God willing, there will be livestream coverage of our OSA national event starting with our opening rally this evening on our Operation Rescue/Operation Save America Facebook page.
The evening rallies, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will all start at 6:30 pm Mountain time. The afternoon sessions, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will start at 2:30 pm Mountain time.
The Thursday session will be geared towards pastors. The Friday session will be geared towards magistrates, and the Saturday session will be geared towards youth.
Please invite your contacts to pray and participate. Thanks
I want to start this post with a statement, “As goes the father, so goes the family, as goes the family, so goes the Church, and as goes the Church, so goes the nation.”
We can look to the failure of our government, church, and culture, but the ultimate failure is traced back to the feminization of men and the masculization of women. Much of true Biblical manhood has suffered great loss in our nation. Fathers are missing in action and our children are adrift.
Two enemies have conspired to neuter men and bring about the sexual confusion savaging our nation.
A. The battle from within is the inherit weakness of men that has passed to all males since the fall, which are passivity and irresponsibility. When Adam’s manhood was demanded of him, he went south. He stepped out of his realm of responsibility, obeyed his wife rather than God and he lost God’s authority.
Mankind has been paying for this treacherous rebellion ever since. The truth is God’s authority always rests upon and works through men who take their place of responsibility. So many men are morally compromised, they lack the moral courage to take a stand in our evil day. Thus, they lack the moral authority to address and defeat evil in our day.
B. The battle from without is feminism. This leads to the inherit curse upon women, which is to dominate, manipulate, and control the man. Isaiah 3:12 warns what happens when a nation’s sayings and doings are against the Lord, “As for My people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.”
We think we are a progressive and enlightened nation as we send our women into battle, but little do we know, we are descending more and more into God’s curse. Our nation is consciously rejecting patriarchy for the lie of feminism. If we continue in this rebellion, it is a harbinger of greater woe yet to come.
C. The battle of the sexes comes down to two issues. They are function and value. In salvation, according to Galatians 3:28, there is neither Jew nor Greek, (racial class warfare) neither free nor slave, (social status) and neither male nor female (the battle of the sexes). We are all one in Christ. Men are not superior in value and women are not inferior in value. God loves us all the same in Christ.
It is in the arena of function that God puts major difference between men and women.
According to 1 Corinthians 11:3, God’s divine order is God, Christ, man, and woman. God presupposes strength and leadership to men. 1 Corinthians 16:13 states, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”
On the other hand, and this maybe fighting words in today’s feminized culture, God calls women, the weaker vessel. It is this revelation that has produced in the history of the church the notion of chivalry. Just like to song goes, “I guess it is just the woman in you that brings out the man in me. A woman with a meek and mild spirit tames the wild beast in men and helps turn them from predators to protectors.
Since women have abandoned that role and function, which absorbs the harshness of life and grants a measure of comfort, nurturing, and gentleness in our poor-fallen world, life has become intolerable for many men, women, and children. Because the church has not look squarely at these issues and dealt with them Biblically, it has served to undermine the building block of our society, the family.
It has also created a national security crisis. John Adams, our second president observed:
“From all that I had read of history and government of human life and manners, I had drawn this conclusion, that the manners of women were the most infallible barometer to ascertain the degree of morality and virtue of a nation. The Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Swiss, the Dutch, all lost their public spirit and their republican forms of government when they lost the modesty and domestic virtues of their women.”
The issue we face now is what do we do as our nation, government, church, and culture either reject Biblical manhood or consider it superfluous in today’s world? Just look at the sitcoms. How is the man, the father presented? He is the buffoon, the idiot, and the brunt of every feministic joke. The women have it all together. They are sharp, smart, the heroine, and the one who must rule over incompetent, cowardly men. The children are depicted as taking advantage of this disorder to rule the roost. It is literally a one-hundred-and-eighty-degree departure from God’s creative order.
God’s Answer
Malachi 4:5, 6 declares, “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
These are the last words spoken by God to His people in the Old Testament. Notice the last recorded word in the Old Testament is “curse.” It is directly related to fatherlessness. Four hundred years passed in utter silence. There was not a prophet, angel, dream nor vision sent from heaven to God’s people. The heavens were brass and there was a famine for the Word (Amos 8:11).
Suddenly at the dawn of the New Testament, the Lord shatters the silence in Luke 1:11-17. The Lord reiterates the same message from Malachi. When God repeats Himself, it is for emphasis, He does not have a stuttering problem. He highlights the same distinctive marks in Malachi, holiness of life based upon the conformity to God’s law and a call for dads to be good dads.
