Just received this from Rusty. We need to continue our prayers for the saints who are standing so valiantly for the lives of our Lord’s precious preborn children at the last free standing abortion mill in the state of Mississippi.
Pray in Jesus’ mighty Name! Flip
Dear Champion of the Lord and the Preborn,
Last night I had the privilege to address the Jackson Christian/Pro-life community at their 41st Roe vs. Wade anniversary. I challenged them to finish strong to become the first abortion free state in America. This morning we took the Gospel of the Kingdom back to the gates of hell. The pro-aborts were out in force to make sure women murdered their babies, the police cruised by, but did not stop today, while Christians pleaded the case of the fatherless to win it.
Yesterday, it was a different story as once again the police went out of their way to intimidate peaceful Christians doing their duty to love God and their neighbor as themselves. The following is the report. God willing, I’m heading back home to my precious family today. next week it is on to North Carolina for our annual OSA Leadership meeting. At that time, we will lay out our plans for the new year, bring the Gospel of the Kingdom to the different gates in Charlotte, such as, schools and the three remaining death camps. Once again, we covert your prayers and appreciate so much your love and support.
“He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord” (Proverbs 17:15).
It appears the Jackson Police Department shows no sign of slowing down their harassment, persecution, and arbitrary law enforcement against peaceful, Pro-life Christians. God’s people showed up at the last remaining death camp today to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We even had a permit to be there issued by the city of Jackson. There were no altercations, no violation of any law, God or man, and yet the police came out.
They had one purpose. I watched them go to Cal Zastrow, whom they had arrested a few times prior. While he was preaching on a public sidewalk, they checked his feet, and they checked to see if his sign was touching the ground for that is an arrestable offense in Jackson. Cal complied completely to their arbitrary demands.
Afterward, the police officer walked away and Cal lifted his voice to preach once again. The police officer immediately turned on his heels and swiftly came back to Cal saying he was under arrest for hollering. Hollering? Really? He had no amplification. He was just preaching God’s Word to people who desperately needed to hear the truth before they did the unspeakable to their own children.
The police officer grabbed Cal and took him towards his police car and informed him the official charge was “disorderly conduct.” This was a “field arrest.” They wrote him a ticket and released him. Meanwhile, local Pastor, Doug Lane, took Cal’s place and began to preach. They hauled him away, but decided to let him go. Apparently, yesterday their commander told Pastor Lane that they could preach as loud as they desired, if they did not have amplification. That was yesterday and apparently the rules were changed once again.
Right after they took Pastor Doug away, a local pastor and myself, lifted up our voices and unsheathed the two-edged sword as our brethren before us. For whatever reason, they did not go after us. Cal said later that was because, “you were the nice preacher.” Be that as it may, the pattern of harassment continues by this police department that has been warned by the federal government and a Christian law firm to cease and desist denying peaceful, Pro-life Christians their First Amendment rights.
We are now compiling the history of all the bogus charges, court cases, and testimonies to demonstrate the pattern of injustice. Prayerfully, there will soon be local and national lawyers working together to hold this city and its police department accountable for their consistent harassment against God’s people.
For a long time, we have been scratching our heads wondering why the police have such a zeal to arrest the saints. We always thought there was an unholy alliance between the police department and the last remaining death camp in Mississippi. We are rethinking that position.
There is a business man across the street who vowed to his artsy, economic buddies of the area that he would remove the Christians from the death camp within six months. That was several years ago and the saints are still there. In fact, their presence there is growing to the chagrin of many. Apparently, he is the one that calls the police and they answer to his beck and call. God’s Word rings true, “The love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10).
In this guys mind, it is not the abortion mill that murders babies across the street that is the problem that jeopardizes business in his community. No! It is the Christians who are standing in the gap, seeking to save lives, and stopping the murder in his community that is the problem.
Brethren, we covet your prayers. Chet Gallagher will be returning for the third time to stand trial over similar fraudulent charges against him on February 12. God willing, we will back to stand with him and work behind the scenes as well to end this unholy alliance between the abortion mill, the Jackson police department, and the wealthy business man. To God be the glory and may Mississippi become the first abortion free state in America soon in Jesus’ name!