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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Has Trump catalyzed a new Christian coalition?

Has Trump catalyzed a new Christian coalition?
OZY: A new slice of Christian conservatives is engaging in a political "coming out" of sorts, spurred by their faith in Jesus and what they see as gross injustice.

Leaked draft of Trump's religious freedom order reveals sweeping plans to legalize discrimination
The Nation: If signed, the order would create wholesale exemptions for people and organizations who claim religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, and trans identity.

UK's Christian leaders condemn Trump's 'fear-based policies'
The (London) Guardian: Britain's Christian leaders have attacked the policies of Donald Trump, saying they are based on fear and could lead to disastrous outcomes.

The light of the world
Slate: Every week of national turmoil is followed by a Sunday when preachers have a job to do. This week, as Bernard J. Owens prepares for his first sermon of the Trump presidency, he's thinking of Ralph.

The myth that Christianity provides ethical guidance
TIME: Righteous faith has never guaranteed righteous action. The best, most inclusive reason to admit refugees is not because it is Christian, but because it is good.

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