Dharma Dasa

Dharma Dasa is the head pujari (temple priest) at ISKCON Miami, a position he has served for 43 years. He is also the past temple president and is on the faculty at ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium.

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Seth W. Spellman

Seth W. Spellman is an attorney based in Alachua, Fla., who is also on the faculty of ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. He has served as president at two U.S. temples and has been a member of ISKCON since 1973.

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John Stemberger

John Stemberger is president and general counsel of Florida Family Action, a conservative  evangelical advocacy group. In an essay for CNN, he wrote that, if elected, Donald Trump would be “the most immoral and ungodly person ever to be president of the United States.”

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Evelyn Ojeda-Fox

Evelyn Ojeda-Fox is the founder of the Peaceful Birth Project and has written and taught about making birth a spiritual experience. She is based in Dunedin, Fla.

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Nancy Morvillo

Nancy Morvillo is a professor of biology at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She and Sara Harding, a professor of religion, are co-directors of the Florida Center for Science and Religion, which hosts events designed to engage the central Florida community in discussions of science and religion. Previous events have focused on evolution.

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Sara Harding

Sara Harding is a professor of religion at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. She and Nancy Morvillo, a professor of biology, are co-directors of the Florida Center for Science and Religion, which hosts events designed to engage the central Florida community in discussions of science and religion. Previous events have focused on evolution.

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Reporting on hate speech

In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]

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Heather Palacios

is a Christian blogger who has written widely about her own struggles with mental illness, including suicidal thoughts. She runs WondHerful.net, an inspirational blog for Christian women with similar struggles. She is based in Coral Gables, Fla.

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