Speak Out - Drive Out the Bush Regime

Statements from a wide array of individuals and organizations about why they are taking up the Call for November 2nd.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Letter from Clergy - Call to Resist

Dear Friend,
This a time to act, and we are calling on you to join us in acting on November 2nd. We all know the litany of abuses that call out to the heavens demanding our action: Immoral and illegal warfare based on lies, the justification of torture in the name of state security, the campaign of detentions of our immigrant sisters and brother, the demonization of gays and lesbians, the racism, the intensified oppression and repression of poor people, and more...and the religious rhetoric employed to justify these deeds. And so the signs of the times are becoming clear: It is time to join with others, to blend our voices, our hearts and our minds with the thousands and millions of others who agree with the Call; "The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!"We urge you to mobilize your community along with us for a day of massiveresistance on November 2nd, the anniversary of Bush's "re-election," making this November 2nd the beginning of the end of the Bush regime.
The lives of our communities depend on our actions. The lives of millions of people around the world hang in the balance. We pray that you will walk into a new future along with us on November 2nd as we resist the present evil face. All over the country, people will walkout of school, they will take off work, they will come to the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to JOIN US! In New York City we will converge at Union Square at Noon on November 2nd.
The time is crucial. Please join us in endorsing the Call and mobilizing for November 2nd. Speak the truth from pulpits. If we fail to lead now nothing will stop the continued spiral into madness and destruction. Our actions can change the course of history so that the long arc of the universe can, in Dr. Martin Luther King's famous phrase, bend toward justice.
Fr. Aaron Archer, Rector, St John the Baptist, R.O., Spring Valley, NY
Fr. Luis Barrios, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Harlem
Fr. Earl Kooperkamp, Pastor. St. Mary's Epsicopal Church, Harlem
Reverend George W. Webber, President Emeritus, New York Theological Seminary
Note: Please immediately forward or send this letter to all clergy you know. For the text of the Call, "The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!" and to endorse it, go to www.worldcantwait.org . If the letter is sent or delivered in hard copy it should be accompanied by a copy of the Call. If email is not available call the NYC World Can't Wait Committee call 212-969-0772.