Faith Inspires Civil Disobedience over Alabama Anti-Immigrant Bill
Faith leaders in Alabama lobbied their legislators to repeal HB 56, the state’s harsh anti-immigrant law, but nobody listened. Then they marched and took to the airwaves but were ignored by those in power. They have testified before the legislature, but their words have fallen on deaf ears.
Inspired by their faith, a group of Alabamians are refusing to give up despite their own elected officials’ intransigence. Yesterday they prayed and sang outside the Senate chamber, blocking the entryway and forcing the Senators to hear their message. Rev. Angie Wright explained:
The purpose was twofold. One purpose was to express moral outrage and opposition to HB 56, Alabama’s inhumane immigration law, and secondly to challenge the Senate to take action and to move through their fear of standing up to the opposition they face.
Watch this powerful witness: