My Speech at the Anti-White Supremacy Rally

Audio of my speech at last week’s Anti-White Supremacy Rally. Many thanks to Sometro Talk for the permission to repost this audio here. Sometro is a part of the Get Global Network. You can find audio from the entire Dallas Rally here.Thanks also to “InSolidarity” for planning Dallas’ rally. And to Alan Gann for the […]

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Why We Should Take Down Dallas’ Confederate Monuments

I’ve not yet commented publicly on the issue of taking down Confederate monuments in Dallas, but I did sign one public letter last week, and a second today. Here’s a link for the second, and I’d encourage all to sign.   Perhaps I should express some of my moral reasonings for doing so.   First, […]

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All He Knows Is Tearing Things Down

In the midst of relief on the part of many today over the failure of the Senate Healthcare Bill, some shocking remarks from President Trump. The President suggested that absent the ability to either pass a new plan, or repeal Obamacare, that we should just let the healthcare system collapse: “And I think you’ll also […]

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Church and the 4th of July

“On a scale of 1-10, 1 completely ignoring the 4th of July and 10 being First Baptist, how patriotic is our service gonna be Sunday??” This was a private Facebook message I got this week from a newer member of Northaven, concerned about worship on Sunday. He was referring to the orgy of patriotic civil […]

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The Judge Swears In the Council

Add another to the list of fun and amazing places/things we get to go… Today, The Judge had the high, ahem, honor of swearing in the Mayor and City Council at an elaborate ceremony at the Myerson Center. So great to see so many family, political, and personal friends. So proud of Dennise. Blessings to […]

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Again, The Golden Rule

When yesterday’s shooting happened, a scene from days before flashed before my eyes. It was a conversation I’d had with a longtime progressive friend. This is a friend who’s lived here in Dallas his entire adult life, and who was a young man during the Kennedy assassination. He said, somewhat offhandedly, “You know, Eric, after […]

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Ivanka Trump is a Full Grown Woman

Dear President Trump, Your daughter, Ivanka Trump, is a full grown woman. That is a statement of the obvious, but given your statements of the past day, and the defense of your press secretary of your daughter, I feel it important to state this plainly. Your daughter is also a member of your inner circle, […]

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“This is what Dallas Looks Like”

Muslims are under attack by executive order of our President, and by terrorists in Quebec. Make no mistake, one is related to the other. Laws such as Trump’s Muslim ban give “moral license” to bigots and crazy people. No, it is not direct causality. But these laws, and the embrace of them by preachers such […]

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Here Is What I Know Today

I cannot put together a coherent blog today. Last night and today have been exhausting and draining in ways I certainly did not expect. But I can offer you a list of things I know today… I know last night the majority of the American people, albeit a slim one, voted for an America that […]

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An Urgent Plea to Republican Leaders

Dear Republican Leaders, I am writing and open letter to you, in the hopes that you will answer my urgent plea. In recent days, Donald Trump has increased both the frequency and stridency of his suggestions that our presidential election is “rigged.” Just today, Mr. Trump said the following at a rally in front of […]

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