Category: Christianity

Stopping the Steal

The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election By Molly Ball, February 4, 2021 5:40 AM EST   A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing. The nation was braced for chaos. Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country. …

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Meek and mild?

Mary’s ‘Magnificat’ in the Bible is revolutionary. Some evangelicals silence her. By D. L. Mayfield, Dec. 20, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. CST   When I was 15, I was cajoled into playing the role of Mary in our church’s Christmas nativity scene. I was embarrassed, stuffing a pillow under a robe to signify pregnancy, but …

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When my President sang Amazing Grace

Written by Zoe Mulford about the 2015 murder of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist. Listen to Meklit sing it while you weep for America… We argued where to lay the blame On one man’s hate or our nation’s shame Some sickness of the mind or soul …

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Happiness is a warm gun

Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment? By Carl T. Bogus, May 24, 2018   Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over the Second Amendment. For many Americans, if there is an image that comes to mind …

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Must come down

You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument By Caroline Randall Williams, June 26, 2020   NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South. If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, …

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You may rejoice, I must mourn

  The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro By Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852, at Rochester, New York’s Corinthian Hall, addressing the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to …

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Communiqué #916

A Letter from Bishop Benfield   Read the Bible, especially Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” To see the president of the United States stand in front of an historic Episcopal church with a Bible in hand …

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