Today while driving into the Asheville Planned Parenthood abortion site parking lot, a woman stopped to berate JoAnne for “forcing her beliefs on other people.” I guess by “forcing” she meant JoAnne shouldn’t express her belief that abortion is wrong, and she shouldn’t offer help so women don’t feel compelled to kill their children. I guess that the woman expressing her belief that we shouldn’t express our beliefs isn’t forcing her beliefs on us. Anyway, when that woman left the Planned Parenthood parking lot, and while JoAnne was talking with a young man who had brought his girlfriend for abortion, that same woman stopped, grabbed our “Let Your Baby Live. We Will Help!” sign and flung it into the middle of the busy highway. You can see it all on this video. So, she momentarily stole our sign, attempted to damage it, created a dangerous road hazard, and last but not least, littered. (There are fines for that.) I’ve seen her before serving as a Planned Parenthood abortion escort. I will be reporting this to the police. She’s a Bernie Sanders supporter, as you can see by her bumper stickers.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Here we have a UPS driver delivering cartons from Trustex to Planned Parenthood in Asheville. I looked the name up and found that Trustex, according to one online merchant, is the "world's leading flavored condom brand. Available in seven individual flavors, or try a variety pack to sample them all!" Photo taken 12/23/16.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Watch a short video made during the Q&A at the November 10, 2016 Berea College convocation that featured "Christian" abortionist Willie Parker. The video shows statements made by two pro-life students, one statement encouraging attendants to, like the original Bereans in the Bible, search the scriptures for the truth about abortion. The other speaker reads a statement affirming a commitment to help any pregnant woman choose life. She then asks everyone who agrees with the statement to stand.
The video may be found HERE.
The video may be found HERE.
Monday, November 14, 2016
This is a detail of the old logo of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in Berea College blue. Willie Parker is a member of the board of this evil organization-the RCRC. Watch an HD video showing the old and current logos HERE.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
This above is a screen shot of a video of a slide show that promotes abortionist Willie Parker and his convocation of November 10, 2016. The short video and a pan of the Berea College library, made two days AFTER the event, may be seen HERE. Below is a screenshot of an online announcement.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Dr. Lyle D. Roelofs, President,
Dear Dr. Roelofs,
I had written a letter to you in response to your article in the Berea College Magazine (Volume 86, Number 3) where you referenced Francis A. Schaeffer’s book, How Should We Then Live? (HSWTL), but I accidentally deleted the letter and didn’t have the heart to write it again. I have occasion again to write to you.
When I was a student at
Berea, I once traveled to Covenant
College with a Berea professor and my future wife Edie
Weatherford to hear Francis Schaeffer speak. The professor was a personal
acquaintance of Dr. Schaeffer through her father’s work. I had by then read and
studied Schaeffer’s work, not in any academic program, but out of personal
interest. Edie and one of her sisters later visited L’abri in Switzerland after a Berea College Country Dancer
tour in England.
I am very concerned that your article misappropriated Schaeffer, first in that your
article had little relationship to the content of his book, and second, by
linking its title to a certain kind of tolerance of sexual disorientation. No
doubt he would be an advocate of radical love, but never at the expense of
biblical truth, which is that sexuality belongs exclusively between a man and
woman in a lifelong commitment. The Berea
magazine article that followed yours stood in sharp contrast with biblical
truth.* Sexuality, as such, however, isn’t the subject I wish to discuss here.
You said that Schaeffer wrote HSWTL (subtitled, The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture) near the end of his life. Perhaps you are unaware that Schaeffer wrote two important works after this book. They are Whatever Happened to the Human Race? and A Christian Manifesto.
“Whatever Happened” is about abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. What I chiefly remember about the book is that it contains one of the strongest apologetic arguments against abortion, one I incorporated into a science-fiction story published this fall in the Mad Scientist Journal. The story is “Ships Passing in the Night: Romance and Marriage between Lovers from Anti-synchronous Worlds” in which a man sees his child grow younger and smaller until she is un-born, and then she un-develops in her mother’s womb until fertilization when she ceases to exist.
