State. Many conservative religious leaders and others within their congregations see this law, not as giving equal rights to a long neglected minority, but rather “THE” … More Marriage Equality And The End Of America?
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Jesus “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Paul and Silas to the Philippian jailer “O foolish … More Jumping Through Fundamentalist Hoops
A Catholic News Website reported that there were hundreds of thousands of people marching on Washington DC yesterday protesting the decision of the Supreme Court 38 years ago legalizing a woman’s right to choose. Politicians of course continue to spout their rhetoric with the intention, not of overturning Roe V Wade, but garnering votes to stay in … More Roe V Wade 38 Years Later…
January has been designated by pro-life organizations as Sanctity of Life month. The 23rd of January is the Sunday this year where churches are suppose to focus on the value and sacredness of human life. Before I go any further, let me be perfectly clear that this blog is written by someone who embraces the … More Sanctity of “Some Human” Life Month
i have realized that some of what i am questioning and sharing could lead to my being asked to resign for my position of elder in my church. i thought about that today. At first i thought that maybe i need to pull back and not be so vocal. Maybe couch my words in a soothing … More the 49th day