(RNS) In his anti-gay message, Phelps touched on fears and angers that many people feel.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(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.
(RNS) When bigots attacked Coca Cola after the Super Bowl airing, the company could have backed down. But they did the better thing: repeating the ad and making it 50 percent longer. Good for them.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (RNS) Having tried hard in several churches to raise funds for legacy expenses, I know it’s a tough sell, and getting tougher. And it should be a tough sell. Churches had no business building facilities they could barely afford to construct.
(RNS) Class war isn’t a resentment of success. It is a reaction against stealing, unearned privilege and arrogance.