VIDEO A March For Life And Counter Protest, When Blessing Clash With Cursings

Choose life

 

Feb 4, 2017 by Tami Jackson

 

Norman Rockwell painted Americana at it’s best — comforting scenes of extended family praying before meals, little boys getting their first haircuts at the neighborhood barber shop, boy scouts listening to a scout leader. Rockwell’s drawings and paintings were for art what The Waltons, Leave It to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet were for TV.

That slice of America, full of love and family, manners, faith and tradition, is being erased by something sinister, something often unnoticed, invisible.

Paul warned the Ephesians:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

So many Christians in America believe the Bible, and believe the verse from Ephesians, but only in a hypothetical, rather than experiential way. Sure there is good and evil, right and wrong. That’s no modern, politically correct assertion. You won’t find black and white taught in state colleges, excepting as concerns “implicit racism found in every white person whether they know it or not.” But folks untainted by the Progressive delusion still believe in good and evil.

And more and more we can see and even feel the “powers,” the “spiritual wickedness.”

Saturday, February 11 — the date of a nationally held rally for life and to defund Planned Parenthood — marked an occasion for seeing and feeling that wickedness in full force. If “perfect love casts out fear,” then perfect hate must indeed incite fear.

From 9:30AM PT until 11:30AM PT, at 3727 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. in Portland, Oregon, both perfect love and perfect hate were seen and viscerally felt.

I was invited to attend by my dear friend, Cindy Brunk, who would be speaking at the #DefundPP event, and by a frequent organizer of pro-life events, Bill Diss. I have attended and covered many such happenings as a pro-life journalist hoping to add some balance to our Leftist Portland press coverage.

Defund Planned Parenthood Rally

I arrived at 9:30AM to beat the crowd — parking in the area can be iffy and it’s not the sort of neighborhood a woman alone should be walking for more than a very short distance. In fact, NE Portland is one of the poorest, mostly black, communities in the Metro Area. At odds with the lower income surroundings is the multi-million dollar Planned Parenthood structure.

I parked one and a half blocks from the venue, gathered my iPhone and Canon S90, locked my purse and any other items of value in the trunk, and briskly walked east to join my friend curbside, on the west side of MLK Blvd. Cindy and I smiled and hugged, I waved to her husband, John, and heard her whisper, “So far we’re outnumbered.”

I looked up and saw these signs across the street named after the famous, black pastor who believed in nonviolence and the sanctity of life. How ironic.

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As I was quickly reading the appalling signage, cars began honking loudly and from behind me a woman began shrieking “Bigots go home!” laced with profanity.

I was a bit stunned by the language and the volume. Cindy asked if I was okay and I nodded, not saying a word, my eyes wide open in disbelief. There were no huge crowds, but the small number of counter protesters were angry. The vitriol was palpable. In that first moment I could physically feel the hate. Pure unbridled hate.

As I attempted to look around, the shrieking female was in my face, screaming in my ear. About this time, John, who’s about 6’2″, moved over to stand in back of Cindy and I (we’re both small, about 5’2 1/2″), fearful that the agitators would push us into the street and traffic.

The shrieker got more creative and began hollering that we were bullies. I was a bully. She screamed, “I bet you were a bully in high school. I bet you were one of those popular girls who got people to kill themselves.” It was incredulous. I wondered if the female was on drugs or possessed or both. It was evil. Wickedness.

I moved into the center meridian to take a picture of Cindy, John, and others.

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Notice the blonde shrieker? This picture of her giving me the one-fingered salute was tame. A few seconds later she screamed, “You want to take my picture b*tch? Take a picture of my ass b*tch!” — she turned around, squatted, pulled her pants down and mooned me. I declined to photograph the profane female’s derriere. Keep in mind there were young children nearby.

Also, notice the signs that many of the pro-aborts were holding, which read, “Defend Women’s Rights — Abortion Rights and Reproductive Justice Now! — Portland State University — International Socialist Organization” and written in sharpie, “PortlandSocialists.org.” The symbol on the sign was the Marxist/anarchist raised fist. Like Lucifer shaking his fist at God. Those were professionally-made signs and not cheap. Someone was paying big bucks. In addition, there were many “Black Lives Matter Signs.”

Gradually more pro-lifers began to arrive and we felt a slight lull in the hate-filled abortion-loving crowd. These two cutie-pies were with their dad and brother. “Dad” consented to me snapping a picture; I advised they cover half their face.

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Amidst the hate and clamor were many good folks — peaceful, loving, Evangelicals and Catholics, quietly smiling and holding their signs. Some, like Ella, were praying quietly, “Oh Jesus protect us!” Ella and I agreed — this was a spiritual battle. You could feel it, the oppression. The darkness.

John (left, in the green coat), Cindy (center front), Ella (front right).

John (left, in the green coat), Cindy (center front), Ella (front right).

As the scheduled speakers (including Cindy, sharing her testimony of God’s forgiveness, grace and healing after her abortion) began to try and address the crowd, even with the loud-speaker system it was hard to hear above the shouting counter-protesters. One protester held a sign declaring “Abortion providers are heroes.” Wow. Talk about absolute delusion: calling good evil and evil good. The Father of Lies was again shaking his fist at God Almighty, and using deceived men and women to assist. My heart ached for these people, shouting taunts penned in hell.

Jesus said, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life.” The age old battle of truth and lies, life and death, raged on MLK Blvd, in front of that Planned Parenthood facility. The sun was shining brightly in stark contrast to the depravity on display.

