Tag Archives: religion

Jimmy Carter And Prejudice Against Women

On Jan. 19, 1976, the day of the Iowa precinct caucuses that started Jimmy Carter on a path from relative obscurity to becoming the Democratic nominee for president, I was in U.S. Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. I … Continue reading

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Americans Leaving Religion In Droves

Samantha Bee explains the marriage of evangelicals and the extreme right. This is in 2 parts. The second part is below. This part is 10 minutes. This is not news to anyone who spends time on the internet. The Pew … Continue reading

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Iowa Governor And The Pharisees

When the story, “Governor tells Iowans to ‘repent’ in official proclamation for Christian revival at Capitol” crossed the BFIA inbox, I was dismissive. Governors and other political office holders proclaim a lot of stuff, and Iowans well know the peculiar … Continue reading

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Say What You Mean

Who said it? “Don’t speak to me about your religion; 1st show it to me in how you treat other people.  Don’t tell me how much you love your God; show me in how much you love all her children.  … Continue reading

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The Upside-Down Republican View of Power

Most Americans think that the power structure of the government and the country is pretty much what is described in the Constitution. The people are the sovereign, the final deciders. Through their votes they choose the President as the head … Continue reading

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