A new campaign by interfaith Christian leaders, signed by thousands, condemns the unholy marriage between Christianity and Nationalism. Will mainstream Christians join the call?
Hasn’t it always seemed outrageously hypocritical that a faith built on ‘loving thy neighbour’ loudly marginalises specific groups of our community? That a religion built on the image of a man who preached inclusivity, love and forgiveness seems so ready to ignore the plight of neighbours seeking refuge?
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Somewhere in the early 90s, a preteen version of me sits with my big brother at a pizza restaurant in our hometown of Fremont, California. The place is empty, and as we enjoy a slice, a man in his 20s or 30s approaches our table and asks for change.
Young and meek, I looked to my brother, hoping he would take the lead.
“No, we don’t have any,” my brother replied. Intimidated by the situation, I didn’t look up.
As the man stalked out of the restaurant, he yelled, “Why don’t you go back to your own country!”
Continue reading “Being told to “Go Back to Where You Came From” is more than just racism”
I don’t like writing about Trump. He’s not the problem. Although I’m criticizing him, just me talking about him strokes his ego and indirectly earns him a win. But, post Mueller Report, there is something so deeply alarming about his behavior that we as Americans MUST ask…
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Thinking about donating to the restoration of the Notre Dame? Don’t.
My feed has been blowing up with pictures of my friends at the Cathedral Notre Dame. I join yall and the world community in expressing resounding unanimous grief at that wonderful church burning on Monday Apr 15, 2019.
Continue reading “What if the Notre Dame Fire Could Help Millions of Needy People?”
I recently overheard a conversation at my church that made me uneasy. Two women were scoffing at the work of activists leaving water in the desert for immigrants, and the phrase, “Pshhh can you believe it?” was uttered. Surprised, I chose not to speak up. But that decision to do so has stuck with me in the weeks since.
Continue reading “Dear Christian Americans: Christchurch was our fault. Here are 7 reasons why”
The True Emergency
Obviously, there is no national emergency at the US border. Illegal crossings are at historic lows and we all know Trump has more than a few screws missing. But this got me thinking, what would the actual national emergency be, what is the greatest threat to our nation today? The answer to that question is clear, and it starts with the letter “C”.
Continue reading “The True National Emergency is the C-Word, and it’s not Climate”
Christmas=doing something good. And if you’re like me, you ain’t got time to do good; you need 99.9% of your time and energy just to keep the duct tape from flying off the thing. So how the eff are you supposed to do good when the world is bleeding and so deeply in need of help? I’m just putting 3 things on this list because, again, who’s got time to read a damn 19 point list? I’m also saving you time by cutting this intro short. Let’s do this.
Continue reading “3 things you can do this Christmas to help humanity in a valuable, substantive way. From your phone. While you sit there. Watching Christmas Movies. Comatose.”
There was a time in my life where I felt that the biggest existential problem to the US was a man like him. I now long for those days. George H Bush was a patriot. I disagree with the man but I have never doubted that he put his country first in nearly every decision he made. I have no doubt that the man in the white house now in 2018 has only his own interest in mind for every decision he makes (if anyone out there disagrees with this please DM me, I am genuinely curious ahow one would defend this).
Continue reading “George H. W. Bush would lose badly and early in the 2020 primary, this fact should give us pause.”
It’s not often that you get an idea that might change the world, and you actually have the capability to do it. I have a baby girl (my first) coming in less than one (1!!!) week so my brain has been going a million miles an hour and wrestling with the question: “What have I done to improve this place?”. I have recently lost my faith, but I have decided to be a moral person, so how do I manifest this morality in a way that improves the world for my daughter? A few weeks ago, I found an answer to this question.
Continue reading “My little mission to save the world, and how it worked.”
As you may have heard, a few years ago I stepped away from my faith. Since then I have been wrestling with rebuilding my identity: which elements of Christianity will remain a part of the core of who I am and what I will fight for. I don’t regret my days in the church because I lived a life that enriched those around me, and for that reason I have decided to keep the following Christian virtues (among others): community, self-sacrifice, and taking care of the poor and marginalized.
Continue reading “An open letter to my Christian Friends:”