Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Christians Arrested While Praying at White House

Capitol police arrested dozens of Christians kneeling in prayer outside the White House over the death of millions of unborn children.  The prayer gathering also protested the totalitarian ObamaCare mandates forcing all Americans to fund abortion through tax dollars and so-called health care for women, and the encroachment on Religious Liberty in America.
“We assume the courts will uphold the First Amendment, but we can’t count on it.”
-- Martin Eppard, a Charismatic Episcopal Church priest from Baltimore who was arrested with his wife
For background, read Religious Liberty and Anti-Christian Totalitarianism in America and also read Supreme Court OKs Taxes for Abortion: ObamaCare as well as President Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity

-- From "Pro-life activists participate in peaceful civil disobedience in front of the White House" by J.C. Derrick, World Magazine 10/2/12

Pro-life activists from across the country were arrested for a third straight day Monday for protesting on restricted space in front of the White House.

The arrests are part of a project called ActsFive29, named for the Bible verse that says, “We must obey God rather than men.” The four-day series of events kicked off Saturday afternoon, and will finish with more planned arrests Tuesday afternoon.

Sunday’s activities included a rally that featured speakers Lila Rose, president of Live Action; Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; and Bryan Fischer, director of issues analysis for the American Family Association, among others. After the rally, 32 people were arrested while peacefully protesting on the sidewalk in front of the White House, many of them kneeling in prayer.

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From "Dozens of Pro-Lifers Arrested at White House Opposing HHS Mandate" by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com 10/1/12

“Obamacare will force institutions, churches and individuals to purchase abortion-inducing drugs and pay for sterilization and abortion in direct opposition to their beliefs, conscience and historic teachings of the Church,” the group of people said in a statement. “With the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Obamacare, the future of religious freedom in America is at risk and in grave danger of being entirely wiped out.”

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, was one of the pro-life protesters willing to risk arrest to take a stand.

“For the faith community, we can never be silent or indifferent when it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious freedom,” he said. “people of principle and faith, we must purpose in our hearts that we will never comply with an unjust or immoral government mandate which would require us to violate our conscience, the teachings of the Scriptures and the historic teachings of the Church.”

Bryan Kemper, youth outreach director for Priests for Life, [said] “For the first time in our nation’s history, our government is forcing people of faith and conscience to abandon their deeply held values and core beliefs. The President is now 'dictating' to Christians how they are to live their faith. The government is replacing the teachings of Scripture, the Church, and our conscience, demanding that we bow down before their dictates.”

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