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Mar  2018 13
President Gary Peluso-Verdend worries that the percentage of Oklahomans who disdain state-run public education, of a sort required for a complex, diverse, just and compassionate society, is actually quite large.
Mar  2018 06
From President Gary Peluso-Verdend: I call on all clergy in Oklahoma to withdraw their participation in and support for the chaplaincy program in the Oklahoma House. Boycott it, at least until the discrimination and un-American gaming of religion by the state is stopped and the program fixed. But maybe it is better to let the program die.
Feb  2018 27
In the wake of school shootings, with the shootings at a congressional softball game and a small-town church in view, and with the hundreds of deaths and woundings each week in the U.S. from firearms—the great majority of incidents with a man’s finger on the trigger—we in religious communities should be reflecting on how we help men do the work of becoming men. (from President Gary Peluso-Verdend's weekly blog)
Feb  2018 19
"We Americans are a violent people," writes President Gary Peluso-Verdend in his weekly blog. "And, besides creating systems of violence that benefit some people and disadvantage or denigrate others, America’s weapon of choice in our worship of violence is the gun."
Jan  2018 09
President Gary Peluso-Verdend challenges America to tell a more truthful story of its history and future.
Jan  2018 02
God does not elect presidents. Or mayors. Or candidates for any other elected office in the U.S. “We, the People” elect, or at least our designated representatives do, such as the electors in the Electoral College.
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