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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Would Jesus Do with a 9mm Glock?

April 6, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody As legislators struggle with the effectiveness and human dignity issues surrounding lifetime sex offender registries that, under the Adam Walsh Act, would run the gamut of 189 categories from pedophilia to urinating on the sidewalk, there emerges a contingent of leaders pushing for harsher distinctions. In a word, these leaders seem to […]

Prison Rape Reform Makes for Strange Cell-Fellows

April 4, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody The Maine Department of Corrections has a policy that takes denial to a new art form. It is a zero tolerance for sex. The maximum security Maine State Prison houses roughly 1,000 prisoners, most of whom are young, virile males. Assuming the policy has less to do with prisoner behavior and more […]