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Queer Stations of the Cross


We are moving towards the cross.

This year we are especially aware of that journey. Arkansas is getting ready to have a “mass execution” in April. Recently one of the condemned was denied clemency:

‘This past Friday, The Arkansas Parole Board unanimously denied the petition for clemency of Jack Harold Jones Jr, one of seven inmates on Death Row scheduled for execution in a ten day period at the end of this month. Jones joins four other inmates who have filed for clemency and were denied by the Parole Board. Yesterday, lawyers representing all seven inmates with execution dates between April…”

I invite you regardless of your religious persuasion to come and remember these inmates, and remember all who are on death row facing execution, remember Dylan Smart who has been sentenced to death, and remember their victims.

I invite you to write to the Governor of Arkansas (go on the web for the address) and protest the executions.

Let pray that all in the decision making process have an awareness of their  humanity in their decisions.

Fr. River Damien Sims, D.S.T., D.Min. candidate

Franciscan’s Against the Death Penalty



Tenderloin Stations of the Cross

Friday, April 14, 2017

Begin at City Hall Polk Street Side/McAllister and Polk

12 Noon


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