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As a Floridian, I'm angry. And disappointed. And ashamed.

Jim Wallis calls for pastors and others to speak out against the Stand Your Ground law … I hope they will.

And the Florida Attorney General, Pamela Jo Bondi, is working to oppose clean-up of Chesapeake Bay (where I used to live). She defends her actions based on small-federal-government ideology and states' rights, which often means letting corporations do what they want, maximizing corporate profit by externalizing costs on the rest of us, not to mention the birds of the air and the fish of the seas (and estuaries).

Standing for peace, reconciliation, justice, and environmental stewardship are deeply held values for me and many of us - flowing from our faith and our vision of a desirable future.