(RNS) We seem a long way from the conditions that spawned Hitler and Nazism. But even the sturdiest democracy can lose its footing.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(RNS) We can trust people’s common sense to ignore conspiracy theories, obviously biased coverage and hysterical headlines.
(RNS) I don’t know any adult who would willingly repeat adolescence, yet here we are treating our faith as an endless adolescence centered around sex.
(RNS) It would have been easy to join the chorus of helpless whining. And maybe I did join it from time to time. If so, I hope the impulse to complain will vanish with the crocus and the daffodil.
(RNS) Traditionalists have had five decades to promote Christianity by keeping the 1950s alive. Now it’s time to let innovation happen.
(RNS) What’s next? Disobeying traffic signs because a gay-friendly city government put them up? Drawing down on a policeman because he happens to be gay? Obeying only those laws that no gay person supports or benefits from?
(RNS) Instead of live and let live, entire states are saying, “Your existence as a free being makes us feel less free. So kiss your freedom goodbye.”
(RNS) Nothing rallies the troops better than self-righteous fury. Tell those who are indeed being victimized that they are under assault by a vulnerable minority, turn attention away from those actually gunning for their money and freedom, and create a scapegoat.