“This is a person out of control…He is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the land. He encouraged people to lie for him. He lied. I think he obstructed justice. I think there’s a compelling case…that [it] would be better for him to leave office than stay in office. ”
~ Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (1999)
Just a reminder, Trump’s attacked immigrants & refugees, people of color, war heroes & Gold Star families, the press, the FBI, Intel leaders & Democrats, Western allies incl. Justin Trudeau, Americans of all shapes & sizes. Who has he not attacked or questioned? Vladimir Putin.
~ Steve Beschloss
“You cannot be a Christian truth-bearer while simultaneously spewing
political propaganda that contradicts the love of Jesus.” – Stephen
“The [political position] was a clever man, who had made his own way, heedless of those things which present obstacles, and which are called conscience, sworn faith, justice, duty: he had marched straight to his goal, without once flinching in the line of his advancement and his interest.”
The above was written by Victor Hugo in Les Misérables in 1862. It could easily have been written about a contemporary U.S. politician.
“The simple fact is that one of our two major parties — the one that likes to wrap itself in the flag — no longer believes in American values. And it’s very much up in the air whether America as we know it will survive.”
~ Paul Krugman
A thought for halfway through Lent…
Repentance is to be sorry to be in one place, to want to be in another place, and to have the will and determination to get there. ~ Irish Jesuits.
Donald Trump is an evangelist of white nationalism and white supremacy and his message must be rejected on grounds of faith by responsible Christians around the world and here in the U.S. ~ Sojourners
Forgetting God in the recipe of a solid, sacramental marriage is like ignoring or forgetting a key ingredient in a recipe – it simply doesn’t turn out as well as we expected.
While Jesus never mentions homosexuality in the Gospels—not once, he repeatedly insists that the outsider, the marginalized, the oppressed—those whom others regard as sinners—are loved by God and the primary focus of God’s gracious activity. Many will be surprised to discover that the people they reject will be first in the Kingdom of Heaven. ~ Pastor Mark Reynolds
” The Gospel takes away our right, forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.” ~ Dorothy Day