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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maine Murderer Takes the Fall for Connecticut Priest

March 30, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody 60 Years and Counting: It was August 20, 1987.  The Prosecution asked the Court to sentence 23-yr. old Jeffrey Libby to 50 years for murdering his grandfather in a fit of rage.  The judge, now deceased, sentenced him to 60 years, saying, “There is nothing in this case that can be seen […]

Chaplains – The Last Defense Against Prison Secrecy

March 28, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody The headlines screamed, “Vicious, Feared Attack Leaves PA Inmate Comatose.” The article began, “If his diary and witness accounts are to be believed, Nicholas Pinto endured months of physical, sexual and mental abuse in prison. Guards roughed him up, made him stand naked in a cold cell for hours at a time […]