Things were a bit ramped up here recently – an adult couple arrived at the clinic with a young person. One of the protesters – Ron – decided the young person must be a 10 year old girl who’d been raped. Yes, he just made that up, but he was sure that was the story, because protesters know these things, right?
He decided that meant that we – the escorts – were protecting the perpetrator of the crime. Yes, I know that’s an astounding leap outside the bounds of anything resembling logic, but there you go. It went downhill from there.
From the comfort of my own home now, I can see that it might have been more helpful if I had ignored him, but he was all ramped up and raving and I might have gotten a bit ramped up myself. So when Ponytail guy said it was probably one of the escorts who raped her – well, I might have said something a bit inappropriate. Yep. I did.
I know, it wasn’t helpful, just like it wasn’t helpful to ask Ron to explain how it would be better for a 10 year old to actually have to be pregnant and have a baby. He didn’t answer that, and I didn’t expect him to. He just kept asking why we would protect the perpetrator.
I need to make sure I’m wearing my cloak of disengagement from now on. I need to remember that Ron, and the other forced birthers, don’t have any actual power, which is why they spend their time trying to bully other people.
On the other hand, wasn’t there some state that tried to pass a law making it illegal for someone to help a minor who who was a rape victim get an abortion? Some stuff about it “destroying the evidence?” Good grief, do they not realize you can get DNA evidence from the aborted fetus if they needed to? Oh, that’s right, science is not their strong suit.
Plus, as someone pointed out at breakfast, this is one more example of the way the antis distrust women. It’s not enough for someone to say they were raped and name the person who raped them. No, they need to have the rapist’s baby so we can make sure who did it. Really.
Oh, but wait – if you get raped, you can’t even get pregnant, right???? Don’t we just “shut that whole thing down??” Hmmm, this forced birther logic is so hard to follow!
Oik, enough of that, it’s not really funny, although we laughed about it a bit later. At the time, it was ugly, and next time I’ll try to walk away sooner and ignore them harder. Like Servalbear’s button suggests, I’ll ignore them so hard they’ll start to wonder if they exist.
Last week I posted the video of Chad preaching and said there was another video that gives a good perspective on what it can be like up by the door. I transcribed it this week – actually the last couple of minutes are the same as last week’s videos so you don’t need to watch the whole thing.
There are three people talking/preaching at once, so I’ve used different type for each one – Chad is regular print, another preacher (I think he’s one whose nickname has the initials RFN, but I’m not sure) is in all-caps, and a third anti, a man in a red jacket, is in bold (which is ironic, because he’s talking really softly.)
Here’s the video:
And here’s the transcript:
IT IS YOUR CHILD
… that they may live.
AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
That’s the book of Deuteronomy.
FOR THIS CHILD.
And not only does he want us to choose life,
NO MATTER WHAT YOU DECIDE TODAY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE MOTHER OF THIS CHILD
he has given us a way to choose life eternally, Eternally.
SIR THIS IS YOUR CHILD, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE FATHER…
Jesus said he comes to bring life and life more abundantly.
I ENCOURAGE YOU THIS MORING TO CONSIDER THE FACTS. CONSIDER THE TRUTH TODAY.
DON’T BE DECEIVED. THIS IS A CHILD. YOU ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CHILD.
Jesus said that. Jesus said he comes to bring life and life more abundantly.
Not abundantly in the sense that you get to have riches and wine?
YOU MAY SAY, “WE’RE IN A TOUGH SPOT, WE CAN’T HAVE THIS CHILD”
Abundantly in the sense that you can live and worship him in eternity.
IF YOU CAN’T HAVE THIS CHILD, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO ADOPT IT, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO CARE FOR IT
Live in the Glory of God, in the light of his son Jesus Christ for eternity.
AND YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ALLOW IT TO GROW AND DEVLOP AND THE ABILITY TO BE BORN. JUST LIKE YOUR PARENTS GAVE YOU THAT SAME ABILITY TO GROW AND DEVELOP AND BE BORN.
Folks, that’s good news, That’s what the gospel means. You and I deserve eternity in hell. Eternity in hell and the fires that will never quench. That’s real friends. It exists. It is real, more real than our existence right now.
MA’AM AS YOU WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR, PLEASE CONSIDER SIR YOU HAVE TO OPPORTUNITY TO EVEN STILL THIS MORNING.
Hell is real. Jesus preached about hell,
Do you want to make a thousand angels in heaven rejoice? (This is the man in the red jacket. He’s talking to some young people who are escorting today, particularly a couple of young women.)
Jesus warned us about hell more than he preached about the Kingdom of Heaven.
How do you get a thousand angels to rejoice? How do we get a thousand angels to rejoice?
So friends, be prepared,
Anybody wanna rejoice?
he wants us to avoid that place
you know how to do it?
and the way to do that is to repent and be saved. believe on the Lord Jesus Christ today. Believe on him. Put your faith and trust in the Lord who is worthy to save
All of the lambs who (something) is worthy to be saved
Who wants to get saved today?
You’ll make the angels rejoice…
This is the lie you guys are believing.
(Can’t tell what Red Jacket is saying…)
This is what happens to those babies. Period.
A thousand angels will rejoice…
Sir, but that’s exactly what happens. a lot more children That’s what you’re supporting, you’re an accomplice to this. And that’s what you’ll stand and be accountable for on judgment day. Unless you repent and put your faith in Jesus Christ and your sins are washed away. That’s what you’re going to have to stand up and face. This is true. This is what abortion is. This is what (something)
It’s the murder of an unborn child. The massacre of babies and it looks just like that. I hope you’re happy about that, because that’s what happens.
you need to repent. You all need to turn from your sins and believe the truth about abortion. Here’s what it is- plain and simple – here’s what abortion is – here’s the truth of abortion – death destruction killing and destruction. That’s of satan that’s what god hates and he wants you to repent he wants you to turn from your sins – to choose life, he wants you to choose life so your children will live He commanded us to go forth and multiply and to fill the earth…
And that’s where the videos I posted last week start, so I won’t add those transcripts here. I can’t promise I got all the wording right, but it’s close enough to give you the idea.
It’s interesting how their words overlap sometimes, as if they’re bouncing thoughts off each other, but really each person is intent on his own presentation. Red Jacket is brand new to our sidewalk and I hope he won’t be back. He really was only talking to the young female escorts who were standing on the property line. Yep, just a bit creepy.
This week’s post is strictly a “for my own emotional well-being” one – I just needed to describe what it was like that particular Saturday morning at the clinic. There’s no particular point – no point in trying to reason with Ron, no point in getting upset with Ponytail Guy, no point in lots of things happening on the sidewalk.
But the whole point is being there for the client. That’s the point of escorting. When I remember that, the rest of this really does fall away. And I’m ready for another day on the sidewalk.
Thanks for listening…