Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Assessing Billy Graham's Legacy: "After the Bombing That Murdered the Four Girls at the 16th Street Baptist Church He Visited a White Congregation in the City and Made No Comment about the Attack"



I abide by the old dictum not to speak ill of the dead. I do not think it means, however, that we ought to lie about the dead and their legacy. That said, I'd like to point you to a valuable discussion taking place on Twitter now after Billy Graham has died:

The Bridge-Building Metaphor, the LGBTQ Community, and the Catholic Church: You Want to Build a Bridge to THAT?!


Monday, February 19, 2018

I Learn to Read and Am Given a Bible-Story Book: A Southern Baptist Boy in 1950s Arkansas Learns the Facts of Life



I am six years old. I have just learned to read. It is 1956. Television has come on the scene. But we read, tell each other stories, rather than watch it. T.v. is too new to hold much interest for us. Books are more reliable for entertainment and education.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Chauncey DeVega on "Oppressed" White Males as Shock Troops of Alt-Right and GOP White Identity Movement


Here's Chauncey DeVega writing one day before 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz took an assault rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and murdered 19 people; DeVega's article is entitled "Terror victims Donald Trump won’t talk about: Americans killed by the 'alt-right'":

SPLC on How Alt-Right Is Killing People: "Young, White, Middle Class, Heterosexual Males Commit Mass Murder at a Disproportionately High Rate"



Southern Poverty Law Center published this valuable essay by Keegan Hankes and Alex Amend entitled "The Alt-Right Is Killing People" on 5 February. On 14 February, Nikolas Cruz, aged 19, took an assault rifle and murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Here is an excerpt from the SPLC's "The Alt-Right Is Killing People":

Friday, February 16, 2018

"Let’s Rename ‘School’ as ‘Uterus’ So Maybe Republican Lawmakers Will Want to Do Something about the Children Dying Inside Them": Short Takes to Recommend


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

#SendBackTheBloodMoney: Politicians Tweet Thoughts and Prayers, Twitter Reminds Politicans About Who Has Bought Their Souls