For Shields, Bishop Gene and scores of others, there’s no choice. “I defend my people, but the struggle is real,” says Shields. “How do we protect someone’s religious beliefs while still holding them accountable for the harm their beliefs cause others?”

The answer could change the world. No pressure.

Hero space art, The Goddess, is brought to you by Galen Smith and is the cover art of the Motherhood Issue of Sunstone Magazine Issue 166- March 2012 of which I was a contributing author.