They were best of friends. But now, the Occupy Wall Street protestors and the Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church have become enemies. At issue is a gravel lot the church owns that the protestors want. Since the City of New York ousted the protestors from Zuccotti Park, they’ve been seeking a place to put down stakes. And, to them, the lot seems a perfect place. The church, however, disagrees – arguing that camping at the lot would be “unsafe” and “unhealthy.”
Unfortunately, some priests joined the Occupy protestors in violating church property. They said their “civil disobedience” was warranted “to shine light” on “economic injustice.” But, there’s nothing just about coveting and stealing. What America needs is for everyone – Wall Street, Congress, and the masses – to respect God’s law concerning private property.