denier of the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah, professor of rhetoric at a local university, and incoherent, hateful interlocutor in the comments sections of his online opinion column.
Our purpose: to join with our brethren from jeremiah7.com and call this "church" to repent.
We did this not because we believe we are better than them, or anyone.
We did this not because none of us have lives or better things to do with our time.
We did this not because we were or are overcome with hate or bitterness.
The people of Mayflower UCC stand condemned for their uncaring support for this murderous system, for sitting complacently under teaching from the pulpit that inflates their arrogance over being enlightened, unlike those right-wing nut job fundamentalists, for refusing to listen to the arguments, easily available and accessible for decades, that soundly (and really, pretty easily) decisively refute pro-abortion/choice rhetoric, and for actually materially and financially assisting in the murder of preborn children by devoting a portion of the church's benevolence fund to Planned Parenthood.
We may have the opportunity to prepare a fuller report of our interactions and activities this morning a little later. For now, suffice it to say that the images and posters we employed depicted in a graphic manner the horrible results of Planned Parenthood's favorite service*.
Later this evening we have seen some of the reactions on Facebook pages of congregants who saw us there. They exhibit an amazing martyr complex. Witness this sham of feigned earnestness:
Matthew 5:38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39“But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40“If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. 41“Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. 42“Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
From Dale's (and other commenters') reaction, you'd think that we abolitionists are guilty of violence against Mayflower, that we are comparable to cruel Roman legionnaires, who would insist that Judeans carry their gear for them on pain of death or malicious abuse. Their history of martyrdom leaves a great deal to be desired.
Jesus specifically says "an evil person" as the person to whom one must turn one's other cheek, in a particular type of situation. Yet where is Dale's argument that we are the evil abusers of whom Jesus spoke? Is he thinking of the gory images again? Where is his outrage against the actual fact of this evil's rampant existence?
Such pompous self-victimisation is its own reward.
Let this serve as a warning, not of abolitionists' power, reach, or tenacity in and of ourselves.
No, the Lord Jesus will judge evildoers and those who hate the good and refuse to listen to the law of Almighty God. We resort to these kinds of tactics partly because Mayflower, like so many others, is so far gone that if a change is to come, it might only come through drastic measures and shock. We will never resort to violence to further the agenda that Jesus has given to all people, but we will most certainly not be silent.
*Note that we did not say "the service it most commonly renders". All the controversy surrounding PP's existence has centered around the fact that it provides abortions. If abortions are really the tiny % of the services it provides, as it loudly (and falsely) claims so often, why not merely give up that service for the good of the greater organisation? Obviously, it is because PP has long carried on an irrational and evil love affair with murdering preborn children firsthand.