What do we do when conscience and the law are at odds?
The political leaders in place at this time are constructing social policy and vision that is fundamentally destructive of human life and well-being, particularly of those most marginalized by our governmental system.
Jesus made it clear that we must love our brothers and sisters
as he loved us.
The great deliverer of the Hebrew people was Moses.
The Bible gives very clear instructions that Christians should
be subject to government authorities (Romans 13:1-4).
As a social worker at Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic,
I have had many experiences with those who are suffering.
The democratic tradition at its best has always had those who
act on conscience in such ways that knowingly defy the immediacy
of legal regulation.
In many ways I feel like a hypocrite in regards to my actions
at the Capitol.
Guilty of conspiracy. Guilty of damaging government property. Guilty of trespass.
A friend, actually the first of many, once asked me a question: "Why do we choose civil disobedience over the more acceptable forms of protest?" The question seemed incorrect.
Civil disobedience: a forum
The Bible and civil disobedience.