04 19 2015
  5:54 am  
40 Years of Service
Rainbow/ PUSH

Americans have every good reason to be aroused by the deal to hand over management of 21 U.S. ports to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates. But don't get trapped in the hot, xenophobic anti-Arab rhetoric of politicians scrambling for cover. This isn't about hating Arabs. This is about the disgraceful failure to secure our ports and our borders.

The Pastor's Point

The title of Michael Lerner's latest book, The Left Hand of God, could mislead one into thinking that Lerner is merely attempting to make the case for the political left to co-opt God in order to successfully carry out its political agenda.
But as the old adage goes, one should not judge a book by its cover.

We applaud the recent Portland City Council decision to impose regulations and fees upon the 69 payday lending stores within the city limits. There's a reason that the Bible forbids usury and a reason that laws are in place to protect consumers from predatory lenders — the combination of desperate borrowers and exorbitant interest rates benefits only one side of the equation: the lender.

Pacific NW Carpenters Union

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