Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of the social problems that burden people who are ensconced in poverty. These problems often are veiled by being conveniently grouped together under the category “crime” and by the automatic attribution of criminal behavior to people of color. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only… Read more »
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-michael-hanline-murder-release-20141119-story.html#page=1 – case includes Prosecutors withholding evidence from the defense. “Several sealed police reports also were uncovered. The reports cast doubt on testimony by Hanline’s then-girlfriend, Mary Bischoff, who was granted immunity and was a key witness during the trial. The police reports could have been used to diminish Bischoff’s credibility, or suggest that Hanline could have been framed… Read more »
All change is not growth; all movement is not forward. ~ Ellen Glasgow (A friendly reminder)
When is the Christian community going to stand together and make a commitment to homeschool all our children? For too long Christian families have willingly handed their children over to the hands of the State (into the hands of moral strangers) for seven hours a day, five days a week, ten months a year. Think about that. Handing your kids… Read more »
We need to talk about an injustice…: http://youtu.be/c2tOp7OxyQ8 You need to see this. Please, dear reader, take the time to watch this in full.
http://rt.com/usa/wrongly-convicted-released-hotel-recepit-277/ A story worth reading. Inform yourself, dear reader.
I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other Proverbs 42 Glory be to Adonai
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/opinion/sunday/douthat-the-christian-penumbra.html?_r=0&referrer= An excellent article talking about what happens when “Christians” aren’t always (or truly) Christians.
“At the Last Judgement I will not be asked whether I satisfactorily practiced asceticism, nor how many bows I have made before the divine altar. I will be asked whether I fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick, and the prisoner in his jail. That is all I will be asked.” — Saint Maria of Paris
Let’s remember with awe and humility that it was a Friday that Christ, the God man, was crucified because of our sins. Lord, have mercy upon me, a sinner. (I don’t know who the artist is, but this painting stops my breath)