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Welcome, White Americans, to Your Future: This is What it Feels Like to be a Minority

Something Thomas Frank published in the Guardian this week rings true to my own overarching theory about what is truly behind the huge success of the Trump movement.  Yes Trump is a white racist who unashamedly appeals to other white … Continue reading

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Race, Religion, and the 2016 Presidential Election

This week Isabel Wilkerson the renowned historian, social scientist, journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author, appeared on MSNBC  to discuss Bernie Sander’s comments about poverty, institutional racism, and the ghettoization of America.  After advising that we must be disabused of … Continue reading

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The Devil Demands His Due: the Faustian Nightmare that is Playing out in the Republican Party and in the Evangelical Church

2016 is obviously shaping up to be a year of seismic change in America’s political and religious landscapes.  The Republican Party, which was already buckling under the pressures and demands of the Tea Party and the religious right, and the … Continue reading

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ISIL and the Radicalized GOP: Allies in the War Against Reason and Human Rights

On Sunday President Obama gave a primetime national address that was obviously intended to counteract the now deeply rooted and divisive Republican narrative that portrays the President as incompetent and as doing nothing to protect us from ISIL.   The danger … Continue reading

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An Open Appeal to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Twenty-five years ago many of us who were once upon a time a Southern Baptist had high hopes that the formation of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship would herald the birth of a new community where inclusive Baptist progressivism in America … Continue reading

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Southern Baptists’ New Lost Cause

I grew up in the sunlight of Baptist progressivism. I was raised in Southern Baptist mission churches in Dayton, Ohio. I was educated at a progressive Southern Baptist college and a liberal Southern Baptist Seminary. This particular liberal was appointed … Continue reading

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Prominent Southern Baptist Leader Signs on to Promote “Secular” Campaign

Southern Baptist Leader Signs on to Promote “Secular” Campaign Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, recently went on the record as endorsing Richard Dawkins’ Openly Secular Campaign. Akins seems to believe that he has … Continue reading

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