Call me a coward, but I would not stand up and turn my back because a lector or priest lead a pray that “our leaders to learn to wage peace, not war.” I sent out very few Christmas cards this year, most of those I did send out read “Peace on Earth.” I was not implicitly trashing the president or our armed forces. I wouldn’t be embarrassed, Rod, that you didn’t blurt something out or walk out that Sunday, after all, that’s not the whole point of the Mass anyway–it’s not a townhall meeting. But readers who encounter similar situations might say something after Mass/services, and perhaps they’ll hear an addendum the following week. I’m not convinced A.N.S.E.R. is the average U.S parish. I think whoever put together the petitions probably just didn’t think of it.