We went to Jackson to stand with the saints of Mississippi who want abortion to end in their state. We went to the “last abortion mill standing” in the state. We prayed at the “pink horror” while pro-aborts held signs, “this clinic stays open” and “abortion on demand with no apology.” All this in front of a killing center that was open, but not for business. As often happens when the theology of heaven becomes biography in the streets – the enemy closes shop. PTL!
Shocking ~ the Mocking & Blocking of Truth in Jackson, Mississippi
by Leslie Hanks
With the mill essentially closed, we proclaimed the Gospel of Christ at other gates: five high schools, two college campuses, twenty-five churches, the state capitol, and ended at the courthouse with Chet and Cal! Literally thousands heard and saw our Lord’s message. The reception was incredibly welcoming. The folks in Mississippi really want abortion to end. What an awesome privilege to deliver God’s mail!
Operation Save America held another States of Refuge event in Jackson to proclaim the infinite value of human beings, made in God’s image, and to press for the closure of Mississippi’s last remaining house of child sacrifice. If you’ve never been to an OSA outreach, there is no better way to renew and re-dedicate one’s self to the furthering of God’s Kingdom and His purposes.
The evening rallies and daily educational demonstrations were powerfully effective and instructive. Reverend Flip Benham, Rusty Thomas, Chet Gallagher, Cal Zastrow, Ante Pavkovic and Coach Dave Daubenmire all fired up the troops for our daily missions, with the haunting theme of ‘who will stand in the gap’? It’s truly amazing to see what God can do with a small band of 70 dedicated Christians to rock a city for truth! Come, “stand in the gap” with us – it is exhilarating!
The Pepto Pink kill mill is still standing but, Lord willing, not for long. Diane Derzis and her employees on day one called the police to chase us away because they had a permit for an imaginary rally. Although there were no attendees, they insisted we depart and, because we had a memorial service at the Capitol to set up, we complied. Since their rally failed – they joined us for ours
As I drove away I got a snap of an employee decorating a car ~ hmmm? I should have anticipated their nefarious purpose but it didn’t click until the pro-aborts began circling the Capitol ~ horns blaring to drown out the memorial, in honor of the 60,000 MS babies killed by abortion. As disruptive as their parade was, nothing prepared us for the StopPatriachy.org anarchy team’s takeover of the steps of the Capitol, led by Sunsara Taylor. Chanting, “A fetus isn’t a baby”, “Abortion isn’t murder”, and “Women aren’t incubators”, they stormed the event with further shouts of “Abortion on demand, no apology”. Their attempts at mayhem made the battle we fight so clear.
Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths.8 The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Isaiah 59:7-8
Capitol security was slow to respond but eventually removed them from the Capitol grounds. Across the street the mocking and four letter words continued, but the memorial to the pre-born children lost in Mississippi was magnificently proclaimed.
The following day, we headed to Pearl High School to educate the students about the horror of abortion. We learned that the city of Pearl claims to be a First Amendment Free city. We were asked to leave the campus by school authorities and told to go across the highway, which we did. Not long after, numerous squad cars arrived and the Police Chief told us of their ordinance requiring a permit to protest anywhere in Pearl. Former police officer, Chet Gallagher, was extremely diplomatic in his discussions regarding the ordinance which seems to be a clear First Amendment violation.
Our next stop was Millsaps College. Founded as a Methodist college in the late 1800s, the institution is now clearly bereft of her founding principles. Our signs were not welcome on the school property, so we set up shop across the street and the fiery preaching of Flip Benham and Ante Pavkovic began in earnest. Powerful preaching about John Wesley and how he was persecuted for his faith and the faith of the school’s founders really sent several students over the edge. Female students sadly began acting out lewdly and a young male was clearly agitated. Truth is hate to those who hate the truth.
A local businessman confronted our demonstration, complaining that we were interfering with his ability to do business. He held his hand on the horn for minutes at a time, trying to drown out the preaching. “When deceit becomes universal; truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell.
Today’s church is so MIA from the ‘war on the pre-born’ and her message so milquetoast, that a strong word makes people lose it when they hear and see truth.
“26 Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 27 Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.28 Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord had not spoken. 29 The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. 30 So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” Ezekiel 22:26-30