The real problem, however, is not soldiers and veterans, but a system that sends men and women to fight for freedom, only to come home to find themselves deprived of the same protections they’ve secured for others.
In times such as this, we need not celebration and commemoration of men and women who lived valiantly, but we need to be disturbed and re-energized; not by the “safe” King, created by certain persons to tone down his radical legacy, but we need the radical King, the radical, Hamer, and the radical Rustin.
Let us, as Red Letter Christians, put a stop to token expressions of gratitude. Besides being shallow gestures bereft of meaning, they don’t pay the bills or put roofs over veterans’ heads.
JAN 13, 2014 | BY: MARGOT STARBUCK -- As a Christian who, for decades, has loved Jesus and loved justice, it struck me as odd that Faith...