Rev. Irene Monroe: Some see the war on Christmas as an assault on Christianity. It feels to these Christian holiday revelers that the country, in its effort to be politically correct, is moving toward religious intolerance.
Walter Moss: The main reason that Obama is not at “war” with the Catholic Church is that the U. S. bishops ARE NOT the Catholic Church in the United States.
Steve Ybarra: Newtron signals the beginning of this war by asking people to go and talk to the “Bishops” and hear for themselves that the Catholic Church is being destroyed by these edicts. Wait, ask the BISHOPS!?!
Rev. Irene Monroe: The intolerance of a multicultural theme for this holiday has little to do with a heightened renewal of the birth of Christ by the Christian Right.
Brent Budowsky: I do not believe that Paul has a racist bone in his body, but I do believe he should apologize for what was written in a newsletter bearing his name and advancing his interests.
Sikivu Hutchinson: This political season militant GOP appeals to white Christian evangelicals have veered into neo-Cold War hysteria.
Sharon Kyle: Bishop Eddie Long announced he will be taking a sabbatical. Reported in the AP, this comes days after his wife Vanessa announced that she had filed for divorce
Bishop Eddie Long — described as “one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement” — has gone through a year of scandal, starting with allegations of sexual relations with several members of his ministry for teen boys. (Specifically, it was alleged that Long had sex with four boys in […]
Rev. Irene Monroe: As a church that is borne out of a liberal Protestant Christian tradition, the Presbyterian Church’s problem with its LGBTQ worshippers is a history of how it not only broke the backs and souls of the many who wanted to serve, but also how the church recklessly discarded the gifts we bring.
Anthony Samad: King meant different things to different people, but one thing is for sure…America, black and white, had not gotten over King’s death – not if you have any sort of a conscience.
Steve Hochstadt: Romney’s clumsy attempt campaign to use alleged Jewish gullibility to knock his opponent isn’t about Jews at all. It is part of a larger effort by conservative Republicans to use Jews to win Christian votes.
Benjamin Zeller: Rick Perry may fill stadiums for rallies and he may even win the GOP nomination for President, but unlike Ike he will never be able to claim the mantle of a united Big Religion for himself.
Rev. Irene Monroe: To have moral authority, Rick Perry cannot as a governor call Americans to a Christian rally that by its invitation and sponsors exclude LGBT people, Jews, Muslims, Atheists, and many others. And he cannot impose his religious views into the fabric of American democracy.