Where has the country I grew up in gone? I never in my wildest dreams would have believed I’d live to see the things that are happening now. We who are pro-life and conservative walk a fine line. You never know who is coming for you.
Yesterday, one of our local pro-life leaders, Mark Houck, had his home invaded by a SWAT Team and was arrested. (see link to article from Catholic Vote below) His crime? Basically, being pro-life and saving the lives of preborn children who were scheduled to be aborted (my opinion). About a year ago he defended his 7-year-old son from an obnoxious pro-death escort. This man was harassing his son and Mark got between them to protect his son. The pro-abort faked being pushed down and consequently Mark was later arrested. (see link below to article by Mickey Kelly with details on this encounter).
Earlier this month a young man, Cayler Ellingson, was murdered by a man with whom he had an altercation. His crime? He was a Republican and killed for his ‘political views’. The man who deliberately killed him, Shannon Brandt, was arrested but let go on bail! According to a recent article in heavy.com, Brandt had this to say at his court hearing. “I have a job, a life and a house and things I don’t want to see go by the wayside—family that are very important to me.” What about Cayler’s family? What about his dreams?
I’ve often heard pro-lifers say that our persecution is coming. Well, I have news for you, it’s already here. Will we be ready when they come for us? How should we prepare? I would encourage everyone to stay close to the Lord and His Blessed Mother, Mary. I suggest before we go to our local abortion mill, we first pray. Go to Confession and Mass if possible and receive the Holy Eucharist. Say the Rosary every day and spend time with Our Lord in Adoration. Read your Bible. And don’t be afraid to continue speaking out or giving public witness at your local abortion mill. Our Lord will protect you.
And don’t forget to pray for those who persecute you, they need our prayers more than anyone.
In the meantime, we can support Mark and his family though a page set up to help with the expenses incurred by his arrest. A link to this page is below.