Lyndon B. Johnson
Faith and Justice: Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are not doing churches any favor if they fulfill the promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment.
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson issued his call for a "war on poverty," numerous innovative poverty-fighting programs have sprouted.
I've been in a lot of public demonstrations in my life, but my very first was in support of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. It was a large rally in downtown Pittsburgh, where I was teaching at the time.
And I actually remember the speech President Johnson gave announcing the War on Poverty in 1964. I cheered his words, and Congress at the time applauded loudly. But I have to wonder how our Congress today would react to those same words. A few cheers, perhaps, but many would be stone-cold silent.
Young Voices: I guess you can say we are still waiting for the coming of Christ, even when we have experiences of hope in the limited experiences we have now.