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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bishop Who Wowed Royal Wedding To Protest At White House

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who recently came to global prominence for his viral social justice sermon delivered at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, will participate in a Thursday candlelight vigil against authoritarianism and bigotry.

He joins progressive Christian leaders who signed onto a statement opposing President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy by name, calling it “theological heresy.”

“As a Bishop I believe we should follow the teachings of Jesus — who taught us to love God and love our neighbor,” Curry said.

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Meet The Wildly Bigoted Pastor Trump Sent To Jerusalem To Open The New Embassy

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

President Donald Trump selected Southern Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress to speak at the opening of the new U.S. embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, apparently disregarding — or perhaps because of — his intensely bigoted beliefs about Mormons, Jews, Muslims, and the LGBTQ community.

The opening of the embassy was accompanied by the mass killing of more than 50 Palestinian protesters and the wounding of at least a thousand more, according to reports. The White House’s casual disinterest in Israel’s responsibility for these deaths is congruous with Jeffress’ bigotry toward Muslims and non-Christians.

Leeanne Naramore of Media Matters for America posted a video showing a compilation of some of Jeffress’ most degrading comments.…

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Pence: More Americans Believe In God Because Trump Is President

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

By David Badash / The New Civil Rights 

 

Vice President Mike Pence delivered the commencement address to graduating students at a small, private, ultra-conservative Christian college in Michigan Saturday afternoon. Many consider the former Indiana governor a devout Catholic, and his speech certainly supported that perception.

The Vice President told the Hillsdale College graduating class that because Donald Trump is now president, more Americans believe in God.

“Faith in America is rising again because President Trump and our entire administration have been advancing the very principles that you learned here in the halls of Hillsdale College,” Pence said.…

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