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When I was in the first or second grade I learned
a counting rhyme in the school yard.
We used it while jumping rope and to pick who was “it”. Read More...
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As Christians, are we showing a public image of love and grace? Or do non-believers see us as judgmental, critical and selfish? Read More...
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Examine what the Bible does say - in context. Read More...
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Obama tells of his journey to embrace Christianity and that faith guides him daily. Religion strengthens America and religious freedom strengthens nations. Read More...
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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Is this an outdated promise?
H. A. Goodman
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For all Christian business owners who believe that the Bible is infallible and that we should not cherry-pick which laws to follow. Read More...
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NO! Not at all! Politicians often use the Bible for political gain and are not interested in the truth. They look for an
ancient sound bite to convince people of whatever they already believe. Read More...
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Pope Francis has brought new spirit into the Church with his
humble lifestyle and direct and often challenging commentary on world
affairs and personal ethics. Read More...
Another complete fabrication published by National Report, a news and political satire web publication that makes up stories that are picked up and circulated.
Complete fabrication published by satirical web site Free Wood Post, which creates stories which can be circulated. This is an abomination of free speech.
has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
The bill’s religious exemption indicates that churches, church-run
initiatives and other religious businesses need not comply by employing
people of all sexualities and gender identities. Total fabrication.
Barr guided DOMA to passage as a Republican in the mid-1990s. But then
Barr became a Libertarian and apologized for his role in getting the
bill passed. As a Libertarian, Barr has said DOMA has been used by the
government to overstep its authority.
In 1964 Black and Jewish lawyers meet together to shape The Civil Rights Act. That summer the brutal murder of three Civil Rights coworkers sent a message that Blacks and Jews -- two peoples with
historical narratives of persecution and oppression -- could make the
ultimate sacrifice for one another and their shared ideals.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people during the United Nations launch of its gay-rights program in July 2013, in Cape Town. He said, "I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid."
The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper. They state on the web site that everything is not true, however the wild stories are spread via email as if they are true. Read more
PolitiFact could find no tally of conservative versus liberal complaints
about troubles with Facebook. The idea that all the people getting banned
were conservatives is fabrication. Facebook says there isn’t any algorithm. Users report violations and staff at Facebook review those reports.
Of the top 400 wealthiest Americans, exactly one is African-American, Oprah Winfrey --
that’s 1/4 of one percent. Also, no other African-American is really all that
close to breaking into the Top 400.
For years Congress has failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Now he is going to take action without Congress.
A coalition of both liberal and conservative Evangelical Christians sent a letter to Congress urging measures to protect young migrants. It was signed by a host of religious leaders who recognize that these are children of God and deserve love and protection.
Ginsburg said: "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is
the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that
likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right
to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." She was joined in dissent by Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.
Robertson's anti-gay tirade October 22, came after gay Houston Mayor Annise Parker issued subpoenas to five prominent pastors who had opposed a new anti-discrimination law. He said “No Christian ... would ever try to enforce somebody against their belief or else suffer jail." (Jail was never threatened.) While the subpoenas were inappropriate and were recalled, the anti discrimination laws are written to protect from people like Robertson. Jesus never discriminated against gays.
Cooper said, “Just to be clear, if, like Pat
Robertson, you somehow missed all the evidence, all the research, the
depth and breath of all the knowledge garnered about HIV and AIDS
over the past three decades: You cannot get HIV if you share towels.”
There is nothing that is clearer in the New Testament than the fact that
the gospel breaks down the dividing walls that we have between one
The viral photo of a Ferguson protester was Photoshopped.(It is blatant lies like this that incite the prejudice --that creates the violence.) The real picture says, "No mother should have to fear for her son's life every time he leaves home."
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed the suit for an unnamed juror to lift a lifetime gag order regarding the case. A juror disagrees with what has been revealed by McCulloch and feels the jury was ill informed. Legislators have asked for a review to see if McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury.
The United States far and away incarcerates more people than its peers,
in terms of the portion of its population behind bars, despite having a
comparable amount of crime.
The city relies heavily on ticketing
practices to generate revenue for the city. Between 2011 and 2013, African-Americans made up 95 percent of those
charged with improper “manner of walking in roadway,” 94
percent of those charged with “failure to comply,” and 92 percent of
those charged with disturbance of the peace. Blacks account for
just 67 percent of the city's population.
First and foremost, Dobbs’ numbers are off. The most recent and best available statistics say the black unemployment rate is 1.9 times higher than the white unemployment rate in Ferguson (16 percent to 8.5 percent). Second, that has little to do with Obama.
The technology behind government electronic benefit cards blocks that. While the card could have cash value from another program such as TANF, no ATM would dispense cash based on a person’s food stamp allowance.
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow
was outraged that
Fox News normalized discrimination in
Ferguson's police department and municipal court. She reviewed the outrageous racist emails circulated among Ferguson officers on the job, then showed clips of Fox News' Megyn Kelly saying such offensive emails were common.
