Tag Archive | Politics

Why You’re Being Deleted

Why You’re Being Deleted

I remember being shocked when Barrack Obama won his first term as president, fully believing that the Republican nominee would win (just as I was shocked when the Republican won in our most recent Presidential election). My pastor at the time suggested my surprise was a result of having only friends, and reading/listening only to commentators, whose views aligned only […]

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And the Best Candidate is . . .

And the Best Candidate is . . .

Based on many of the Facebook posts that I see, it appears that many people are either choosing their candidates solely on the basis of their party or else because they despise the opposing candidate so much. Others have latched onto one issue and are choosing the candidate they’re going to vote for based on […]

We Don’t Need To Fight

We Don’t Need To Fight

I have said very little this election season unlike the last two presidential elections. Mainstream as well as social media have already been inundated with toxic posts that seem more like personal attacks than arguments about the issues. Comments on many of these posts are similarly nasty as supporters of the various candidates are attacked […]

Political Defeat as an Opportunity

Political Defeat as an Opportunity

I think I’ve done pretty good not commenting on politics this election season (either original posts or on others’ posts) like I have in past presidential elections. But while I’ve been relatively silent, I’ve been amazed at the wide range of feelings I’ve seen in my FB feed from both sides of the political and […]

Christian Pacifism or Convenient Pacifism?

Christian Pacifism or Convenient Pacifism?

To announce that you’re a Christian Pacifist is essentially saying that you love my enemies more than you love me.

The Christian Life and the Liberal Right

The Christian Life and the Liberal Right

Originally posted on Juicy Ecumenism – The Institute on Religion & Democracy's Blog:
(Photo credit: The Pretty Padded Room) By Addie Darling Since the election, there have been numerous articles tolling the bell for the death of Christianity’s relevancy in the political sphere, as well as a continuing discussion over the future of Christian political activism. These…

Obamacare vs. Religious Freedom

Obamacare vs. Religious Freedom

One of the major areas of concern about Obamacare, at least for people of faith, is the requirement that businesses of a certain size must provide, through their insurance, certain aspects of “health coverage” that are contrary to their religious beliefs.  Strictly religious organizations (i.e. churches, synagogues, mosques) are exempt from this requirement but “businesses” that […]

Abortion and October Baby

Abortion and October Baby

This weekend I finally had the opportunity to watch October Baby.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s the story of a woman who lived through an abortion and in her late teens found out about it.  The movie follows her search for meaning and love as she tracks down her biological mother only to be […]

Abortion and President Obama

Well, it didn’t take long for president Obama to wipe away one of the protections of unborn life that President bush (re) established after President Clinton wiped it away after President Reagan established it–that is the cutting off of federal funding for international organizations that offer abortions or discuss it as an alternative. It’s not […]