Peggy Hutchison: Spies in the Church
Peggy Hutchison knew she was taking a risk by working with the Sanctuary Movement in Arizona. When she was convicted of harboring illegal immigrants, she knew what she was going through was insignificant compared to the persecution and torture endured by refugees fleeing death squads in Guatemala and El Salvador. Her respect for the U.S. government was forever tarnished when she learned government agents had infiltrated her congregation and church to spy and tape their meetings.
Anti-war. Protesting against any of the foreign policies of a U.S. administration, especially a President's decision to go to war, has often been viewed as a threat by that administration. The experiences of Will Bergfeld, Gren Whitman, Peggy Hutchison, Bridget Colvin, George Main and Eric Shaw connect and contrast this situation across time.