According to today's Clarion-Ledger
Making Jesus Real Church in Pearl shut its doors Thursday to activists from the national anti-abortion group Operation Save America after learning the group burned a Quran in the church's parking lot.
"They told me they were going to burn Supreme Court rulings about abortion," the church's pastor Sino Agueze said. "If they told me they would burn the Quran, I would have told them not to burn it."
Agueze said he was not present Tuesday evening when the anti-abortion protesters burned the Muslim holy book, but learned about the incident from The Clarion-Ledger.
Activists from Operation Save America, formerly known as Operation Rescue, have been in Jackson since Saturday for protests against the state's only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women's Health Organization in the Fondren neighborhood.
After their daily demonstrations, the group has been meeting nightly at the Pearl church.
Agueze said his church agreed to offer space to Operation Save America for its nightly prayer rallies because the church also opposes abortion.
Agueze said he feels the group deceived him.
They've also deceived the good citizens of Jackson Mississippi who can't wait for these intruders to leave their city.
Today, about 100 demonstrators showed up at Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, to try to shut them down again. But, they were outfoxed, as the clinic had already seen their patients for the day and again the clinic building was empty.
This is the next to the last day of Operation Save America's 8-day siege on Jackson Mississippi, as part of their yearly anti-abortion Summer Event. It's not gone well for them.
Read this blog post (pictures included) from "moiv" on Talk2Action:
Making Jesus Real: Burning the Koran and Honoring a Touring Fetus
There's nothing in the word of God that justifies burning scriptures, or that advocates putting on fake funerals for pickled fetal specimens, either. But when it's show time, the Rev. Flip Benham and his friends don't let such piffling details get in their way. So praise the Lord and strike a match.
Amen Sister. She further describes the "Memorial Service" for the traveling fetus:
Frank Pavone told a Clarion-Ledger reporter that he received the preserved fetus from an anonymous donor who asked him to give it a "proper burial." But only after a longer-than-proper interval, since this anointed priest continues touring the country with what he claims to believe is the corpse of a child, in a manner more redolent of P.T. Barnum than of the sacraments.
And that similarity to the greatest huckster of all time just might be the most significant character trait that Father Frank Pavone and the Reverend Flip Benham have in common.
So, Flip and Operation Save America have not only offended the entire city of Jackson, but they have also alienated themselves from an anti-abortion church that had given them sanctuary.
Way to go!!
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