Pray For Debt Resolution: We’ll Arrest You!

Seems like the only people who can safely pray in public spaces are those who wave giant horridly tragic signs of diced up fetuses (feti? feetii?) or hate the gayz. When some Christians gathered around to ask God to protect the poor among us in this self-induced debt “crisis”, they were arrested.

I won’t say much here, because others do it better. I’ll just point you to the links:

http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/07/28/282453/clergey-members-arrested-debt-ceiling/

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/07/27/280361/what-would-jesus-cut/

http://officeofpublicwitness.blogspot.com/2011/07/religious-leaders-arrested-in-capitol.html

http://wapo.st/pIeNAD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ads-by-christian-groups-pressure-lawmakers-to-protect-the-poor-in-debt-talks/2011/07/26/gIQAJyd6aI_story.html?hpid=z2

I will leave you with one quote that really struck me:

“There seem to be several ‘givens’ in this debate,” Ramirez said, according to an e-mail from his office. “For Republicans, no new taxes is a given. For some Democrats, no cuts in Medicare are a given. For others, no cuts in military spending is a given. For your administration, some additional revenues are a given. Sadly, if you listen to the debate it seems that protecting the poor and vulnerable is not a given. That is why we are here.”   Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of New Mexico

 

 

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