One need not read “Whatever Happened” to know what Francis Schaeffer thought about human abortion. He presented the heart of his understanding in the pages of HSWTL where he discusses the breakdown of morality and the law, in particular within the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade.
Much of my adult life has been living the challenge Schaeffer presented in his writing. While at
Berea I attended an
evening convocation at Phelps Stokes Chapel led by the Rev. John Powell, who
had written the book, Abortion: the Silent Holocaust. Later, I attended
a Sunday evening chapel in Danforth led by a speaker who made a personal appeal
to me to dedicate my life to ending abortion. Those speakers were among the
many influences that led me to the pro-life activism I’ve been doing for the
past 30 years. I majored in Agriculture at Berea,
and my goal was to be involved in agricultural development in Third World
nations, particularly in Bangladesh,
which had suffered so much in those years from floods. It’s a long story about
how I came close to fulfilling this goal, and how the diversion toward trying
to protect preborn children was consistent with that goal—serving where the
greatest need is and were the fewest people are involved. So, it is natural for
me to write to you to express my dismay at abortionist and Berea
alumnus Willie Parker being a speaker at a
convocation on November 10, which happens to be the Thursday prior to
Homecoming weekend. I’m dismayed even more that this abortionist will present a
case that his Christian faith compels him to abort pre-natal children. Berea College
As an accident of my prolife activism, I have become a campaigner for free speech. I have been arrested several times resulting in interesting court cases in both state and federal court, one case resulting in lasting legal results here in Asheville. I have helped take the huge, graphic anti-abortion display, the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) to some 50 colleges and universities in the Southeast and elsewhere, including
EKU, and . I was an organizer
when we held signs showing images of aborted children along Transylvania
University Chestnut Street where it passed though
campus in November, 2013. In considering all aspects of free speech, I
understand its limits, both legal and moral. It’s immoral to advocate for
murder, for example, and it will be illegal in many cases. In Germany it’s
illegal to deny the Holocaust. I believe it is immoral and should be illegal to
advocate for killing children in the womb and for its legality. This is precisely
the atrocious message of Willie Parker, and not only his message, but what he
does. He is, in short, a serial murderer, and Berea College has no business
giving him the credibility of a platform, just as it would surely deny a
platform to an outspoken racist or anti-Semite, let alone a person who
advocated and boasted of holding slaves or of killing Jewish people, however euphemistic
his language might be, however it might be rationalized.
I hope you will cancel the appearance of Willie Parker at your convocation.
Some years ago,
College, as part of its Service
Learning Program, allowed students to work as escorts at the Femcare abortion
site in Asheville.
Willis, then retired from Berea,
was a trustee of Warren Wilson. I acquired the names and addresses of all the trustees
from an alumnus and sent each of them selections from a transcript of the on-campus
training program for abortion escorts. I had asked someone to record that
program, and it was fairly disturbing—especially the foul language and silly
outlook. Shortly afterwards, the college discontinued its relationship with the
abortion business. I remember giving Willis a copy of my cover letter and the
transcript. We never talked about it because, sadly, he passed away just a week
or so after that time. The Femcare place eventually was forced to close because
of health and safety violations, and it opened up again briefly, but closed
down permanently shortly afterwards. We, the group I work with, Life Advocates,
were involved many years in protesting there and sidewalk counseling, in which
we offer help to women at the last moment.
Willie Parker would be as potentially controversial with
and alumni as the Asheville abortion place was
I don’t speak for the extended Weatherford family, but I know that the ones I
have communicated with so far are upset at you having him scheduled. I’m
certain that when Willis was president at Warren Wilson College Berea
he never would have allowed an abortionist to speak at a convocation. Edie
tells me that Willis purchased the HSWTL film series for .
