"Children are a gift from God, a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb is His reward..."
Christ mas comes to the
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Proclaimers along the parade route
Proclaimers along Santa parade
Small Victories along parade route
Ryan Goski & Trish Wallis
City Clerk Judy Whittaker aka Mrs. Claus
Praying after parade with pregnant save
mas comes to the Santa
In Granite City, Illinois.
Belleville News Democrat
Article Silent protest greets Santa parade
The headline read,"Silent
protest greets the Santa Parade".
The annual santa
parade was getting underway, as proclaimers began arriving to stand
along the parade with pro-life signs and scripture representing the
children who wouldn’t be attending this holiday event because this
city supports the local American Family Extermination camp otherwise
known as Hope(less) abortion mill. The momentum built up since the
Labor Day "Drugs, Democrats & Dismemberment welcome to
Granite City" parade where Baby Malachi wowed the democratic
politicians, city officials, and union members represented.
Granitonians were suffering the aftershocks of the truth of the
serial killer amidst their fine city. The police were called to the
abortion mill earlier in the day, and we were warned, "They
were waiting for us." Psalm
37:32 "The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, seeking their
Two abortion mill
employees followed us wanting to see the Christians thrown to the
lions basically; Trish Wallis and Ryan Goski. They told us how much
Granite City hated us and wanted a piece of us, we replied,
"That’s par for the course when you stand with Christ.."
"Is it gonna get violent?" "Probably, it’s to be
expected Ryan, we’ve been hit, cursed, and spit on.. such is the
life of a believer." "Can we watch?" "Sure, you
can help hold a banner,". "No thanks..we’ll just
watch." And they spread out a blanket on the ground and did
A reporter interviewed
us. Read "Silent protest greets Santa Parade"~BND
"Since this is celebrating the Christ
child, we're celebrating children." ~Angela Michael We held
signs which read "JESUS",.. "America, Jesus died for
you,".. Pretty baby pictures,.. "Defend the
unborn,".. "Children are a gift from God,".. and some
proclaimers passed out tracts to the parade-goers.
As the parade
participants marched in front of us, you could feel the hate, we
heard comments such as, "They shouldn’t be here,"..
"We hate you," ..one lady gave us the Jesus # one finger..
Some waved back, some said, "We like those signs better."
"God bless you." Some just smiled. Others like Judy
Whittaker, the city clerk who tore up our parade application back in
October, tried to hide her face. She was dressed as Mrs. Claus.
We were blessed with
two young mothers that were at the parade who acknowledge us for
being there and helping to save their babies from Hope abortion
mill. As saints stood along the parade route praying and asking God
to touch their hearts, most in the parade were hardening their
hearts. Philippians 3:19
"Their destiny is destruction, their god is their
stomach.." It didn’t matter what kind
of signs we held, it was Who we represented, JESUS.. If Santa Claus
himself stood with us, Granite City would hate him.. "All
those who hate me, love death." ~Proverbs 8:36
Holy Family Catholic Church showed us the most displeasure. As they
passed us, they sang a little louder and looked straight ahead. Jeremiah
5:27-28 "They have become rich and powerful and have grown fat
Granite City Warrior
Cheerleaders finished their cheer and walked by us, and proclaimers
began cheering, ‘J-E-S-U-S..Jesus, He’s the only way! Turn to
Him today..Yeah!" The most troublesome part of this whole
parade, was the fact that here in America, Granite City, Illinois
was celebrating Christmas, and we haven’t given thanks yet for our
rich heritage or the history,.. Thanksgiving Day. Poor Squanto must
be turning in his grave! The Theft of Thanksgiving was alive and
well in our nation.
As the parade ended,
we gathered for prayer and resolved to keep shining the light in a
world full of darkness. John
1:4 "In Him was life and the life was the light of men."
We prayed with a mother who was 7 months
pregnant and waiting for the bus, she and her unborn son were saved
from Hope(less) a few weeks ago and she shared her tearful testimony
of how thankful she was to see us and the graphic signs that day. We
helped her with some groceries and one of the proclaimers gave her a
One of the devil’s
greatest tools is complacency. The more we move the battle onto the
streets, the more the Lord reveals to us, this is a war of good vs
evil. The battle will not be won in climate controlled buildings.
The devil not only has Granite City by the tail, he has it by its
throat. Power and money is the standard in this doomed town. There
seems to be a covenant between Hope Clinic and the churches in
Granite City and most Granitonians, "You don’t bother us and
we won’t bother you." "..and
my people love it this way." Jeremiah 5:31
Satan is not worried about most churches, they’re not a threat.
He’s not going after most crisis pregnancy centers or political
pro-life ministries. You don’t read about Illinois Federation
Right to Life or the National Right to Life being sued. Who’s the
devil coming after? He is coming after the gospel of Jesus Christ
and all those who are living it out in the streets. That’s why no
one who truly represents the true gospel will be in the world, those
who stand for Christ, unadulterated,.. however, will be crucified.
"Blessed are you
when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject
your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day
and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that
is how their fathers treated the prophets." Luke 6:22-23
Be encouraged~ Angela
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