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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! For now, I’ve returned from my Joiyssey to participate in the "revolution":I’ve been at many Occupy sites across the country:1st in D.C. Freedom Plaza I faced & challenged racism/white supremacy, sexism/patriarchy, classism, heterosexism & eventually was kicked off the island; then I offered workshops as I drove to CA:“Anti-Racism Geared for White Occupiers”; “NO DRONES” "Successes and Pitfalls of OWS"

Saturday, September 11, 2004

what is christian re:bush - atlanta on 9/11

wow, what a great evening! we vigiled in atlanta tonite on the corner of moreland & euclid in the greenwich village/berkeley park of atlanta called little 5 points! we registered about 8 voters, most of them have never voted before in their lives! we also got about 18 wimmin to sign up for starting a codepink atlanta!!! awesome!
we started out talking with a young white christian couple, (she being much younger than he) - unfortunately we only had about 2 mintues left on the video because this couple had some very interesting things to say. they proclaimed bush as righteous & believe the lord talks to him & he is doing the lord's work. i asked them which passages of jesus was bush following. the only thing they could think of was revelations "brother shall turn against brother". the husband tried to dominate the conversation until i asked the wife if she had a voice. she spoke, saying it was her husband who studied the bible & she believed in him. i asked her if she thought it was christian to kill when jesus said we should love our enemy. she said, yes we should love our enemy but kerry believes in killing babies. i said so you would rather have a president who kills human beings that are children & women & men then a president that supports a woman's right to chose when she will have a child?
she looked questioningly at her husband who then said that they were not of this world, but of the kingdom of god. i told them the kingdom of god is on this earth, according to jesus. he began pulling her sleeve & ushering her out of there quick.
they were the only fundamentalists that approached us tonite. many other christians spoke w/us & declared that bush was NOT doing the work of jesus in any way. one womon said she thought when bush first was running for president and speaking of family values, she could support him - but when she found out about what he was really for - cutting education, giving away our jobs & retirement, etc., she felt he wasn't for any family values - he is just for oppressing wimmin by taking away our rights and making same-sex marriage illegal - this he calls family values.
it was a very exciting nite, here in the middle of the south! we have a lot of hope! peace, sam