(According to the deathscorts website, $138.10 was donated because of me to pro-death causes. I think it would be great if several of you would help counteract her donation by matching it and giving it to P82ministries. We could use your donations to buy more signs, tracts, and to have to give to expectant mothers. If you are interested in donating to a ministry that is on the frontlines of battle, you can contact P82 ministries on our facebook page or you can contact me through email at Jspurgeon524@students.sbts.edu)
This week I received a high honor. I was declared by the pro-abortion clinic deathscort blog “Every Saturday Morning” to be their “top fundraising hateful anti of the day.” What an honor!
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 1 Peter 4:14
So let me give you the details of the story. As you may know, I am a leader in a group called P82 Ministries. We are a group of local reformed Christians from various churches uniting together to proclaim the gospel on the streets. We do a lot of street preaching. A central focus for us though is standing up for justice for those who receive no justice, the unborn. We have a presence at the abortion clinic in Louisville every day they are open and at the abortion clinic in Indianapolis. God commands us in his word to love justice and walk humbly with our Lord. We are commanded in Proverbs 24:11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. Almost every Saturday morning, I wake up early and head to the abortion clinic to plead with women not to murder their child by abortion and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. I have written an article describing a typical morning here.
There is a group of people who are opposed to us who show up to run interference so that we are distracted or prevented from talking calmly with the women who are there to get abortions. They call themselves escorts. A friend of mine pointed out to me today that I am the target of one of their blogs. You can find it here. Evidently they do a fundraising event called pledge – a- picketer. They play a silly game with things and evidently I was their top picketer to raise funds. The article is an exercise is newspeak and doublethink.
“(Her) mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink. To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself — that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink. “ – 1984
It is interesting to watch the way that pro-aborts use terms to cover up what really happens. They work hard at the propaganda game. An unborn baby is called a “fetus” because it’s easier to dehumanize someone when you use a dead language even if it is just the Latin for young offspring or small child. The killing of the unborn child is not called murder to them but has been sanitized to abortion or termination of pregnancy. Those who support this murder are called “pro-choice.” And anyone who would dare speak out against the destruction of human life is called “anti”.
But it isn’t enough to come up with new terms, they redefine other words. The word “hate” is a favorite of theirs. Hatred which is supposed to mean something along the lines of a great dislike and aversion to someone or something is here redefined to mean anytime you disagree with someone. You are expressing “hate” if you speak out against “choice.” So t for anyone to call out to a woman to plead with her not to murder a baby or to tell her that you will help her financially or to offer to adopt the child is called hate.
Another redefinition is the concept of “legal observer.” What is a legal observer you might ask? Well according to Civil Liberties Defense Center , “Legal Observers are individuals who purposely position themselves close enough to demonstrations to be able to accurately watch and report the activities of participants and the law enforcement who interact with them.”
The CLDC goes on to say that
“Just the presence of an explicitly identified Legal Observer can deter police from violating the rights of protesters. Legal Observers should not act as part of the demonstration, but should carefully record the actions of the police with the goal of later using that information as an objective account of the events. A Legal Observer will essentially be the official eyes and ears of protesters, documenting every detail in a thorough and professional manner.”
The Daily KOS gives a little background and a further description “The Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the fewest possible consequences from the criminal justice system. “
So legal observers have traditionally been at places where there are protests and demonstrations so as to help protect the rights of protestors from being disrupted by the police or others. This past Saturday, there were a couple of women who the deathscorts are claiming were “legal observers.” These “legal observers” who are supposed to protect the right of protestors without interfering were constantly getting into our faces with cameras and attempting to disrupt us from well, you know…protesting. They at several times had their camera phones close enough for my breath to fog up their screens. Several times they got between us and the person we were trying to share the gospel with. But you know they are all about protecting the right of protestors as long as you are at a Bernie Sanders rally or some other left wing cause. Conservatives need not apply.
I just decided to start calling them to repentance and began to read them scripture. If they were going to observe, they should observe God’s word being proclaimed. Interestingly enough that was all that was needed to stop them from creeping all upon us.
Well anyways, the deathscorts left at their usual time on Saturday morning after they got most of the women into the abortion clinic. But after they leave, the real work can begin. We are able to proclaim God’s word through the window of the abortion clinic right into the waiting room. Instead of a message of hate as we are accused of, we plead with them to put their trust in Jesus who created them, who gave them the gift of life and who can help them through the situation they are facing. I am able with the help of an amplifier to offer adoption and to just share with the women about the joys of my own children. I call out to them begging them to repent of what they are about to do.
So while this Saturday, I was called by the deathscorts their “top fundraising hateful anti of the day,” I was honored by a much greater experience. Just as we were about to head home disappointed in the number of people killing their children, a girl came out of the abortion clinic. She walked up to me with tears in her eyes and said, “I want you to know, I am going to keep my baby.” She burst forth in tears and her mother held her sobbing. And as for us three “hateful” men with amplifiers, go-pros, and cardboard signs of “abortion porn,” not a one of us had a dry eye. Praise God, I’ll be their top fundraiser every week if it means just one baby is saved.
You can watch the video from this past Saturday right here:
(According to the deathscorts website, the author of the article donated $138.10 because of me to pro-death causes. I think it would be great if several of you would help counteract her donation by matching it and giving it to P82ministries. We could use your donations to buy more signs, tracts, and to have to give to expectant mothers. If you are interested in donating to a ministry that is on the frontlines of battle, you can contact P82 ministries on our facebook page or you can contact me through email at Jspurgeon524@students.sbts.edu)