Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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  • Bertold Brautigan

    Here's a lovely side-effect of our *45th unprecedency:

    Trump Effect Inspires Radical Christians in Military


    May 22, 2017
    Nina Burleigh
    [Raw Story] Posted with permission from Newsweek

    Donald Trump’s election has led to such a steep rise in fundamentalist Christian evangelizing and religious bigotry in the U.S. armed forces that the matter is reaching the level of a “national security threat,” according to information shared exclusively with Newsweek by an organization that represents and advocates for secular and minority religious views in the military.

    The number of complaints from servicemen and -women in the Army, Air Force, Marines and other service branches to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has doubled in number since November 2016, according to lawyer Michael “Mikey” Weinstein, a former Air Force officer who founded the organization.

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  • Joseph P

    RT isn't Pravda or Breitbart, Tom, but their independence from the Kremlin is questioned by many, to put it mildly.  Have a read, if you're so inclined.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/06/13/in-cas...

    http://archives.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-2016-ru...

    http://time.com/rt-putin/

    The fact that they often do good, objective journalism can make it that much worse, when the Kremlin turns on the propaganda.  It's easier to dismiss Breitbart, which is all crazy, all the time.

  • Joseph P

    And yeah, Bert, the MFFRF must have their hands full.