There are many progressives who are anti-religion. Given all the horror done in the name of God and Christ, it is perfectly reasonable. Disillusioned, I fell away for a long time. Then I met Bishop Tom Gumbleton of Detroit. Tom showed me what good can be done by performing gay marriage ceremonies, opening soup kitchens for the poor and homeless, traveling to undeveloped countries to help the poor, and being a constant thorn in the side of The Vatican. He taught me that Jesus was the first ‘liberation theologist’ in fighting the Romans. Tom shows, by example, what Jesus was about. He sleeps on the floor because he is humble. He fights injustice, as did Jesus. He administers to the sick and poor, as did Jesus. He taught me that everything is political, and it is important to be on the side with the angels. He reminded me, again, that God and Jesus are love. Follow your path, whatever it may be. I’m still not much for organized religion, but I learned much from this man. Thank you, Tom. Happy Easter, everyone.
Bill Day’s award-winning cartoons are syndicated in more than 900 newspapers worldwide four times a week through CagleCartoons.com syndication service. Day has won the Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Jounnalists six times–in 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2001, and 2000. The recipient of two Robert F. Kennedy Awards–2010 and 1985. He has also been honored with the National Headliner Award, the John Fischetti Award, the National Cartoonists Society’s Reubin Award for Best Editorial Cartoons, The James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and a host of many other awards.
Day began his career in 1980 with the Philadelphia Bulletin. He has also worked for the Detroit Free Press and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. In 2009 he was laid off at The Commercial Appeal. Bill won three national awards the following year.
Bill and his wife Susan have three teenage sons, Sam-20, Robby-17, and Zack-16.