I took part in an anti-nuclear protest. Then I was suspended from the Knights of Columbus by Patrick O’Neill, NCR, March 18, 2022

When a first-class, stamped envelope from the Knights of Columbus arrived in my mailbox in January, I wondered what it could be. Other than the Knights’ magazine, Columbia, sent to all members, I mostly only receive requests to buy insurance.

As I read the letter from North Carolina state deputy J.C. Reiher, I was shocked to realize I was being suspended from the Catholic men’s fraternity. It was because I was sentenced to federal prison for participation four years ago in the Kings Bay Plowshares action at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, the East coast home port of the U.S. Trident submarine fleet, which includes enough nuclear firepower to end life as we know it on planet earth.