Since then she has lied about Rush and refused to claim any guilt for instigating a violent encounter.
Anyway, to substantiate his account of the incident, Rush put out the unedited video of the encounter. He lost his cool and self-control and did not regain it in what I would call a timely manner, and a few times used profanity a few minutes after the attempted robbery.
Enter Marcus Pittman and BAMH, always ready to try to kick dirt on all things abolitionist. Nobody asked Marcus, but he opined of his own free will on the incident:
Marcus also showed up on the Abolish Human Abortion Facebook page, claiming the unedited video is edited. I deleted his comments there. On the BAMH thread, he complained about the deletion. I'll let my own comments stand:
The thread continued and was up for at least a few more hours, but as the next day, it had been deleted. Why delete threads like that if you are proud of what you said? Why not let the record stand and let the reader judge? Unless you realise you said wrong things and can't bring yourself to repent of them...
This is how this works:
In Chris Rush's own words:
To be clear 1. I did sin by using profanity for that I repent. 2. I got too emotional at certain points I do not think I was perfect.
I agree with Chris. When one has sinned, one should repent of it. That starts with apology. It is the Christian thing to do.
Why is it, then, that Abby Johnson (Roman Catholic) and Marcus Pittman (Presbyterian) won't do what Chris did?
Interestingly, just as Abby J continues to pile on her condemnation with further lies and refusals to repent and apologise, so does Pittman. Only a couple of hours later, BAMH posted this:
Notice my comments there. What in the world does Pittman think he is talking about? The kind of stuff that makes it on YouTube? Quiet talks? Why does he keep hyping his documentary Babies Are Murdered Here, again?
Notice also the shift in thinking.
September 14, BAMH said:
Take a stand with Babies Are Murdered Here signs.Aren't those in effect pieces of glossy cardstock?
And while some BAMH hangers-on, street preacher guild fanboys sometimes accuse AHA of being a for-profit T-shirt and merch company, why isn't BAMH thus open to the same (false) accusation?
Speaking of which...
September 3, BAMH said:
So the guys that brought you Babies Are Murdered Here made a commercial for a bookstore Check it out.Is that kind of like when Abolish Human Abortion puts out ads for www.ahagear.com? Why is it OK for them but not for abolitionists?
If abortion is going to be ended by what Pittman said, why commend local Christians for preaching the Gospel at the death mills like here and here, for example? The main thing I notice that's different between these and many abolitionists is that abolitionists' signs are better.
June 27, Jon Speed encourages abortion mill ministry:
The Supreme Court has ruled in our favor. If you refuse to go to the clinics to preach the gospel and stand for life it has nothing to do with legality. You are not a "lawsuit waiting to happen", as one church that used to support us claimed over a year ago when they decided to cut our financial support as missionaries. Stop believing your fears and the wannabe lawyers in your church and go out and preach the gospel.
June 20, BAMH reminds you that their pieces of glossy cardstock and suchlike are still for sale:
Order the official BAMH signs, gospel tracts, drop cards, and bumper stickers
June 8, Jon Speed is interviewed on the radio. I don't remember that being on the list of things that will abolish abortion.
May 14, BAMH commends a public protest at a hospital!
This is what it looks like when a local church takes a stand for life against a Catholic hospital in Texas that gives admitting privileges to a local abortionist. #BAMH
May 9, BAMH confuses me again:
Oh that the Lord would thrust forth laborers into His harvest. The answer to shaking the apathetic into action is not the production of a movie or elaborate protests. Jesus said to pray (Matthew 9:38). Perhaps if we prayed more than we produced or protested, the Lord would be pleased to mobilize more local churches.
Well, I think I take it back. I have no idea what message BAMH is trying to express, especially in light of the many other things they said to hype the movie leading up to its release. Was all of that just clever marketing? Is consistency a concern here?
When you do something wrong, repent of it. Apologise and seek the strength of the Lord to no longer walk in that error and sin. Repentance and willingness to humble oneself before an offended neighbor is a mark of a regenerate heart.
Abby Johnson, Roman Catholic, has sinned against Chris Rush and despite many calls to repentance, has instead chosen to lie and lie some more about what happened that evening.
Marcus Pittman, professing Reformed follower of Jesus, has sinned against hundreds of abolitionists and against Chris Rush in particular, as well as the leadership of Rush's church, implying that Rush needs to join a church so he can get counsel from older godly men. I myself told Pittman that Rush is already a member of a church. Pittman deleted my comment and indeed the entire thread.
If one thinks one has done nothing wrong, does one delete threads that one thought important enough to post in the first place? Or is that the action of a coward who wants to throw fiery darts but doesn't want to defend his reasoning for throwing them? Hoping to escape accountability for what he said and what people saw, for the hearts affected and poisoned against the victims of the unrighteous judgment?
Marcus Pittman, repent. We abolitionists, who love and want to honor Jesus above all else, will still forgive and welcome you. Turn to Jesus and walk the path of life, receiving life from Jesus and giving life to others rather than draining it through the sowing of dissension and division.