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I worked it out so last minute to come in for #MoralWitnessWednesday. Without trying to be spooky, I knew Spirit was tugging me somehow. The way these things always work, you go because you feel like it’s the right thing to do—then realize you came because your soul was thirsty.
I’m aware I’ve been ranting & raving less than I was. That’s not letting off the accelerator. That’s moving for the 5th time in 5 years, trying to get settled in a new city, & trying to get a brand new community off the ground in OKC. It’s been all-consuming. But, still...
There’s no getting around the fact my soul has been tired, the way a lot yours are tired. Tired of living in what surely must be an alternate reality. Tired of the gaslighting. Tired of people who should know better outright losing their minds.
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At today’s #MoralWitnessWednesday, Secret Service told hundreds of clergy it would be a felony if we set foot on Pennsylvania Ave to bring our petition near the White House.

While kidnapping and imprisoning children is evidently “lawful,” protesting that violence is a crime.
I spoke with @jackmjenkins, he said that the only time they shut Pennsylvania Ave. is if there is a threat to the President. He asked the agents if there was such a threat, they said, “No.”

But, they’re wrong: We were denied access precisely because we threaten the presidency.
The image of clergy getting arrested in front of the White House is a threat because it highlights the deep immorality and violence that define the Trump presidency; abuses he’d prefer were shrouded in darkness.
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An important thing happened today in Washington as #MoralWitnessWednesday and @Brepairers bore witness to the call of various faith traditions to speak out against injustice, to “rescue victims from their exploiters.”
President Trump and this Administration have stripped rights from the vulnerable, attacked the poor, and hurt our immigrant communities. The @RevDrBarber has assembled an interfaith coalition of leaders who are demanding a change.
It was moving to witness part of today’s march as clergy from @RevDrBarber to Rabbi @JonahPesner to the @SistersOfMercy, surrounded by lay people also motivated by faith and values, gathered against this Administration’s repeated attacks on the vulnerable.
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Hundreds of clergy getting ready to march to the White House in civil disobedience, to proclaim Jeremiah’s words:

“Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow. Do not shed innocent blood in this place.”
“There is no joy in having to call out the ugliness of one’s nation, but apathy in the face of political violence is, itself, a form of violence.” - @RevDrBarber
“What is at stake in this moment is not just the next election, but the very heart and soul of this nation.” - @RevDrBarber
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