Is the ‘Family Floyd’ God’s final attempt to save America?

A semi-comforting, oft-used phrase at times of crisis — personal or communal — is “God moves in mysterious ways.” It’s also the title of a Christian song. For a nation whose motto is emblazoned on its currency — “In God We Trust” — the past three years have highlighted just how mysterious God can seem […]

All hail King Donald

“Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses?” — Matthew 26:65, King James Version On Friday afternoon, the Republican majority in the Senate voted against hearing any witnesses before they will deliver their verdict at the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump. Chief Justice […]

When Trump Found Jesus

Editor’s Note: In light of yesterday’s New York Times story that announced President Donald Trump’s naming of Florida televangelist Paula White as his newest presidential aide in charge of his “Faith and Opportunity Initiative,” this morning we offer a retread of sorts. This story, penned by our very own Nathaniel R. “Nat” Helms, originally ran on […]

When Trump Found Jesus

God’s been a busy spirit since Donald Trump thundered into the White House smelling of sulphur, brimstone and foreign money. His self-described spiritual adviser and personal pastor, Paula White, reports God called on her “directly regarding Trump.” The little lady of Bottom Line Divinity is renowned for preaching a gospel that money sent directly to […]

A roadblock on the Flight to Egypt

Sometime in the early years of the Common Era, when Egypt was under Roman rule, a desperate young family petitioned for asylum. Their fate hinged on the whim of Prefect Donaldus, who had been appointed by the emperor to govern Egypt. Recently, a scroll has come to light that contains a transcript of the prefect’s […]

No crib for a bed

In a few short days, Christians will celebrate the nativity of Jesus Christ, a Middle Eastern child born to an unmarried teenage mother and a man who was not the baby’s father. Many American Christians, especially those who support Donald Trump, seem to overlook the most significant parts of the story. It’s as if they […]

The First Amendment under siege

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances – First Amendment to the United States Constitution With the […]

Hellfire, brimstone and Trump. Evangelicals say ‘it’s all good.’

CNN’s Erin Burnett interviewed Jerry Falwell Jr., president of the ultra-right Liberty University, on evangelical support for Donald Trump despite numerous, repeated, exploitive, purposeful behaviors that any right-minded individual, regardless of faith, would describe as the Biblical description of sin. EB: How many times does it take before you say, this is a person who […]

The problem with Pence

As the articulate survivors of the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre have noted, Donald Trump is too self-involved to react appropriately to that horrific event. No one expects him to play presidential. No one is looking to him to comfort and care for the grieving Parkland, Fla., community and a school violence-numbed nation. It’s […]

God reveals that the GOP is the only safe harbor for Christians

The $1.45 trillion deficit-producing tax plan hovering over Americans will remain in jeopardy until Republicans succeed in ramming it through the congressional orifice. Republican leadership has been passing out juicy enticements to the few remaining skeptics who have not shown the slightest concern for their constituents. In that steamy atmosphere, The Shinbone Star used a chance […]