ir Force Brigadier General E. John Teichert, newly installed commander of the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base, has been accused of operating an online ministry that promotes his particular brand of Evangelical Christianity to base troops, contractors, and civilian employees. The site, known as PLUS—or Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States—“denigrated LGBT […]
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Mike Farrell: For freedom-loving Americans of all beliefs, it is an inappropriate attempt to impose one faith’s symbol onto a tribute for heroic women and men who believed as they chose.
Mark Dempsey: Even today, people can do amazing things in their service to … oh, the Oakland Raiders. Sure, that’s not the church-recognized God, but it has that quality of devotion the Great Observations require.
Irene Monroe: With Trump appearing to be both unstoppable and invincible, questions about the afterlife not only speak about social anxiety but, sadly, they also speak about hopelessness.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: Francis has yet to deal with women’s bodies and their messy reproductive dilemmas, especially for women in poverty.
Steve Hochstadt: Many American Christians, especially evangelical Christians, have made a deal with Trump – you give us political policies we want and we will accept your anti-Christian character.
Peter Laarman: Within hours of the Bee’s wrap, Christianity Today’s headline was bragging that all good Christians (meaning evangelicals) who watched found it “easy” to relate to the winning word.
Peter Laarman: Asking God to guide the nation’s legislators in not aggravating inequality as they re-write the tax code strikes me as a reasonable thing to include in a public prayer.
he name Asperger is widely known as a syndrome related to autism. The label honors Johann Friedrich Karl Asperger (1906-1980), an Austrian pediatrician who studied mental disorders in children in the 1930s and early 1940s. His diagnosis of “autistic psychopathy” related to social detachment was eventually given professional approval in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]
Anastasia Bernoulli: Bridge repairs are one of my favorite things ever. Given the choice, I’d rather fix an old bridge than design a snazzy new one any day of the week.
Mikey Weinstein: How exactly does it make us stronger if not every American who is able, fit and willing to serve in the armed forces can do so, yet it’s considered a bipartisan beacon of sanity to ramp up the war drums even further?
Peter Laarman: Those who read Loaded will be able to see that the “irrationality” of things like open-carry laws and widespread resistance to gun safety measures become entirely comprehensible when viewed within the overall trajectory of a religiously-infused American Exceptionalism.
WJ Astore: There are trillions of dollars of fossil fuels still in the ground, and who wants to leave it there when there’s so much money to be made in extraction?