Incarceration

General Patton Meets Mister Rogers At The Border

General Patton Meets Mister Rogers At The Border

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In my experience, most Christians – on the left no less than on the right – believe in whatever kind of God they want, or often need, to believe in. Fine. Fair enough. But in that case, neither left nor right can claim the name “Christian” and, at the same time, cite the Bible as, in any sense, being authoritative. If you are playing tennis, then you must abide by the rules of tennis. Therefore, you cannot play tennis and simultaneously claim to have defeated your opponent with a score of 5 under par. I.e., you cannot claim to worship God according to the dictates of your own private, idiosyncratic conscience, however enlightened such may be, and simultaneously play the “Christianity-game” by the rules of the publicly examinable document known as the Bible. If, as you claim, the Bible

Millions for Prisoner Rights, March on Washington, Abolish Amendment 13

Incarceration, peace and justice
"And whoever saves a life it is as though he had saved the lives of all mankind" (5:32). "Each [hu]man's step forward is a step forward for all of [hu]mankind." the great white* brotherhood * "white" here is not a reference to race but to the Aura of White Light that surrounds the appointed ones, those who have arisen from every race, creed and walk of life to lead others to enlightenment. - Jamie Dedes
Flushed With Pride In Trump’s America

Flushed With Pride In Trump’s America

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Sometimes I’m so brilliant, I terrify myself. Gimme a few seconds to remove my tongue from my cheek and I will elaborate … ah! … there! … much better! … OK … Onward … I have been following, off and on, the ongoing story about the young transgender Virginia man, Gavin Grimm, whose suit the Supreme Court recently refused to hear, remanding the case back to the lower court and essentially allowing to stand a decision prohibiting Mr. Grimm from using the men’s restroom in his high school.  It is important to understand that Mr. Grimm is, both anatomically and in terms of his manner of dress, male, in fact, indistinguishable outwardly from a young cisgender – I hope I use that term appropriately -- male.  Anyone encountering Mr. Grimm in a men’s restroom, who did not know the story of his