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Oklahoma Clergy Stand Up Against Predatory Lending

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Predatory lending is defined as “any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a … Continue reading

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When the Death Penalty Debate Hits Close to Home

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In April last year, Reverend Rene Robert, a Franciscan priest in St. Augustine, was found shot to death in Augusta, Georgia. Steven Murray, a repeat offender who was being helped by Robert, was charged with killing him. Under Georgia’s laws, … Continue reading

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Does Religious Freedom Legislation Really Protect Everyone’s Rights?

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Last year, we watched as many states tried to pass “bathroom bills,” limiting where transgender people could go to use the facilities. But it wasn’t just the transgender community that faced legislation that would limit their rights. Over 200 bills … Continue reading

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Boy Scouts to Allow Transgender Kids

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The Boy Scouts of America will now allow transgender boys to join its ranks. Serving about 2.4 million boys and young men just in the United States, the organization has been around since 1908. The early years were not easy. Segregation … Continue reading

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Think About Your Ethical Will

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In biblical times, it was common for a father to bless his sons not only with his material worth, but also with a heartfelt expression of what truly mattered to him. His dreams of the future, his forgiveness and his … Continue reading

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The Right to Die

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A hotly debated topic in the United States currently is whether or not a person has the right to die (sometimes known as death with dignity or assisted suicide) when he or she has received a terminal illness. This usually … Continue reading

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Data That Proves LGBT Teens Need More Support

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Most people are aware that members of the LGBT community face discrimination and bullying, whether the individual is an adult or a child. Every day, there are news reports of laws being passed to prevent the LGBT community from having … Continue reading

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Parental Control Options for Television

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These days, it seems like you can see just about anything on television. It isn’t hard at all to gain access to television shows and movies heavy with language, sexual references, and violence. As a parent, this may be concerning … Continue reading

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