Here’s a Muslim response to the Katy Perry “Dark Horse” video: you’re boring me. These pseudo-controversies are merely a distraction from the real task confronting all of us.
Articles tagged “poverty”
Here are seven quotes from Martin that are helpful to recall Martin the prophet, Martin the radical activist of love-and-justice, and to help us move beyond the myth of the sanitized Martin.
I watch in horror Christian preachers talk about how God wants you to be “blessed” with faith, wealth, health, and victory. And I wonder about the poor and the homeless, the immigrants and the marginalized ones, and where they fit into this false gospel of prosperity. Are they the un-blessed?
By what standard of morality do many of these Republicans count themselves as followers of Christ, when they violate the very literal ethical teachings of Christ that compels us to care for the “Least of These”?
In the official commemorations in Washington today, we refused to connect the dots that Martin connected. We refused to see the connection between the poverty and racism here to the militarism there–though of course the policies of America the Empire are already implicated in racial assumptions of billions of people in the world (majority of them Muslims today) being less than fully human, less than fully deserving of the same right to live, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that we cherish as the cornerstone of our own experiment.