Holy Troublemakers: The Soulforce Arrests
As Minneapolis police completed arresting Soulforce protesters on the floor of General Assembly, I spoke with two commissioners on my way off the plenary floor. As a press person at the General Assembly, I had filmed the whole direct action. The first commissioner grabbed my arm and asked, “Who are those people?” I explained to him that Soulforce was an organization that used the nonviolence taught by Ghandi and King to stop spiritual violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. He replied, “Maybe we should show them some violence, then we’ll see if they stay nonviolent.” I explained to him that both Ghandi and King had also experienced violence for their stand for justice.