Racism and religion get mixed up when it comes to President Obama. He has disclaimed the dogmatic, historic and highly political "black church." Yet he is clearly not a member of a mainstream "white church." Maybe he's a true original, refusing such a simplistic faith definition. Isn't this OK? Is there anything anti-American about it? I think he may represent the wave of the future.The photo shows 44 in an old-fashioned denominational moment last month at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House, being totally cracked up by the Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, the rector.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Agnes Of God
Malcolm Boyd -- priest, civil rights and peace activist, poet, and theologian-in-residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles -- asked five random worshipers about President Obama's faith life and got this reply from 22-year-old Agnes: