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Jesse Is Heavyweight

Jesse Is Heavyweight is the stage name of Dallas-based rap/hip-hop artist Jesse McDaniel. He is a Southern Baptist and has taken Anthony Pinn and Bun B’s hip-hop and religion course at Rice University.

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Jody Hice

Jody Hice is a Republican U.S. representative from Georgia and a Southern Baptist pastor. He introduced the Free Speech Fairness Act, an amendment to the Johnson Amendment, with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. Hice may be contacted via his website.

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Jennifer Wilkins Davidson

Jennifer Wilkins Davidson is an associate professor of theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Her research areas include Communion and baptism among American Baptists, the Black Lives Matter movement and the spiritual practices of the “nones.”

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Frye Gaillard

Frye Gaillard is a writer in residence at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He is the author of the 2009 biography “Prophet From Plains: Jimmy Carter and His Legacy.”

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Brooks Flippen

Brooks Flippen is a professor of history at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla., and a scholar of religion and American politics. He is the author of Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right.

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Peter Bourne

Peter Bourne is a visiting senior research fellow at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. He worked previously as an assistant secretary-general of the United Nations and is the author of the 1997 book Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency. 

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J. Kameron Carter

J. Kameron Carter is an associate professor of systematic theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School. He recently participated in a panel on Black Lives Matter hosted by the school.

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Ashlee Wiest-Laird

The Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird is pastor at First Baptist JP in Jamaica Plain, Mass. She traveled to Ferguson, Mo., to protest and spoke about the experience on Boston Public Radio.

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