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Faith Leader and Human Rights Activist to Peacefully Risk Arrest in Front of the White House Condemning President Biden's Decision to Send Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

Christian Defense Coalition
Aug. 3, 2023

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- This is part of a, "Say No To Cluster Bombs/White House Peace & Prayer Vigil" which will be held on the public sidewalk in front of the White House on Friday, August 4, at 11:00 AM.

These cluster munitions are banned by more than 100 nations around the world.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition, calls the decision by the Biden Administration a "dangerous escalation in the Ukraine/Russian war that will put innocent families and their children at risk."

Describing the reasons why so many nations ban cluster munitions, Rev. Mahoney quotes from the BBC; "They are a class of weapons that contain multiple explosive bomblets."

"US officials had reportedly been hesitant to supply Ukraine with cluster munitions as they can kill indiscriminately over a wide area, threatening civilians.

"The munitions are controversial because of their high failure rates, meaning unexploded bomblets can linger on the ground for years and possibly detonate later on."

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, who has been an outspoken peace and anti-war activist for over 50 years, adds;

    "By providing this banned weapon to Ukraine, President Biden is creating a dangerous escalation in the Ukraine/Russian war that will put innocent families and their children at risk.

    "It is unconscionable the United States, along with NATO and the EU, have not tried to put forward a peace proposal that would help bring an end to the violence in Ukraine and protect their people. Instead of sending dangerous cluster munitions to Ukraine, President Biden should be sending a peace plan and framework.

    "It should be stressed being pro-peace is not being pro-Putin. Vladimir Putin is an oppressive leader who has crushed human rights for the people of Russia and we hope and pray one day Russian citizens will be able to walk and live in freedom apart from his regime.

    "We will be praying for President Biden to embrace the teachings of Christ when he proclaimed, 'Blessed are the peacemakers' and the United States will stop providing billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine which is only escalating the violence."

For more information or interviews call

Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741
SOURCE Christian Defense Coalition

CONTACT: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741