Things I have actually heard church folks say — which communicate the opposite of committing themselves and their churches to creating a safe, welcoming, and healing space in a world in which many folks experience hostility against themselves:
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Things Church Folks Say: Communicating the Opposite of Committing Church to Build Safe Space in a Hostile World
The America White Christians Are Building with Trump, and Exodus of Churchgoers: When Jesus and Gospel Are Betrayed, Obligation to Walk Away
Let me start with the statement that no one has asked me to explain why I find church — connecting myself to a church, going to a church — a non-option at present. And that’s significant, I think. It’s significant that no one from a church community has asked me why I am disenchanted with and alienated from church, and what they, as church, can do about my disenchantment and alienation.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Catholic Herald on Trump as a "Proper Christian" vs. Rev. Joel Tooley, Who Attended Trump's Florida Campaign Rally
Tuesday, I read in the British Catholic paper The Catholic Herald Father Alexander Lucie-Smith's proposal that, in reciting the Lord's Prayer/Our Father at a Trump campaign rally in Florida, Melania Trump was perhaps "trying to tell us something" — namely, that Donald Trump is "a proper Christian," and this explains why (white) Catholics and (white) evangelicals elected him.
Vulnerable people shouldn't have to suffer because of privileged people's unwillingness to learn & have compassion.— Marcus Halley (@word_made_FRESH) February 23, 2017
John Pavlovitz on the rise of the bully Messiah:
Resistance requires intersectionality. It requires that you know and live Lilla Watson's principle. Know your freedom is bound up w mine. pic.twitter.com/CqFgayDm9p— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) January 29, 2017
You Get Rights, I Lose Rights: Commentary on the Zero-Sum Human Rights Game of White "Pro-Life" Christians Supporting Trump
This WH hasn't learned the deepest lesson of the Civil War: human rights -- equal dignity and freedom for all -- is a NATIONAL imperative. https://t.co/LMCWQfj8sL— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 22, 2017
In the tweet above, Laurence Tribe is responding to White House media man Sean Spicer:
The Big Man, the Strongman elected by "pro-life" white Christians to reChristianize our nation and promote an ethic of life, targets vulnerable transgender children, immigrants frightened for their safety and the security of their families, and Muslims. People of faith speak out in response: