BANNED IN GRANITE
” latest ploy to silence the truth
Written by Angela Michael
Isaiah 59:14 “So
justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance: Truth
has stumbled into the streets and honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere
to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.”
There are three things that
abhors: homeless people, couches on front porches, and pro-life
activists; and all three have been banned from this deplorable town.
That is how the gestapo and city officials deal with the issue of
abortion. Rather than deal with the message, they attack the messenger.
All three are treated as “undesirables”. For years now, many
editorials have been written pointing out the war
has declared upon freedom of speech and pro-lifers. These editorials
have called for the city to address the real problem, that being the
abortion industry in clear eyeshot of city hall. (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=41803)
Over 400,000 babies have been slaughtered in this city since
1974. Many women have been butchered, some have died, and lawsuits have
been filed. Far too many underage girls have been brought over state
lines to “get rid of the evidence” from child rapists;
underreporting is rampant. (http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53013
) Short of calling it a “drug cartel”, there seems to be a constant
problem inside Hope Clinic with substance abuse, missing drugs, theft,
and petty crimes by abortion mill staffers. Meanwhile, city officials
have tried beautifying this blue-collar, gritty town with million dollar
makeovers, but you can’t cover up a cancer and expect it to go away.
How can God bless a city that allows the slaughter of thousands of
innocent babies? Their blood cries out from the ground, Genesis 4:10.
Today as we pulled up to the crime scene outside the
’s largest, late-term baby dumping mill, we viewed three blocks of
handicapped-only parking. The only entrance to the hospital on this side
of the street already has ample handicapped parking spaces nearby. This
means our vital ultrasound/pregnancy resource van (Small Victories-smallvictoriesusa.com)
will have to find parking two blocks over from the slaughterhouse.
We had heard rumblings over the spring and even a month ago that
half of our street in front of the abortion mill was sold to the
hospital from the city through closed door negotiations. If one
Granitonian would have been invited to that meeting and opposed, it
would have been thwarted. Thus, half of
has been paved into a parking lot. Funny thing is the hospital employee
lot just west of the mill is half bare. This is just the latest
“ploy” to attempt to dissuade our lifesaving efforts and pregnancy
resource outreach (Small Victories) to mothers and babies in need.
Let’s face it: there is no free help or hope in
. Unwelcomed in Granite City May 07
There is another hands-on-ministry, Jesus’ Place, a store front
soup kitchen and worship center led by Pastor Larry. Through the years,
he has struggled with funding and political persecution from city
officials and police in order to be a refuge for the homeless and hungry
who find themselves wandering in the City of
. They, too, are unwelcomed. Thus,
deals with them by giving the homeless “river rides” or “wharf
gestapo beats them up, drives them over to the Mississippi Riverfront,
and drops them off after removing their shoes and throwing them into the
river, ultimately making it harder for the homeless to walk their way
back to the City of
. So much for being our brother’s keeper.
This leads me to the third unwelcomed subject in
: ratty porch couches. Personally, they are just part of the mosaic of
, not much of a threat or dangerous. Enough said. The real blight is the
abortion mill which draws all 50 states to its doors. It speaks volumes
when a corrupt city can take public parking away from the only resource
for pregnant women and their babies that are scheduled to die that day.
We have been targeted by police. It tells others how powerful that
ultrasound van and the ministry are when a city must ban them from the
streets. Over 19 years of daily ministering and witnessing, the devil
has tried everything to deter and get rid of us, but we were called for
such a time as this. Whether we have a street or not, we will still be
there, rescuing babies, saving lives, and making a difference in
. Now I know how Michael Savage feels.
Corinthians 4:8-9 “We are hard
pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
God will use this for His glory too.
Be encouraged ~Angela