Archive | September, 2017

Religious Heads Rebuke Trump on DACA

September 5, 2017

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I’m sure glad my Norwegian, wagon-maker great-grandfather didn’t live to see this day. He didn’t speak a word of English and was probably already infected with tuberculosis. No way he’d pass muster with the Trump administration. They’d ship him back to the old country. Trump and his minions, once again, left many slack-jawed, with key […]

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A Woman For All Seasons

September 5, 2017

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Okay, so I’m not a Roman Catholic. Why should that stop me from celebrating laudable brothers and sisters in the Mother Church? Saint Teresa of Calcutta is one of them. Today, September 5th, is her feast day. I could be an obnoxious Baptist and use this moment to riddle Catholics for lifting up certain individuals […]

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I’m no fan of Joel Osteen, but …

September 2, 2017

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In the words of Damon Linker,  “Twitter is destroying America.” It victimizes even the offensive. Take Joel Osteen, the senior pastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church, which holds 16,800 seats and plays host to 52,000 weekly attendees. Despite his disclaimers , Osteen at least veers close to promoting the Prosperity Gospel, which says God inevitably blesses the […]

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