Tag Archives: Christianity

Don’t call me ‘Christian’ any longer

By Robert Mann When an angry reader emailed recently to ask how I justified calling myself a Christian, given my beliefs on social issues like marriage equality, I told him my relationship with God was none of his business. My … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is taking us into the heart of darkness

By Robert Mann “Ten percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction.” ―Susan Sontag With his profanity and crude insults, … Continue reading

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Why is ‘justice’ such a dirty word in so many churches?

By Robert Mann Do you ever wonder how religious leaders and those in the pews can read their Bibles and then remain silent about the scandalous injustice against the poor that our society tolerates? Why isn’t the state Capitol crawling … Continue reading

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When it comes to Trump, what’s a Christian to do?

By Robert Mann Is voting for Donald Trump a morally defensible act? Can a person of faith justify supporting him? “Yes,” you might say, noting that many people of faith, particularly evangelicals, are wildly attracted to Trump and his blunt, … Continue reading

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This is not how a so-called Christian nation behaves

By Robert Mann In a thinly veiled autobiography published after his death in 1902, the British author Samuel Butler wrote about the Christian evangelical church of his youth. In one scene, he describes his congregation as “tolerators, if not lovers, of all … Continue reading

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Some questions for candidates who use faith as a campaign issue

By Robert Mann Like it or not, it’s now widely accepted that running for public office means not only sharing one’s policy ideas but also professing a deep and abiding faith in God and, usually, Jesus Christ. The Republican presidential candidates each declare they … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal: How a one-time GOP star became another scheming religious charlatan

By Robert Mann Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who declared his candidacy for president last Wednesday, is passionate about what he calls “religious freedom.” In speech after speech over recent years, the Indian-American governor – a convert from Hinduism to Catholicism in … Continue reading

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