Is Trump the Death Knell of a Compassionate America?

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” A bronze plaque in the iconic Statue of Liberty proclaims those words. It is a call to what liberty, what … Continue reading Is Trump the Death Knell of a Compassionate America?

Trump’s Imbecilic, Un-Biblical Religious Freedom Executive Order

A possible Religious Freedom executive order is currently being passed around to federal staff and advocacy organizations. The ignorance in it is dumbfounding. As reported by “The Nation,” it defines religious organizations so broadly that it includes “any organization, including closely held for-profit corporations,” and protects “religious freedom” in every walk of life: “when providing … Continue reading Trump’s Imbecilic, Un-Biblical Religious Freedom Executive Order

Open Letter to Pres. Trump from a Southern Minister

Dear President Trump, Can we talk? As a Presbyterian Church USA [PC(USA)] minister, I've become increasingly concerned about you and your faith journey. I understand that you grew up attending what you've called a “vibrant” PC(USA) church. And until recently, when you seem to have adopted a more conservative Evangelical outlook, you would readily claim … Continue reading Open Letter to Pres. Trump from a Southern Minister