Monthly Archives: February 2019

Methodists double-down

Though the average Southern Baptist will tell you that Methodists are bed-wetting liberals and practically atheists, the denomination upheld Tuesday, and strengthened, its longstanding ban on LGBTQ clergy and conducting same-sex weddings. The United Methodist Church on Tuesday voted to … Continue reading

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Cohen takes center stage

The New York Times published last evening a copy of Michael Cohen’s prepared opening statement for today’s House testimony. Cohen confirms what we already knew — Trump is virulently racist, and a conman — and what we suspected: Trump knew … Continue reading

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Pell convicted

Cardinal George Pell has been convicted of sexually abusing children. Cardinal George Pell has joined the ranks of other shamed Catholic priests who betrayed the trust of children who believed they were men of God. The Vatican treasurer, now a … Continue reading

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The Methodists confront reality

The United Methodists are meeting this week to consider whether it should conduct same-sex weddings, and whether gays should be ordained. Though there is a lot of pressure to support both, observers on the scene seem to think that those … Continue reading

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Thinking out loud about Hoda Muthana

News junkies know the story by now: Twenty-year old Hoda Muthana, born in New Jersey about 2-months after her father left Yemen’s diplomatic service, left the United States and joined ISIS in Syria. While in Syria she became the wife … Continue reading

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