Category Archives: Civil Rights

Facing the Unimaginable

No one in the lynch mob that murdered Walter Johnson was ever convicted. Government officials tried to save his life by hiding him in the woods when the armed crowd attacked the Princeton City Jail in Mercer County, West Virginia. … Continue reading

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A letter for our times

In the aftermath of the chaos in Charlottesville, too many moderates remain silent. Anti-American, anti-Semitic racists marched through the city brandishing images of bigotry and hate, culminating in a racist white, male, terrorist driving his car into a crowd of … Continue reading

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He Was My Brother

On June 21, 1964, in Neshoba County, Mississippi, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner were assassinated as they worked for civil rights. A deputy sheriff assisted in their murders. They died so others could be free. He was my … Continue reading

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Embracing evil

When some Christians talk about Jesus, they are simply wrong. Their politics are more important than the actual teaching of Jesus, and so they’ve twisted Jesus into something that’s not in the Bible and clearly not the message of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Baptist women in ministry

Despite the efforts of Southern Baptists and other fundamentalists to rewrite history and erase ordained women preachers from history, Baptist women have persisted. There have always been Baptist women preachers. Perhaps taking inspiration from examples in Paul’s letters, as well … Continue reading

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“What you do for the least of these, you do for me.”

On the day the world recognized International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the White House issued a statement that ignored six million murdered Jews, the president signed an executive action that will ensure the deaths of innocent people. The order triggered … Continue reading

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A racist message in plain sight 

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Trump White House released a statement that made invisible six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. How do you issue a statement about the Holocaust and not mention Jewish people? Racist antisemitism, hidden in … Continue reading

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