Dr. Obery Hendricks

Obery Hendricks, Jr.

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Conservatism

The Pope, the Bible and Trickle-Down Economics

Conservatives since Reagan have continued his pugnacious quest to institutionalize trickle-down as the government’s dominant economic philosophy. Largely as a result of their efforts, the chasm between rich and poor today is the widest on record and getting wider.

10 Questions for the Presidential Candidates at the Intersection of Faith and Social Justice

The values and mores of America’s faith traditions have long influenced our political and policy discourse. Faith leaders from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Jerry Falwell and James Dobson have helped to frame the debate on issues of the day. Particularly in presidential election cycles, candidates have frequently invoked …

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Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann and the Sins of Ideological Christianity

In recent years America has watched conservative politicians claim that their policies and political rhetoric are the direct result of adherence to biblical principles, if not the fruit of divine guidance. From George W. Bush’s 2003 claim that, “God … instructed me to strike at Saddam”; to Sarah Palin’s public identification of her own political …

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