Clara Luper dies at 88. Reflections of admirers in peace and justice community

Clara Luper, Oklahoma City’s famed civil rights activist, passed away on Wednesday, June 8. Obituary in the Daily Oklahoman Photo retrospective from the Oklahoman. She was a role model and inspiration for all those who seek justice. Nathaniel Batchelder writes: Beloved Clara Luper stood for universal human and civil rights, no exceptions.  That is her … Read more…

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Meeting and Contact Info

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm, Boulevard Cafeteria, NW 11 & Dewey, OKC. Vigils are held outside the Governor’s Mansion on the evenings on which executions take place. Mission: Devoted to Abolishing Capital Punishment Oklahoma Coalition Against the Death Penalty is a grassroots … Read more…

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

From the website: The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. We are comprised of an extensive network representing more than 100 state and national Affiliate organizations and thousands of advocates and volunteers. Our members include families of murder victims, persons … Read more…

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…