Browsing All posts tagged under »Christian Right«

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 […]

War and Prison: Instruments of Christian Darwinism

April 29, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody A wise person once said something to me that I never forgot: “All evil goes back to ‘I want to be somebody.’” Reflect on the evil that has occurred in your own life or on the evil that you have inflicted on others. At the root is the scramble to become or […]

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 […]

Death Row Organ Banks

March 17, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody On January 27, 2011, I published an article on a logjam of executions. Due to shortages of Sodium Thiopental, a sedative critical to lethal injections, states have been left scrambling to return to their killing schedules under the threat of litigation. Not only are there pro-death groups and anti-death groups, both with […]

Worried About Lethal Injection Supplies? Help Is On the Way!

March 16, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody AOL News, on January 25, published an interesting article about capital punishment in the US being on hold because of inability of private industry to produce the necessary drugs. It seems that Hospira, of Lake Forest, IL, announced last week that because of shortages of raw material supplies, it will go out […]

Prison Reform: Where Is The Church?

February 10, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody: Reformer Martin Luther, condemned at the 1521 Diet of Worms trial for daring as a Catholic monk to challenge the Holy Roman Empire on its doctrine of indulgences, wrote, Did we in our own strength confide, Our striving would be losing; Were not the right Man on our side, The Man of […]