Yes, it is with a great sense of entitlement that Mein Führer Donald Trump has given us a list of banned words in his quest to eliminate the most vulnerable among us. The autocrat Trump, AKA known as the President of the United States, has handed down a list of banned words. Of all the outrageous moves that the Trump administration has foisted upon us, this word ban is the greatest. This despicable man, as usual with the nearly total… Read more

I was chatting with a friend of mine early today and asked why women so readily vote for sexual predators. He responded, “Most of them are hard-shell Baptist.” According to a series of exit polls by the Washington Post, the majority of women in Alabama still voted for (alleged) pedophile Roy Moore. Why? I was chatting with a friend of mine early today and asked why women so readily vote for sexual predators. He responded, “Most of them are hard-shell… Read more

Yes, we are morally diminished.  That is exactly what has happened. We are morally diminished from the top down. I keep thinking that this all comes back to sex: can anyone who embraces immoral sexual practices be a morally-adept leader? Every morning, I read the “Republicans can do no wrong” Wall Street Journal, as well as the Democratic-leaning and “We hate everything Trump” New York Times. Many mornings, I find myself in two different worlds. I see graphically how our prejudices… Read more

The marriage of religion and politics, long in the making, has possibly corrupted beyond redemption the most visible faces of Christianity. Effectively Christianity is bankrupt. I suspect the church needs to go back underground again, back to the catacombs. According to the latest news report, The President of the United States has, on his Twitter account, fully endorsed credibly accused pedophile and sexual predator Roy Moore for the next Senator from the state of Alabama. The election is December 12. Now,… Read more

But it is at its worst when the Santa/God confusion turns a holy God into a punitive, spooky, nosy predator, cruelly punishing anyone who gets out of line. I love the Christmas music. Last week, I attended a Christmas concert and found myself awed at the profound theology expressed in familiar carols. We see the glory of God, sense the humility of the incarnation, feel the fear of the shepherds, hear the voices of the angels, kneel before the Child…. Read more

Sex and money: the major players in any corrupt decision-making process.  The GOP, now publically represented by the child-predation tendencies of Roy Moore, says “yes” to the wrongful use of sexual power for the sake of gaining favor from their deep-pocketed donors. And “Christians” have made this happen. Yet another weigh-in on the Roy Moore controversy. From everything I read, the main argument in Alabama for electing the morally compromised Moore is that he takes a rabidly anti-abortion stance. His… Read more

Eat, pray and shop. Open your homes AND prepare your hearts. You can do all of these and I hope you will. Thanksgiving is soon upon us and the Christmas shopping frenzy has begun. Impossible to walk into any retailing environment now and not find Christmas paraphernalia everywhere. The purists are upset. But this is the season that makes or breaks many businesses and the less lucrative Thanksgiving sales can’t get the attention. Economic indices are important Those who create… Read more

God wanted Trump to expose the dark, decayed underbelly of Evangelicalism so real cleansing and healing can take place.  Since the beginning of the Trump era, I’ve wondered about the insistence on the part of the Evangelical world that God wanted Trump to be our President. Suddenly, with the whole Roy Moore fiasco surfacing (did you know he was banned from a mall because of his persistent cruising for teenaged girls?), it started to make sense. God wanted Trump, all right, but not… Read more

Many have reacted negatively to the equation of Joseph and Mary with Roy Moore and the 14-year-old girl Moore (allegedly) sought to seduce. But, to me, with my long history in Evangelicalism, it makes perfect sense. When a religion systematically silences the female voice at the highest levels, and that is part of the core of the Evangelical world, then the female cannot be seen as fully human. It is that simple. No voice, no humanity. Instead, females become fit… Read more

Our society idolizes the angry, white male. We heap praise on him, make TV shows and movies about him, turn him into a mega-star pastor celebrity, elect him to the highest offices in the land. Found at the scene: “hundreds of shell casings and more than fifteen 30-round magazines (source: Wall Street Journal). Besides the bloodied and dead bodies, the white, angry, male shooter left that evidence behind. After all, the gun rights people say, “We have every right to carry… Read more

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