“How do we regain any semblance of mora


“How do we regain any semblance of moral integrity when we’re willing to dehumanize our neighbors for political advantage? How can anyone brag about a commitment to ‘family values,’ while destroying the families of those who are often the most vulnerable?”
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~My latest for The Good Men Project​ http://ow.ly/61QY309iB18

“Just saying, ‘I’m not an Islamophobic


“Just saying, ‘I’m not an Islamophobic, Xenophobic, Homo/transphobic, racist’ isn’t convincing to anyone but those who already agree with you—no matter how sincerely you believe it to be true. Your actions are the best argument for who your really are, what you really believe. ”
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~Derek Penwell on HuffPost http://ow.ly/RgEA309ipQH

“”The Bible is a lot of things (a repo


“”The Bible is a lot of things (a repository of poetry, history, theology, law, homilies, proverbs, etc.), but it is never systematic in its presentation—largely because the writers didn’t seem to have set out to give people a step-by-step guide to anything, let alone a blueprint or a set of instructions like the one that comes in that Lego Death Star set.”
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~My latest for The Good Men Project​” http://ow.ly/M2xV308CeRL

“I think Jesus saves his arsenal of ver


“I think Jesus saves his arsenal of verbal pipe bombs for folks armored against the day-to-day humiliations suffered by just about everyone else, because nothing else penetrates. It’s hard to love people who live in in the impregnable fortresses of hegemony. Jesus loves them, however, by refusing to allow their carefully constructed barriers to keep him out. He wields a rhetorical street-sweeper, the ammunition for which is love jacketed in armor-piercing honesty.”
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~Words for the #resistance http://ow.ly/IYdW308ujdP

“And therein lies the genius of the rac


“And therein lies the genius of the racist dog whistle/passive aggressive attack: If the people who’ve been wronged call attention to the offense, they’re immediately put on the defensive, forced to explain why they’re so thin-skinned and why they think so little of the offender that they would impute such nefarious motives.” http://ow.ly/p0ca3083gsN