Category Archives: Religious Faith

United Methodists Answer: “What Does It Profit?”

by James M. Wall Sixty-two years after the U.S. Supreme Court banned racial segregation in U.S. public schools, the United Methodist Church ended its 2016 General Conference by voting 559-157 to continue investing its funds in U.S. corporations profiting from operations in … Continue reading

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Hillary’s “Miracle in the Desert” Is Bad Decision

by James M. Wall The United Methodist Church has begun its ten-day General Conference in Portland, Oregon. The Conference will consider resolutions to join other mainline Protestant denominations in divesting from three American corporate giants, Caterpillar, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard. These companies profit from … Continue reading

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Hillary, Bernie, AIPAC: A Stone Cries Out

by James M. Wall Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were among the invitees to the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting which this  year happened to coincide with the start of Holy Week. I do not know if … Continue reading

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Trump Success Born and Raised In Fear and Hate

by James M. Wall Super Tuesday performed as predicted. Hillary Clinton won six southern states with considerable African-American backing. She narrowly won Massachusetts. Sanders won Vermont, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Colorado. The major message from this particular Super Tuesday is that Donald Trump has emerged as an … Continue reading

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Sanders First Jewish Politician To Win A Primary

by James M. Wall Two weeks before the Iowa caucus, New York magazine’s Frank Rich delivered a campaign analysis for New York magazine under the headline, “Getting serious about Bernie“. Rich admits, “I have never believed — and still don’t — … Continue reading Continue reading

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Time To “Keep Singing” to UMC Church Leaders

by James M. Wall On October 10, 2010, I gave a talk to a small group  at a United Methodist Church in Naperville, IL, a city in the western suburbs of Chicago. In the talk I referenced the film, Grapes … Continue reading

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Rob Malley Links ISIS Crisis to Palestine Issue

2. and pushed for “a more nuanced and realistic” analysis

–change “ to ‘ before and after the phrase

3. Earlier this year, the “critics” screamed loudly when in March, Obama

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“President Barack Obama delivered a stinging response to the latest in a series of Netanyahu diplomatic insults”.
“The President chose Robert Malley (right) as Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region.

–delete the ” and move The President up

5. Pro-Israel media outlets, however, rushed to sound the alarm.

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6. Special Assistant Malley will begin his new assignment April 6.

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7. (note the false allegation “Hamas adviser):


8. Atlas readers are long familiar with this subversive jihad operative.

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9. Malley and Barack Hussein Obama.___

Robert Malley told the NY Times that he had regularly been in contact with Hamas, which is designated a terrorist

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Republican candidates are currently dominating the space and bandwidth of that media


“Let’s hope so, let’s just hope so.__

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Bigoted U.S. Governors Display Ignorance

by James M. Wall It did not take long for a group of opportunistic U.S. Governors to respond to the horrors of the Paris bombings. They did so with racist, religiously bigoted responses against Muslims. Their responses were degrading to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Confronts Right Wing Media Vitriol

by James M. Wall American right-wing media commentators are trying desperately to gang up on the head of the Catholic Church. A video compilation of some of the venom and hatred which greeted Pope Francis on his first ever Papal trip to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Bishops: Divestment Not in our “Best Interests”

by James M. Wall The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops on Thursday condemned the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) strategy.  The bishops spoke the language of the market place. They made no effort to theologically justify their condemnation. Instead, they were … Continue reading

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