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A Death Penalty Prayer Delivered in Dallas/Fort Worth

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  Let us pray- Oh God, we have participated in the mechanisms of death. We must repent before we approach you this evening with our requests. We are guilty of murder God. Please forgive us.   (pause) The grace of God extends to the vilest of sinners. Let us proceed with the knowledge that our sins […]

The Prayer at the End of the Walk to Stop Executions

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*Closing Prayer at the Walk to Stop Executions at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio Almighty God…We know you by many names…but today we gather for a primary purpose of abolition…but first we must repent. We repent that we wake up most days and don’t give a shit about the death penalty. We repent that […]

Queer Cosmology and the Penalty of Death

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*Lecture delivered in Columbus, Ohio on 10/9/2015   Queer theorists and theologians push against boundaries and borders until they are no more and the individual is liberated to exist in the perfect freedom that is being. Cosmologists study origins and the development of the universe. Tonight, I intend to push us into a queer cosmological […]

The Abolition Prayer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Circleville, Ohio

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  Spirit of Love. Spirit of Light. Spirit of Justice. Fill us from the tips of our toes to the tops of our heads with the passion and commitment necessary to end the death penalty. May the powerful words of abolition never be far from our lips. When we exit through the great wooden doors […]

Testimony on Texas HB 1527: A Bill to Abolish the Death Penalty

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  Thank you. My name is Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. I am the Minister of Social Justice for Hope for Peace and Justice…which is the social justice ministry of a consortium of churches in the Dallas area…and I sit on the Board of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. I am here to […]

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