Perhaps rather than holding a press conference on the right for religious people to discriminate we might have one on a shared commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of all our people. Now that would be a news conference I would want to attend.
Jesus says to us, "Blessed are the poor." To those of us who struggle in these present difficult times, this should come as a word of consolation and hope. Our struggles give us an opportunity to follow Christ.
It is sickening enough that Bush consistently obliterated America's constitutional ideals of human rights. But to do all of these calloused acts in the name of Christ elicits in me, as a minister and follower of Jesus, a prophetic condemnation.