The following is an EXCERPT from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason (pictured at right). Buy it at Amazon As Election Day nears, I thought I would share the following excerpt on how dangerous and ungodly it is for the Republican Party to wage an all-out assault on democracy. “Republicans like to say that… Read more »
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Why Anti-Abortion Christians should vote for Democrats
The following is an EXCERPT from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason (pictured at right). Buy It At Amazon This excerpt is from the introductory chapter of the book in which I explain how the progressive Democratic movement was originally a Christian movement led by William Jennings Bryan, and that most Christians used to… Read more »
Yes, the Democrats used to be the Christian Party!
The following is an EXCERPT from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason (pictured at right). Buy it at Amazon “I once heard it said that when Satan tries to influence us, he often presents us with pairs of opposite evils, so we despise one so badly that we cling to the other (I think… Read more »
The Dangers of Congressional Term Limits
In their efforts to redirect our focus away from the corporate tyranny that oppresses workers, rips off consumers, destroys our environment, and extracts our tax dollars for the sake of the wealthy, Republicans have drilled into the minds of their followers that congressional term limits are the answer to a great many of our problems…. Read more »
Can We Legislate Morality?
We Christians, whether politically-liberal, conservative, or moderate, all share a common pain: We bristle at the thought of our nation’s moral decline. It concerns us to see high divorce rates, child custody and support battles, children lacking both parents, rampant promiscuity – among both gay and straight people, entertainers competing to see who can sell… Read more »
How Can a Good, Loving Person Love Guns?
If you’re a life-long Democrat, or liberal-leaning independent, you just might have a difficult time understanding how gun-loving people can be good people. We’re appalled at the extremism of the NRA, who we thought would finally lighten up after the Sandy Hook shooting, but who, instead, refused to budge on something as minor as background… Read more »
Are Christians playing the victim with anti-gay laws?
As the future of Christianity goes, there’s little I fear more than how this homosexuality/gay-marriage debate might ruin Christianity. No, I’m not afraid that re-defining the word, “marriage,” will somehow keep us Christians from practicing our religion. I’m afraid the behavior of Christians who seek political action against homosexuals will appear to the eyes of… Read more »
Will the Republican Party drop anti-abortion stance?
In a move that doesn’t surprise me in the slightest bit, Nevada Republicans have removed abortion opposition from their 2014 party platform. The reason? According to state party chair, Michael McDonald, “The issue is how we can back out of people’s personal lives….This is where the party is going.” In recent years, especially since the… Read more »
Christians and the Minimum Wage
Our current debate over whether or not to raise the minimum wage has focused on economic arguments more than biblical ones, and that’s fine. A good economy benefits everyone. So before we seek out biblical guidance on the issues, let me address a couple very simple realities about the nature of the minimum wage. First,… Read more »
Do Anti-Government Republicans Employ a Racial Double-Standard?
Last weekend, those who follow cable news were treated to a bit of a showdown between the supporters of Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy, and agents from the federal Bureau of Land Management. Bundy owed about a million dollars in fees and fines to the government for illegally grazing his cattle on government-owned land. Bundy believes… Read more »