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By George Mason Speech to the Texas Legislative Black Caucus March 29, 2021   Introductory Words Many thanks for the invitation to speak to you. I imagine this is an unusual thing for a white Baptist pastor to offer words of challenge to Black legislators. I want to thank my friend and fellow minister, Rep. Carl Sherman, for the trust this invitation represents. And it’s a double honor

“Dying to Self”

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Faith leaders call on state leaders to reject Trump’s visit to Texas

Press coverage on the letter (shown below) that Faith Commons circulated to faith leaders in Texas and sent to the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general: A story on KERA, Texas Public Radio https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/we-are-dismayed-faith-leaders-call-on-leaders-to-reject-trumps-visit-to-texas https://dallasvoice.com/faith-leaders-call-on-state-leaders-to-reject-trumps-visit-to-the-border/ https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/toledo/news/2021/01/12/president-trump-to-break-silence-during-visit-to-texas-border-wall   To:       Governor Greg Abbott             Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick             Attorney General Ken Paxton   January 11, 2021   As faith leaders in Texas we are dismayed by your failure to object to President

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