Posts tagged "george bush"

The AIDS Aid Money Trail

30 January 2006 Nearly a quarter of President Bush’s $15 billion HIV/AIDS program is earmarked for faith-based groups, with $200 million specifically set aside for groups without experience working with government grants. As could be expected, many groups that promote abstinence only, rather than safe sex through condoms or education programs for sex workers, have...

Wayward Evangelical Soldiers

24 January 2006 Religion professor and author of The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, From the Civil Rights Movement to Today, Charles Marsh, reprimands his fellow evangelical believers for “recasting Christian doctrine” in order to follow their “wayward” brother in Christ, George W. Bush, into war. Marsh also brings to bear his recent conversations...

Bush’s Jesus

28 December 2005 “So, as I read on and on about Jesus demanding that his disciples forgo any thoughts of family or wealth, plus endless examples of behavior which surely must seem wimpy to Bush if he took them literally, I realized that what he might be finding ‘hard to explain’ are the contradictions between...

Another Kind of Hunger Strike

21 December 2005 Navy Lt. Gordon Klingenschmitt, an evangelical Episcopal chaplain who claims that he “may be fired next month” for refusing to comply with new sensitivity guidelines about praying to Jesus during official military ceremonies, has begun a hunger strike outside the White House in the hopes of convincing President Bush to issue an...

Supernatural George

07 October 2005 “‘If Bush really wants to obey God during his time as president he should start with what is blindingly obvious from the Bible rather than perceived supernatural messages.'” British reserve, specifically the Christian Socialist version of this reserve, responds to the latest rumors of President Bush’s conversations with God — this time allegedly containing...

Daily Links 20 January 2005

Talking Heads Live Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and author of God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, talk with NPR’s Terry Gross right now onFresh Air. Listen. Reclaiming the Swastika British Hindus hope to reclaim the swastika — a good...

Daily Links 15 December 2004

Who’s Your Jesus? Douglas LeBlanc, of GetReligion, sees Ray Waddle’s four “Dueling Messiahs” (“Free-market Messiah,” “Peace-and-Justice Jesus,” “Silence of the Lamb (of God)” and “Redeemer Revisited”) and raises him a “Cool Older Brother” and “Live Long and Prosper Jesus”… Christmas in Iraq Foreign Minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, promises the Pope in a private meeting that...