It’s Come To This. Corporations, Not Churches, Becoming The Moral Voice Of The U.S.

From conservative Hobby Lobby to Microsoft, corporations are the ones speaking out on moral issues. It is not surprising, in a way, that corporations track and follow cultural change better than religions. Right wing religion and corporations married only in recent decades. When corporations found they could roll anti abortion/gay politicians to vote for lower…
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How Many Children Have Been Fathered By “Celibate” Priests

Because these births are part of a secret society, we will not know the exact number. Recently, the Boston Globe ran a two part series about children whose fathers are priests. It included many interviews with these children in adulthood. They lived complicated and often unhappy lives carrying with them a secret and often feelings of guilt. We…
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“It Always, Always Comes Down To The Jews”

In a world filled with commentary on what happened in Virginia and why, I found most interesting the comments of a scholar who has studied hate groups for a long time. His take on the white supremacists is different from many others. It comes down to religion, and always the Jews. Time after time through…
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Don’t Expect Your Fortunes To Rise

Reduce regulations, reduce the debt, fix trade and stop immigrants. Those are the current prescriptions of conservatives for economic growth. Liberals have another prescription I like better, but I doubt they will cause lots of growth either. There is not record busting economic growth because the population and our current version of capitalism is aging.…
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Real Estate And Religion

The businesses of real estate and religion have had a long partnership in the U.S. One could even say without this real estate arrangement several religions, including Christianity, would not be as prominent today as they are. The sweetheart deal is exemption from from real estate property taxes. It has shored up religions of all…
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