This issue of A Public Witness heads deep into the heart of Texas to review the saga of state Attorney General Ken Paxton and what his various scandals — including his upcoming impeachment trial — say about Christian political engagement.
Faith offerings are plentiful and deep-rooted at the late-summer agricultural fairs that, nationwide, bring together 4-H children parading their prize animals and political candidates unleashing their ambitions.
The Rev. Stephen Lee, who is facing multiple charges regarding his alleged attempt to meddle in Georgia’s 2020 election results, began the service by reading from a passage that calls on believers to ‘put on the full armor of God.’
This issue of A Public Witness takes you down the rabbit hole of the latest ReAwaken America Tour event to consider what it means when Bible verses, Christian songs, and holy sacraments are exploited to justify a mad view of the world.
“Sixty years ago, Martin Luther King talked about a dream,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, referring to King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. “Sixty years later, we’re the dreamers — the problem is we're facing the schemers.”