I believe that his name attached to Berea College Berea
College’s “ ”
stands as a testimony against what you’re doing with this convocation speaker. Christian Center
There are some issues so big and divisive, that neutrality is impossible. Abortion is one of them. At the very least, attempted neutrality favors the status quo, which is to hold abortion to be a fundamental right and legal in most circumstances. My experience is with the public university, and as publically supported institutions they’re subject to the First Amendment and a battery of Supreme Court cases. That is how we gain access to the university campuses with GAP. Private colleges and universities aren’t bound by the First Amendment, and therefore can favor one position over another as an institution. What views they allow to be asserted on campus reflect the values of the institution. A private college or university may allow viewpoints it fundamentally disagrees with to be given expression in the spirit of fairness, or for educational purposes, or it may deny those viewpoints access to the campus without a threat of legal penalty, though either way, financial repercussion is another matter.
With GAP we show horrific images of aborted children. Having only civil, polite discussions and debates about the “issue” doesn’t do justice to the reality. Below is the narration from the conclusion to the PBS Frontline historical documentary, “Memory of the Camps” that shows graphic moving images of victims of the Holocaust.
The dead have been buried. It remains for us to care for these, the living. It remains for us to hope that Germans may help mend what they have broken, and cleanse what they have befouled. Thousands of German people were made to see for themselves, to bury the dead, to file past the victims. This was the end of the journey they had so confidently begun in 1933. Twelve years? No, in terms of barbarity and brutality they had traveled backwards for 12,000 years. Unless the world learns the lesson these pictures teach, night will fall. But, by God's grace, we who live will learn.
The truth about abortion makes it clear that inviting and allowing the abortionist Willie Parker to present himself as a Christian who is acting in love when he aborts pre-natal children stands against everything good
in the past, and should represent in the future. It does, however, make a statement about what
College stands for at present, and that
is not good. Berea College
Parker is helping women kill their children, and any person who participates in the murder of an innocent person is bound to suffer psychological and spiritual damage. He hurts women. What does the subtitle of his speech, “New Wine in Old Wineskins” even mean? As I recall, according to the metaphor of Jesus, new wine bursts old wineskins. Does Parker represent new wine bursting the “old” wineskins of the Old and New Testaments, the character of Christ, and centuries of Christian ethics and tradition? (In HSWTL Schaeffer cites the Council of Ancyra, a.d. 314, and the Synod of Elvira, a.d 305-306). I’m familiar with the many distorted interpretations of the Bible that attempt to legitimize abortion as being something other than the deliberate killing of an innocent person made in the image of God.) Parker is not the Good Samaritan, as he seems to think. Rather, he’s the robber who left someone naked and bleeding in a ditch—the mother—and someone dead—her baby.
Again I would refer back to your article in the
magazine. You mentioned Berea’s
seventh great commitment, which includes the aspect of having “concern for the
welfare of others.” Abortion is the anti-thesis of concern for the welfare of
others, both mother and baby, fathers and grandparents, siblings and cousins. Berea
College should cancel Parker’s appearance, but it should also go much further
by taking an active, even aggressive role in helping women in troubled pregnancies,
so they will not consider abortion as a viable option, and in helping save
pre-natal children, in part though the education of your students about the
true nature of abortion.
Meredith “Mick” Eugene Hunt, ‘79
P.S. Here is a link to my blog post about our past project at
Please watch the introductory video at http://www.abortionno.org/.
I see that Parker is speaking on November 11, at the
with lunch. Draper Building
*In HSWTL Schaeffer mentions Alfred Charles Kinsey’s books: “[T]heir real impact was the underlying conception that sexual right and wrong depend only on what most people are doing sexually at a given moment in history.” The situation today differs in that sexual right is what any people are doing, provided there is consent between participants.
cc: Loretta Reynolds, Thomas Ahrens
Friday, October 14, 2016
Check out our new Life Advocates Asheville youtube channel that features lots of interesting High Definition videos depicting the highlights of sidewalk counseling in front of the local Planned Parenthood abortion site. It also contains videos of other types of challenges in Asheville to the decaying, self destructing culture.
