Missile-protesting priest arrested in Weld Co.
By Kieran Nicholson
Posted: 08/06/2009 03:10:59 PM MDT
Updated: 08/06/2009 03:15:47 PM MDT
Carl Kabat gestures as he talks about his arrest in
A 75-year-old priest from
The man was there to do "damage" to the silo, the agent told the sheriff's office.
Carl Kabat, who has been arrested several times before for trespassing on nuclear missile sites, was booked Thursday into the
Capt. Mary Danner, chief of public affairs at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, said sensors detected a break-in at the silo.
Security was dispatched and Kabat was found behind a fence on the grounds of the silo. He was held until a sheriff's deputy arrived, Danner said.
Danner did not release details on the arrest, citing the case as ongoing.
She did say that Kabat was "peaceful during his entire detainment."
He's been arrested in
In 1994 he donned a clown suit and declared himself "a fool for Christ," using a sledgehammer to beat on a silo in
F.E. Warren Air Force Base is responsible for overseeing 150 missiles in southeastern
Danner said responders had no choice but to arrest him.
"The men and women in uniform, we defend people's rights to protest," Danner said. "But if you break federal laws in the process, you will be arrested."
In a 2000 story in The
"St. Paul says to do good and resist evil," Kabat said. "These weapons of mass destruction, they're insane."
Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Priest arrested for breaching missile silo
A Roman Catholic priest was arrested this morning after cutting a hole in a fence in a
Weld Sheriff deputies responded to a missile silo between
There, they found a 75-year-old man inside the perimeter of the fence, and was arrested without incident.
The silo is one of 150 missile silos patrolled by security teams from Warren Air Force Base in
Warren authorities expected the breach after an article that ran in the Monday edition of the St. Louis Dispatch, stating Carl Kabat, a Roman Catholic priest, was planning the breach to cap off 25 years of nuclear protests.
For more information, read Friday's Tribune.
Statement to the Press
"The Roman Catholic Church, of which I am a priest, at the close of its
The World Council of Churches has proclaimed that 'the manufacture, deployment or use of nuclear bombs is a crime against humanity.'
I support President Barack Obama's desire and have attempted to do my little bit in his effort.
The nuclear bomb that is in the ground here is more than 20 times more powerful than the atomic bombs we dropped on the Japanese. Each of those bombs killed more than 100,000 people. At lest twenty times that number totals more than 2 million people.
The Bible says in the words of Isaiah. 'They shall beat their spears into pruning hooks and their swords into plowshares.'
May the Holy One have mercy on us for not doing so."
Fr Carl Kabat
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