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If You Canít Beat The Truth, Silence It
Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | Benjamin Bull

Posted on 04/03/2012 5:28:52 AM PDT by Kaslin

A gut-wrenching example of the lengths to which men will go to silence the voices of conscience recently played out in an Ontario Court of Justice. There, Judge S. Ford Clements sentenced pro-life advocate Mary Wagner to 92 more days in jail, on top of the 88 days she’d already spent behind bars, all because she has been walking into the waiting rooms in Canadian abortion clinics and sharing hope with the women who are waiting to have their babies killed.

And the story gets worse. Clements was so outraged by Wagner’s passion for life that he lashed out at her in front of the court:

You don’t get it, do you? What’s the rule of law? You’re required to abide by it … You’ve lost the right as a citizen to be anywhere near an abortion clinic or to speak to an employee.

You’re wrong and your God’s wrong. You have complete contempt … There is a right to (abortion) in this country … You don’t have a right to cause (abortion-seeking women) extra pain and grief the way you do.

There are many ironies in Clements’ angry words, not the least of which was the fact that he equated Wagner’s message of Christian hope with “extra pain and grief” for women preparing to have an abortion. Yet Wagner has not been going into the waiting rooms to cause extra pain and grief but to impart good news which may, God willing, lead some women to walk out of the waiting room instead of having an abortion: thereby sparing a child’s life.

Note, too, Clements’ bombastic proclamation of “Your God’s wrong.” Most obvious is the fact that it’s not a judge’s business to make such a pronouncement. But ever since Adam and Eve stood in the Garden of Eden, man has been trying to prove God a liar or a heavenly miscreant. This judge in Canada is no different.

The good news is that Wagner was not intimated by Clements’ verbal outbreak, nor was she swayed by his low opinion of God’s judgment on matters of life and death. Rather, when asked whether she would stop going to abortion clinic waiting rooms and ministering to women for a period of three years—three years being the length of probation for having gone to the waiting rooms in the first place—Wagner said she would not stop going.

So Clements has tucked Wagner back into a cell for 92 more days.

I guess the message is: If you can’t beat the truth, silence it.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: judicialactivism; prolife

1 posted on 04/03/2012 5:28:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; lightman

“your God’s wrong...”

He’s going to *pay* for that one, someday. God doesn’t like to be mocked.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 5:33:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Kaslin
You’re wrong and your God’s wrong....

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Hmmm..... we'll see

I wonder how it will go for Justice Harry Blackmun (Roe v. Wade) and this Canadian jurist when they stand before a Holy God for the judgment of their lives...?

The LORD hears things we cannot hear....
... like the crying out of innocent blood.

Just wonderin'...

3 posted on 04/03/2012 5:41:15 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Kaslin

You don’t have a right to cause (abortion-seeking women) extra pain and grief the way you do.

Yet the church freaks who protest at Soldier funerals are allowed to do it to mourners?


4 posted on 04/03/2012 5:49:20 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Kaslin

“Your God’s wrong” implies that “my God is right” so she goes to jail. Was he wearing a pointed white hat when he sentenced her? Perhaps a stake and some kindling will save her soul, eh?


5 posted on 04/03/2012 5:51:35 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Kaslin

Evil is a force to reckon with...this judge is testament to that fact. Pray for this loving Christian woman whom he is doing his best to torment and suffer.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 5:57:49 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: rfreedom4u

Big difference between going into a clinic and advocating that a woman love th elife that is in her and shouting “I’m glad your son/daughter is dead” at a funeral protest by scum anti-Christian bigots from WBC.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 6:40:45 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Kaslin

Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:


8 posted on 04/03/2012 7:31:33 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Kaslin
women who are waiting to have their babies killed

Women who are waiting to kill their babies.

9 posted on 04/03/2012 9:07:12 AM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: Kaslin

Silencing truth - that’s what Political Correctness is all about.

And, in the case of the abortion issue, these women know what they did, or are about to do,

and this woman’s outburst is just proof of that.

DON’T REMIND ME THAT I COMMITTED MURDER! I’M A GOOD PERSON!


10 posted on 04/03/2012 9:13:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

This still does not get past the issue of Trespassing.

The judge was wrong in saying what she was saying but that does not change the defendant’s wrongdoing.

Even if the judge recuses herself and a new judge reviews the contempt order there is no reason to set it aside.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 9:45:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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