Back to Birmingham – National Event – July 14-22, 2007
It will be our privilege to bring the Gospel of Christ to the gates of hell in Birmingham, Alabama, this summer once again. There are two remaining abortion mills in Birmingham, and the saints in this city have asked us to help push what is left of the abortion industry into a deep grave.
We first came to Birmingham in the spring of 1994. Abortionists Tommy Tucker and Bruce Lucero were the heavy hitters of the abortion industry in the south. Both had abortion mills in Birmingham . The Church of Jesus Christ faced these two Goliaths head on in a week long battle called, “Holy Week Passion for Life.” This event was designed to bring the Church of Jesus Christ to the gates of hell and challenge the newly adopted “Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances” (FACE) law.
FACE was specifically crafted by the abortion industry through one Charles Schummer, then a Democratic Congressman from the state of New York, to legislate Christianity and the Christian witness off the streets. With our faces low to the ground, and the Gospel of Christ in our hearts, we purposed to obey God rather than man.
One hundred and eighty-four Christians were arrested that week for kneeling and praying on a public sidewalk in front of the five abortion mills in Birmingham . That's right! They were not blocking doors, but praying on a public sidewalk. Twenty-two babies were saved and nineteen mothers gave their hearts to Christ.
These gentle Christian warriors were arrested for violating a city ordinance that was designed to keep our black brothers and sisters from congregating on a public sidewalk. According to this unconstitutional ordinance, four or more people could not gather on a public sidewalk to promote any person or cause without a permit - so much for the First Amendment - so much for the Christian witness - so much for our responsibility to love our neighbors as ourselves. Acting like Christians wasn't going to be allowed in Birmingham, AL .
Birmingham was the focal point of the civil rights marches and sit-ins in the early 60's. Rev. Martin Luther King's famous “ Letter from the Birmingham Jail ” was actually written from the Birmingham jail. One hundred and eighty-four of us were privileged to stay in that very same jail. We were incarcerated outside the actual jail within a fenced in portion (pictured below). There we saw a sign bearing “Bull Connor's” name, the sheriff that turned the dogs loose and the fire hoses on those standing for the humanity and equality of our black brothers and sisters. It was our date with history.
Abortionist Tommy Tucker's abortion mill (pictured below) was closed within a month. During “Holy Week Passion for Life,” Rusty Thomas had prophesied this very thing. Tucker was completely broken and exposed by the IRS. Dave Lackey was given a divine appointment to witness the Gospel of Christ to Mr. Tucker on an airplane flight while flying to our National Event in Orlando in 1998. Mr. Tucker is no longer killing babies. He has not yet given his heart to Christ, but he has not forgotten your witness. Please continue to pray for him.
Abortionist Bruce Lucero moved out of Birmingham and opened Springfield Women's Diet Center just outside Washington, D.C. He is no longer killing babies. Mr. Lucero was the one who boasted on national TV that he always drove into the abortion mill armed with a weapon. He is also the one who beat several gentle Christian warriors with a tire tool and attempted to kill one pregnant mother with his car.
Since your Gospel witness in the streets of Birmingham in 1994, three abortion mills have closed down all together. The saints in Birmingham have been faithfully storming the gates of hell in the Name of Jesus and those gates are no longer prevailing. There are two abortion mills left and they are breathing a death rattle.
Thousands of babies have been saved by the faithful witness of gentle Christian warriors who live out their faith at the very gates of hell in Birmingham. Many, who were running away from God thinking to solve a problem, ran right into Him in the person of a sidewalk counselor at the very last place they expected to find Him – the abortion mill. They were led to a saving faith in Christ. Dave Lackey reports that twenty-seven abortion mill employees or escorts have given their hearts to Christ.
We are asking you to join us July 14-22, 2007 to storm the gates once again in Birmingham, Alabama. Let us beseech God to close the remaining abortion mills in this city so that freedom might truly ring for the innocent in Birmingham and all across the nation.
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Excerpt taken from Dr. King's letter to the religious community opposing his actions in Birmingham. One can see that the battle never changes, only the arena. We have added the italics to clarify this truth.
“…I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate (American Church) . I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's (pre-born child's) great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner (abortion industry), but the white moderate (Church, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro (pre-born child) to wait for a "more convenient season."
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.
I had hoped that the white moderate (Church) would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and that when they fan in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. I had hoped that the white moderate (Church) would understand that the present tension in the South (United States) is a necessary phase of the transition from an obnoxious negative peace, in which the Negro (pre-born child) passively accepted his unjust plight, to a substantive and positive peace, in which all men will respect the dignity and worth of human personality. Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action (Christians at the abortion mill) are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up, but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured….”
Hey Pop Pop,
I love you. You are the best grandpa I could ever have. I have been praying for you. I have been praying that you would preach the gospel in different countries of America. I hope you save lots of little babies. I hope you preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love you. And, if your whole family goes, I hope they preach the Gospel of God, too. I love you guys, Bailey
Thank you so much for your email, Bailey. I am glad you are praying for me because without your prayers I would probably just want to quit. A baby was saved just today as we were out at the abortion mill on Hebron . The folks here are beginning forty days of prayer at this section of the “gates of hell.” Our prayer is that one day abortion will be buried deep in a grave with no marker left over it. That will be a day, such a glorious day, when it will be safe for little baby boys and girls to be born in America .
This will not happen without a fight! It will require young boys like you, Bailey, to grow up strong in the Lord. You must know Jesus, and hide His Word in your heart, for the “old deceiver” the devil will do all he can to waylay and detour you from your God appointed task. What is your task? Laying your life down for others – just like Jesus did. Learning to prefer others over yourself. Taking the smallest half of the candy bar (ask your dad about this).
Obey your mom and dad. God has given you to them that they might raise you up to be mighty in the Lord. That's right, Bailey! You must learn to be faithful in little and God will make you faithful in much. Your part is the little. God's part is the much.
The world is waiting to see what kind of man you will become. The little children who have no voice are waiting to see if you will hearken to God's call to speak for them. The great cloud of witnesses is urging you to run, with reckless abandon; your lap of the race of faith. I pray that one day I will see you in heaven and hear Jesus say to you, “Well done good and faithful servant.”
What kind of man will you become? I think I already know! You have greatly encouraged my heart today!
Keep shining in Jesus' Name – Pop Pop