We need more humble prophets -- to remind the skeptical that religion, which can indeed be divisive, is also a moral prod and an intellectual spark. But such figures are hard to find in this election year.
The former governor of Alaska took the holiday to remind everyone that she is more racially sensitive than the first black president.
You are not allowed to honestly discuss the Central Intelligence Agency's concept of "blowback" without putting yourself at risk of being deemed a traitor to country.
Wright says Barack Obama came to him in 2008 and asked, " ‘You know what your problem is?’ I said, ‘What is that?’ He said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’ "
Muslim, Christian or Jew, we ignore this suffering at the peril of our own humanity. As Rachel Corrie wrote in her last letter to her parents, "I could live a comfortable life and possibly, with no effort at all, exist in complete unawareness of my participation in genocide."Muslim, Christian or Jew, we ignore this suffering at the peril of our own humanity.
Would God ever damn America? Is there anything we have done or could do as a nation that might court such severe judgment from an almighty, or is there a peculiar American exemption from God's wrath? The prediction of God's damnation for bad behavior is made in both black and white churches.
Within the span of a week, the Obama and Clinton campaigns have both weathered the scandal-induced resignations of three key advisers. In this latest round of campaign poker, Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., stepped down Friday from the Illinois senator's African American Religious Leadership Committee.