Today, we ‘offer our bodies as a living sacrifice’ to say to congress ‘Raise revenue, protect the vulnerable and those living in poverty.

–Former National Council of Churches president Michael Livingston on the occasion of his and other religious leaders photo-op arrest at the U.S. Capitol while protesting the debt deal last week; martyrdom is so much more pleasant when you can be home in time for dinner (I wonder if they gave any thought to this guy while Livingston babbled on about offering his body as a “living sacrifice”)