"Missing elements. The untold story. Hidden truth. The proper place for human sexuality. Beauty and complexity of small life.”
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Monday, June 13, 2016
This woman (left) has stolen a pro-life sign that was along the sidewalk in front of the Asheville Planned Parenthood on Saturday, May 21. The abortion escort apparently persuaded her to not keep it because the woman tossed it into the driveway. When she left by the back entrance, she stopped and tried to steal a sign from one of the people there. We have a photo of her face, which I will post.
Friday, March 4, 2016
VIDEO: Pro-Abortion Woman Flings Wooden-Framed "Let Your Baby Live! We Will Help" sign into the Highway
|After she tosses the sign, I tell her I'm calling the police. |
"That's fine," she says, twice.
|A Bernie Supporter. He loves Planned Parenthood.|
|The sign hasn't quite hit the roadway yet. |
Lots of cars zoom by every so often.
|This particular sign has been attacked THREE times in the past few months.|
If she hadn’t seen me running toward her, she would have put the sign in her car and driven away. I have the original video in High Definition, 30 frames/second.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
A few of us protested Planned Parenthood in Asheville last Saturday night. We were under the Vance Monument at a busy intersection while PP held a condom fashion show across town. Several people stopped by to express their support including a Ukrainian couple who had been attending a huge marriage building seminar at a hotel. Of course we had the usual honks of support and screams of hatred. The two girls in the photo above approached us to sweetly ask permission to take our photograph. The girl on the left posed next to our sign that said, "Abortion Hurts Women." As they walked away afterwards, the girl in the red turned to say, "Rot in Hell!"
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Only two people showed up for our Roe v. Wade protest of Congressman Patrick McHenry... because we had a huge snow storm. We are rescheduling for the end of March. More information to come later.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Friday, Jan. 22nd, 2016, 4 pm—6 pm
& Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 am—1: pm
& Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 am—1: pm
The corners of NC 9 and US 70 (State ST)
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(Near McHenry’s office)
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(Near McHenry’s office)
Please let us know if you are coming. Signs provided. Join our Facebook group.
Over the years we’ve picketed and protested abortionists and abortion supporters of every kind. We’ve held demonstrations and exhibits for the general public. As far as I remember, this is the first time we will ever have protested against a person who identifies himself as being against legalized abortion.
Why are we doing this?
It has to do with what is real, and therefore carries a cost, and what is symbolic, and therefore is easy. I have long said that to rid our nation of the legalized murder that is abortion, there will be a price and it won’t be easy.
Because of the revelatory videos last year exposing the heartless, brutal nature of Planned Parenthood, many people’s assumptions were challenged. The prolife movement was invigorated. We held protests across the nation. We built momentum. The end result, we hoped and expected, would be the defunding of that criminal organization. But what happened to our momentum? The whole thing collapsed. It all came to nothing.
Early in January, the Republican-led congress sent a measure to Obama that would defund Planned Parenthood. Nearly all the Republicans, including my congressman Patrick McHenry of the NC 10th congressional district, voted for this bill. Good for them. But, everyone knew this vote was entirely symbolic because it was certain Obama would veto it. Symbolism is important. Congress made a statement. But symbolism and statements are not good enough when human lives are at stake, when our government is funding an organization that kills hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
The real votes on defunding PP came in a Continuing Resolution last fall and on the Omnibus Spending Bill that was passed on December 18. Congressman Mark Meadows from the 11th congressional district (most of WNC) voted against those bills, but McHenry voted FOR both of them, essentially voting FOR Planned Parenthood. PP celebrated over the last vote. Franklin Graham left the Republican Party. Simply, the majority of congressional Republicans want to look like they’re prolife, but they fell down when a measure of true substance was at stake. They’re are afraid to stand up to Obama and the press, because, of course, if Republicans use their God given authority called the “power of the purse” to suppress evil, then Obama will refuse to sign such budget measures and will allow the federal government to (partially) shut down again, and then he will blame Republicans. But, this was and is a winnable fight worth fighting!