OF MICE AND MEN (and Cecil Clayton): Death Penalty On Trial in Missouri

George and Lennie from the 1939 film "Of Mice and Men"

There were crashing footsteps in the brush now, George turned and looked toward them."Go on, George. When we gonna do it?""Gonna do it soon.""Me an' you.""You ... an' me.  Ever'body gonna be nice to you.  Ain't gonna be no more trouble. Nobody gonna hurt nobody nor steal from 'em."Lennie said, "I thought you was mad at me, George.""No," said George.  "No, Lennie, I ain't mad.  I never been mad, an' I ain't now.  That's a thing I want ya to know."The voices came close n … [Read more...]

Will Michigan Legislature Protect Religious Freedom of Adoption Agencies?

The Michigan House of Representatives will vote this afternoon on legislation which would allow faith-based adoption agencies to continue to provide services in the state.House Bills 4188-4190 would allow Catholic and other faith-based adoption agencies to abide by the teachings of their faith, and to refuse to place children into homes with same-sex or unmarried couples.  As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments next month on whether same-sex "marriage" should be legalized in Mic … [Read more...]