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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 […]

Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist

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  *I wrote, “Donald Trump is the AntiChrist” in December 2015 and still stand behind the contents of the article. Here are 5 Reasons I Also Think that Hillary Clinton is the AntiChrist: Clinton’s immigration policies are opposed to Christ’s command to welcome the stranger. Clinton’s economic policies are opposed to Christ’s command to care for […]

The Last Verdict: A Book Review

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    Arpin-Ricci, Jamie. The Last Verdict. Self-Published. 2016. http://www.amazon.com/Last-Verdict-Jamie-Arpin-Ricci/dp/1523952687   I get solicitations for reviews and endorsements all the time. Most, I have to ignore. If I responded to everybody, I wouldn’t get any of my writing done. So when Jamie Arpin-Ricci messaged me about his book The Last Verdict, I was skeptical at […]

The Execution: In Pragmatic Verse

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  The Execution   Fear was all I knew Every step drew me closer The line taunted me I refused to stop I forced every step Backing down was not an option   Every thump in my chest Every knot in my stomach Every lump in my throat I felt I stood I stared I […]

Killing Andrew Thomas

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  On a frequent basis, I get messages from death row inmates. Due to the volume of my work, I can only engage a small percentage of those who write. In early November, I received a request for help from Tennessee. Opening the envelope, I figured Andrew Thomas would get my regrets. I was wrong. […]

Abolish that Damn Death Penalty!

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  *This is a “Letter to the Editor” set to be published in dozens of Texas publications over the next few days.   Dear Editor,   Why do we keep on killing people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong? Logic like this is more twisted than a runaway tornado. I’m so […]

The Pilgrimage for Raphael Holiday is The Pilgrimage for Abolition

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  This Wednesday, Raphael Holiday will be executed minutes after 6pm at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. Unlike many of those I’ve encountered on death row, I believe that Holiday deserves to die.   In early 2000, Raphael was partnered with Tami Wilkerson. Together, they lived in a secluded log cabin in Madison County […]

The National Association of Evangelicals/Executioners

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  For years, I’ve heard rumors that the National Association of Evangelicals was planning to change their stance on the death penalty. When I heard that major evangelical figures were lobbying the organization to move to abolition, I grew more and more excited. Yesterday, I saw evangelical writer Jonathan Merritt’s post, “This is HUGE news […]

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 […]

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