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Prison Reform Begins Outside

June 23, 2011

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Hope also served at barbecue By Mechele Cooper mcooper@centralmaine.com Staff Writer MANCHESTER — Only a couple of families with loved ones in prison accepted an invitation to a Sunday barbecue at the North Manchester Meeting House. Pastor Stan Moody greets Michelle Robbins following Sunday service at the North Manchester Meeting House. Moody spoke about serving […]

Gulag America and the Doctrine of Inherent Goodness

May 16, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody Why are Americans so easily caught off guard by evil? Is it because we have embraced the doctrine of the inherent goodness of mankind to the exclusion of the reality of our own individual and national evil? You would think that the experience of repeated failings as the moral conscience of the […]

The Gulag Supremacy: Judgment in the Hands of the Christian Right

May 13, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody As an evangelical pastor and theologian, I find myself increasingly at odds with American Evangelicals on a wide range of topics. In my 2006 book, McChurched: 300 Million Served and Still Hungry, I predicted this about the Christian Right and its agent of political dominion, the Republican Party: You will not be […]

Death of bin Laden: Doomsday or Renewal?

May 6, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody We are left to speculate as to the effect of the execution of Osama bin Laden on the American psyche. On a feeding frenzy since 9/11, the military industrial complex, the most self-conscious wing of corporate capitalism, will need the kind of resuscitation that only money can buy. There appears to be […]

Maine Wants a Piece of Arizona’s Immigration Law

April 23, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody As Maine lurches from one legislative session to another, it becomes common for the media to sit back and decide which bill is valid and which a waste of time. Having been both a legislator and editorial writer, I have an appreciation of the urgings that drive both. In a word, both […]

Republican Senators Blast Gov. Paul LePage

April 19, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody I respond to the opinion piece on Gov. Paul LePage, posted in the Kennebec Journal on April 4th by 8 of his Republican colleagues in the senate. It was run while LePage was on vacation and after he had apologized to the senators. The prevailing rule of politics is indeed civil discourse. […]

Prison Requiem: Thomas Joseph Hart

April 15, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody The Bangor Daily News article said he died on April 9, about 24 hours after he slipped in the shower at Penobscot County Jail. He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for a fractured hip but refused treatment. $40 Short and Five Weeks of Bad Road: A February […]