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Donald Trump calls on televangelist Paula White to help him shore up his support among America’s most gullible as he approaches impeachment

“Mark my words,” I said back in July of 2017. “The closer Trump comes to impeachment, the more he’ll talk about God.” Well, guess what? Yesterday, less than 24 hours after the House voted 232 to 196 to pass a resolution setting the ground rules for his impeachment, Donald Trump, with the help of televangelist […]

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Trump not only killed the Republican Party, but the Christian right as well

I wanted to write today about the fact that Republicans, having successfully passed a $1 trillion tax cut for America’s most wealthy, are now using the subsequent loss in federal revenue to justify devastating cuts to welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, but then two people wrote to me, telling me about how Donald Trump […]

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Keep right on pretending to pray, but not even God himself can save you now, Donald Trump

Remember how, not too long ago, I was telling you to keep an eye on Donald Trump’s religiosity? My thinking at the time was that the more ‘in peril’ our President believes himself to be, the more he’ll feign an interest in all things Christian. Well, judging by what we’re seeing in the press today, […]

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Dear Mr. Trump: Will You Advance a Moral Agenda?

Tomorrow night, as people around the world gather to celebrate the coming of 2017, Reverend Dr. William Barber II, along with several other leaders of the American faith community, will be congregating at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC for what they’re calling a National Watch Night service. The purpose of the gathering, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Rita Jane Riggs

At the end of August, one of my favorite Ypsilanti artists, Rita Jane Riggs, will be packing up and heading west to see what the universe has in store for her. Please join me in wishing her well on her journey. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsilanti, or were you born here? RITA: I […]

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