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Forced Piety Mixed With Nationalism: You Don’t Have To Stand For It

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Notorious R.B.G.) is nearly perfect in my feminist book of idols, but here and there, everybody will make problematic comments, including her.

In an interview with Katie Couric on Yahoo!, released Monday, Ginsburg dubbed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's choice to kneel and sometimes sit down during the National Anthem prior to games as “dumb and disrespectful.”

Detached From Reality: Religious Right Claims Charleston Massacre Is Proof Of Anti-Christian Bias

On June 17, Dylann Storm Roof walked into Charleston, S.C.’s Mother Emanuel AME Church. He sat there for an hour – quietly, by all accounts – and pulled out a handgun and opened fire. State Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D-Beaufort), Sharonda Singleton, Myra Thompson, Tywanza Sanders, Ethel Lance, Cynthia Hurd, Daniel Simmons, DePayne Middleton-Doctor and Susie Jackson are dead.  

They are dead because Dylann Roof hated black people.

An Evangelical's Lament

By Leon W. Blevins

I am an evangelical Christian, which means that I openly share the “good news” of the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and I have personally accepted that saving grace for my sins.

As a trained Southern Baptist minister and a political scientist, I am bothered by many politicians and preachers who proclaim what God intends for me, or us, to do. Our world is populated by countless religions, denominations and self-proclaimed religious leaders that are always telling us what to do, and they make their pronouncements in the name of God.