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Christian Prisons, Christian Torture?

Christian Prisons, Christian Torture?

I wonder how many Christians regularly visit prisoners to offer consolation and comfort anymore? I’m not talking about ministers or special group missions, but regular laypeople of the many congregations in all their many denominations all over the country. Somehow I think that the ones who call for punishment and torture and war probably don’t do that. A prisoner is someone who is held against their will in… a prison! Oh, you can call it a penitentiary, a correctional facility,…

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McCain Sells His Soul

McCain Sells His Soul

As cynical as I have become about politics, this one surprises even me. I never would have thought that John McCain would vote this way on torture. Disgusting. Arianna Huffington: John McCain Sells His Soul to the Right: Backs Off on Torture Ban – Politics on The Huffington Post Has there ever been a more repugnant example of political pandering than John McCain’s decision to vote against a bill banning waterboarding, putting hoods on prisoners, forcing them to perform sex…

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Once again, it’s time for “JWs in the News”

Once again, it’s time for “JWs in the News”

Some recent media items on Jehovah’s Witnesses: Surviving a JW Sadist Alloma Gilbert has published an article – an excerpt from her upcoming book Deliver Me From Evil (March 2008) – on how she survived being starved, beaten and tortured by her Jehovah’s Witness foster mother Eunice Spry (see also the post Sadistic Foster Mom a Devout Jehovah’s Witness). Ten years later, in court, I would hold one of the sticks she routinely used to thrust down our throats and…

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Today’s Links

Today’s Links

Just some things that caught my eye… The 5 Most Horrifying Bugs in the World | Cracked.com Why We Flirt | Time Top 5 things I saw in America which, as a Canadian, freaked me right out | Paulitics Congressman calls hearing after White House report shows 473 days of email ‘missing’ | Raw Story Bush’s Contempt for the Law | Washington Post Former JAG lawyer: Only America ‘parses’ torture | Raw Story Canada places U.S., Israel on torture watch…

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Open Letter to Saxby Chambliss (R, GA)

Open Letter to Saxby Chambliss (R, GA)

I received an email today from Senator Saxby Chambliss, and I’m posting both his communication and my own. Dear Ms. N: Thank you for contacting me regarding the National Security Agency’s (NSA) monitoring of conversations connected to terrorist activity and the treatment of military detainees. It is good to hear from you. I certainly understand your concerns regarding personal freedoms. We are blessed to live in a free and effective democracy, and, just like you, I hold dear the personal…

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Justification for Gitmo – not

Justification for Gitmo – not

William Glaberson reports that defense attorneys representing a 21-year-old being held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “have been ordered by a military judge not to tell their client – or anyone else – the identity of witnesses against him” in the prisoner’s upcoming war crimes trial. Attorneys point out that this “would hamper their ability to build an adequate defense because they cannot ask their client or anyone else about prosecution witnesses, making it difficult to test the veracity of…

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