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69-year-old pro-life Personhood petitioner attacked, suffers broken hip
LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/4/12 | Angela O’Brien

Posted on 07/04/2012 11:31:09 AM PDT by wagglebee

DENVER, CO, July 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) —Days after Personhood USA president Keith Mason’s home was attacked in the night leaving his wife and children traumatized, a Personhood volunteer, 69-year-old Everett Stadig, was assaulted, sustaining a broken hip.

On Saturday, Stadig – a soft-spoken and slender gentleman - was thrown off his bicycle while peacefully gathering signatures for the Personhood amendment in Colorado, and as a result has had to undergo surgery to replace part of his hip.

Stadig stopped outside a grocery store to invite people to sign the Personhood petition. One woman expressed interest in signing, but had to return temporarily into the store. While Stadig waited, a man came by whom he also invited to sign the petition.

In a telephone interview from his hospital bed, Stadig told LifeSiteNews that the man was “in his mid thirties and looked about six foot tall.” He refused to sign, and began to swear and shout at Stadig.

“He was yelling ‘I’m pro-choice!’”  Stadig recalled, adding that he used “most foul language.”

Stadig explained that being ‘pro-choice’ meant pro-abortion, and again urged him to sign. At first the man walked away, but returned half a minute later, still swearing and yelling.

“He said ‘you don’t have a right to be here!’” Stadig related, “and I said ‘I do have a right to be here, this is a Colorado Petition Drive’. Then he grabbed my petition pad, and with the same movement threw me to ground, and I was hurt so bad I couldn’t get up.”

Stadig was on tall bicycle. He struck the ground hard on his hip and was in too much pain to rise. Stadig said that there were between 10 and 20 people present, and at least seven witnessed the assault, but no one had tried to stop the man. “It happened so fast, and they were too far away,” he explained.

The man who had attacked him did not stop to see if Stadig was injured. “After he threw me off the bicycle, he proceeded to leave,” Stadig said, “and I was trying to get people to call the police… to get that man’s license number, because I couldn’t do it.” Eventually a woman came forward, took the man’s license plate, and wrote a report.

Stadig learned later that his hip had been broken.

He remained on the ground for several minutes. “There were people around,” he said, “but no one offered to help me up.”

Eventually security personnel came out of the store and got Stadig off the ground and into a chair to wait for the ambulance.

Stadig was bruised and his hip badly injured: “I found out that it was separated, and I must get a replacement ball socket.”

While recovering from surgery, Stadig has still been gathering petitions in the hospital among the nurses and therapists.

Personhood USA President Keith Mason commented to LifeSiteNews, “There he is chillin in the hospital bed with his clipboard getting signatures of the hospital staff… he’s a great guy, an inspiration to us.”

Stadig is pressing charges, but does not yet know the name of his assailant and has still heard nothing from the police. “It’s unbelievable what happens in this country,” he said. “There’s so much violence.”

Stadig - tall, bearded and thin - bears a resemblance to Abraham Lincoln.  He has made use of these traits to attract young people to his pro-life appeals. His signature Abe Lincoln tux and top hat have brought smiles and photo ops to many a family.

Stadig’s pastor Bob Enyart of Denver Bible Church, visited with Stadig in hospital.  Pastor Enyart told LifeSiteNews, “Everett is so soft spoken, if he yelled you might hear him ten feet away. He’s a gentle giant who has the boldness of a lion when it comes to protecting an innocent child. Here in Denver, Everett is a local hero. As Jesus said, love God, and love your neighbor! That’s what Everett’s all about.”


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Stadig explained that being ‘pro-choice’ meant pro-abortion, and again urged him to sign. At first the man walked away, but returned half a minute later, still swearing and yelling.

Murdering bastards!

1 posted on 07/04/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/04/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 07/04/2012 11:33:30 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Time for an unCivil War!

It’s us against the forces of evil that keep trying to wrest control of this nation and they’re winning!


4 posted on 07/04/2012 11:34:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: wagglebee

Hopefully the stores video cameras caught this assault.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 11:35:18 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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6 posted on 07/04/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

IMHO - the left is just getting warmed up, the violence will escalate as the push through their fascist agenda. Obama and his ACORN followers are ready for bloodshed.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: wagglebee

IMHO - the left is just getting warmed up, the violence will escalate as they push through their fascist agenda. Obama and his ACORN followers are ready for bloodshed.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 11:38:52 AM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: wagglebee

Its coming. Be prepared.


9 posted on 07/04/2012 11:40:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: wagglebee

So someone got the vehicle tag. Has the perpetrator been identified? If so, has there been an arrest? If not, why?


