Topic: Equal Rights
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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 Is this an outdated promise?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
, Huffington Post, 7/4/2014 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...
Carter says, "There's no evidence at all that Jesus Christ did anything except to exalt women."
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has
declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88)
are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers,
23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
For years Congress has failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Now he is going to take action without Congress.
These politicians are supporting Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s efforts to reinstate the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. They say that legalizing same-sex marriage could provide legal justification for the recognition of various moral taboos, but their argument has no logic or understanding of the topic.
The gay son of Methodist pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer, shared how the harmful language of the Church he loved and
served as an adolescent had driven him into a deep depression and to the
brink of suicide. His father's trial and defrocking for performing his gay marriage has led to a deeper faith and to a call to the ministry.
has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
This organization, supported by an extensive list of notable Republican politicians and public servants, has posted an impressive statement called, Why Sam Brownback’s Policies are Taking Kansas in the Wrong Direction.
They say these Republican policies have caused deficit spending, drastic cuts in education and highway spending, hurt job growth, benefited special interests at the expense of the people, and downgrades Kansas character and creates embarrassing headlines.
Perkins, who heads Family Research Council which fights against gay marriage, cites research on it's web site which misrepresents data and misquotes other legitimate research. (Christians shouldn't fudge data to support their views!)
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.
Kelly later admited this statement is false. The new law allows a universal mail-in system for active, registered voters. Ballots are mailed to voters, not printed out. Members of the military and voters who live overseas continue to be able to vote online.
Many hotly contested Texas races produced many false claims on both sides of the isle. Check out if your candidate is telling the truth.
responsibility to act as if the brave survivors of sexual assault are
our sons, our daughters, our husbands and our lives who are being
betrayed by the greatest military on earth.
Garner may not have died if he had not been obese, but most agree that it is unlikely this would not have happened to a white man. Rep. King only wishes race was not involved.
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
Angeletti's strong political statement against Christian and University values by having students pledge allegiance to a racist, homophobic, sexist America that is in the name of Jesus, that hates Communists and women who want to get abortions.
While in office, Bush repeatedly said that he opposed gay marriage,
although he was reluctant at times to amend the state Constitution since
it was already banned in state law. He also opposed gay adults adopting
children. Since leaving office, Bush said that he supports "traditional
An overwhelming number of people still oppose same-sex marriage in
Alabama, but polling data suggests measurable movement on this issue. Recent polls show about 71 percent of likely voters oppose same-sex marriage today.
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.
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.
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.
Coulter, a conservative social and political commentator, based this statement on a study that counted all people of Mexican origin in the US.
But Coulter ignored that 65 percent of those were born in America and
about a third came from families in which both parents were born in
America. America couldn’t "take them in" because most have been
here for generations.
Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton
are mounting a nationwide legal battle seeking to single out voting laws in Texas
Carolina, New Jersey
, Ohio and Wisconsin
participation, especially among minorities, the poor and younger voters,
who disproportionately cast their ballots for Democrats.
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
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.
Most polls found by PolitiFact say around 60 percent favor same-sex marriage -- a high point. At the state level, the majority holds in most cases.
Studies show that while
the United States does consistently have one of the highest rates of
childhood poverty in the world, there are several OECD members with
higher rates, notably Israel and Mexico.
"I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and
sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay
marriage damages anyone else," Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview
with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.
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.
By the state’s own tally, that is correct. First,
lawmakers made it possible for over a million unauthorized residents to
apply for a license, and then the state spent millions of dollars to
speed the application process.
Bishop Kevin Kanouse, head of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana area of the ELCA, came out in a letter to church leaders. He and his wife have decided to stay together, and he says respects those who choose to live in same-sex bonds. He hopes to encourage others who may be struggling with their sexuality.
Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people.
Don't tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all His children. Don't preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors.
In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.
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."
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.
Huckabee was asked if he would issue a second
divorce to Kim Davis, or refuse since Jesus condemned divorce, but said
nothing about homosexuality. Huckabee could not answer. He quoted Matthew 19 to support his narrow
definition of marriage, however that verse was actually one where Jesus was condemning
Henson was humiliated when he went to Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers in Whitefish Bay, Wisc. to purchase a watch. The staff saw him coming, locked the doors and hid in the back. Police officers questioned him and ran his plates. The only reason for the drama was his race.
Political activist, Harvard law prof. and Democratic Presidential candidate said that America's "fundamental inequality" disempowers people, and
"life is not respected, so you are actually risking your life to be a
black person driving in certain areas."
Jim Wallis, who spoke to the Parliament of the World's Religions
said, if you believe that every human being regardless of religion or nationality, is made in the image of God, is a child of God, and if you believe in loving your neighbor then income inequality is a spiritual issue, a moral issue,
and a religious test of our belief. We can address inequality through human dignity, stewardship, and the common good.
Susie Meister who has a PhD in Religious Studies and campaigned for George W. Bush tells about a shift in her understanding of Scripture after she examined it for herself. Non-judgmental Jesus, who defended a prostitute and ate
with the poor didn't look anything like the politics of the Right.
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