This is What Theo-Ethics Sounds Like: Tim DeChristopher’s Powerful Words to the Courtroom

Today, Tim Dechristopher, a climate activist, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for disturbing a 2008 Bureau of Land Management auction in Utah.  Prior to the reading of his sentence, he had the opportunity to address the court and the judge. DeChristopher is 29 years old; his words to the court, which have been made available at, are at once autobiography, theology, and a moral call to action.

“With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow.”

Please read his statement in full: I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me
by Tim DeChristopher