In Response to a Biblical Literalist

Dear Sir: I will give your serious question a serious answer. Sexual orientation – gay or straight – is officially considered a naturally occurring physical phenomenon by The American Medical Association The American Psychiatric Association The American Psychological Association The National Association of Social Workers We who are “straight” did nothing to “decide” we were … Read more…

Amnesty International USA’s Program to Abolish the Death Penalty

The death penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights. By working towards the abolition of the death penalty worldwide, Amnesty International aims to end the cycle of violence created by a system riddled with economic and racial bias and tainted by human error. Amnesty International campaigns to abolish the death penalty in the … Read more…

Hunger and Poverty

Poverty and hunger are pandemic in our world, although we in the USA seem shielded from knowing or seeing the vast suffering it causes. Half of humanity survives on $2-a-day or less, without reliable access to safe water. Twenty percent of humanity — some $1.3 billion people — survive on $1-a-day or less with little … Read more…