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Our Evangelical Savior

Our Evangelical Savior

Crusader trump has come so that we "Christians" will have life and life abundantly. He will prevent the continued persecution that me and my fellow "Christians" have suffered from for years; persecution for having to actually do our jobs or to have to expend any love or compassion to others (I mean we only have so much love and compassion and we might as well save that for people who really matter - you know, people like us). Crusader trump will protect all of us from having to ever actually "be" Christian.

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Advocating for the DREAM Act

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Advocating for the DREAM Act

This is an important week as advocacy begins for the DREAM Act, which will give citizenship to undocumented students who came to the United States as children. Below are three mistakes that too many folks made in 2010 and I hope the current advocates will avoid so that we can finally get a first step towards just and humane immigration reform done.

A Response to the Nashville Statement

A Response to the Nashville Statement

They could have gotten together and decided to make a statement decrying voter disenfranchisement, or mass incarceration, or state-sponsored terror directed towards immigrant communities, or government-sponsored attacks on funding public education – but NOOOO! What’s way more important to these people is that gay people are marrying and they have become powerless to stop it.

My Response to Jeffress and His Take on Romans 13

My Response to Jeffress and His Take on Romans 13

Though Jeffress and other evangelical triumphalists want to ascribe unqualified fealty to the state, they repeatedly do a very poor job of exegeting Romans 13. But Jeffress is unfortunately not alone. Jeffress joins a long line of palace prophets throughout history who have used (abused is more like it) Romans 13 to justify oppression, murder, war, and other human rights abuses. 

Two Ways We Can and Must RESIST

Two Ways We Can and Must RESIST

So, yes my friends, feel free to protest at every turn the most damaging leader the world has seen in some time. But I hope we can start figuring out which protests are going to have impact and leave behind the protests that are designed to make ourselves or groups like evangelicals just feel good.