These two requirements prepared the way of the Lord and received Messiah in the earth. They also are required to advance God’s cause and Kingdom in the earth. This is why true manhood is hated, and fatherhood is mocked in today’s culture.
Men, our manhood will be based on two Biblical models. The first is what we inherited from the first Adam and what is now available to us through the second Adam, Jesus Christ. One will be defined by passivity and irresponsibility or one that will be defined by leading courageously with God’s Word (Matthew 4:1-11).
Psalm 112:1, 2 states, “Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.”
Fathers think of creating a Christian Dynasty according to the legacy of the Scottish Covenanters. Faithful Scottish Pastors challenged the men of their congregations to disciple and train their families for the glory of God. It was they who gave us the Titanic motto “Women and Children First” and the legacy of the Birkenhead sea disaster where they lived out that motto.
On this Father’s Day commit to rebuild the family altars and encourage your sons not to make the same mistakes that we have committed. It is better to raise godly sons than to repair broken men.
Blessed Father’s Day, June 2021
Rusty Thomas

Lookie here: Phoenix or bust!
Newest book ready to roll out at our national event just in time. Hallelujah!
Hope to see you there. Please pray for the Kingdom success of this book. May it glorify our Lord, equip the church to fight the battle the Lord’s way, and help vanquish this grave evil from our land in Jesus’ name!

Bill Ascol, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso, Okla., advocates for a resolution on the abolition of abortion during the SBC annual meeting June 16 in Nashville, Tenn. (Baptist Press)
SBC calls for ‘immediate abolition of abortion without exception or compromise’
One resolution against abortion wasn’t enough for this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.
After messengers (voting members) to the SBC gathering in Nashville on June 15 adopted a strongly worded resolution opposing abortion and calling for continuation of the Hyde Amendment that has prohibited federal funding for abortions, they eagerly adopted a second — and stronger — resolution the next day calling for the “immediate abolition of abortion without exception or compromise.”
That second resolution is the most strident language ever used in an SBC resolution against abortion and is so strongly worded that the SBC’s own Committee on Resolutions had declined to bring it forward.
That second resolution is the most strident language ever used in an SBC resolution against abortion.
The fight to consider the resolution
According to SBC practice, messengers are allowed to submit proposed resolutions in advance of the annual meeting. Those resolutions are then reviewed by the Committee on Resolutions, which often combines similar ideas into single resolutions or declines to advance all the suggestions. Within the SBC, resolutions are non-binding but generate lots of news as the sentiment of the gathered body that year.
This year, a small group of pastors organized a campaign for a resolution on “abolishing” abortion in America. Hundreds of members from a small number of churches reportedly bombarded the Resolutions Committee with suggestions for the same language.
Nevertheless, the strongly pro-life Resolutions Committee declined to advance that language for reasons that were not publicly explained.
However, one messenger, William Ascoh of Oklahoma, made a motion to require the Resolutions Committee to report out the resolution on abolition of abortion. That motion passed, and the committee was forced to present the resolution as submitted.
Nine co-authors
The resolution in question listed nine co-authors: William Ascol, Bethel Baptist Church, Owasso, Okla.; Brett Baggett, Ekklesia, Muskogee, Okla; David Van Bebber, First Baptist Church, Buffalo, Mo.; Blake Gideon, First Baptist Church, Edmond, Okla.; Darrick Holloman, High Point Baptist Church, Mayfield, Ky.; Dave Hughey, Geyer Springs Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark.; Jon Speed, First Baptist Church, Briar, Texas; Derin Stidd, Harmony Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ind.; and Russell Threet, First Baptist Church, Mena, Ark.
Ascol was the front man for the resolution, speaking most frequently and answering messenger questions about it. His brother, Tom Ascol, who is leader of a group of SBC Calvinists called Founders Ministries, had written about the proposed resolution earlier. In a post on the Founders Ministries website, he explained that the resolution was to have been submitted at the 2020 annual meeting, but that event got cancelled due to COVID.
“It is time for Southern Baptists to repent of their complicity in searing the conscience of a nation that has yet to cease the slaughter of unborn innocents,” Tom Ascol said in the post.
History of resolutions on abortion
The SBC in annual session has passed more than 27 resolutions about abortion since 1971, the most recent being at the 2019 annual meeting commending state legislatures for “pro-life legislation.”