10 posted on 07/04/2012 11:45:19 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: skeeter

Prepared and ready to go here.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: wagglebee

Why so much hatred from the liberals? It’s because they’re worried that they might not be one of the 30 million people that they say this earth can support. Billions of us must die to reach that 30 million number. The fact that our planet is already supporting billions of people doesn’t enter into their brains.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 11:50:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: wagglebee
Stadig explained that being ‘pro-choice’ meant pro-abortion, and again urged him to sign. At first the man walked away, but returned half a minute later, still swearing and yelling.

Interesting...he walked away but returned...

Satan and his minions must have been whispering in his ear...someone who thinks abortion is Ok, has blood lust in their soul...something stirred it up...

Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 posted on 07/04/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: wagglebee

Not only that.....all those people around and they did exactly SPIT; they didn’t stop the bastard attacker, they didn’t help an old man when he was knocked down.

WTF has happened to this country???????????????????????


14 posted on 07/04/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: wagglebee

Just what I thought: when it comes to offing the elderly, these people will do it with a club - not with a syringe.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 11:55:37 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Popman

Demons exist...perhaps he was possessed.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 11:56:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: skeeter

I started preparing over 40 years ago.

LLS


17 posted on 07/04/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: wagglebee

Hope he gets any hip replacement surgery now before Obamacare goes into effect. Not only is he old, he’s also pro-life. Definitely a candidate for extermination under the rules of the Death Penalty.


18 posted on 07/04/2012 11:59:47 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron

Death Penalty = Death Panel.


19 posted on 07/04/2012 12:00:41 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: wagglebee

America’s Leftists have fully embraced the politics of confrontation and violence.

Obama’s pals; no doubt they’re taking their example in lawlessness from America’s Attorney General - the biggest lawbreaker in the nation.


20 posted on 07/04/2012 12:03:13 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: wagglebee

I am waiting for the day that some leftist judge rules a pecedent that such physical assault is “protected political speech”. At that point we are obligated to reciprocate disproportionately.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 12:05:25 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: murron

It used to be called the Death Penalty, but now Justice Roberts says we should call it the Death Tax.

It used to be punishment for those convicted of murder, but now it’s punishment of those who are inconvenient.


22 posted on 07/04/2012 12:05:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wagglebee
Just another example of the destruction of American society by those who cannot "tolerate" those with whom they disagree. Liberals believe all thought and beliefs other than theirs must be eliminated - violently, if need be. They know they are protected by the media and Dems in government (just find a liberal judge to throw out the case!).

I bet those with a Romney bumper sticker or yard sign will be subject to vandalism more so than those with an Obama sign. Just goes to show how immature and childish the left is. But you won't see or hear about it from the "news" media (except maybe FNC).

23 posted on 07/04/2012 12:07:25 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: All

These SOB’s that do things like that are the most vile and horrible creatures out there. I often wonder if they are demon possessed and/or under the influence of them. We are at the time of the greatest division since the Civil War.


24 posted on 07/04/2012 12:11:01 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: wagglebee
they support abortion. they support obama and obamacare, which has mathematical models of medical care allocation that leave those over 50 with a radically decreasing "likelihood of receiving an intervention."

the unborn and those over fifty are an affront to the regime and its useful idiots.


25 posted on 07/04/2012 12:11:54 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: wagglebee
Stadig explained that being ‘pro-choice’ meant pro-abortion ...

... and just that little bit of truth was enough to drive a grown man, apparently uninfluenced by drugs or alcohol, to a violent assault. One wonders how many of the attacker's sex partners have aborted his children.

I knew an Abraham Lincoln reenactor in Tulsa. He often presented the Gettysburg Address at 4th of July events or library educational programs. His wife did Mary Todd (sans obvious neuroses).

26 posted on 07/04/2012 12:15:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.")
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To: wagglebee

All pro-lifers are in great danger.


27 posted on 07/04/2012 12:38:47 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Fred Hayek
If so, has there been an arrest? If not, why?

Perhaps the cops are sympathetic to the 'pro-death' crowd.

28 posted on 07/04/2012 12:39:11 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jyotishi
All pro-lifers are in great danger.

Indeed.

29 posted on 07/04/2012 12:40:48 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wagglebee
So the peaceful, tolerant, loving lefties are attacking anyone who doesn't agree with their right to kill their own children.

About the attack, as unlikely as I would have believed the US would split into separate countries, it seems even less likely the left and right can live peacefully together after the past few years.

30 posted on 07/04/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: wagglebee

If this is where our country is now; then perhaps it is time for G-d Almighty to execute His judgement upon this Nation. I grieve for some, but I am also at peace.


31 posted on 07/04/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wagglebee
At his age, a broken hip is close to a death sentence.
32 posted on 07/04/2012 12:49:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Too bad this fellow isn’t black, and supporting some liberal cause - then every race-baiter and liberal quack would be pounding the airwaves calling for justice and protests in the streets...

