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Faith leaders seek ways to help victims of abuse

It was a scene as beautiful as those Gulf Coast sunsets we so cherish.

Leaders from a variety of denominations, religions and faiths gathered at the Family Justice Center last week to help raise awareness of domestic abuse.

After answering the call of a higher power, they answered the call of the center, which wanted to stress the important role that faith leaders can play in helping abuse victims. Sometimes they hold to a belief that they will anger God if they seek safety, and that decision can result in deathly consequences.

Equally important, the scene showed that despite our differences, we always can find common ground. We can't let the sun set on that principle. …

Forget Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream. As I drove across the Howard Frankland on Friday night, the sky full of ominous clouds, I looked to my left and saw the other span void of cars. Then I remembered traffic was being diverted as Mitt Romney exited a rally in St. Petersburg. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I may be getting old but your music is awful. …

Kudos to the George Edgecomb Bar Association, which celebrated new FAMU law school grad Tiffany Hilton passing the bar with a special ceremony on Saturday. Members of the association took pride given that a scholarship they gave Hilton back in 2006 when she enrolled at USF helped ignite her path to success. …

Here's an idea. My friend avoids the crush of traffic at concerts, particularly outdoor events, by parking away from congestion and then riding his bike. Of course, I'm not sure what he did when it rained at the Wailers concert Friday.

That's all I'm saying.

Faith leaders seek ways to help victims of abuse 10/07/12 [Last modified: Sunday, October 7, 2012 6:50pm]
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