Here is a brief report on today’s vigil at SeaTac FDC. It was originally posted by Rebecca Dare on her Facebook page (Thanks Rebecca).
We vigiled this morning outside the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac in honor of Fr. Bill Bichsel and Fr. Steven Kelly. Fr. Kelly has been in solitary confinement since May of last year and will be for several months to come. Fr. Bichsel was released (a week ago?) and promptly picked back up for talking to people – not allowed. He is also in solitary confinement for noncooperation. Our little group stood there with a sign and candles, snow falling, while prison employees took photos of us, questioned why we were there, and made sure we stayed on Seatac sidewalks. The power of the machine – not as intimidating when you’re not afraid, as Bix and Steve and many others demonstrate.