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Pro-lifers picket Orlando Planned Parenthood CEO’s church

The story goes that during the Nazi Holocaust members of a church located near railroad tracks where cattle cars transported Jews to their deaths became disturbed when on Sunday mornings they could hear those Jews crying out for help.

The solution was for congregants to begin singing a little louder when they heard the train whistle blow in the distance, so their worship service wouldn’t be disturbed.

If what happened yesterday at the First Congregational Church in Winter Park, Florida, doesn’t fit that description to a modern-day tee, I don’t know what does. 1.2 million babies are being killed every year in America by abortion, and let’s hide the atrocity from the church with sheets.

This is the church where the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, Jenna Tosh, attends. (Read backstory here.) It is also City Commissioner Sarah Sprinkle’s church. Sprinkle is one of the four who support a free speech ban against protesting at people’s homes.

The First Congregational Church is an affiliate of the United Church of Christ, a pro-abortion denomination of which Barack Obama is also a member.

Yesterday, FCC church members got wind that pro-lifers planned a picket and 30 of them stood ready wearing deathscort vests and carrying sheets. Click on all photos to enlarge. In this one, they look angelic don’t they? (“Even Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light.” ~ II Corinthians 11:14) A close-up reveals this was their goal. Many are wearing white flowered halo headbands….

Pro-lifers were smart. They simply held signs quoting Scripture…

Many of the participants were children…

One of FCC members wrote a preemptive note to church members:

We want to make you aware of a potential demonstration this Sunday morning near the premises of our church building.  It has come to our attention that a group plans to gather to protest two particular issues.  First, they want to protest the work of one of our members, Jenna Tosh, who is the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando.  We know Jenna and support her in her work and as a member of our congregation. Second, this group may protest the fact that we ordain gay and lesbian clergy.  This is something we support as an Open and Affirming congregation and as individuals.

Our church has always stood on the side of justice and freedom. We have always strived to create a community that supports thoughtful dialogue. However, we do not want any members to be surprised on Sunday should you see protestors on the sidewalks with signs, posters and pictures, some of which may be quite graphic.  We are making appropriate plans to create a welcoming environment.  Members who have been trained to escort you into the building will be on hand at every entrance should you wish any assistance.  They will be wearing bright neon yellow vests….

We hope you will attend worship this Sunday, September 23rd, as we stand united in what we believe and as we demonstrate our support for Jenna Tosh and her family.  This will be an opportunity to be the church together as we bear witness to our faith and the Still Speaking God.

The City Commission plans its final vote on the free speech ban tonight.

As an interesting aside, Jenna Tosh’s brother-in-law is Comedy Central’s Daniel Tosh.

Here’s a short video clip to give you a sense of the event…

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[HT: Jay Rogers at Forerunner.com]

Home protest makes Orlando Planned Parenthood CEO cry

Jenna Tosh returned home from a walk with her family Saturday morning  to an unwelcome surprise: 28 pro-life activists conducting an awareness campaign in front of her home.

Jenna promptly burst into tears.

This spring 28-yr-old Jenna was promoted to the position of CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando in Florida. One of the two clinics Jenna oversees commits abortion.

Jenna lives on a busy street in Winter Park.  Why did she start crying Saturday? She could have been humiliated by the exposure. She could have been upset that her young son saw graphic photos of how she makes her living. She could have been shocked at the realization her home was no longer a respite. The best hope is Jenna’s heart was pierced, and she’s on the road to a conversion. I do know a lot of people were praying for Jenna Saturday and continue to pray.

Here’s the short version of Jenna’s response to the pro-lifers…

Pro-lifers  conducted their awareness campaign for 1-1/2 hours. During that time Jenna’s husband turned on the sprinkler system, and they also called the police.

Police told one of the pro-lifers they were called to the home under false pretenses. Whoever called them claimed the pro-lifers were playing loud music, yelling at cars passing by, and blocking the road and sidewalk, none of which turned out to be true, as he noted. “He observed only people in cars yelling at us,” wrote the pro-lifer.

As Michele Herzog, one of the pro-lifers, told me, the goal of pro-life protests at the homes of abortion providers is “‘to speak up for those who have no voice’ (Proverbs 31:8) and ‘to have nothing to do with the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but to rather expose them’ (Ephesians 5:11).”

In the past these awareness campaigns have borne fruit, the most recent example being just a couple months ago, also in Florida, when abortionist Scott Hye saw the light and quit the trade. We pray Jenna also sees the light. Jenna, you have a PhD, for heaven sakes. You could do so much better.

Here is the long version of the Saturday protest at Jenna’s home, prepared by Jay Rogers, who also wrote a detailed post about it…

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