Proper 21C The 18th Sunday After PentecostThere was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would … Continue reading Poverty in America–Dead Men Do Tell Tales, But We Don’t Listen
Proper 20 Pentecost +17Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, saying, “When will the new moon be over so that we may sell grain; and the sabbath, so that we may offer wheat for sale? We will make the ephah small and the shekel great, and … Continue reading The Poor? No Big Deal. They Can Just Get Jobs.
The United States of America, founded by religious dissenters, from Puritans and Quakers, to Roman Catholics and Baptists, has as one of its basic principles that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech." Of course, law is made in many … Continue reading Terry Jones, Damned Heretic, Has a Right to Be Wrong
Remember September 11th and Be Counted. A group of ordinary Americans have come together to affirm this country's commitment to its founding ideals of religious freedom and respect for all faiths. We are troubled by acts of bigotry and intolerance aimed at Muslims in recent months, which do not represent the America we know. We hope that … Continue reading Stand for Religious Freedom and Against Intolerance