Frustrated Religious Leaders Combat Gov't Shutdown With 2,000+ Bible Verses And A ‘Faithful Filibuster’ Near U.S. Capitol
A diverse group of religious leaders who are fed up with the government shutdown and the ongoing debate over the nation’s debt ceiling coalesced near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to read aloud more than 2,000 Bible verses that focus on caring for the poor and hungry.
The pointed effort, dubbed “Faithful Filibuster,” began at 2 p.m. ET at The United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C. Aimed at chastising the government for the shutdown, those involved said they were using the opportunity to let leaders know that there are necessary social programs that deserve federal funding.