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Pastor Ron Garner in his Long Island church © Dan Photography 2010
It was sunny and 70 degrees when I pulled into the municipal parking lot out back of Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church () in Wantagh, Long Island. Spring had arrived in New York; the
Saturday, March 13, was a crappy, wet day in New York City. The rain not only fell from the sky, but also seemed to fall up from the asphalt, attacking me from all sides. There were mangled umbrella skeletons blown across Lafayette Street, just around the corner from
An ancient but awesome pic of Rep. George Miller
H.R. 911, the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act could be key to shutting down unregulated, unaccredited and abusive Christian boarding schools in the United States.
This legislation actually makes… Read full post »
It was only a matter of time. Arkansas Lieutenant Governor/former Clinton Administration employee/Rhodes Scholar Bill Halter announced today his primary challenge to conserva-dem Blanche Lincoln. The primary election will take place on May 18th.
A host of progressive grou… Read full post »
French commercial depicting forms of psychological violence
A New York Times article today is reporting that France's National Assembly approved Thursday night a proposal to add "psychological violence" to a law intended to help victims of physical violence and abuse.
Charissa Coulter, left and Laura Silsby in Haiti
"We haven't found anything that could suggest wrongdoing on the part of the Americans." Judge Bernard Sainvil, Haiti
Reuters is reporting that Haitian Judge Bernard Sanvil has decided to free Laura Silsby and Charissa Coulter, the last o… Read full post »
Dr. Jack Patterson, founder of the Christian boarding school, Reclamation Ranch, goes on trial for aggravated child abuse March 10 in Blount County Alabama. The trial comes two years after a 17-year-old male resident came forward with charges of severe abuse, torture and beating.
Stegall at the mic, Culberth looking on
Caleb Stegall, Jefferson County, Kansas District Attorney, has been retained to represent former detained Baptist missionary Drew Culberth.
Laura Silsby, left and Charissa Coulter
Haitian judge Bernard Saint-Vil said eight of the Baptist missionaries would be allowed to return home without posting bail if they agreed to return to Haiti for any more questions in the pending investigation.
Unfortunately for ring… Read full post »
Jorge Puello, a man providing legal advice to the detained Idaho missionaries… Read full post »
Reuters reported last night that the 10 Baptist Missionaries in Haiti will be released today:
- "The source said the missionaries, who have been in jail since they were stopped at Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic on January 29, could be released as early as Thursday. … Read full post »
Yesterday, the Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives tried to finagle a procedural vote in an attempt to force action on a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Happily, neither the House nor Senate went for it and as a result, homophobes will have to wait until 2014 to… Read full post »
The case involving Laura Silsby and 9 other Baptist missionaries gets weirder and weirder. Last week news came down that the 10 would be charged with kidnapping.
Over the weekend, the mistranslation of one word in a Haitian judge's report has changed the fa… Read full post »
The jury took only 37 minutes to deliver a guilty verdict in the case of Scott Roeder. Not only did they unanimously find (state polled jury) him guilty of the 1st degree murder of Dr. George Tiller, they found him guilty on the lesser charges of the aggravated assault of/
At the close of proceedings Monday, Warren Wilbert, the Sedgwick County, Kansas judge charged with hearing Kansas v. Scott P. Roeder, warned the jury to steer clear of this month's GQ Magazine.
I have been in contact since early January with Wichita Eagle reporter, Ron Sylvester. &n… Read full post »
Oh, sure. We may look happy, but we weren't
The Supreme Court held a rare Thursday session this morning to decide the outcome of Citizens United v. FEC. This was out of the blue. I was set on going to the Senate Armed Services Committee hea/… Read full post »
If it had been lunchtime when I heard this story, I would have lost it.
Trijicon is a Michigan weapons company that currently is manufacturing rifle scopes with Bible verse references on them. Sweet isn't it? Maybe crafting them for an upcoming church social/gun show or some s… Read full post »
Wichita Eagle reporter Ron Sylvester has been tweeting. I came across Mr. Sylvester when I started digging around Wichita, looking for people on the ground to speak with at the beginning of Scott Roeder's trial this week.
Ron was kind enough to take time out of his Saturday this week… Read full post »
A judge ruled yesterday that a landmark case challenging California's gay marriage ban will be shown on YouTube. This is excellent news. Our courts should be open to the people — especially in high profile landmark cases such as this.
As a former Iowan, I remain ser… Read full post »