Anthrax & the Army of God
This page contains the text of Dave Leach's statement made on the Uncle Ed. TV show, and forwarded to Ann Varney, ABC News 20/20, for a segment she had tentatively scheduled for November 9, 2001 AD. To watch the TV version, download either the Quicktime (844K) or the Real (576K) files indicated next. Download time is roughly 5 minutes on a 56K modem. (After the file is downloaded, open your Quicktime or Real player, under "File" select "Open" and select this file.)
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Transcript of the statement:
We ask God to Bless America. I want to make that a more realistic hope, by persuading Americans to stop murdering their unborn.
When 250 anthrax threats were mailed to abortion centers recently, closing them for a day or two, that was not a good way to close them. Unfortunately, until a good way is found, a bad way is better than no way. 4,000 lost lives in New York was a terrible loss. But SEVEN TIMES that many Americans are lost in a week of abortions!
When the news reports my funny ideas, without reporting my reasoning, I am painted "radical". I look even more fanatic to people told I quote Scripture, but not which passages, or how I expound them. So I will tell you the Scriptures that move me, and you decide if I am twisting them.
Luke 1 says the 6-months-along John recognized the voice of the mother of the embryonic Jesus and leaped for joy, proving humans have advanced consciousness, even in the womb. In Psalm 139, the most powerful King of his age describes his own development in the womb as if it were HIM in there from the beginning, not some blob which later turned into him. Jeremiah 1 shows God assigns our life's work even before our conception. Leviticus 20 warns of judgment upon every man who stands by while his neighbors kill their children.
But the Scripture which most moves me is the Old Testament version of the Luke 10 story of The Good Samaritan. Proverbs 24:11-12 launched Operation Rescue over a decade ago. "Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. Don't try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn't know about it. For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours, and he knows you knew! And he will reward everyone according to his deeds."
Governments, not thieves, lead their victims to their death, staggering to their execution. Thieves don't have enough power over their victims to choose when and how to kill them. They must kill on the spot, or not at all. Likewise we can seldom save people from thieves because we cannot know when they will strike; but government strikes in the open.
Romans 13:1 commands us to obey the higher powers, plural. That is why Christians are the most law abiding of all men, when the higher powers agree; but have always been a thorn in government's side when man's laws violate God's laws. When there is a Conflict of Laws, Christians will obey the
For more details, check out my website at www.pines.org. Let me just repeat those Scripture citations one more time, in case you were trying to write them down. I am also forwarding a copy of this statement to Ann Varney of ABC news, who is producing a report for 20/20. If she chooses to use part of this statement, now you know the REST of the statement. The Bible passages are: Luke 1:39-41. Psalms 139:13-16. Jeremiah 1:5. Leviticus 20:1-5. Proverbs 24:11-12.
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