Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

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A 2-for-1 for Racists: Post Hateful Fliers, and Revel in the News Coverage

The nationalistic sentiment evident since the presidential campaign, complete with calls for mass deportations, Muslim bans and economic nationalism, has led in recent months to intense media coverage of a clearly emboldened array of white supremacist groups across the country. It's a degree of attention that the groups seem to be enjoying.

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Our heroes help us understand ourselves

I have three heroes. My mom grew up in a Midwestern farm community that today values President Trump and conservative biblical interpretation. But somehow my mom became a teacher who stood with Jews and African Americans in early 1960s Nashville.

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Do we need political chaos to finally care?

In the whirlwind pace of news, outrage, and defensive walls of the past six weeks, many American Christians are struggling with what their beliefs mean when applied to the democracy-based republic form of government.

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Hate groups alive and well in Spokane region

Many groups in Spokane, eastern Washington and northern Idaho perpetuate religious hatemongering. In Chattaroy, about 30 minutes away from Spokane, the anti-Muslim group Truth-In-Love Project is active. The anti-Muslim ACT for America is vocal in Spokane Valley and the anti-Muslim Pig Blood Bullets settles in Priest River, Idaho, an hour and a half away from Spokane.

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The Don Quixote of Christianity

Don Quixote reveals to us a rather unfortunate side effect of strong belief. A person can be as genuine and sincere as a noble knight, but at the end of the day is really only making a fool of himself.

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Episcopal Diocese of Spokane ordains new bishop

Donning a plain white robe, Gretchen Rehberg stood before five consecrating bishops, and with 650 witnesses packed into the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, promised to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane as its ninth bishop.

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