Peaceful Protest

Refusal To Pay Portion Of Income Tax Pacifist Couples’ Stand Against War

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Posted: April 22, 2013

Johannes Zimmermann and his wife, Sue Klassen, hold a pamphlet illustrating federal tax spending April 15 outside Community Mennonite Church. To protest war spending, the couple does not pay a portion of their income taxes, but instead gives the money to benefit peacemaking efforts. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Johannes Zimmermann (right) and wife Sue Klassen have found a peaceful way to protest war. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
HARRISONBURG — Johannes Zimmermann and his wife, Sue Klassen, can still hear the “boom” of landmines exploding.
For almost seven years since the couple returned from Mozambique — where he was…

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