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21 Nov 2017: Heather’s Homily – Partisanship Politics and Sexual Abuse

I wasn’t sure what to write for my homily today, then I switched on Fox News‘s ‘The Five’. The first segment was about Hillary Clinton declaring that Bill Clinton wouldn’t have been elected originally if Fox News had been around at the time. She may be right. That was the lead in to a “debate”* about Bill Clinton’s behaviour towards women. (* The Fox News... read more

3 Nov: Daily Homily (Trump’s Lies) and Tweets

Whatever you think of President Trump’s policies, you can’t pretend that he’s presidential. His daily tweets alone are enough to condemn him in the behaviour stakes. He seems to have no appreciation whatsoever of the dignity of the office he holds. And we all know there is much worse going on than the frequent tweet storms. Senator Bob Corker has referred to the White House as... read more

Deedra Abboud: A Feminist Muslim?

Now This has a new video up today about Deedra Abboud. Abboud is a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Arizona. If successful, she will be their first Muslim senator, and that would be great. A wider diversity of viewpoints is nearly always better when it comes to government. Much as I have an issue with the finer points of intersectionality, more women, and more philosophies is a good thing.... read more

Why the Iran Nuclear Agreement is a Good Deal

The official name of the Iran Nuclear agreement is the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA. It was signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Iran on one side and France, Great Britain, China, Germany, Russia, and the US on the other. The alliance of France, Great Britain, China, Germany, Russia, and the US is known as the “P5 +1”. “P5” refers to the five permanent members of... read more

10 Oct 2017: Daily Homily (Compromise in Politics) and Tweets

The United States is rightfully proud of it’s origins. There is an underlying premise in the tweets from that country that comes from the First Amendment of their constitution – that they have freedom of speech. It’s a premise that all of us who live in democracies based on Enlightenment ideals rely on. But politics is broken in the US. It’s been getting worse for years. Those in... read more

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