The National Enquirer is a Trump-supporting rag that appeals to and cultivates the very, very worst in everyone forced to walk past it at the checkout counter. Plus: 100 Irish insults; 40 euphemistic tools for dehumanizing the other; and, yes, if you vote for a Republican — any Republican — you’re supporting white nationalism. Read more

“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning?” Read more

We’ve seen white evangelicals rally behind Roy Moore. We see them still rallying behind Donald freaking Trump. We know there is no limit to their absolute partisanship. None. Read more

Annie Dillard, in Holy the Firm Of faith I have nothing, only of truth: that this one God is a brute and a traitor, abandoning us to time, to necessity and the engines of matter unhinged. This is no leap; this is evidence of things seen: one Julie, one sorrow, one sensation bewildering the heart, and enraging the mind, and causing me to look at the world stuff appalled, at the blithering rock of trees in a random wind, at… Read more

Asbury Park is hosting a pair of competing festivals this summer. One is a celebration of love, community, hospitality and care for the needy. The other one is a white evangelical revival meeting. Read more

Not to disparage the hard work Stoney and Cothran have done and all they’ve managed to conspire so far, but without a red cow, really, what’s the point? Read more

Yes, white evangelicalism created Scott Pruitt, but not in the way the article imagines. Also: Mural of Glorious Leader at Tender Age Liberty Camp, and how “tough on crime” stupidity winds up setting murderers free. Read more

Anti-refugee and anti-immigrant white evangelicals’ “misconceptions” are not the result of those folks being tricked or deceived or misinformed into believing falsehoods. They’re the result of white evangelicals CHOOSING to believe falsehoods. Read more

We’re not first-century subjects of an emperor. We shouldn’t be reading Romans 13 as about our accountability TO government, but as about our accountability AS government. Read more

This is the story Matt Giuffrida told me about how he came to work resettling refugees for the American Baptist Churches. Or, really, it’s the story Matt didn’t and couldn’t tell. Read more

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