Saturday, May 11, 2013
Forget the Bus This Nun Is Going To The Klink
Sister Megan Rice, Sister of the Holy Child Jesus, age 83, has been convicted in the break-in, security breach, and infiltration of the primary storehouse for bomb-grade uranium in the U.S.
Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed spent two hours inside the complex, where they hung banners, strung crime-scene tape and hammered off a small chunk of the fortress-like Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility, or HEUMF, inside the most secure part of complex.
Was Sister contrite? Did she show remorse or apologize?
She had only one regret, "My regret was I waited 70 years."
Well, if sentenced to the maximum one year in prison, she will be experience wearing a habit again. This time it will be an orange jumpsuit. Sister can also be fined up to $100,000.00 (one hundred thousand dollars). Even if the maximum fine is not imposed, the chances are, considering her age, there will be some fine imposed rather than jail time.
Civil disobedience and protest against certain policies and actions one disagrees with are honorable actions. However, these are usually non-violent, peaceful actions. The moment they broke into the building the trio ceased being peaceful. That is shameful, especially for a religious.