People who ardently defend infanticide many times do so with a passion and zealousness that is absolutely nothing less than preternatural by nature. In another of such examples, a man violently attacked and assaulted an octogenarian protesting outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic according to a report:
An 85-year-old man was violently attacked as he prayed outside a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in San Francisco, California, last week and it was captured on video.
The Life Legal Defense Foundation posted the video earlier this week to YouTube showing the elderly prayer warrior, named Ron, trying to stop the theft of a pro-life banner.
In the 23-second clip, Ron tries to stop the theft, but the attacker lunges toward him with his bicycle and then says, “Old man, stay on the ground,” before he repeatedly kicks him all over his body.
“San Francisco police are investigating the matter as an assault. Ron said it’s the third time the same man harassed or tried to steal the sign in a week,” NBC’s Bay Area affiliate reported.
On March 19, the assailant attacked a pair of pro-life activists and also threw their sign and literature into the streets.
“The pro-lifer was taking part in a peaceful 40 Days for Life campaign when the perpetrator stole the victim’s banner and viciously beat him. The same assailant had attacked the victim and another man just two days prior,” the Life Legal Defense Foundation added.
“Life Legal represents the elderly victim, who is afraid for his safety. We are working closely with 40 Days for Life to make sure pro-life advocates in San Francisco and across the nation are protected and perpetrators are brought to justice.”
The Planned Parenthood clinic where Ron was attacked has its own footage of the incident but has refused to release the video, Life Legal said.
Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days for Life, said in a statement released Monday that he considered the attack evidence that “the idea that San Francisco is tolerant is a joke.”
“We believe every person should be treated with kindness, love and respect, even those with whom we may disagree,” said Carney.
“That said, over the past few months, we have seen an increase in violence from abortion supporters in an effort to instill fear and deter our law-abiding volunteers.”
Last October, a 65-year-old pro-life activist named Joe Alger was physically assaulted while praying outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Naples, Florida, and had to be taken to a hospital.
While a man suspected of committing the assault was taken into custody, Alger declined to press charges, stating at the time that it was “a painful situation, and I’m not going to make it any worse.” (source)
Now police have reported this is the third incident of such from the same man.
Why hasn’t anything been done? Because the police support it, obviously. If this was a member of the police force who was assaulted, or was of a group in the US seen as socially favored or protected (such as a sodomite), then the police would send out a full strike force against him.
This is an example of what I mean when I say that people elect politicians who reflect who they are, and that tyranny is ultimately found in the masses first because it is out of their personal evils that political evils are made, for those who govern come from the people of society. The people of San Francisco overwhelmingly support abortion and eugenics, so it is not a surprise that not only would such views be found among the police simply as a matter of statistical probability, but also that so little would be done by the police about bringing this perpetrator to justice.
Now I should be clear that I am not saying the police ARE supporting this person, or that there is some sort of conspiracy. Rather, it is a simple observation based on knowledge of the area and said actions. It would be similar to saying that, for example, the police in an ardently Muslim nation would refuse to investigate a crime against a Christian Church- it is not because of a “conspiracy,” but because as Islam is generally anti-Christian and this rises in proportion to the belief in and practice of Islam, it would not be a surprise if the police, who would be overwhelmingly made up of Muslims, would not per se care to help “solve” the crime, as their philosophical views incline them to support the perpetrator.
Second, as noted with a different incident in Florida, an elderly activist was beat up but refused to press charges. It is true that such incidents are painful, but the fact is that one NEEDS to press charges not for a desire of revenge, but for justice.
There are some people in this world who are truly enamored with evil, among such people are those who ardently defend infanticide and attack those who say that infanticide is wrong. They need to be brought to justice not for vengeance, or to “make an example of them,” but because if they are NOT forced to deal with the legal consequences of their actions they will assuredly continue to do their previous evils as they will not see the refusal to prosecute as an act of mercy, but as a sign of weakness.
Indeed, some of the most wicked people in the world are those who equivocate mercy with weakness, such as Jesus alludes to in Sacred Scripture:
That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants.
When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount. Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt. At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’
Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.
When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you owe.’
Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.
Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair.
His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”
One must not first seek or desire the death of the sinner, but his repentance. However, sometimes the process of true repentance and conversion begins with being forced to deal with the consequences of one’s sin. Many persons in prison who have had true conversions will say that it was going to prison that was the first step in them re-evaluating their life’s choices and then making better ones.
Third, this is a warning to American Christians, especially with the trends towards supporting eugenics and opposing Christianity found among the Millennials and GenZ.
Men such as him have existed for a long time, but the danger is the proportion, concentration, and quantity of such. As America becomes less openly inclined to Christianity and embraces paganism in both a de facto and de jure manner, it would not be a surprise that incidents such as this increase. The trends have already been set for such over many decades, and they are starting to bear their rotten fruits.
Christians must be involved in politics and follow news, but should do so with caution. Indeed, perhaps it is better that Christians help themselves and those around them as they are able to in order to prepare for an uncertain future in light of such social movements. Politics will not change until the people change, and this is a long process. Instead of taking a short-sighted view, it is critical to take a longer view lest one’s efforts be wholly in vain.