American Family Association

by R. Burge

The AFA informs its readers that Sen. Lieberman is preparing to filibuster any health care reform proposal that includes a public option.

In a long exposition by Jerry Richardson he chastises those who consider any sort of criticism of Pres. Obama as racism.

The AFA also mentions that an effigy of Pres. Obama was just burned in the streets of Kabul, noting that it may be a first sign of world opinion shifting on the new President.

A quick note indicates that a Girl Scout Troop in Idaho had to move its office because of a high concentration of sex offenders, only to find that their new location had almost 2 dozen registered offenders in the neighborhood.

Finally, the AFA tells it readers that Newt Gingrich would be a disaster as the Republican candidate for President in 2012.

 

Sojourners

by M. Pulliam

Action alert: Sojourners asks Americans to let Congress know that the same old broken financial system that lead to the $700 billion bailout will not do, citing scripture, “as Christians, we can advocate for a just financial system based on the wisdom of scripture. The Bible commends ‘those who deal generously and lend, who conduct their affairs with justice’ (Psalm 112:5), and condemns those who oppress the poor and needy for their own gain (Ezekiel 18:10-13).”

Arizona Sheriff had his ability  to enforce immigration laws (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 287(g)) revoked as he became notorious for repeated abuses.

Sojourners asks if Obama’s Peace Prize is premature and concludes, that no, his vision and immediate actions especially are deserving of the prize and this award should encourage him to continue with that vision. Another blogger sees the award as more of an encouragement and a challenge to America. Jim Wallis also comments on his take, particularly addressing the problem with all of the critics.

Sojourners distinguishes itself from critics on the right and critics on the left, using abortion as an example (a good perspective on a few issues).

Sojourners attempts to break down some of the assumptions that Christians should have certain political theologies, referencing the “Left Behind” series, big government, and the Conservative Bible Project.  Read more about Sojourner’s take on the Conservative Bible Project here.

One blog mentions that President Obama sent two members of his Cabinet, Arne Duncan and Eric Holder, to Chicago to meet with high school students, hoping that he will bring constructive change to the current desolate division between the tourists’ Chicago and the Chicago that the friends of Derrion Albert see.

Sojourners

by M. Pulliam

Sojourners makes several cases for health-care reform.

One story  explores the racial divide on opinions of health-care reform.

Another says, “If Jesus fed 5,000 with only a bit of fish and bread, surely the richest country in the world can take care of its own.”

Health-care reform is only one part of the necessary complete restructuring of the economic system.

Sojourners makes a call for immigration fees to be decreased, not increased as proposed, and have hope that Obama will oblige considering as a Senator he introduced legislation to do so.

Sojourners calls for a dismantling of the hyper-connection of church and guns, specifying a situation in Texas.

Sojourners, multiple angles on Obama’s UN speech

by M. Pulliam

Sojourners summarizes President Obama’s first speech to the United Nations and his four pillars: nuclear weapons, peacekeeping, the environment, and a global economy.

     Further comments on President Obama’s speech and Just Peace Theory.
     An additional 6-points about Obama’s plan and nuclear security.
     President Obama’s comments on climate change are highlighted.

People of faith gather around the immigration reform movement.

Reframing “discrimination” as “protection of identity” in examining Bush-era policies on federal funding for religious organizations.

Sojourners discusses the role of racism in opposition to Obama’s policies and what the Christian response should be.

Additional updates from Sojourners

by M. Pulliam

Ten months after electing President Obama, racism is still an issue that Americans should recognize, according to Sojourners.

See what Sojourners says is the Christian standard in dealing with “racist political enemies”.

After a failed attempt at administering a lethal injection to a convict, Ohio schedules a second attempt.

Faith in the news: The percentage of female Protestant pastors has doubled over the past 10 years.

Climate change legislation is not lost in the news amidst extensive coverage of health-care.