Legalism vs. Love, Round 3

Legalism vs. Love, Round 3

Next week, in a makeshift courtroom at a hotel in Memphis, The United Methodist Church’s highest judicial body will decide Rev. Frank Schaefer’s fate. Schaefer was defrocked in December 2013 after a church trial in which the prosecutor threatened the jury with eternal...
Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall

Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall

When President Obama said these words last week during his second inaugural address, they heralded a sea change in American politics. By lifting up, if only rhetorically, the 1969 Stonewall Riots in the pantheon of great moments in the freedom struggles of our nation,...