The SBC in annual session has passed more than 27 resolutions about abortion since 1971,
The nature of those resolutions has shifted dramatically through the years. The first one, in 1971 — two years before the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling — called Southern Baptists to “work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother.”
More recently, and especially since the so-called “conservative resurgence” of the 1980s, all SBC resolutions on abortion have opposed the procedure but typically with nuanced language.
Strong language
There is nothing nuanced about this year’s second resolution. And nor should there be, Bill Ascol told messengers.
“Scripture tells us to rescue those who are being taken away to death,” he said in asking messengers to vote for the resolution. “The Lord is weighing our hearts today.”
He introduced a woman standing beside him at the microphone as a “post-abortive mother” who “lives with the trauma and the scar that she murdered her own children” but has since sought God’s forgiveness.
He introduced a woman standing beside him at the microphone as a “post-abortive mother” who “lives with the trauma and the scar that she murdered her own children” but has since sought God’s forgiveness.
“Can we not rise and stop the holocaust?” he pleaded.
The text of the resolution acknowledges the many previous SBC resolutions on abortion but adds: “we have yet to call for the immediate abolition of abortion without exception or compromise.”
The resolution also states: “We affirm that the murder of preborn children is a crime against humanity that must be punished equally under the law” and that “we humbly confess and lament any complicity in recognizing exceptions that legitimize or regulate abortion.”
An attempt to amend the resolution and slightly soften its language was adopted, but an attempt to kill the resolution by tabling it indefinitely failed.
The argument against the resolution
Messengers spoke both for and against the resolution.
Brett Baggett, one of the resolution’s authors, joined Ascol in defending the strong language. “Child sacrifice, which in our day is called abortion, must not be regulated,” he said. “Abortion must be eliminated immediately without compromise.”
“Abortion must be eliminated immediately without compromise.”
Sarah Hester, who described herself as a victim advocate for sexual abuse survivors in Marion, N.C., asserted it is “our job to protect victims of sexual abuse and (ensure) that they would not be victimized again by the atrocity of abortion.”
Women who face crisis pregnancies should not have to make decisions about whether abortion is appropriate in their circumstances, she added.
Those who opposed the resolution did so with repeated caveats that they, too, vehemently oppose abortion but found the language of the resolution objectionable.
Alan Branch of Liberty, Mo., said he opposed the resolution “because it advocates a particular political strategy” that would be discouraging to “godly politicians” who are trying to gain even a little ground against abortion.
“This is a poorly worded resolution,” he added. “I thought about trying to amend it, but as a seminary professor it would take me too many hours to straighten it out here on the floor.”
David Norman of San Antonio, Texas, opposed the resolution because he said it “requires that we walk back from every pro-life resolution we’ve passed.”
Ascol refuted that claim. “This resolution doesn’t walk anything back. It walks us forward toward the immediate abolition of abortion without exception and without compromise.”
The most impassioned argument against the resolution was given by a staff member of the SBC’s own Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, which has been a staunch anti-abortion advocate.
“This resolution, while it is aimed in absolutely the right direction, is the wrong resolution.”
“This resolution, while it is aimed in absolutely the right direction, is the wrong resolution,” said Josh Wester, director of research for the ERLC. He noted the SBC is on record as being “resolutely against abortion” as a “heinous evil, a grievous sin.”
He objected to the absolutist language of the resolution that could discourage politicians and policymakers from doing what they can to reduce or eliminate abortions even if they are powerless to outlaw it entirely.
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission was scheduled to give its annual report to the convention soon after the body had dealt with the abortion resolution. Interim Executive Director Daniel Patterson used his entire report to talk about abortion and how the ERLC is working against it, specifically by donating 50 units of imaging equipment to be used in clinics across the county in the fight to reduce abortions.
