While the House Republicans “fiddle” on their ideological violins, garbage piles up in “Rome,” oil spills and massive numbers of cattle are killed in North Dakota with no government agency open to help respond to the crisis, thousands are out of work.
Sojourners and friends launched the “Faithful Filibuster” last Wednesday, promising to read all 2,000 verses in the Bible that deal with justice and the poor for as long as the House Republicans continue to hold our citizens hostage.
On Saturday afternoon we got to Revelation. This morning we are starting over again in Genesis. (You can join on Twitter at #FaithfulFilibuster and send your own Bible verses.)
The video above is a clip of me taking my turn and reading from Jeremiah 22 on Saturday on Capitol Hill.