Posts tagged "Obama"
In Defense of the Coalition: Observing the RNC

In Defense of the Coalition: Observing the RNC

Our lady in Tampa, Abby Ohlheiser, reports back from the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
That's Why They Crucified Him:An Interview with James Cone

That’s Why They Crucified Him:
An Interview with James Cone

by Joe McKnight I am sitting alone in this living room with the father of black liberation theology. An interview with Union Theological Seminary professor James Cone.
34 Years to Find a Mormon Voice

34 Years to Find a Mormon Voice

By Amy Levin We hear about the black vote, we hear about the Mormon vote, but we seldom-to-never hear about the black Mormon vote (or black Mormons at all, for that matter).
Rumors of Liberation Theology's "Huge Influence" Are Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of Liberation Theology’s “Huge Influence” Are Greatly Exaggerated

Joe McKnight:  Mark Oppenheimer’s explanation of liberation theology underscores the theology’s fundamental principles which are often wholly overlooked or deliberately maligned by President Obama’s detractors.

Playing Amendment One

Becky Garrison on the political positions played by media, voters, advocates and the president on Amendment One.

“But Marriage is No Sacrament.”

From Gary Wills' new article at New York Review of Books:
The early church had no specific rite for marriage. This was left up to the secular authorities of the Roman Empire, since marriage is a legal concern for the legitimacy of heirs. When the Empire became Christian under Constantine, Christian emperors continued the imperial...

Daily Links: Pressing Questions Edition

Where is Jesus' foreskin?  Listen to David Farley discuss An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town on NPR's Rick Steve Show. Does Daddy Know Best?  Ann Pellegrini on the nature of recent attempts to further limit women's privacy and reproductive choice. Are imagination and science really at war? An excerpt...

Qu’est qui ce passe en France?

Ashley Baxstrom: What's up with France?  President Nicolas Sarkozy of France joined President Barack Obama here in New York last week to celebrate the 125th anniversary of France’s gift of the Statue of Liberty to the US. The statue was originally dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886 in recognition of the French-American friendship established...

Osama Bin Laden, Dead

Typing this, I hesitate.  Is this a mere death?  An assassination?  A murder?  And if not the latter, why not?  Mass murderers and perpetrators of genocide have been brought to trial, yet the U.S. now abandons established paths of justice.  They've "taken him out."  Have we already tried bin Laden in our media, determined him...

Networking What?

A week after David Kato, a rights activist, was killed in Uganda, President Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast.  More on Kato at the New Yorker.

Showing Them to the Dining Room

The Obama administration has failed to regulate discrimination by federally-funded faith-based organizations By Andy Kopsa I have been investigating and reporting on an anti-gay Christian political organization, the Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), for over a year now.  The IFPC, a state affiliate of the Family Research Council*, a premier national anti-gay rights organization, has received over...

Faith and Trust

The nomination of Elana Kagan to the Supreme Court has a few progressive commentators rightly chattering over the cartes blanches the Obama administration is receiving. Glenn Greenwald at Salon provides the most cogent summation of the illogic:
Just think about what that means. If the choice is Kagan, you'll have huge numbers...