Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Both sides

Both sides on the beaches of Normandy weren’t equal. Both sides at Auschwitz were not responsible.  Both sides did not cause the Civil War.  I am reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, “Both parties deprecated war, but one of … 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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Inauguration Day 2017

Some Conservative Christians hated President Obama so much, that after eight years they’ve completely divorced themselves of every message in the Bible. The idea of following the actual words of Jesus has long been on the fringe of the faith. … Continue reading

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Character as clear as black and white

The president-elect of the United States kicked-off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend by attacking on Twitter a civil rights legend who marched with King. John Lewis, a 14-term member of Congress, announced last week that he intended to … Continue reading

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A question of character

On the anniversary of the birth of Alexander Hamilton it’s ironic that there were new revelations of president-elect Donald Trump’s moral failings. The Broadway play thrust Hamilton back into the cultural spotlight, but in 1797 the former Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Do not be afraid

As a year ends and another begins, I pause to reflect upon the year gone by and consider the year to come. The Roman god Janus was the god of gates, halls, doors, and doorways. The god of beginnings and … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”                                                                    … Continue reading

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Where do some Christians draw the line?

Where do some Christians draw the line? Evidently at sexual assault. Making fun of handicapped people, overweight people, immigrants, Hispanics, prisoners of war, Muslims, women, reporters, and blacks, isn’t enough to dissuade some Christians from claiming Donald Trump is the … Continue reading

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We must take sides

A simple checklist to determine if you support Authoritarianism or Christianity. If you support a candidate who announces to the world an intent to violate basic human rights and civil liberties; If you think mass incarceration and deportations based solely … Continue reading

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Beware of false prophets

“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” – Jesus The past two weeks have been an interesting time for Evangelical Christians. On Jan. 19, Franklin … Continue reading

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The eighth night of Hanukkah — tonight and 84 years ago

The eighth night of Hanukkah, 84 years ago: 84 years ago, hate, vitriol and racist lies were reaching a fever pitch, sweeping across the land of my ancestors. (http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/menorah-defies-nazi-flag/) We in the United States face unabashed fascism and shameless hate … Continue reading

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