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Showing posts with label Silent Siege. DC Protest. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

June 8, 2013, at The Supreme Court. Red Duct Tape on The Mouth. What does it mean?

The Supreme Court as it undergoes renovation.
I always say one of the most amazing things about Washington DC is that you never know what you will experience.   Case in point; we happened upon this gathering today at The Supreme Court.  Didn't know what it was at first, but anytime people are exercising their rights for something they believe in, I'm intrigued, whether their beliefs end up being my own or not.  

Turns out these are participants of a 'Silent Siege' on the steps of the Supreme Court.  The Pro-Life group notes this is not a protest, but a prayer meeting. 

So what does the Red Tape mean?  The Bound4life website states: "When LIFE is written on a piece of red tape and placed over our mouths, we are identifying with the silence of the pre-born who have no voice to defend themselves. In that place of weakness, prayerlessness is no longer an option. Hearts become tender and broken toward this unthinkable tragedy. A sense of urgency grows within."

How long could you keep duct tape on your mouth?  I don't think I could do it all day.

No matter what your politics are, the fact that we have the right to do this when, in many other countries, the penalties for speaking your mind can be severe or even deadly-- is awesome! 

Can't wait to see what we'll experience on our next visit...