I'm tired. I'm tired of being a Christian. People say it's only a term, only a word but that word feels like the lead apron at the dentist's office. It's pushing down on me from all sides, clipped tightly around my neck.
Those are three books I'm dying to read. I'd also like to read How the Cleveland Cavaliers Won the NBA Championship, but
Christmas asserts that a light has been born into the world to free God's people (all people) from the yoke of oppression and violence. You want to fight for Christmas? Cease to do evil, learn to do justice. Defend the orphan, welcome the stranger, plead the case of the widow.
The absence of snowflakes on the cups "denies the hope of Jesus," one woman claims.
Fred Rogers often encountered criticism from viewers of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.' In letter after letter, irate viewers criticized everything from his generous views of divine grace to his pacifist approach to war to his bold decision to show the erect nipple of a breast-feeding mother.
I would love to hear a single GOP presidential hopeful decry the radical Christian extremism that led to this young man's death. Or the Christian terrorist group Army of God, which has been bombing, threatening, and attacking abortion clinics since 1982.
The truth is that the bible is a human product, each book written in a time and place for a specific audience, by authors who were shaped by their experiences of God.
Recently, New York Times columnist David Brooks lamented that conservative Christians are losing the culture war. Brooks suggested that conservative Christians shift focus and "nurture stable families." But Brooks is wrong; the culture war isn't over. Conservatives are stuck in a war they can't win.
Since the institution of marriage has been around far longer than Christianity, I feel the first and most obvious point to note here is that marriage does not belong to Christianity.
Among those evangelical Christians leading the fight against marriage equality are the same people who were legally marginalized a mere 50 years ago and have still yet to receive full justice and equality in a white supremacist society.