We here at the Dig aren’t exactly good Christian boys and girls, but we give props when it’s due. The Protest Chaplains practice what they preach, realizing Jesus loved broke people and told the rich to “suck it” (John 3:16).
They joined with the Agape Community‘s annual Good Friday procession taking to the streets to enact the Stations of the Cross – 14 scenes of Jesus’ day of execution, beginning with his trial and ending with his body being laid in a tomb. Locations included Dewey Square, the Bank of America on Washington street, and Camp Charlie - each with political overtones and implications.
Three generations of the tragic Arredondo family also spoke at the procession. The death of marine Alex Arredondo lead his father, Carlos, to set himself and a Marine Corps van on fire. He survived and is now an anti-war activist. However, Alex’s death was also hard for his brother Brian, who fell into addiction and eventually committed suicide.