Giuliani attacks the Justice Department's scathing report of racial bias within the Ferguson Police Department, claiming that there was little evidence to prove racism within the department. On the contrary, most people can see plenty of evidence in the report.
Corporate giant, Salesforce, is canceling all programs in Indiana, saying they won't require their customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination. NCAA is concerned about how it would impact players and fans in next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.
After Indiana Governor Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the pizzeria owner who said they would never cater a gay wedding went out of business due to the backlash. But a go-fund-me account netted over $125,000 in donations in 17 hours.
Cook fairly summarized Bell’s legislation. But clarification was missing
in that the proposal wasn’t "being considered" by lawmakers either then
or when Politifact completed their review a couple of weeks later.
No, Cruz did not say this
. A fake audio
recording has been circulating online that purports to have captured Senator Ted Cruz referring to
President Obama with the racial slur commonly known as the 'N-word'.
Read views about homosexuality, gay marriage, and other LGBT issues by Pope Francis
, Bishop Tutu
, Dalai Lama
, Rev. Jesse Jackson
, Joel Osteen
Most people feel it is Christian to treat others with respect and love, even if you don't understand or agree with them. These sentiments by former governor Mike Huckabee,
a favorite of Christian conservatives,
show total disrespect and ignorance, as well as inappropriate desires.
PolitiFact researched by looking at the National Crime Victimization Survey does confirm his
claim, with a 2012 report finding nearly 300,000 estimated victims of
Rick Perry, the state’s governor into 2015, signed a law that a federal court said was actually written with the purpose of discriminating against minority voters.
This calculation, according to PolitiFact, is 14 years
old, and changes in the underlying data suggest that the actual odds of
incarceration may be somewhat smaller today. Still, other evidence
suggests that blacks have a disproportionate likelihood of ending up in
The United States has taken
two steps forward and one step back, but hasn’t quite reverted to
pre-Civil Rights levels of segregation. Hillary has a strong
point that the country has fallen back from the high levels of diversity
that existed from the 1970s to the early 1990s.
Lincoln did not
envision forced deportations of ex-slaves. Voluntary colonization was effectively
dead by the time the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on Jan. 1,
1863 -- more than two years before Lincoln’s assassination.
There were 3,384 homicides in Texas for the three years between 2011 and 2013, compared to an estimated 584 murder charges involving undocumented immigrants over a period stretching nearly four years.That’s nowhere near half, despite counting an additional year of murder charges involving undocumented immigrants.
PolitiFact found that in 2013, there were fewer than 100,000 noncitizens -- legal and
undocumented -- in federal and state prisons. Though it’s also possible that
many of these individuals are held for immigration violations as opposed
to other crimes.
At times, Bush has supported a path to citizenship, and at other times
he hasn’t. He has said he might support a path to citizenship if it
could make it through the political process.
There is no evidence of any Mexican policy that pushes people out of
Mexico and into the United States. As it has been the case for decades, a
combination of economic and family factors accounts for most of the
migration from Mexico to the United States.
This is wrong on its face -- a small number of Syrian Christians been
admitted as refugees over the past nine months -- and also false in
spirit, since there is nothing in the United States’ laws or regulations
that discriminates against Christian refugees.
Ninety year-old ex-speaker of the US House, Jim Wright, no longer drives, and his faculty ID card from TCU, where he teaches, so he doesn't meet requirements to vote without a special affidavit. Even Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Wendy Davis had to get an affidavit in order to vote under the new laws.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage was a historic milestone, but it didn’t put an end to discrimination against same-sex couples. On HBO’s “Last Week Tonight
” Sunday, John Oliver called on the federal government to extend basic civil rights protections to the LGBT community because, as he put it, “same-sex couples can get married and return to work only to find they’ve lost their jobs or housing because of it."
1. End Broken-Windows Policing; 2. End Policing for Profit; 3 .Limit Use of Force; 4. Demilitarization; 5. Body Cams/Film the Police; 6. Improved Training; 7. Community Oversight; 8. Community representation; 9. Fair Police Contracts; 10. Independent Investigations and Prosecutions.
The Black Lives Matter movement has been protesting police brutality and calling for criminal justice reform. Remarks like Palin's are exactly what creates the rage in the first place. Her bigotry dehumanizes people across the country and gives Christians a black eye.
The act of judging the motives and actions of others is sticky. It's not like righteously throwing a rock at the one we deem guilty. Judging is more like putting your fist in pot of glue, then when you decide to throw it at your intended target, it sticks to you. Read more in Mick Mooney blog
Alabama's only Democratic member of Congress is requesting the Justice
Department investigate the state's decision to close 31 driver's license
offices in poor, rural, mostly-African American communities. Since they started requiring a drivers license to vote the move could curtail the voting rights. (Note: Gerrymandering and voter suppression is UN-Christian!)
There are more criminal acts in Germany these days because there are
more people, thanks to the influx of 1.1 million refugees in 2015 alone.
But the data suggest that the refugees tend to be better-behaved than the typical German.
Francis recalled Church teachings that homosexuals “should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally.” He clarified if a gay person has good will and looks for God, who are we to judge? Read what Jesus said