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George W. Bush

In a high level summit meeting held at the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Washington, D.C., Christian groups were urged by high-level speakers to continue to make progress and forge new partnerships beyond their comfort zone in the fight against AIDS. Hosted by Rick and Kay Warren with Saddleback Church, the event featured a video […] Read More

Here are two more indicators of depraved political leadership in the United States.   President George W. Bush now says he authorized the “waterboarding” interrogation technique on suspected terrorism detainees. And the Justice Department’s special prosecutor investigating the destruction of videotapes of “enhanced interrogation” of suspected al-Qaida detainees announced that CIA personnel involved in destroying […] Read More

When President George W. Bush spoke 10 days after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, to a joint session of Congress, he made the case for war in Afghanistan. Bush gave the Afghan government an ultimatum and told the American military that the hour of war was coming.   “These demands are not open […] Read More

A thoughtful piece on President Bush’s present state of mind caught my attention this past week. Written by Peter Baker, a staff writer at the Washington Post, the title asserts “a president besieged and isolated, yet at ease.” The president is besieged and isolated because of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Iraq […] Read More

It’s a little dangerous for the preacher to get political, I know. It’s risky to speak truth to power, but the fact of the matter is, while government needs to keep itself out of institutional religion, our faith informs who we are as citizens of this country and of the world. If our faith doesn’t […] Read More

President Bush thanked Southern Baptists for their support of two justices he appointed to the United States Supreme Court, swing votes in a recent decision upholding a federal ban on partial-birth abortion. “I appreciate the fact that Southern Baptists understand the importance of fair-minded and impartial judges to our democracy,” Bush said Wednesday via satellite […] Read More

Former President Jimmy Carter labeled the current administration the “worst in history” in international relations, earning a rare rebuke from a White House spokesman who described the former president as “increasingly irrelevant.” Carter, president from 1977 to 1981 who won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work, assessed President Bush’s record in a […] Read More

Focus on the Family founder James Dobson and about a dozen other pro-family leaders met privately with President Bush recently about Iraq, Iran and the war on terror. As reported first by Max Blumenthal at The Raw Story, Dobson described a series of meetings in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Washington on Monday’s […] Read More

Poor Alberto Gonzalez. President Bush’s embattled attorney general is fighting alone for his political survival. Although he is a Latino, the silence of support from the Hispanic community is deafening. Yet few are asking why the Latina/o community doesn’t rally to his defense. To answer this question, we must understand what happens when assimilation, rather […] Read More

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to allow federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells. President Bush said he would veto the bill, just as he did in July. Nineteen Republicans joined 44 Democrats and independents supporting the bill, which passed the Senate 63-34. Adding three Democrats who were absent would bring the […] Read More