Text of Resolution on Abolishing Abortion
As adopted by the SBC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., June 16, 2021
WHEREAS, from the moment of fertilization, all humans are created in God’s image by, through, and for Jesus to the glory of God, and all souls belong to Him (Genesis 1:27; 4:1; 21:2; Isaiah 7:14; Colossians 1:16; Romans 11:36; Ezekiel 18:4), and
WHEREAS, as God’s image-bearers, all humans both display His divine worth, power, and attributes, and possess equal, objective worth before God, not varying based on incidental characteristics; such as ethnicity, age, size, means of conception, mental development, physical development, gender, potential, or contribution to society (Rom 1:19-20; Gen 1:27; 9:6; Matthew 18:6), and
WHEREAS, to murder any preborn image-bearer is a sin, violating both the natural law of retributive justice as set forth in the Noahic covenant, as well as the sixth commandment forbidding murder, and as such, is ultimately an assault on God’s image, seeking to usurp God’s sovereignty as Creator (Gen 9:5-6; Exodus 20:13; Proverbs 6:17), and
WHEREAS, God’s Word declares that all human life is a sacred gift and that His Law is supreme over man’s life and man’s law (Psalm 127:3-5; 139:13-16; Rom 2:15-16; Acts 10:42; 17:31; 1 Corinthians 4:5), and
WHEREAS, God commands His people to “rescue those who are being taken away to death” and holds them responsible and without excuse when they fail to do so (Prov 24:11-12), and
WHEREAS, God establishes all governing authorities as His avenging servants to carry out His wrath on the evildoer, and commands these authorities to judge justly, neither showing partiality to the wicked, nor using unequal standards, which are abominations (Psa 82; Prov 20:10; Rom 13:4), and
WHEREAS, in 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered an iniquitous decision on Roe v. Wade, and in doing so deprived the innocent of their rights, and usurped God, who sovereignly ordained their authority (Isa 5:23; 10:1-2; Psa 2; Matt 22:21; John 19:11; Acts 4:19; 5:29, Rom 13:1), and
WHEREAS, in the Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court of the United States subverted the U.S. Constitution namely, the Preamble, as well as the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments without any legal authority (Article 6, Clause 2 “Supremacy Clause”), and
WHEREAS, governing authorities at every level have a duty before God to uphold justice asserting their God-ordained and constitutional authority to establish equal protection under the law for all, born and preborn, by intervening, ignoring, or nullifying iniquitous decisions when other authorities, such as the Supreme Court, condone such injustices as the legal taking of innocent life (Daniel 3; 1 Kings 12; 2 Kings 11; Jeremiah 26:10-16; 36:9-31; 37:11- 21; 39:7-10), and
WHEREAS, over the past 48 years with 60+ million abortions, traditional Pro-life laws, though well intended, have not established equal protection and justice for the preborn, but on the contrary, appallingly have established incremental, regulatory guidelines for when, where, why, and how to obtain legal abortion of innocent preborn children, thereby legally sanctioning abortion, and
WHEREAS, since 1980, the SBC has passed many resolutions reaffirming the importance of human life at all stages of development, but we have yet to call for the immediate abolition of abortion without exception or compromise, and
WHEREAS, our confessional statement, The Baptist Faith and Message, according to Article XV, affirms that children “from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord”; and further affirms that Southern Baptists are mandated by Scripture to “speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death,” now, be it therefore
RESOLVED, that the messengers of the SBC meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, June 15-16, 2021, do state unequivocally that abortion is murder, and we reject any position that allows for any exceptions to the legal protection of our preborn neighbors, compromises God’s holy standard of justice, or promotes any God-hating partiality (Psa 94:6; Isa 10:1-2; Prov 24:11; Psa 82:1-4), and be it further
RESOLVED, that we will not embrace an incremental approach alone to ending abortion because it challenges God’s Lordship over the heart and the conscience, and rejects His call to repent of sin completely and immediately (Gen 3:1; John 8:44; Rom 2:14-15; 2 Corinthians 11:3), and be it further
RESOLVED, that we affirm that the murder of preborn children is a crime against humanity that must be punished equally under the law, and be it further
RESOLVED, that we humbly confess and lament any complicity in recognizing exceptions that legitimize or regulate abortion, and of any apathy, in not laboring with the power and influence we have to abolish abortion, and be it further
RESOLVED, that as Southern Baptists we will engage, with God’s help, in establishing equal justice and protection for the preborn according to the authority of God’s Word as well as local and federal law, and call upon pastors and leaders to use their God-given gifts of preaching, teaching, and leading with one unified, principled, prophetic voice to abolish abortion, and be it finally
RESOLVED, that, because abolishing abortion is a Great Commission issue, we must call upon governing authorities at all levels to repent and “obey everything that [Christ] has commanded,” exhorting them to bear fruit in keeping with repentance by faithfully executing their responsibilities as God’s servants of justice, and working with all urgency to enact legislation using the full weight of their office to interpose on behalf of the preborn, abolishing abortion immediately, without exception or compromise (Mark 6:18; Matt 28:18-20; Rom 13:4, 6).
