“We are excited to honor Congresswoman Waters with the James Weldon Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP. “Her career of public service has been dedicated to speaking truth to power and we applaud her for not backing down and continuing to be a much needed voice and advocate for all. We are also please to uplift LASED Board Chair Jane Garcia. She remains steadfast and vigilant in working for justice for our Latino brothers and sisters. The place to be on Sunday April 23 is the 62 nd Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner to hear from this powerful line up speakers and awardees committed to freedom and justice.”
If you answered (1), congrats! You'd fit right in with the Puritans, who are a legalistic crew: they believe that your best bet to get to heaven is to conform to strict set of religious and social laws. If you answered (2), you'd probably fit in better with a religion that emphasizes grace: being forgiven for your sins through faith. In The Scarlet Letter , Hawthorne shows us an essentially legalistic society, with its inhabitants adhering to strict moral codes, and punishing and isolating transgressors. But the narrator disagrees. Maybe, he says, a religious society should be ruled by grace—and, at the end of the novel, Hester has been forgiven by the strict society that once punished her.