Welcome to the Madison County Democratic Committee

Organized to help protect the needs and interests of families and individuals living and working in our local communities

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Being Black in Charleston

 

“One of the things I wanted all my life is to be a man, not a black man, but a man. There’s no way I can ever be a man in Charleston, South Carolina. I’m 80 years old and I’ll always be a boy..to the system.” -William Saunders #charleston #southcarolina #northcharleston #portrait #iphoneography #blackandwhite #charlestonshooting #williamsaunders

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It’s time to come together and heal! Join us at  the First Baptist Church (632 W. Main St.) in Charlottesville, Virginia TONIGHT 6/22/15 as our entire community comes together for Unity Prayer Service and Vigil for our Brothers and Sisters of Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Strong

 

Pastors and Community Leaders,

It’s time to come together and heal! Join us at First Baptist Church (632 W. Main St.) as our entire community comes together for Unity Prayer Service and Vigil for our Brothers and Sisters of Charleston, SC.

PLEASE SHARE THE WORD.

We currently have speakers from:

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian
Sojourners  Church
First Baptist Park St.
First Baptist W. Main
New Green Mountain Baptist

The program will last from 6:00-7:30 PM. Please let me know if you would like to say a quick word. Also, pass along to your churches and colleagues.

Time to work together.

Wes Bellamy
wesbellamy1@gmail.com

Community-wide Prayer Vigil

Let us stand with the Charleston families and their congregation

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

“What transpired in Charleston, South Carolina, last night was not just a tragedy, it was an act of terror.

Nine of our fellow Americans were murdered while praying in a historic church because of the color of their skin. This senseless violence fills me with outrage, disgust, and a deep, deep sadness.

This hateful killing is a horrific reminder that, while we have made important progress in civil rights for all of our people, we are far from eradicating racism.

The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one that has been attacked, burned, and rebuilt throughout its 200-year history. While their community mourns now, they will rebuild, and they will emerge stronger than before.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and their congregation. But we can add our actions to our prayers. The families and the community that have been hurt so very badly by this brutality need our help. Let us stand with them in their time of mourning.”  ~Bernie Sanders

The Gospel of Denial

By Mark Fiore

Now that Pope Francis has come out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of “science” not religion.  Where does this pope guy get off on mixing religion and politics, sheesh!

Thanks to the pope, it’s becoming more difficult to cast yourself on the side of the angels and the oil companies at the same time.  Never mind that human-caused global warming is established science, political contributions from the oil and gas industry are waaaay more important than saving the world.  And it’s not just the #Republican candidates, a surprising number of regular ol’ Republican people are still buying into the “hoax” line fed to them by big oil and politicians.

Let’s hope Pope Francis and the Catholic Church (not known for being wild-eyed commie environmentalists like 97% of those climate scientists) can help bring some sanity, morality and actual science to the global warming battle.  Be sure to dive into the links behind the cartoon, comment, like and share!

The Encyclical Letter On Care For Our Common Home

1. “Laudato si’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. In the words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”.1

2. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she “groans in travail” (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up 1 Canticle of the Creatures, in Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, New York-London-Manila, 1999, 113-114. 4 of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.

1 Canticle of the Creatures, in Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, New York-London-Manila, 1999, 113-114.

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