The American Family Association, sponsor of the Republican National Committee's upcoming Israel trip (organized and led by pastor David Lane), is no less extreme and has been venting its virulently hateful anti-LGBT, nativist, religious supremacist, and arguably racist rhetoric across America's airwaves for years.
No matter how many outlets -- from trashy gossip rags to (supposedly) reputable entertainment magazines -- make claims about Bruce Jenner's current "journey"...
Meet The Press,
Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.
There are some things you can't share with strangers. But since we're friends, I wanted to let you in on a little known fact concerning my sex life. It's a strange thing, but not in a urinate-on-you kind of strange. It's better described as peculiar.
For the first time since that last cursed summer of violence, the scars on my heart stopped their screaming. I understood that now I am on my way home, back to Jerusalem, to struggle there for a true and holy change.
I have been thinking a lot about this Anne Roiphe quote as Ferguson approaches the half year mark since the killing of Michael Brown. "Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life."
A mistake we make in discussing leadership is that we pin the spiritual leader as only leading a church or family in spiritual matters. While it's true that a spiritual leader might do this, a spiritual leader is also one who leads in a business.
My view is that when people really want to make something work, it will work. Community policing is proactive outreach: It asks officers to visit neighborhoods and families who are especially in need of help, and to do anything they can do to assist these people.
LGBT people do not need protection from those who would not discriminate anyway, but rather from those who would.
Whether it's a personal, health, financial problem, or an actual storm, we all face times when we can feel so buried by our circumstances that solutions seem illusive.
New England Patriots,
In building a profile of someone likely to cheat, you might start by imagining an individual full of hubris who is driven to succeed by any means possible. Would this description fit anyone within the New England Patriots organization?
Some Davos participants described the atmosphere this year as "gloomy" and "fearful." Those who control the world seemed to feel, and be, out of control and unsure how to deal with growing and frightening global instabilities and the violence that keeps emerging.
Over the past 15 years, I gradually started to hear growing dissatisfaction from my [Jewish] French relatives about their lives there. The youngest were the first to complain. One of them had been roughed up on the metro and her Star of David ripped from her neck.
Last Chance Harvey reminds us that it is never too late to find love, never too late to begin again, never too late to shift one's priorities. Kate and Harvey are role models of love developing out of honest conversation as well as physical attraction. Kate and Harvey meet in the mind and in the heart.
Choosing to become part of Christ's story involves helping the world to overcome loneliness, suffering and hatred. Christians can easily seem hypocritical because this is such a lofty aim.
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.
As an understandable consequence of the unknowable providence of death, the inevitability of it provides a myriad of spiritual and moral opportunities for us to learn and reflect.
The lessons of the Holocaust are universal, but the scope and breadth of what befell its victims is quite particular.
For my money, I don't think the desire for transcendence is going away. But I do wonder if students will bet their lives that the answer for this search lies beyond our world.
Pabst Blue Ribbon,
Death &Amp; Dying,
Staying In Touch,
I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.