When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand for a recent playing of the National Anthem at a pre-season game, he set off a firestorm on social media. In fact, writes Jon Schwarz at The Intercept, the anthem is a celebration of slavery. From Schwarz re: the third verse of the song (which we never …
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Read this thought-provoking piece by Ryan McAnnally-Linz and Miroslav Volf are the authors of “Public Faith in Action: How to Think Critically, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity.” McAnnally-Linz and Volf explore politicians’ (all of them) focus on the middle class (which didn’t exist in Biblical times), at near complete exclusion of the poor (who did).
This priest says no, because atheists don’t have eternal damnation hanging over them. Because if you’re not afraid of punishment, what is your motivation to be good? Phew. People think like this, eh? And thanks, DickG., for the link.
Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput says remarried Catholics can receive Communion only if they abstain from sex and live like brothers and sisters. Chaput issued guidelines earlier this month that said “Undertaking to live as brother and sister is necessary for the divorced and civilly remarried to receive reconciliation in the Sacrament of Penance, which could then open …
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The media is trumpeting that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, which makes her America’s first woman candidate for a major political party. And all I can think about is Victoria Claflin Woodhull. In 1872, Woodhull ran for president on the Equal Rights ticket. Her platform included equal rights for women (this at a time when votes …
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A picture has been circulating on Twitter of Gov. Jeb! Bush’s handgun on Jeb!’s Twitter account, with the word “America” as the tweet. I can say no more than what Michael Moore said about it. And thanks, Leftover, for this, too.
Right here. And thanks, Cynical, for the link. I found these particularly enlightening: 5. I live my life for God, but I do not think God belongs in our Constitution. Separation of church and state; It’s a thing. Look it up. 6. You cannot be both prejudiced and Christian. One prevents the other. No exceptions. If …
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I like to think of a time before Sarah Palin, before John McCain let himself get talked into adding her to the Republican ticket in ’08. And sitting this one out? Not an option, my wrinkly friend.
Have a wonderful weekend.
If you saw “The Walking Dead” a few days ago, you saw a character, Morgan, reading “The Art of Peace.” You can read more here, at Lion’s Roar.