Tag Archives: Christian right

When will some churches stop treating transgender people as modern-day lepers?

By Robert Mann Theodore Parker, the 19th century Unitarian minister and abolitionist, was right: “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” History takes a circuitous route, but it inexorably gravitates toward acknowledging the dignity … Continue reading

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It is time to retire the term “Christian”?

By Robert Mann A new survey by the Pew Research Center has found  that “the Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the share of Americans who do not identify with any organized religion is growing.” So, I dusted … Continue reading

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Christians and the plight of the ‘border children’

Pity the poor American Christian. From every side, he is persecuted, set upon by government bureaucrats, forced to do this, required to do that — denied his God-given right to pay low taxes and live as he pleases. If he … Continue reading

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Oh ye of little faith: The Christian right’s strange worship of big government

By Robert Mann There’s a doctrine that many religious conservatives have embraced for decades, perhaps best articulated by their political saint, Ronald Reagan: “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Reagan’s words from his first inaugural in … Continue reading

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Is it time to retire the term ‘Christian’?

By Robert Mann Have you noticed that political liberals have taken to calling themselves “progressives?” It’s not because their ideology has changed. It’s because the word “liberal” has become untenable, an obstacle in the minds of many voters. This happened … Continue reading

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