On the day when the National Cathedral has announced that gay people can be married in its sanctuary, it seems discordant to invite someone to pray who is on the record as condemning gay people to hell.
Before comprehensively delving into the details of what was at stake with North Carolina's ballot initiative and what platform is being staged, you must first revisit recent history, as well as not-so-recent history.
We want the world to know we're out there: Christians who prefer peace and social justice over political capital. Christians who don't measure self-worth by whether we're able to convince you to see things our way.
Through his unabashed Christian faith, Obama is redefining the American Dream. His vision is one of individual freedom but tempered by obligation. Obama is pious and he is going to put us on a national diet.
"Today's Republicans want to cut taxes. Elderly people don't get drugs. Kids go without education and healthcare. But prisons expand. Who's paying? That's not conservative. It's not American. It doesn't fly."