Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Law-abiding criminals

" will be dragged before governors and kings..."  - Mt. 10:18a RSV
The two posts below entitled "Pro-life strike: It's the law" and "Pro-life strike: It is the law" made the point that a pro-life strike or tax resistance movement is not unlawful. Indeed, we must obey God's Law, and if that means running afoul of human government, so be it.

Mick Hunt Pro-life warrior Mick Hunt has, without intending to, become the target of an unjust kangaroo court for his pro-life activities. Mick's "offence" was in manning large, provocative visual displays of abortion through the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP). The First Amendment legality of such public displays has been well established, but, in one instance, a human judge has opined that Hunt et. al. are guilty of illegal trespassing. Read more here. I have not yet heard whether an appeal is planned. (Later Note: An appeal is planned, as clarified by Mick in the first reader comment for this post.)

Mick's blog details many such GAP displays, and the impact they are having upon consciences. (Most are without legal incident.) Mick has also written about conscience and unjust laws in an article entitled "Resistance v. Collaboration.

Little w/ JP II David Little, by contrast, has deliberately challenged the Canadian laws regarding abortion and taxes. You can read more about his pro-life work in the "David Little" post below, or at his website. The legal story is found at this web page. He is currently preparing for a decisive appeal scheduled for Oct. 24, 2008. Please pray for a favorable outcome.

What's my point? Well, first of all, pray for these two pro-life men and their respective battles against an ungodly system. Secondly, acknowledge that such as these are to be respected for their courage and principled stand. And then, recognizing the state of our culture and our legal system, consider that their examples are to be emulated.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jerry, My daughter, son and I were not and never were arrested for GAP, but when we joined with the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust at the Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. With GAP we work closely in co-operation with university regulations and administrators. On the other hand, the Survivors just walk onto a campus with little advance notification. Since the judge more or less told the jury that we were guilty by association and not because of our own conduct, we hope to appeal to the NC Court of Appeals.


Jerry said...

Mick -

Thanks for the clarification.