Update: The Stitt campaign canceled the fundraiser not too long after we broke the story. Here’s a modified version of the original report below…
Old Headline: Kevin Stitt “praying” at Edmond fundraiser today…
Although his decision already appears to be made, Kevin Stitt is apparently in “deep prayer” over whether or not he should do the right thing and spare the life of death row inmate Julius Jones.
At least that’s what his staffers told members of the Jones family when they met yesterday:
When I was a small child in Houston, in his off-hours from the area police department, my father used to moonlight for a synagogue, back when neo-Nazis were horrifically attacking Jews throughout the city. He was liked so much by them that my family was invited there a few times as they had various celebrations.
I have forgotten much in my life, but I have never forgotten how kind and loving they were to me.
But that was about forty years ago. Thankfully, while in Tulsa last weekend, a friend asked if I wanted to visit the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, 2021 E 71st St., as it’s been on her bucket list for a while. “Yes!” I exclaimed and within a few minutes, we paid our small admission price and were absolutely absorbed by not only the history of the Jewish people, but the art and design as well.