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From NFL Cheerleading to Fighting Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/09/2015 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

This evil was revealed to me and once seen, I could not turn a blind eye. Why is it that billions of dollars are spent globally each year to buy and sell human beings for forced l ...

What Happens Next in the 20 States That Still Ban Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court’s decision to sit out the legal battle over same-sex marriage will — for now, at least — leave the future of laws prohibiting gays and lesbians from marrying in the hands of lower state and f ...

'We Are Not an Island'
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Queen Quet Onleilove Alston The Gullah/Geechee Nation, extending from North Carolina t ...

COMMENTARY: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Taints Florida Ban on Foreign Laws
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

This week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure widely touted as a “foreign law ban.” But proponents of such bans should not be too quick to claim victory. This week, ...

Pastor of Florida Megachurch Resigns Over 'Moral Failure'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has resigned from his 20,000-member Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale congregation over a “moral failing.” Florida megachurch pastor Bob Coy has res ...

Pastors, Christian Leaders Blast Michael Dunn Verdict And Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 1:27pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Stand Your Ground Has No Moral Ground
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

The problem is the systemic injustice inherent in Stand Your Ground laws: just feeling like you are being threatened can justify your response in “self-defense.” Some laws are gre ...

A Prayer for Marissa Alexander
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Please stand with Marissa Alexander as she learns whether she will be released on bail to await her retrial. Jesus, please be with Marissa Alexander today. You know Marissa, t ...

Mistaken Identity Brings Threats to Pastor Zimmermann
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

Death threats were the last type of phone calls George A. Zimmermann thought he’d get after serving for 55 years as his Pennsylvania community’s preacher. Death threats were the l ...

Trayvon and George: A Tale of Two Americas
Originally Posted: 07/16/2013 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

Jesus said that true justice exceeds that of “the scribes and Pharisees” — and the same could be said of the prosecution and defense. Legal justice seeks only to assign guilt or innocence. Holistic justice wor ...

Irony Behind Florida Governor's Medicaid Call
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Florida governor Rick Scott says he won't take the federal money that would enable Medicaid to be expanded in his state—ironic, given that Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA in the 1990s. That company was foun ...

QUIRK: Daily Show Takes On Florida's New Voter Registration Law
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Florida’s governor instituted a law requiring that new voter registration papers had to be turned in within 48 hours of them being written. The reason, they say, is to cut down on the amount of voter registrat ...

Florida: You Cannot Take Our Vote
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 6:34pm | Type: Blog

As a woman I am grateful for the fact that in 1969 someone thought it might be a good idea to at least symbolically say, “Yeah, man, we’re cool with the ladies voting. We can groove with that.” But the current ...

No Country for Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

With the Iowa caucus, the "First in the Nation" New Hampshire primary, and South Carolina's primary now behind us, the field of contenders for the Republican nomination continues to shrink. I� ...