Why Romney’s High School “Prank” Matters

[Photo by Austen Hufford] As some of you heard, last week the Washington Post reported a story about presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, and his participation in an incident that many are calling “bullying.” Taking place in 1965 while a student at Cranbrook School, Romney, along with a group of friends, held down fellow classmate, John Lauber, and cut [Read More…]

Metta World Peace and Racism in the NBA

Colorlines recently posted interview by Jamilah King as he sat down with David Leonard, author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness. Leonard, professor of Ethnic Studies at Washington State University, is challenging the notion that race plays no factor in sports and that actions taken by the NBA regarding individual players as well as the [Read More…]

Faith, Stones and the Top Ten Catholic Teachings Rick Santorum Rejects

[Photo by Gage Skidmore] If you are one of those who “enjoys” the topsy-turvy nature of the election season, the only real show to watch these past few months has been the Republican Primary. I will say that I have managed only to watch the debates via the filter of my friends on Twitter, but still [Read More…]

Sorry, but I will never say that you are not a Christian

Romans 12:14-19 (TNIV) 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not think you are superior. 17 Do not repay anyone [Read More…]

We are Christianity: An Open Letter to Frustrated Christians in the United States

This letter originally appeared on www.reyes-chow. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, My name is Bruce Reyes-Chow and I too am a Christian. I am also a Presbyterian minister, a husband, a father and a Democrat.  Identifiers claimed, I write to you today because I am frustrated with the singular version of Christianity that is dominating [Read More…]

Latifundialization and the Future of Occupy Wall Street

This post originally appeared on www.reyes-chow.com. This past weekend on the heels of the raid of the 101 California Occupy SF encampment, I and other members of the faith community attended a rally in support of the ongoing presence of Occupy San Francisco.  Held right in the middle of Market Street in front of the Federal Reserve Building, there [Read More…]