This just in from Pastor Derin A Stidd, assistant director, Operation Rescue/Operation Save America:
Update on the Resolution to Abolish Abortion at the SBC annual meeting:
First the good news. The resolution itself passed with a fairly substantial majority.
Then the bad news. The resolution was amended to add a single word that undermined the spirit of the entire resolution.
Here’s my overall assessment. Even in its amended form, the resolution is still tremendously valuable because it lays out the entire case for abolitionism, and that case is now an official part of the record of the SBC annual meeting.
Also, Southern Baptist were highly favorable toward the resolution even before it was amended. How do I know that? Because on Tuesday night when pastor Bill asked the messenger to move the resolution the floor, despite the committees disapproval, they voted overwhelmingly in favor of bringing the resolution the floor.
This is literally unprecedented! I asked several people older Southern Baptist if they had ever seen this accomplished before, and they all said no.
Additionally, while the resolution was being debated today a messenger made a motion to permanently table the resolution, which would in effect kill the resolution, and the messengers overwhelmingly voted down that motion.
Friends, God permitted us to have a tremendous influence on the Southern Baptist Convention this year!
-Through the grass roots mobilization efforts of Southern Baptists for Abolishing Abortion we were able to get our resolution in the hands of thousands of southern Baptist.
-Bill Ascol was able to speak to the entire convention about abolitionism not once but twice, along with Brett Baggett, and another women who we didn’t even know.
We made *HUGE* strides this week!
May Christ be praised!
Defy Tyrants put together this short video to alert the masses on the tyranny of the state and the stand of Pastor Tony Spell in the sacred cause of liberty.
Please spread far and wide. Your liberty is at stake.

This post is sent to give you an idea of the condition of the church and state. The state is doubling down on tyranny, while the church continues to slumber. We just returned from New Orleans to stand in support of Pastor Tony Spell. This dear brother has stood by his Biblical convictions that the state should not run the church. Rather, it is mandated to protect his first amendment right to practice his faith.
He is now facing up to 18 years in prison. What is his crime? He refused to obey an unlawful order by the tyrannical governor of LA, John Bel Edwards. Tragically, most of the churches stood with his oppressors, instead of following his brave example.
I sent out a press release to all Christian media outlets to cover this travesty of justice and what was the response? CRICKETS!!! Shame on them and the church! What ever is coming down upon us, we so richly deserve. Our cowardice, silence, and treachery will be rightly rewarded by the judgment of God.
Here is the following message delivered at Lafayette Park in New Orleans yesterday. I would also encourage you to watch the video to hear Pastor Matt Trewhella‘s scathing rebuke to the tyrants and churchmen in America.
I’d like to welcome everyone to our Strike a Blow for Freedom Rally in the mighty name of Jesus. His name is above every name and at his name every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that He is Lord to the glory of the Father. This includes all those involved in this historic case and every judge sitting on the bench.
First, let us make it abundantly clear that we are not hard-hearted people. We are a Christian people. That means we have compassion for the sick and the dying. We understand the Covid 19 threatened some people’s health and some perished by it. Our hearts and prayers are with those who suffered loss.
This, in and of itself, however, does not grant the government the authority to quarantine the healthy, shut down our livelihoods, confine us in our homes, close our churches, ruin our economy, restrict human contact, especially, when loved ones are sick and dying, and run roughshod over our freedoms.
Our government has no Biblical nor Constitutional authority to determine who or what is essential or non-essential. It does not get to exercise raw power to determine the winners and losers in a pandemic, a pandemic planned, accidental, or otherwise.
America has endured many trials, hardships, and tribulations in our history. Deadly flues, plagues, and the AIDS epidemic, just to name a few. During those dangerous, trying times, our government never dared to infringe upon our liberties as we have witnessed in these dark times.
This current cabal told us for years that they would not waste a crisis, especially, if it furthered their state totalitarian goals at the expense of our liberties.
So, our message is clear here today, “Civil Government, you are not our god, our nanny, our healthcare provider, nor our master. You are drunk with power and forgotten that you are to be a servant of the people. Get out our homes, get out of our churches, get out of our businesses, and get back in your Constitutional lane. Your duty is to protect our God-given rights, not destroy them.”
We also have a message to the churches today. Some of the churches in LA threw pastor Tony Spell under the bus. They stood with his oppressors, instead of following his brave example in the Lord. Shame on them. They should know better. Is this the time to cower in fear, or be strong in the Lord and the power of His might?
