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Organizations that no longer have any moral authority--GOP, SBC, Catholic Church!!!

Any time a representative attempts to pontificate, he/she should face an overwhelming forest of protest signs and an incessant barrage of very specific, targeted questions.

We should refuse to let these criminal hypocrites pretend to be arbiters of, authories over any topic.

I would double or quintuple check if one said the sky is blue.

They are simply NOT to be trusted about anything!!

There are salt mines under Lake Erie? Wow!

Just read about this. Seems like these should be a pretty big deal.

Where is the praise of liberals to set beside 'Small town Country Gentleman'? Alan Jackson song

Just saw a reference to this country-western song.

Makes that world appear so 'real America'.

The values praised are indeed valuable.

BUT....they certainly aren't held only by 'small-town country gentlemen'!!

I like country'western music,BUT... I would like this song much better if it didn't have what I perceive to be a RW agenda.

SBC claims 'autonomy of local congregation' makes it impossible to act vs abuse

This was the initial comment by the SBC president, elected last summer.

But as many--mostly 'ex'--SBC members quickly pointed out, SBC immediately kicks out congregations that hire a woman pastor or welcome/affirm LGBT people.

Does SBC really think denouncing women pastors and LGBT people is so much more important than protecting children from abuse in SBC churches?!?

?!'You shall not spread a false report.' Exodus 23:1--tweet by JohnPiper after article re SBC abuse

(Incorrectly identified source as Ezekiel.)

Piper is a major SBC leader.

I've read he's being called out by many on twitter.

Did Gary Hart in 80s say loss of industries ok--US would become global food source?

I think the article I read then was maybe in the Atlantic.

He said every new stage had its winners and losers. So sure, factory workers in northern states would lose jobs, but that was just the price of progress..

Loss would be made up by burst of jobs in the agricultural sector as US took advantage of its soil and weather to become the food-producing giant of the world.

I remember reading this article and thinking how incredibly calloused and cold-blooded it was!!

Please note--I'm not sure the article was by Hart. I remember it being by him because I so admired him and found the article so different from my perception of him.

The idea that the US would go from a global industrial giant to a global agricultural giant was as I recall, an attempt to deal with the changing US economy.

Some yrs later I read articles that claimed the US had gone from an industrial economy to a service economy. It had become the global headquarters for all types of financial services.

As I recall, there was little discussion of how the US domestic economy replaced factory jobs with ,much lower paying food service jobs.

But hey! All change has its losers, right. Accept your lower income as just part of world progress! You can't fight history!

?!? Claim that Kamela Harris' crusade vs 'revenge porn' is anti First Amendment?!?

Have you heard this?

What/Who is behind this?

Isn't fighting 'revenge porn' a super 'good thing'?!?

Sunday Houston Chronicle series Abuse of Faith---100s of children abused by SouthernBaptist leaders

Promo available at Bob Felton's blog--bobfelton.com

A major series investigating the Southern Baptist Convention.

One of Billy Grahsm's grandsons was a lawyer working for the FL atty general's office, specializing in child abuse cases. He later organized a group dedicated to investigating abuse claims in Evangelical churches and organizations. They were called in to investigate Bob Jones U history of mishandling, covering up claims of sexual assault. As they were finishing up their investigation, the U's admin abruptly fired them.

The leader of the investigative organization has said that the abuse in all types of protestant churches/ministries/organizations is at least as bad as what has been learned about abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

The problem with a good novel? You enjoy rereading it, bit you remember the end

So the enjoyment is muted.

With a really great novel, like one by Jane Austin or by Dickens, the writing is so excellent each remembered step of the plot is a pleasure to reread.

VA Senate majority leader(R) was 68 editor of VMI yearbook filled with blackface, racialslurs etc

Recent story on rawstory.

VA a real mess in past. They really seem to be improving over the last few years.

We whites in all parts of US need to take a clear-eyed view of our past.

At least today--if we want to--we can hear blacks telling us honestly about their experiences.

I grew up in segregated OK and went to a segregated college in TX. I never talked on relatively equal terms with a black person until I had a black colleague in grad school. The 1st time I actually had something close to a possible black friend was when as a young mother in the eatly 70s I got to know a young black mother living in the same neighborhood.

She told me about how she was followed when she went shopping in our small IA college town. That was the 1st time I learned that blacks had to put up with such things. It really hit me how insulated I had been!

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