Tea Party

Who You Calling 'Alien'?!

As the 2010 mid-term election nears, Americans are preparing to choose the leaders who will take us into the future, or, in the case of “Ayn” Rand Paul, into the past. Paul is the candidate who doubts the severity of the massive Gulf oil spill because it hasn’t yet reached the shores of Kentucky. Paul also believes federal inspectors should spend less time on oil rigs and more time monitoring Walgreens, a private company that apparently is allowing people of color to sit at its lunch counters.

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Sojourners Magazine August 2010
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Tempest in a Teacup

On the first evening of the Tea Party Nation gathering in Nashville in February, Southern Baptist pastor Rick Scarborough took participants to their knees for a lengthy prayer service, during which he declared the party “a Christian movement.” But, in fact, prayers and scant preaching aside, the event largely ignored the social agenda that has for decades driven the evangelical political movement in the U.S.

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Sojourners Magazine June 2010
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