One woman was yelling “I love murdering fetuses!” Another woman was walking around with a “Thank God for abortion” t-shirt. The word blasphemy came to mind. And the explicit contrast between her horrible t-shirt and the signs, “STOP!! Killing Babies,” “I AM the PRO-LIFE GENERATION,” “Defund Planned Parenthood,” “Life, the greatest gift a mother can give.”

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There was no talking to most of the protesters. The sheer decibels of their shouts made any attempts impossible. I looked across the street and saw that two men were actually separated from the crowd and having a peaceful dialogue.

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At one point, a man chanting a repeat refrain “HER BODY HER CHOICE” was silent for about 20 seconds and I seized my opportunity. I tapped him on the shoulder and when he turned said, “May I respectfully ask you a question?”

“Yes…”

“What about the baby’s body? The baby’s choice?”

“Well…it’s just a clump of cells.”

“Actually it’s not. Those cells at conception have unique DNA that will be in every organ and part of their body.”

I had recently read an article in Public Discourse by Ana Maria Dumitru titled, “Science, Embryonic Autonomy, and the Question of When Life Begins.” Dumitru writes:

The truth is that science already has answered this question, loud and clear. It’s really pretty simple. You take an egg from a female and a sperm cell from a male. The sperm penetrates the egg. And now you have one cell with the complete amount of genetic material needed for everything a human could ever want to do.

. . .

A newly fertilized embryo may not know whether or not it is “wanted,” but it does know that it wants to live.

We already knew that the developing embryo communicates with the mother through signals and nutrient exchange in the bloodstream, but now we know that the embryo is programmed for survival from day one.

I shared that information with the counter protester. I then told him:

“I am pro-life. I love Jesus and I love people. That means I love you and everyone out here and my heart breaks for the babies being killed as well as for the mothers’ and fathers’ hearts that bear the sorrow and guilt of that decision. And it’s a ‘tough decision’ because it’s more, much more than unwanted tissue. Getting rid of tonsils or an appendix is not a tough decision. Abortion is a tough decision because it is the killing of an innocent life. I hope that you consider my words and maybe, someday, grant that I make sense.”

He had lowered his sign and listened intently as I spoke. Then he suddenly held out his hand and said, “Thank-you for speaking to me in such a kind way. I will think about it. My name is Patrick.”

I shook his hand, and fighting back tears replied, “My name is Tami. Please consider what I’ve said? And by the way…I won’t forget you. My dad’s name is Patrick.”

The big shouting and screeching resumed and Patrick walked away, somewhat subdued, a pensive expression on his face.

As the intensity of the counter protesters built, I suddenly saw a number of policemen in the crowd telling the anarchists to calm down. I smiled at an officer as he walked by and told him, “I’ve always respected law enforcement, but I have never been quite so glad to see some policemen as I am today. There are some here on the edge of violence, and I think it’s apparent which side they’re on.” He smiled and murmured, “Sure is.”

In the course of the two hours standing in front of that Planned Parenthood, I felt the visceral hate, but also the power of God’s people. Cindy and I and Ella agreed that those hollering the loudest were most likely screeching to drown out the hurt and guilt of a terrible, terrible decision.

I shook my head and thought of the apostle Paul and his words, “…For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world…”  That nausea I felt, I know beyond the shadow of a doubt the cause was principalities and powers. Spiritual wickedness.

Quickly I remembered the words of Moses which I frequently quote:

I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. Deuteronomy 30:19

I walked over to give Cindy a hug and said my goodbyes. And as I drove home, tired and shaky, almost in a state of shock, I prayed. I’m still praying.

Oh Lord, oh Jesus…help America to choose life.

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The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

http://barbwire.com/2017/02/14/rally-life-counter-protest-blessing-clashes-cursing/


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13 Responses to VIDEO A March For Life And Counter Protest, When Blessing Clash With Cursings

  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    Planned Parenthood brags and boasts about having 10 million supporters and that number grows everyday

    So why doesn’t PP go to their 10 million supporters and fund raise them for donations 💰💰💰

    Do you remember quite a few years ago when it was in the news that PP was intentionally giving young girls (13-14 yo) who were sexually active low dose birth control pills in hopes that they got pregnant and would come back to PP for an abortion

    And yes…their plan worked and many of those young girls did get pregnant

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  2. Thanks ROR, it is so sad; it seems the final prophecies are coming to fulfilment;

    ¶¶ THE SECOND EPISTLE of Paul the Apoftle to Timothie. CHAP. I.
    1 THIS know also, that in the last dayes perillous times shall come. 2 For men shall bee louers of their owne selues, couetous, boasters, proude, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, vnthankfull, vnholy, 3 Without naturall affection, trucebreakers, ||false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitours, heady, high minded, louers of pleasures more then louers of God, 5 Hauing a forme of godlinesse, but denying the power thereof: from such turne away.

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  3. MsLM says:

    Reblogged this on A Concerned Conservative and commented:
    So saddening and utterly disgusting how those young girls were just spewing out hate and vile words! No respect for their Elders and no thankfulness their own mothers didnt abort them! This is the world we live in and its not just about a divided Nation, its about the rise of evil and God said it would be this way before He comes! 2 Timothy 3New International Version (NIV)

    3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

    6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

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  4. MsLM says:

    Thankyou for this very but saddening post, Portland is getting so bad. No wonder they have the Hell Shaking Street Preachers out there. To me, life begins at the moment of conception and Im against it but for if the mothers life would be in danger or if its by rape or incest.

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