Wouldn't you assume that the newly established Church would want its devotees to immerse themselves in the sanctioned New Testament, especially since the Church went to great lengths to eliminate competing Gospels?
Under current New York law, an accusation is first vetted by an independent investigator. (In New York City, that's the special
Sarah Palin's infamous "blood libel" video reacting to the Arizona shooting caused no small amount of controversy. Now, New
Precise and measured description is now an untraveled path in contemporary political discourse. "Life and death are in the power of the tongue." Let us speak more carefully.
As for her use of "blood libel" terminology, Sekoff poised an important question: "Why does the party of the angry white
So, as we have done with other tragedies, we slowly resist the urge to make sense of the event and shift instead to rituals
Some Jewish groups strongly protested her use of the term, which historically was used to accuse Jews of using blood of Christians
Blood libels aside, this week was dominated by talk of ratcheting down the tone of our political discourse and upping the civility. But the president went further, asking us to "use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations" and "sharpen our instincts for empathy." And he went further still and defined the challenge ahead: "to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American Dream to future generations." The State of the Union is a great opportunity to put flesh and blood on this challenge. The president needs to address both of the ways his administration proposes to "widen the circle of our concern," and the ways citizens can sharpen their instincts for empathy by reaching out to those in need -- rebuilding lives and communities. Without this combined effort, bequeathing the American Dream to future generations will remain just an eloquent rhetorical flourish.
Sarah Palin will give her first interview since the Arizona shootings--and her controversial "blood libel" video--to Fox