Topic: Equal Rights

Article: The Political Face of Christianity

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-02-17 09:02:51

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...

Article: If God Detests Homosexuality, Why Didn't Jesus Even Mention it?

X Comments    Last updated: 2016-07-01 09:26:39

Examine what the Bible does say - in context.
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Article: President Obama's speech to 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

X Comments    Last updated: 2014-09-18 13:35:52

Obama tells of his journey to embrace Christianity and that faith guides him daily. Religion strengthens America and religious freedom strengthens nations.
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Article: What Would Christ Do With Desperate Children Seeking Asylum?

X Comments    Last updated: 2014-10-18 14:15:06

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Is this an outdated promise?
, Huffington Post, 7/4/2014
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Article: Does The Bible Define Marriage?

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-12-22 23:42:47

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.
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Article: 35 Of Pope Francis's Most Prophetic Statements

X Comments    Last updated: 2015-10-26 20:00:37

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.  
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Jimmy Carter Democrat
Former President Jimmy Carter is issuing a call to action for religions to stop using scripture to trample on women's rights.
Carter says, "There's no evidence at all that Jesus Christ did anything except to exalt women."
Progressive Christians
Progressive Christianity seeing stunning resurgence with groups like Nuns on a Bus, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, The Cana Initiative, Moral Mondays, Faithful America, etc.
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.
Barack Obama
Obama is drafting executive order on LGBT Federal job discrimination
For years Congress has failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act,  Now he is going to take action without Congress.
Greg Abbott, TX GOP
63 Texas Republicans Sign Court Brief Saying Marriage Equality Could Lead To Legal Incest, Pedophilia
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. 

Progressive Christians
How my father's gay marriage trial re-ignited my calling to the ministry
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.

Barack Obama
What has Obama accomplished as president? Which campaign promises were compromised? Which ones has he failed to keep?
PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
Republican Policies Questioned
Republicans For Kansas Values are backing the Democratic candidate for governor because the Republican agenda has backfired in Kansas.
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.
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
"We know from the social science that children do best with a mom and a dad."
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!)
Ruth Ginsburg Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg pens scathing dissent on Texas voter ID law.
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.
Pat Robertson 700 Club
Pat Robertson told his "700 Club, “These people (Gays and lesbians) are terrorists, they're radicals, and they're extremists.”
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.
Megyn Kelly Fox News
Kelly falsely claims, "A new Colorado law "literally allows residents to print ballots from their home computers, then encourages them to turn ballots over to ‘collectors.’
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.
Texas Politics
Texas politics. Check the truth about 200 political claims in this hot Texas election.
Many hotly contested Texas races produced many false claims on both sides of the isle. Check out if your candidate is telling the truth.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D-N.Y.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Renews Push for Senate Vote on Military Sexual Assault
“It’s Congress' 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.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.
Peter King says there are 'No Elements of Racism' in Eric Garner case. He said this wouldn't have happened if he were not obese, diabetic and asthmatic.
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.
Russell Moore
After Ferguson and Eric Garner decision, white Christians are taking a stand
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 another.
Charles Angeletti
Professor makes students recite 'Anti-American' pledge of allegiance
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.
Democratic Party
The DNC said that "Bush not only opposes marriage equality, he’s said he ‘personally’ believes gay couples should be banned from adopting children."
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 marriage,".
Roy Moore R-al
Alabamians "haven’t changed their opinion" on same-sex marriage since voting to ban it in 2006.
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.
Stop Discrimination
Department Of Justice investigation finds Ferguson police routinely discriminate.
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.
Megyn Kelly Fox News
Fox News says racist or offensive emails are "normal" in businesses in America.
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.
Rudy Giuliani Ny R
Giuliani says, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Should Be 'Commended' For Shooting Michael Brown.
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.
Discrimination
The Indiana pizzeria that refused to serve gay weddings closed due to backlash, then received over $125,000 in donations.
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.
Ann Coulter
Coulter states "America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico's entire population."
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.
Hillary Clinton
Democrats wage a national fight over gerrymandering and restrictive voting rules.
Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting a nationwide legal battle seeking to single out voting laws in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin that limit participation, especially among minorities, the poor and younger voters, who disproportionately cast their ballots for Democrats.
Lgbt
Huffington Post compiles views on LGBT by the world's most noted religious leaders.
Read views about homosexuality, gay marriage, and other LGBT issues by Pope Francis, Bishop Tutu, Dalai Lama, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Joel Osteen
Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee mocks transgender people saying he wished he could have pretended to be transgender in high school “when it came time to take showers in PE.”
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.
Cornell William Brooks- Naacp
Mr. Brooks, President and CEO of NAACP, says "We have at least 200,000 to 300,000 hate crimes in a given year."
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 hate crime.  
Hillary Clinton
American schools are "more segregated than they were in the 1960s."
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.
Bloggers
Did Abraham Lincoln plan to send ex-slaves to Central America after the Civil War?
 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.
Ted Cruz Tx
The Supreme Court’s views "are radically out of step with public opinion" regarding its decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
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.
Bernie Sanders Vt Senate
"We have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on Earth."
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.
Jimmy Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter said in a recent interview that he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage.
"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.
Donald Trump
"If you're from Syria and you're a Christian, you cannot come into this country" as a refugee.
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.
NumbersUSA
"More than half of all drivers' licences issued in California this year have gone to illegal aliens."
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
Lutheran bishop comes out as gay after 'a lifetime of denying' the truth.
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.
Cory Booker D-nj
Booker: Every day we see and hear lawmakers and people of 'faith' using the word of God to hurt others.
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.
John Oliver
Oliver calls on federal government to end LGBT discrimination
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."
Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin used the Iran Deal rally as an opportunity to refer to #BlackLivesMatter activists as “the dogs.”
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.
Mike Huckabee
On MSNBC Morning Joe, 9/9/15, Republican presidential candidate Huckabee could not defend his stance against same sex marriage.
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 divorce.
John Henson Nba Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson was a victim of racial profiling at jewelry store.
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.
Lawrence Lessing, D
Larry Lessig: "Black Lives Matter" movement is a response to tyrannical "Taxation Through Citation" system
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."
Income Inequity
Income inequality is a religious test. We must reclaim the Heart of our Humanity.
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, Religious Scholar
Religion scholar tells how studying religion made her a Liberal.
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.
Pope Francis
Pope Francis says Church should apologize for discriminating against gays, and ask for forgiveness.
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.

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