Christians with Operation Save America (OSA) gathered in Jackson Hole Wyoming, May 16th through the 22 nd 2011 to confront the town with their sin of abortion in compliance with Isaiah 58:1. “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”
OSA leaders went to Jackson Hole earlier this year to meet with pastors and pro life leaders to ask them for their help in exposing the sin of abortion in their town. Jackson, a town of approximately 8,650 people, harbors the last abortion mill in Wyoming. Not one pro life organization and all but one pastor refused to help the effort to make Wyoming the first abortion free state.
Pastor John King of Mountain View Baptist Church opened his church and his heart to us for the sake of the children being killed in his town. And in doing so, his church became a hot spot for obscene and vicious phone calls around the clock and vandalism. Pastor John and his wife Gloria in the grace of Jesus, lovingly reached out us and to their lost and dying community.
Jackson’s abortionist, Brent Blue in a recent newspaper interview stated that abortion is just a small percentage of what he does, parroting Planned Parenthood’s recent claim. Apparently, in Blue’s mind, a few baby killings are acceptable.
The saints took graphic signs to Emerg-A- Care abortion facility, Jackson High School, St. John’s hospital employing abortionist Blue and streets of Jackson Hole. The town threw a tantrum. “How dare you show our children these pictures! they screamed”. When they were told that all they had to do was ask abortionist Blue to stop killing children, the town’s people were indignant. They made their own signs with slogans like, “My body, My Choice”, “Pro Family, Pro Child, Pro Choice” and others so vulgar that they can’t be repeated. Women shouted from their cars “Thank God, for Dr. Blue, and Dr. Blue is a fine man”.
In the mid nineties Dr. Blue shot at his wife and to this day he is killing children. The word “fine” must have been redefined when I wasn’t looking. Blue left town in the middle of the week leaving his friends and neighbors in a tail spin. Prov. 28:1 “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”
Sadly, Jackson Hole gets the dubious award for the most frequent, ferocious and threatening vulgarity ever. Shockingly, even young children participated in the crude sport along side their parents.
Never-the-less thousands of pamphlets were handed out, dozens of mixed up women with pro abortion signs were given the gospel and the abortionist’s neighborhood was leafleted.
This community prides itself on its tolerance. Unfortunately, they are unable to tolerate the truth. It is not the government’s fault that the people gag on righteousness, it’s the church’s fault. The “Church” has substituted tolerance for love. Its teeth have rotted on a sickeningly sweet, seeker friendly gospel and its saints gag on righteousness right along with the world. Its salt is tasteless and there is very little light to follow out of the darkness in Jackson. Pray for pastor King of Mountain View Baptist, he has a mighty battle in front of him.
A Jackson, Christian police officer asked, “How do you reconcile the fact that you have offended most Christians and all the pro life groups here?” The answer appalled him, “That’s the pastors’ fault. They have not equipped the saints to expose sin and reach the world. He asked, “How do you reconcile Romans 13:1&2 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation?”
He was answered with, Rom. 13:3&4 “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
The Christian police officers in Jackson were a terror to those doing good works. They sat in their cars and watched their citizens pelt Christians with water filled condoms and with water bottles. They witnessed 6 times as citizens of Jackson deliberately tried to run down Christians holding signs and waving to those driving by. In doing so, they taught the residents that it’s okay to assault the truth bearers with their cars. The 7th time one driver actually slowed down, waited for two Christians crossing at a crosswalk with a large eight foot sign to get into the middle of the street and then he put the peddle to the metal in an attempt to run the pro lifers over. They were able to get out of his way but the sign was broken. At last, this person was arrested.
Those God fearing, God loving police officers sited one man for parking on school property only it wasn’t school property and justified their actions because the message was too graphic. Finally, on May 21st the boy scouts had an event in the town square. OSA leadership decided that the graphic signs would not be used but there would be preaching and leafleting.
Chet Gallagher, retired police officer and OSA police liaison, was the first Christian to be arrested and carted off to jail for preaching as the crowd in the square cheered. Next Pastor Mark Holick from Kansas was hauled off. And then something happened, Rusty Thomas began preaching, the crowd quieted and he wasn’t hauled away. Then Ante Pavkovic began to preach, the crowd was silent until he finished. God moved and the people heard. Some will harden their hearts and other hearts will soften. Pray that real Christians will find the soften hearts and minister to them.
Christians experiencing self righteous indignation, will sleep easy tonight knowing that Pastor King has stepped out of line and is reaping God’s wrath for his unloving ways. Mean while, their Christian brothers, sisters and unborn babies are not safe in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Abortionist Brent Blue may be free to continue killing innocent unborn baby girls and boys but no longer with tranquility. Jackson has been warned of its wicked ways and unbeknownst to them they’ve invited OSA back. Ken Scott, Chet Gallagher and Pastor Holick have been ordered back to face Jackson’s judges for the charges filed against them. It looks as though God has plans for the precious people of Jackson. Praise His holy name!!!