A growing number of Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim voters represent areas that once boasted white, Christian, college-educated voters. It’s easy to see how an administration that’s doubled down on xenophobia has imperiled Republicans’ outreach efforts.
— Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2018/11/13/the-suburban-shift-putting-republicans-in-peril/
How a Difficult, Racist, Stubborn President Was Removed From Power—If Not From Office – POLITICO Magazine
Members of Congress and some in Andrew Johnson’s own Cabinet wanted him gone. They did the next best thing.
— Read on www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/13/andrew-johnson-undermined-congress-cabinet-david-priess-book-222413
The correct response to a white nationalist president is to relentlessly resist and call out his behavior as dangerously abnormal.
— Read on theintercept.com/2018/11/13/nancy-pelosi-speaker-trump/
A gay couple was brutally attacked in the subway. Now other victims have come forward. / LGBTQ Nation
A suspect has been arrested in connection to an attack on a gay couple in a SkyTrain car in Vancouver, and now another gay couple says that they were attacked by the same person
— Read on www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/11/gay-couple-brutally-attacked-subway-now-victims-come-forward/
(lol) Trump won’t attend Kennedy Center Honors again because people still don’t like him / LGBTQ Nation
Some of the honorees have been particularly vocal about their disdain for Trump.
— Read on www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/11/trump-wont-attend-kennedy-center-honors-people-still-dont-like/
Color us shocked.
— Read on www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/11/hate-crimes-surging-trump-presidency-maybe-theres-reason/
His classmates gave a Nazi salute, but this gay student didn’t go along. Now he’s speaking out. / LGBTQ Nation
The boys who were doing the “Sig Heil” salute and holding up “white power” signs bullied this kid for years.
— Read on www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/11/classmates-gave-nazi-salute-gay-student-didnt-go-along-now-hes-speaking/
The Trump administration is systematically rolling back birth control access. New rules are just the latest move.
— Read on www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/11/12/18076120/trump-birth-control-2018
No End in Sight: White Evangelicals Stick with Trump’s White Nationalist GOP – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches
The white nationalism of the Tea Party and Trump represents an “authentic” expression of the main spiritual current in American history, which is about subjugation and supremacy and greed.
— Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2018/11/07/no-end-in-sight-white-evangelicals-stick-with-trumps-white-nationalist-gop/
The Martinez family was traveling along a Mississippi highway – on their way to a vacation – when a sheriff’s deputy stopped them for no apparent reason.
— Read on www.splcenter.org/news/2018/11/05/splc-lawsuit-family-detained-searched-mississippi-because-they-‘looked’-latino
As we digest the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, there are reasons for people of faith committed to social justice and the common good to be grateful and encouraged. There are also reminders of what we are up against and some real post-election dangers. Here are a few of the good results:
— Read on sojo.net/articles/what-midterm-elections-revealed-about-us
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, Alabama is poised to criminalize abortion across the board—including in cases of rape, incest, or when the health of the pregnant person is at risk.
— Read on rewire.news/ablc/2018/11/07/in-alabama-fertilized-eggs-are-now-people/
A judicial storm is brewing.
— Read on rewire.news/article/2018/11/08/republican-voters-just-handed-the-u-s-senate-more-control-over-the-future-of-roe/
An upcoming rally to purportedly support police officers and ICE agents will include leaders of fascist groups, as anti-fascist groups push city officials to pull the permit for the hate groups.
— Read on rewire.news/article/2018/11/13/hate-group-figures-are-coming-to-philadelphias-pro-police-rally/
Trump Administration Moves to Restrict Birth Control Benefit and Abortion in Post-Midterm Attack – Rewire.News
The release of the finalized birth control benefit rules had been anticipated by advocates since news broke last month that finalized versions had been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
— Read on rewire.news/article/2018/11/08/trump-administration-moves-to-restrict-birth-control-benefit-and-abortion-in-post-midterm-attack/