Americans need a religious teaching that begins with the premise that sexuality is linked to blessing, commandment and God; that focuses on holiness and self-respect; and that sends the message that each of them is a person of irreducible worth.
Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.
There is disagreement within the Christian community when it comes to issues of human sexuality. But, there should be a united front against all who would disrespect anyone created in the image of God.
For many, the Democratic base includes African Americans, Latinos, gays and lesbians, young voters, union members and women. These voters combine for about 70 percent of the electorate, so obviously they are not all the base.
No matter how LGBT-friendly you are you're better off avoiding those terms. Because these words are still extremely offensive when used as epithets, however, they just don't work out of a straight person's mouth.
As we all stare down Tax Day, it seems an appropriate time to remind us that there are punitive federal taxes that penalize both corporations and employees who go to work under policies that assert that working families should be treated equally.