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Walk to Stop Executions: A Preflection from Ohio

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  “…tell the Gissendaner family that I am so sorry. That amazing man lost his life because of me…” Just after midnight on September 30, 2015 after her final words of apology, the State of Georgia began to execute Kelly Gissendaner for the murder of her husband Doug. After the process started, Gissendaner began to […]

Why Kelly Gissendaner Almost Died.

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  Kelly Gissendaner almost died for the sins of Christians. When word came in that Kelly’s execution was postponed, I knew why she was almost executed beyond a shadow of a doubt. Having grown up in Georgia and now living in Texas, one grows familiar with these execution processes. Though there was much publicity around […]

Book Review: I AM TROY DAVIS

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*First published in Fellowship Magazine Summer 2014 // http://forusa.org/fellowship/2014/summer-fall/book-review-i-am-troy-davis/13032   On the evening of September 21, 2011, I stood outside of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison. In front of me, row after row of police officers stood dressed in riot gear, slapping their batons against their shields and daring anyone to make a move. […]

The Journey to Abolition: Remarks to the Dallas Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Prayer Breakfast

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  “Jesus hung on a cross for a long time and had plenty of time to abolish the death penalty…but you know what…he didn’t.”  These types of arguments and similar words filled the pulpit of the Southern Baptist Church of my youth.  I was taught that the economy of God revolved around vengeful wrathful and […]

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