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Good Friday Stations of the Cross
at Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, CA,
March 29, 2013
Pacific Life Community
The Roman Empire used crucifixion to control the people in
their occupied territories. The celebration of Passover “”a
celebration of escape from slavery “”brought
travelers from all over the Near East to Jerusalem. To intimidate talk of
freedom, the Roman governor of Judea lined the roads into
Jerusalem with crucified troublemakers. Today, many in the
global family experience a modern form of crucifixion as they
are crucified to a cross of war, militarism, and economic
exploitation. In the crucified people of our world we see the
crucified face of Jesus.
Lockheed Martin makes
D5 missiles which carry
These nuclear warheads are one
way that people are
crucified today. In the
building and testing of
the warheads, people are
exposed to poisonous
In the making of these
missiles, money is taken
away from schools,
health care, job
environmental clean up.
Crucified person #1 Iraq war victim
For over twenty years the U.S. waged war against Iraq that
lacked any legal or moral basis, and has left the country in
physical and political ruin. We pray for the over 2 million
Iraqis who have died since 1991 crucified to a cross of
bombings, sanctions, invasion and occupation. We repent for
destroying an entire society and traumatizing a generation of
Iraqis. We pray for the countless millions injured and the
over 4 million displaced. Although most U.S. military
personnel have left Iraq, the effects of a brutal U.S.
military intervention continue. CIA personnel and private
security contractors remain and drones continue to patrol
Three hundred tons of depleted uranium were thrown across the
country, causing cancers and birth defects: children were
born with organs outside their bodies and with deformed
limbs. The children resembled babies from Hiroshima and the Marshall islands after nuclear weapons use.
Iraq has seen a massive increase in cancer rates from the
1991 Gulf War up to the present.
In 1991 there were 40
registered cases of cancer out of 100,000 Iraqis. By 1995,
there were 800 cancers out of 100,000 Iraqis.
And then in
2005 there were 1,600 Iraqis with cancer out of 100,000.
The amount of congenital malformations in Fallujah is 14
times greater than the same rate measured in the cities of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in the aftermath of the
Babies are born with two heads, with half
of their internal organs outside of their bodies, with one
eye in the center of their forehead “” horrific nightmarish
types of birth defects. (Dahr Jamal)
ALL: For our fear and timidity in speaking and acting on the
truth, Lord have mercy.
Herod washed his hands of the Blood of Christ and let others
do his dirty work.
We ask you, God, to help us see our participation in the
murder of our brothers and sisters, to see the blood on our
hands, and do what we can to stop the killing.
Crucified person #2 Afghanistan war victim
Since the US began its criminal military intervention in