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BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

We Presbyterians—the “Frozen Chosen”--don’t “amen” our pastors like our Baptist brothers and sisters do their theirs.

By DANIEL PAQUETTE

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, the largest group of labor unions in the country, quit President Trump’s manufacturing council Tuesday evening, with the labor leader saying he refused to accept any tolerance of “bigotry and domestic terrorism.”

“President Trump’s remarks today repudiate his forced remarks yesterday about the KKK and neo-Nazis,” Trumka said in a statement. “We must resign on behalf of America’s working people, who reject all notions of legitimacy of these bigoted groups.”

“You had a group on one side who was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent, and nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now.”

By PAIGE LAVENDER

From Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes

It's more important now than ever to stand against hate and bigotry.  One way to take a stand is to make sure every American has the right to vote and equal access to the ballot. 

UPDATE: Holly Erwin sent us this video of Keith Olbermann who said Trump is heading a "racist, hateful, irresponsible government that coddles domestic terrorists."

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

— Alexander Pope

There’s a moral awakening taking place across America, but President Trump is still hiding under his blanket.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are the words of the Rev. John Ballenger from today's worship service at Baltimore’s Woodbrook Baptist Church, where he is pastor. We thank a former pastor, the Rev. John E. Roberts, for passing them on to us. Rev. Roberts is a Louisville native who grew up in Highland Baptist Church and is a friend of its pastor, the Rev. Joe Phelps.

By Rev. JOHN BALLENGER

As we gather to worship, a word about the past couple of days in Charlottesville.