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just a little reminder…

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We don’t feed people to change their point of view. We don’t feed people to proselytize them. We don’t feed people “so they can be saved.” Feeding people is not a strategy for evangelism.

We feed people because they are hungry. We feed people because we follow the example of our Lord. We feed people to demonstrate God’s love to a hurting  world.

We feed people because we want to be faithful disciples. We do not feed the hungry to get another notch on our Bibles.

moral responsibility

Not everyone would agree with Dr. King’s statement. I do. For me it’s a spiritual issue. But, I also understand that if one does disobey unjust laws there are consequences.

What do think? Does our moral responsibility include disobeying laws we feel are unjust? If so, why?

repugnant is as repugnant does

Human rights are violated when a tax reform plan lines the already bulging pockets of the rich at the cost of life-saving services for the poor. Human rights are violated when corporations are given precedence over the hungry.

The Republican leaders in Congress have clearly demonstrated that they are unafraid of violating human rights on a massive scale. Their willingness to promote and support unfair economic structures for their own benefit is even more morally repugnant than their continued support and protection of a traitorous president.

Those guilty of either or both should be legally removed from office and tried for treason.

said better than I could…

I have never had the pleasure of meeting Jim Sathe. But, after reading his letter-to-the-editor, I would love to shake his hand and compliment him on presenting his thoughts so succinctly. I am sure we could be great friends.

not angry, disgusted

When those we have elected to lead us fail as dismally as those we now have in leadership, they need to be removed as fast as legally possible and replaced with those who understand that they are elected to serve the citizens, to the other way around.

Words are insufficient to describe my shame over the lack of character displayed by those Senators who continue to support such a critically flawed human as Donald Trump. Such a complete absence of moral leadership deserves nothing but contempt and revulsion.

Those in Congress who refuse to speak up should not be allowed any position of political leadership. They are cowards at best, and treasonous at worst.

MAGA…really?

The man in the offal office controls the Executive branch of the government. His party controls both the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court leans right, as well. And #BLOTUS still whines about the obstructionist Democrats.

He has been in office for almost a full year.  Just what exactly is his definition of making America great again? His tiny legacy, like everything else connected to him is a shameful failure that demonstrates a dangerous lack of morality and an egotistical focus on personal greed.

Decency Wins!

Congratulations to Doug Jones the new US Senator from Alabama! Congratulations to the people of Alabama! Congratulations the people of the United States!

Decency won big! Democrats won big! The Senate won Big! The people of the United States won big!

And the world watched as the people of Alabama said, “ENOUGH!” The win for Doug Jones is a statement that even in the one of the deepest red states in our nation there is a growing desire to return to common sense, common decency and common values.

Thank you to all who stood up, spoke out, and most especially, all those who exercised their right to vote. Citizenship is alive and well.

a frightening poll for followers of Jesus

This Washington Post-ABC News Poll from last October should strike fear into the hearts of those who are disciples of the Man from Nazareth. White evangelical Christians were the biggest believers that the #BLOTUS had a strong moral character. White non-evangelical Christians were not far behind.

What that reveals about white Christians, especially evangelicals, should start alarm bells ringing in every church in the country. If those who most deeply profess to follow Jesus actually think Trump has a strong moral character, it means that they have absolutely no clue as to who Jesus is or what He taught.

The poll does, however, give us a good indication of why the church no longer has the authority and moral leadership it once had. White Protestants need to once again figure out that faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus is not the same as blind patriotism, love of country, or love of power.

The most interesting statistic was that those who professed no religion seemed to have the best understanding of the lack of moral character of the #BLOTUS. Is that possibly because their understanding of morality isn’t filtered through the lens of religion?