Pastor Tony, at great personal risk, is leading the way out of this dark, tyranny and those who name the name of Christ should support him. His righteous and just stand is not just for the honor and glory of God, it is a defense of God’s church and a defense to protect the freedoms of all Americans.
God’s word commands in the book of Hebrews, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
We must keep in mind the context of this command from the Lord. The early church was experiencing intense religious and civil persecution. Some could not buy or sell, some faced imprisonment and others martyrdom. Did not the Lord know or understand His people’s plight? Of course, He did and still demanded they meet together.
Brothers and sisters, Pastor Tony Spell has done what is needed and necessary in these tumultuous days. He has upheld what has laid the foundation for Western civilization and specifically for what birthed our nation. The standard that Christian men have followed down through the ages is: When the State commands us to do what God forbids or forbids us to do what God commands – we are to obey God rather than man.
May our Lord vindicate his servant, reprove the tyrants in our government, and preserve the liberty that better men than these despots died to secure for our posterity in Jesus’ name!
This is the national press release going out this Friday. Several men of God will be coming in to address this tyranny and stand with Pastor Tony Spell in the sacred cause of freedom.
Local pastors, Dale SochiaBill Shanks, plus, Pastor Matt Trewhella, Coach Dave Daubenmire, Flip Benham, Dan Fisher, possibly Paul Blair, and John Diamond will be on hand to help lead the charge. If you cannot make it in person, please be in prayer. This case has huge implications for future liberties in America.
Press Release
Strike a Blow for Freedom Rally
In the days of lawlessness those who keep the law become the outlaw
On Monday, June 7th, in the year of our Lord 2021, Operation Save America will be conducting a “Strike a Blow for Freedom” rally and press conference. It will take place at the United States Fifth circuit Appeals court in New Orleans Fifth District Court. The time is from 8-9 am.
Judge Roy Moore will be representing Pastor Tony Spell and Life Tabernacle Church of Baton Rouge against Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards; David Barrow, Mayor of Central City, La.; Roger Corcoran, Chief of Police of Central City Mayor; Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor of Baton Rouge, LA; Sheriff Sid Gautreaux of Baton Rouge Parish; and Judge Fred Crifasi of the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana.
Pastor Spell has been arrested numerous times, placed in jail, and accused of several violations of Governor Edward’s orders. He was told not to assemble for worship services, much like the authorities of old demanded the early church not to “teach nor preach in Jesus’ name” (Acts 4:18).
Pastor Spell has been under house arrest. He was forced to wear an ankle bracelet because he will not abandon his convictions. He has been penalized for adhering to a sacred obligation based upon God’s command to not forsake the assembling of the church together (Hebrews 10:25).
Pastor Tony Spell stated, “On March 15, 2021, I was arrested for “failure to comply with Governor John Bel Edwards emergency orders.” Charge? “Holding Church services during a pandemic.” As absurd as this may sound, I was arrested, booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison, and am charged with nine crimes. As recently as May 24, 2021 three judges with the Louisiana first circuit court of appeals said “Pastor Spell’s free exercise of religion does not lie outside of the governments jurisdiction.” On June 7, 2021 at the United States Fifth circuit Appeals court in New Orleans, we will prove Governor John Bell Edwards wrong. We will stand on our biblical convictions and on the constitution of the United States of America, and WE WILL WIN!”
Judge Moore added, “Nothing in the United States Constitution or the constitution of any state gives federal and state officials the right to use “emergency powers” to take away our most valuable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
Rev. Rusty Thomas, National Director of Operation Save America declared, “Civil government is not our god, our nanny, our healthcare provider, nor our master. It has become drunk with power and forgotten that it is to be a servant of the people. It is time to get out our homes, out of our churches, and get back in your Constitutional lane. Your duty is to protect our God-given rights, not squelch them.”

This is the message preached at the Abolish Abortion North Carolina Conference just recently. If you find any merit, please pass it on in your sphere of influence. Thanks!





This is the message delivered at the South Carolina State Capital. So good to partner with the brothers and sisters from Apologia church and End Abortion Now. Make sure you plan on joining us in AZ for our national event hosted by these precious saints for our OSA’s “Further up and further in” conference from June 23rd-26th.
May the church and nation take heed and may God watch over His word to perform it in Jesus’ name!
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