Category: Islam

And few there be that find it

 

 

The evangelical bloc

 

Dear editor:

Even though Donald Trump won the presidential election legitimately, the extreme liberal side still cannot understand how he really won, nor can they stop their ugly and harmful opposition. Even though they are loud and very organized, they are only hurting themselves, not helping our nation and certainly don’t represent the majority of Americans who still hold to conservative family values.

These extreme liberals have tried to say that Trump won because … [more]

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Banned Muslims are Welcomed in Hot Springs

 

Well, I’ve gotten myself into some weird situations, but today’s was the first time I ever felt the implied threat of physical intimidation.  There was the time Cliff Jackson and I infiltrated a Christianist Glenn Beck telecast from Jerusalem, sponsored mostly by our local Tea Party types.  There was the time Sherry (my beloved) and I went to the Glory Barn (yes, that’s really its name) to see the wannabe televangelist and most assuredly reverend Dwain Miller of [more]

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Blessed are those

This was CB’s sermon last Sunday, January 29, 2016…

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Some special kind of stupid

 

 

‘Scary’ final days

 

Dear editor:

I am convinced that Barack Hussein Obama’s goal was to change America from Christian to (I won’t say what).

I heard years ago that “things” come into a country slowly, much of it in schools, to take over.

What is going on in his last days is “scary.”

I don’t know the history of our past presidents, we have never had one, that I know of, who would even think of doing … [more]

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Some random reflections

Some random reflections…

 

 

First, it was nice to meet many of you for the first time.  Your determination to try to make a progressive difference so soon after last week’s regressive election is heartening.  I hope I get to know all of you better.

I admire your zeal to do something at the grassroots level, but even grassroots need rain from above to thrive.  In other words, without an overarching progressive movement, and progressive personalities to lead that … [more]

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Not running to be a god

A King for Jesus: What the Religious Right Sees in Trump

By Roger O. Friedland, October 26, 2016

 

What does the love of Jesus have to do with Trump? How to explain his overwhelming support from evangelical voters, who—for more than three decades—have formed the bastion of the Christian right? According to a Pew June 2016 survey 89% of evangelical voters wanted a President with strong religious beliefs. Trump cannot even pretend to qualify.

A number of analysts, … [more]

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Why I’m voting for Hillary

I have heard, on more than one occasion, progressives postulate that Hillary Clinton is a trigger-happy, corporate shill who will not take America forward.  Some of these folks are actually considering voting for Donald Trump, hoping that the dark days of his presidency will bring about a progressive awakening to forever end the stranglehold a two-party system has on Americans, and usher in a new age of enlightened, peaceful coexistence, at home and abroad.

But there’s a problem with such … [more]

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