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Circle,

How are you?  I guess you could say I am okay, but I want  you guys to know you are a really hard bunch to get a hold of on the phone.

I got your letter on Thursday, plus the ones from Arline (Lawless) but no, I never got one from Robyn (aka Snax), but I guess you could say that is Kool (LOL.)

Yes, my ministry is going good, but of course it is still hard when you are broke.  As you know, now, Lori and I don’t speak so I don’t have help when it comes to money.  Why do you think it is hard to get stamps and other stuff?  Well, the Lord will provide; He always does, you know.

I guess I should tell you guys that the Feds are not like State.  You don’t get free anything.  You are on the hook for it all here, so yes, I spend the $5.00 I get a month from my job here on hygiene and a few dollars on the phone for my mom, and if I can, my kids, for Lori is doing her best to keep them from me.

But, yes, I do try to call  you guys, for yes, it would be great to hear a voice from a friend or two.  For you guys are my only friends on the outside.  I guess you could say that D.S. is also a friend, but as you know, I don’t hear from her like I hear from you.  As you know, I only heard from her once in my five years in.  If anyone hears from her, tell her that I am still waiting for her next letter.  She can’t say she is all that busy.  She can write me.

Well, I will let you folks go for now.  I hope that everyone is having a blessed summer.

your friend,

Father Dudley

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Hey, Circle.
I guess you could say I’ve been spending alot of time meditating on the words of Christ lately. I’ve notice that most preachers always quote Saint Paul, and I’ve done the same. But, I thought that it would be best to forget about Paul for a while, and return to the source.
I guess you could say I started off trying to find out what Jesus thought about homosexuality. I mean, most so called Christians seem to believe that Jesus hated homosexuals and that they’re all going to Hell. I learned that this wasn’t true.
Paul had his issues with women and slaves and homosexuals, but not Jesus. Jesus himself says nothing about homosexuality, so I guess you could say that it wasn’t a big button issue for him. He doesn’t say anything about abortion either, so I guess you could say that it wasn’t really big on his mind either.
Jesus had a problem with two groups of people: the rich, and people who fuck with children, and even then he’s all about love. “Forgive your enemies.” “Love one another.” “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
I guess you could say that you really can’t use the name of Jesus in any message of hate. No matter who you or I hate, even if we hate them because they’re bad, we can’t attach the name of Jesus to it. Jesus was about love and humility. He said that it was easy to forgive your friends, to pray for people who are good to you. He said pray for the bad ones. Forgive the bad ones. Anyone that you could name that you hate, Jesus would say, “Love them.”
I guess you could say that that’s it. Jesus doesn’t say anything bad about homosexuals. In fact Jesus doesn’t tell us to hate anyone. Jesus tells us to love one another, so, I guess you could say that if two people of the same sex love one another, then they’re doing what Jesus told us to do. I guess you could say that’s all I can think of for now. I’m going to go to bed. It’s late.
God bless us. Everyone.
God’s blessings, gifts, graces and love,
Father Dudley

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‘Father’ Dudley, 2016

Rage,

How are you?  Yes, I got the new pictures you sent.  I guess you know it put a smile on my face.

So what did you think of my first half of my blog?  AS I said, sometime this month I will write more.  When it comes down to my ministry here, I am writing sermons; I will send you one to post when I buy a new copy card.

Yes, any pictures you want to send would be okay.  So, I see that Circles are doing good.  I am glad to see that.  Yes, thank you for all of the updates.

So, did Crystal get the last letter I sent?  Yes, Mom and Cherokee told me that she lives in Westbrook with Mark.  My mom said she don’t see her anymore because she don’t go to the D&D she works at anymore.  Because my cousin don’t work there anymore.

I should be talking to Lori soon, for I will have more money on my phone account soo, for as soon as Lori puts money on my account I will end up putting some on my phone account.  I would take the time to call you , but I don’t have your phone number.  But, Hell, I know Lori should have it on her cell, but I never really asked her for it. (LOL)

I still wait to hear on my appeal.  I know it could take up to six months but I guess I am looking at it like no news is good news.  I guess that I can only pray that its that way.  (Please, God, please.)

Yes, when I get back to Maine, we’ll have to hang out, for I miss hanging out with my friends.  How are you guys doing?  I know that you guys have a lot going on for, yes, you are free, but I don’t know, though.  Even if I was out would we really be free, for hell, we are still bound by something.

I ask God to help us all, to help me when it comes to my appeal, for he is really the only one who can help.  So, I will say night for now.  I’ll write you more next week if I have the stamps.

God bless.

Pray for all.

Father Dudley

joel

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