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May 28th, 2024 - 7:41 pm § in Christianity, Law and Courts, Politics

Should “born again” killers be freed?

David Berkowitz (photo, left), 70, is a born-again Christian. Some imprisoned Manson Family members are too, but to keep this discussion focused, I’ll talk about Berkowitz. Berkowitz drove out his demons and embraced the Christian faith 37 years ago. He’s involved in prison ministry and [...]

May 10th, 2024 - 3:39 pm § in Christianity, Politics, Religion, Republicans

False religions

At least two false religions circulate among America’s evangelicals. One is that God anointed Trump to save our country (see, e.g., story here). (From what, or who?) This is so plainly baloney, and propaganda, it merits no discussion. The other is so-called “prosperity gospel” theo[...]

June 16th, 2023 - 1:13 pm § in Christianity, Humor, Misc., Politics, Republicans

Hanging out with Jesus

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “says he would have loved to hang out with Jesus and his disciples.” (Read story here.) Uh-huh. All I’ll say is be careful about what you wish for. Below: Hanging out with Jesus (left and right of Jesus). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 11th, 2023 - 11:44 pm § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion, Republicans

What’s at stake in Trump’s trial

Now that he’s been indicted, Trump is entitled to a presumption of innocence, and a fair trial. Those are bedrock principles of the U.S. legal system. Trump “has a lot at stake” in the case, a New York Times writer says. “He could, in theory, go to prison for years.” Bu[...]

June 9th, 2023 - 2:12 am § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Republicans are outraged Trump is indicted for breaking the law

Trump’s MAGA movement caught many Americans by surprise. They’ve never seen anything like it before. This is the first time anyone has tried to overthrow our democracy. To outsiders, Trump looks like a pied piper leading a crowd of zombies into a never-never land of lies, fantasies, and [...]

June 8th, 2023 - 1:19 am § in Christianity, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox hosts haven’t stopped lying

Harris Faulkner (bio here), one of the Fox personalities filling in for Tucker Carlson after he was fired, claimed on the air that Christians are under attack. It’s classic rightwing victimhood. To bolster her storyline, she asserted she was kicked out of a restaurant for saying grace. She tol[...]

March 13th, 2023 - 4:41 pm § in Business, Christianity, Politics, Republicans

Insurrection senator gave free pass to crooked insurance company

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), who raised a clenched-fist salute in solidarity with violent rioters trying to overthrow the 2020 election (photo, left), ignored “a Christian-backed medical insurance company” that was stealing from his constituents when he was Missouri attorney general (read st[...]

February 14th, 2023 - 7:51 pm § in Christianity, Schools & Colleges

Don’t call yourselves a Christian college when you do this

“The King’s Singers, a Grammy Award-winning British a capella vocal ensemble, announced Monday that their planned concert at Pensacola Christian College was abruptly canceled two hours before the show due to ‘lifestyle’ concerns,” the Pensacola News Journal reported on Tues[...]

January 22nd, 2023 - 8:30 pm § in America, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Americans are leaving religion behind

Organized religion in America is grappling with dwindling congregations and church closures (read story here). That’s less than shocking. The old churchgoing generations are dying off, and people who stopped attending during the pandemic have been slow to return. But there’s a bigger re[...]

December 4th, 2022 - 1:32 pm § in Christianity, Politics

Why do we let these people call themselves Christians?

Until his double life was exposed, Thomas Achord (photo below) was headmaster of a Baton Rouge school for “classical Christian education.” Hiding behind a pseudonym, he advocated “Christian nationalism,” a far-right ideology that respects neither democracy nor religious freedom (see [...]