Simone Campbell

  • Aired:  12/13/12
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Sister Simone Campbell discusses her "Nuns on the Bus" tour and explains how Paul Ryan's budget battle fails Jesus and the Constitution. (4:38)

IS AN WELCOME BACK, MY GUEST SAN ADVOCATE FOR THE POOR.

PLEASE WELCOME SISTER SIMONE CAMPBELL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) HELLO, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING BACK.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> NOW SISTER YOU WERE HERE ONCE BEFORE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> DURING THE CAMPAIGN.

YOU AND YOUR FELLOW OR SISTRONUNS GOT ON A BUS WATCH.

DID YOU CALL THIS BUS.

>> NUNNS ON THE BUS.

>> IT WAS AN OBVIOUS COIS.

>> COULD HAVE BEEN NUNS ON A HELICOPTER,.

>> WE COULDN'T AFFORD THAT.

>> OKAY.

>> WE ARE A LOW BUDGET OPERATION.

>> THAT IS BECAUSE ARE YOU ADVOCATING FOR THE POOR.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: IF YOU ADVOCATE FOR RICH PEOPLE YOU GET A PRIVATE JET.

>> BUT WE DON'T STAND WITH JESUS IF THAT HAPPENS.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, JESUS WANTS ME TO PROSPER.

>> BUT JESUS INVITE YOU TO THE MAJOR, TO THE SIDE OF THE POOR.

>> Stephen: HOLD IT RIGHT THERE, NUNSY, HOLD IT RIGHT THERE OKAY.

STOP STAMPEDING ME WITH YOUR APPEAL TO THE JESUS IT IS CHRISTMASTIME.

>> IT IS.

>> Stephen: WHY DO WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE POOR.

KEEP IT LIGHT IT IS A HAPPY TIME OF THE YEAR.

>> THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT JESS SUS ALL ABOUT.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOU-- HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A HOME.

CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT PRESENTS!

AND THE WOIS MEN THEY BRING GOLD, FRANKIN SENSE AND MYRRH.

THE GOLD IS JEWELRY AND THE FRANKINCENSE SAY LIKE A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO YANK YEE CANDLE.

>> AND THE RICH PEOPLE CAME TO JESUS AND LEFT THEIR GIFTS IN THE STABLE.

THAT IS THE WHOLE IDEA.

IT IS THAT WE'VE GOT TO SHARE WITH IDEA.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS ABOUT.

>> Stephen: OKAY, OKAY SO, THIS IS YOUR IDEA, SHARING WITH EACH OTHER.

>> WELL, IT'S NOT MINE.

>> Stephen: IT'S LENIN'S IDEA, CARL MAX'S IDEA, I DONE MEAN JOHN LENON, OKAY.

NOW YOU HAVE BEEN NAMED THE ATLANTIC, ONE OF THE BRAVE THINKERS OF 2012.

>> WASN'T THAT SURPRISING.

THAT WAS GREAT.

>> Stephen: IT WAS KIND OF BRAVE, BECAUSE I WILL TELL YOU WHY.

BECAUSE YOU PUBLICLY DISAGREED WITH THE POPE OVER CONTRACEPTION AND ALL MALE PRIESTHOOD.

>> I THINK WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE TRIED TO LIFT UP IN A PLURALLISTIC CULTURE WHAT

JESUS'S STORY IS ABOUT.

AND THAT'S THE CHALLENGE.

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IN A PLUL ARISTIC CULTURE HOW ALL OF US COMING TO.

YOU KNOW WHERE IT ENDS UP COMING TOGETHER.

IT'S 9 CONSTITUTION.

THAT'S THE PIECE THAT COMES TOGETHER.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE JESUS WROTE THE CONSTITUTION.

>> NO.

BUT-- .

>> Stephen: THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE, THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE.

>> REALLY IN IS OH MY GOSH.

BUT REALLY IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE ARE A VERY DIVERSE SOCIETY, UNTIL EVERYBODY'S CONSCIENCE NEEDS

TO BE RESPECTED.

>> Stephen: LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHINGMENT HOW I DO EVEN KNOW YOU'RE A NUN?

OKAY.

BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE THE THING ON.

>> I KNOW, YOU ABOUT I HAVE MY METAL ON.

IT SAYS-- .

>> Stephen: IS THAT YOUR NUN BADGE.

>> IT'S MY NUN BADGE.

>> Stephen: DO YOU PULL THAT OUT AND SAY OKAY, I'M A NUN.

>> ON THE BUS IT, WOD REALLY WELL.

>> Stephen: IS THIS A VICTORY LAP FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU GUYS WENT GUNNING FOR

PAUL RYAN, BECAUSE HE SAID HIS BUDGET WAS INFORMED BY HIS FAITH.

AND YOU HARASSED THAT POOR MAN.

>> NO, WE STOOD WITH OUR BURB OPS AND SAID IT FAILED THE BASIC MORAL TEST.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, THAT FIGHT IS NOT OVER.

HE CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN IT'S THE WAY FORWARD.

AND HE'S WRONG.

>> Stephen: HE ALREADY LOST.

WHAT MORE, DOW WANT TO RUB HIS NOSE IN IT?

NO, NO, NO (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> BUT HE'S STILL FIGHTING THE BUDGET BATTLE.

RIGHT NOW IN WASHINGTON THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT THE ONLY WAY FORWARD IS TO CUT

PROGRAM FORCE PEOPLE IN POVERTY.

THEY WOULD WANT TO LEAVE JESUS EVEN OUT OF THE MANAGER THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

>> Jon: .

>> Stephen: JESUS CHOSE TO POOR.

HOLD ON.

JESUS CHOSE TO BE POOR.

HE IS THE GOD OF ALL CREATION, TRUE.

>> BECAUSE-- .

>> Stephen: WAIT, WAIT, ANSWER THE QUESTION, SENATOR, ANSWER THE QUESTION.

DID HE CHOOSE TO BE POOR.

>> YES, BECAUSE HE-- IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: IS JESUS AN EXAMPLE FOR OFF US.

I BELIEVE THAT POOR PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO BE POOR.

>> NO, IT'S ALL ABOUT INVITING TO YOU TOUCH THE PAIN OF THE WORLD AS REAL.

AND THEN HAVE AN ACTIVE EXPERIENCE OF HOPE.

AS LONG AS WE STAY SEALED UP IN OUR CELLS WE WILL NEVER KNOW.

>> Stephen: BUT IF I'M SEALED FUP MYSELF I CAN SEAL ALL MY MONEY IN WITH ME.

>> BUT IT DOESN'T LAST, THAT'S JESUS'S WORD.

IT DOESN'T LAST.

JESS SUS ALL ABOUT COME, BE COMMUNITY, BE CONNECTED.

BE CONNECTED WITH EACH OTHER.

AND THAT'S WHY THE SHEPHERDS CAME TO THE STABLE.

THE MAJI CAME, EVERYONE COMES AND THEN WE ARE COMMUNITY.

BUT WE HAVE TO LET GO OF HOLDING ON TO OUR STUFF TO HOLD HANDS WITH EACH OTHER.

>> Stephen: WILL YOU HOLD HANDS WITH ME?

SISTER SIMONE CAMPBELL.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.