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Author Bruce Prescott

Bruce Prescott, now retired, served as executive director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists from 1998-2014.

In our pluralistic democracy, religious leaders have a moral responsibility to address injustices they see in society and a civic responsibility to work to secure justice. […] Read More

Public schools are one of the few institutions consistently encouraging immigrants, minorities and the disadvantaged to aspire to accomplish more than had previously been thought possible. They’ve done a remarkable job. […] Read More

I am the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, seeking to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Jim Huff, executive secretary of the Oklahoma Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, is also a plaintiff.  Last year, I filed a complaint […] Read More

The scientific evidence for anthropogenic climate change is clear and unequivocal. The weight of evidence is so great and the consensus in the scientific community is so overwhelming that it is dishonest and immoral to deny the reality of climate change. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the most important ethical issue of our time. It […] Read More

The most difficult expense to budget at our house is the bill for electricity. When we moved to Oklahoma, we bought a home in the country that depends on electricity for all its energy needs. The house was built in the early ’70s – before energy efficiency became a national concern. Over the years, we […] Read More

While half the nation has been celebrating and half of the nation has been mourning the re-election of Barack Obama, another election has barely been noticed outside Alabama. Judge Roy Moore, who planted a 2.5-ton Ten Commandments monument in a courthouse and then refused to obey a federal court order to remove it, has been […] Read More

Every year, during the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims fast for 30 days. Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year because it was the month in which the Quran was revealed. The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and an essential observance for all devout Muslims. Every year, […] Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court summarilyreversed the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that held that the higher court’s Citizens United decision did not invalidate Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act. Passed by a citizen’s initiative and referendum in 1912, Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act outlawed independent expenditures by corporations in political elections. Citizens United vs. Montana from Bruce Prescott on […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is an edited excerpt from BrucePrescott’smanuscript prepared for the ninth annual Interfaith Day of Prayer and Reflection last week in Oklahoma City. Young James Madison graduated in 1771 from the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University. Raised in the Anglican Church, the established church in Virginia, Madison fell under the influence […] Read More

Every year ecumenical activists from every Christian denomination gather for an annual meeting. This year, the annual National Workshop on Christian Unity will meet in Oklahoma City. It is the first time for Oklahoma City to serve as host for this prestigious group of clergy, scholars and laity. While firmly committed to the diverse doctrines […] Read More