Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street? There’s a fascinating article at Michigan Live about the faith community’s efforts to connect to the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement. I must say (and I’m as secular as they come) I did actually describe my three recent visits to Occupy Wall Street to several people as being like “Going to a new church and EVERYONE you meet is friendly and very WELCOMING.” There’s something special going on at Zuccotti Park and if you think otherwise you are… wrong. It makes sense that a state as hard hit economically as Michigan has been would have clergy so supportive of the anti-capitalist protests. It’s because they know what post-capitalism looks like in Michigan! If Jesus were alive today, would he be at Occupy Wall Street movement? As senior pastor of the nondenominational Fountain Street Church, [Rev. —Snip— It’s interesting to read this brain-damaged comments thread at NewsBusters for the opposite side of this issue, including who Jesus would hate, using nukes on OWS, etc, etc.
Wall Street protesters won’t leave financial avenue - BlogPost Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/19/2011 Sep 19, 2011 02:22 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost Some 5,000 people descended on Wall Street for a “Day of Rage” Saturday to protest the United States’s “corrupt democratic process” and the use of corporate money in American elections. People voice their frustration with the economy and Wall Street in the financial district on Saturday. (DAVID KARP - AFP/GETTY IMAGES) Only a few hundred people remain on the financial avenue, but they say they aren’t leaving, ABC news reports, and they have blankets, food and heaters to sustain them. Occupy Wall Street, which organized the protests, says it was inspired by the demonstrations around the world this year from “our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland.” Watch the protesters face off with the wealthy of Wall Street in a video below: Follow updates on the protest on Twitter by watching the the hashtag #occupywallstreet. People from all over the country gather near Wall Street in New York.
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