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George Cassidy Payne is a freelance writer, domestic violence counselor, and adjunct professor of philosophy. His blogs, essays, letters, poems, and photographs have been published a variety of domestic and foreign outlets including USA Today, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, National Public Radio, the South China Morning News, the Buffalo News, The Albany Times Union, the Daily Caller, CityWatch LA, The Havana Times, Veterans for Peace, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Pace e Bene, the Minority Reporter, The Daily Messenger Post, CounterPunch, Our Voice Magazine, The Franciscan Action Network, and more.
Pope Should Ban Priesthood, Not Homosexuals
Theologically I am in total agreement with him that the Christian New Testament speaks of a preferential option for the poor, a radical call to abolish violence, and a moral duty to protect children.
History Vindicates Those Who Stand on the Side of Justice
Today's immigration and migrant abolitionists may find themselves overriding prejudiced and capricious laws-they may even find themselves in jail. But as with the great freedom fighters of the 19th century, history will reward those who stand on the right side of justice.
Trump Should Work to Denuclearize U.S.
Trump cannot erase the hypocrisy of history. Whereas Iran was at least willing to limit its nuclear program in return for a lifting of economic sanctions, the United States has more nukes than any other nation in the world; the U.S. has tested more nukes than any other nation; and the U.S. has actually used them on another country.