The Religious Right hijacked Christianity and government. This “Reclaiming Jesus” document sets the record straight.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Before the end of September I will post to this blog the video of the October 2019 TV program on my series “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” and a thorough summary of what we said during the TV interview.  The thorough summary will include many links to additional sources of information. My TV interview guests — three retired Christian ministers — and I focused much of our conversation on the three-page document I’m linking below.  It recognizes that the Religious Right and some politicians have basically hijacked Christianity and are perverting it in governmental power.  Their abuses are bad for the American […]

Trump appointed MANY, MANY judges — young right-wing extremists who will enforce Trumpism for MANY DECADES into the future.

September 14, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump and the Republicans do NOT want an honest government that will function properly and serve the public interest (by protecting consumers, the environment, social justice, constitutional rights, etc.), Trump and the Republicans DO want government to perform the bad functions (military violence, cruelty to immigrants, violations of human rights in the U.S. and worldwide, massive imprisonment, etc.). Accordingly, Trump has refused to fill many vacancies for high-level federal positions that serve diplomacy, the environment, and other useful functions.  Now the Federal Elections Commission — which is responsible for making sure elections are fair — is prevented from functioning because […]

Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want!

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

I wrote this powerful, inspiring essay because we have much more potential for solving problems and creating a better future than most people realize. Regardless of which issues you care about, I encourage you to read the essay at this link: Let’s Boldly Create the Future We Really Want                

More than 1,100 Congregations Have Agreed to Provide Sanctuary to Migrants

September 9, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

One paragraph in the article linked below provides a few brief biblical quotations.  Providing sanctuary for immigrants is deeply rooted in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Leviticus 19:34 states that “the foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native born.” Likewise, Mark 12:30-31 advises us that there is no commandment greater than loving our neighbors. Exodus 22:21 emphasizes the point further: “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” Then there’s Deuteronomy 10:19, “You shall love the immigrant.” The article mentions examples from different parts […]

Right-wing Christianity merged with the Republican Party and is hurting America.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

After the 2016 election I wrote a thorough essay about how we got into our nation’s current political mess. This “mess” had already existed before Trump came along as a politician. The “mess” has several component parts.  One of the problems leading to our current crisis is that right-wing Christianity merged with the Republican Party in the 1970s. This corrupted both Christianity and our nation’s political and societal realities. Here is a VERY SHORT SUMMARY of this: In the 1970s several right-wing Christian TV preachers and junk mail organizers mobilized millions of right-wing people around “culture war” issues. They worked […]

Our militarized society fails to appreciate Conscientious Objectors.

September 4, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Every year several holidays celebrate war and militarism:  Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Veterans Day are national holidays. In many, many ways militarism is honored and celebrated, but peace and people with religious and conscientious objections to war are ignored, if not vilified. On September 4, 2019, the Port of Olympia announced that it will celebrate military troops on Sept. 6 with sirens and flashing lights. I’m still waiting for nearly 50 years for any local governments to celebrate Conscientious Objectors – the many people in the U.S. and elsewhere whose consciences or religious faiths prevent us from […]

Even more evidence that Trump is far, far too crazy to be president

August 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A psychiatrist warned that Trump is in a “psychotic-like state” and “he’s empty.”  Read this interview and watch the powerful 9-minute video.  The Constitution’s 25th Amendment creates a way for high-ranking federal officials to remove a president who is physically or mentally unfit to serve, but this article and the video do not address it.  Thoughtful people can pursue that along with impeachment for Trump’s many crimes and his many violations of the Constitution.  Many of those are rooted in his extreme craziness. Here is the article:  https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/hes-empty-psychiatrist-warns-trump-is-in-a-psychotic-like-state/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1220&recip_id=22838&list_id=2     Evangelicals told Trump he was ‘chosen’ by God. Now he […]

Militarism is the U.S.’s national religion!

August 17, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

A retired Air Force officer who was raised Catholic wrote this powerful article. It deserves to be read widely. Here it is:  https://truthout.org/articles/military-might-is-our-national-religion/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f6a2f5ca-73b0-41a9-bf35-b85dcd8f0210