But it’s just a white guy (and a professed Christian) staying up for the unborn who have no voice - not a PC cause... so the crickets chirp


33 posted on 07/04/2012 12:59:23 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: wagglebee

As much as it pains me to say this, it certainly seems that evil is taking over our once great country under obama’s rule!!!

God Help Us!


34 posted on 07/04/2012 1:01:42 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: murron

Same thing, no correction needed :)


35 posted on 07/04/2012 1:03:43 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: wagglebee

Since the police have the offender’s license plate, it should be easy to track him down and arrest him. And whether or not they do, this gentleman can file a whopper of a lawsuit against him. His attorney most definitely can track down the offender.

Hopefully the offender holds some leadership position in a pro-abortion group.


36 posted on 07/04/2012 1:08:55 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: wagglebee

I’ll have find out how I can take Mr. Stadig’s place, gathering signatures.

Antagonists can expect a different outcome.


37 posted on 07/04/2012 1:16:35 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: jeffc

Re: I bet those with a Romney bumper sticker or yard sign will be subject to vandalism

My truck was vandalized several times until my wife took my McCain sticker off. It now has a retired army and a served in Iraq sticker with disabled vet license plate so I suspect the vandalism will continue.


38 posted on 07/04/2012 1:19:42 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: jeffc

Re: I bet those with a Romney bumper sticker or yard sign will be subject to vandalism

My truck was vandalized several times until my wife took my McCain sticker off. It now has a retired army and a served in Iraq sticker with disabled vet license plate so I suspect the vandalism will continue.


39 posted on 07/04/2012 1:20:41 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: jesseam

Sorry for the dbl post but my trigger finger is still twitchy


40 posted on 07/04/2012 1:22:12 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: skeeter

This will be the most violent election in US history and the MSM will ignore it.


41 posted on 07/04/2012 1:31:00 PM PDT by rcofdayton
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To: IbJensen

Actually, the pro-life forces are winning because the number of pro-life citizens in America continues to grow.

The pro-deathers are scared to death of that fact!


42 posted on 07/04/2012 1:39:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

What event caused you to start?


43 posted on 07/04/2012 1:41:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I was raised in the South to love America, the Flag and the Republic for which it stands. I was educated in detail about our History, our founding, Founders and I was educated before the lies of political correctness destroyed our system.

I was in elementary school when I first started to pay attention. President Kennedy was killed and I started to question what I was told by the news on TV and what my family read in the newspapers. Back then... we only had three channels of TV... and those were limited in hours on the air.

Later... instead of staying up nights and watching sci fi and monster movies... I would sneak on the TV and find William F. Buckley's show Firing Line and I became a student of Conservatism. I actually was watching live when Buckley darted his tongue from side to side... kicked his head back and to one side... and eviscerated gore vidal... man he left that poofter in a pile of bloody guts!

I minored in World and American History in college. I took pre law just to expand my knowledge. I had to hide under my desk from Ivan nuking me... my school had operational Geiger counters. I lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis and I saw the communists in hollywood creep out of the shadows and they and the media started their clandestine revolution. My father taught me that the only good commie is a dead commie... that America and Americans were special and then he spent a lifetime proving it to me.

That is why when I came of age... I started to prepare. Not exactly like the TV series but if it gets as bad as those people say... then a fortress will only stand so long and no one will be safe without numbers... and that is where I think it will go worst case.

Many of us will be busy rebuilding this republic as envisioned by our Founders and we will separate from those that do not want to follow that path. We will be too busy defending and rebuilding to sink into total anarchy. If I am wrong... I am still better prepared than most.

LLS

44 posted on 07/04/2012 2:18:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: stockpirate
the left is just getting warmed up, the violence will escalate

Then it's a good thing our Forefathers gave us the 2nd Amendment. Personally, I haven't been in any mood to take anything from any of that scum.

45 posted on 07/04/2012 2:34:55 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: arrogantsob

He should have trayvoned the MF.


46 posted on 07/04/2012 2:36:20 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


47 posted on 07/04/2012 3:44:52 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: wagglebee

Just not understanding why prolife folks don’t carry when out doing work. It of course doesn’t excuse the actions of the assailant, but come on. Its not like this hasn’t happened before. Please protect yourselves!


48 posted on 07/04/2012 4:59:53 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat ( We're all Texians now.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

The divorce is coming. Let’s hope its a reasonably peaceful one.


49 posted on 07/04/2012 5:13:52 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat ( We're all Texians now.)
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To: skeeter

I’m ready as I will ever be.


50 posted on 07/04/2012 5:27:44 PM PDT by sport
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