“This idea of what it means to be religious as a very conservative thing has upheld the power of the Christian Right for the last 40 years and is really deeply embedded in how we think about religion.”
“We don’t define success necessarily just by short-term victories. ... It’s not just about winning the election, it’s about pushing the issues."
“I see the connection today as the ministers coming together to stand for justice, to stand for unity, to stand for righteousness, as the mighty wind that will transform the state of Massachusetts, the nation of the United States, and the world.”
There is a lot of advice circulating about how to try to stay physically well, but little talk about psychological angst that the threat of an extremely contagious, potentially fatal disease creates.
“The biggest misconception about progressive people of faith is that not wearing religion on your sleeve means it’s not important to you. Westboro Baptist Church’s faith is not more real because they scream the loudest about it."
"If there is an afterlife, you don’t get to enjoy it unless you got a permission slip from the poor."
For their part, members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community were surprised that a group had come all the way from Boston just to support them during this difficult weekend.
Kismet, Man of Fate, is almost the exact opposite of the Hollywood manufactured Boston caricature.
At issue here is not just that a highly publicized public service campaign fell flat, or that money was wasted on printing posters that were never used.