Skip to comments.Woman arrested for spraying abortion activists with holy water, appears in court
Posted on 04/21/2013 5:28:29 AM PDT by NYer
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, April 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An elderly woman who allegedly sprayed pro-abortion activists with holy water appeared in court this week to answer to misdemeanor harassment charges.
Joyce Fecteau, who is in her seventies, was arrested outside the facility in January after pro-abortion demonstrators Lisa Cox and Katherine Norlin accused Fecteau of spraying them with an “unknown substance."
The pair said the incident occurred December 22 on the sidewalk outside the “Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives” abortion business in Huntsville, while they were escorting a woman inside.
Fecteau said that she sprayed the holy water because another one of the pro-abortion demonstrators was burning a “smudge stick” – a bundle of sage and other dried herbs frequently used in New Age, pagan, and Shamanist rituals.
Fecteau said the smoke was billowing into her face.
“I had been told repeatedly by my health care provider not to breathe in that smoke because it’s making me sick,” she said after her arrest. “I can't tell if [the holy water] drifted on this lady's face.”
Video footage of the incident appears to show the pro-abortion protester standing near Fecteau holding the smudge stick. Fecteau is seen pointing her spray bottle at the stick and spraying the water.
Fecteau's attorney, Trent Garmon, told the court that his client "had no intent to annoy, harass or alarm."
Cox and Norlin both expressed concerns that they did not know what was in the bottle.
Garmon told the court that in a video of the incident taken by Fecteau's husband, someone can be heard mocking the spraying, saying, "Oh, holy water! It burns!"
The police officer that was called to the scene testified that Fecteau had never displayed agressive behavior while protesting outside the clinic. He said that the pro-abortion protesters had told him they thought the bottle might contain vegetable oil, but that he verified that it was water.
According to WHNT, if convicted Fecteau faces a potential maximum sentence of three months in jail and a $500 fine on each count of harassment.
The case will resume on April 26 at 8:30 am.
Were the abortion activist burned badly after they were spayed with holy water....that would make it assault with a wetly weapon!!!
I’m sorry for giving any offense, but that is just an incredibly ignorant, baiting question. Do you honestly think some preacher blesses a whole river for a Baptism? Where on earth do you live, to have remained so sheltered from how the majority in this country practice Baptism? We’re baptized with water, just as you are. Water.
I am Catholic
I’d surmised as much.
Do you ask a priest to ask Mary to intercede for you to acquire a blessing from God for your food?
If I could be on her jury. She walks free.
How many of your questions do you want me to answer before you will answer any of mine?
Does holy water come out of my faucets in the home??
If the faucets are blessed by clergy does that mean I will always have holy water coming out? Is there a taste difference?? inquiring minds want to know.
Yes, she actually sprayed the libtards with holy hydric acid!
As many as it takes.
Ironically, smudging sage has been used along with incense in Christian churches almost from the beginning. Judging from many Christian accounts, as well as some personal experience, sage smudging does tend to dispel or drive away “something” bad.
For example, methamphetamine users find the smell to be very repulsive and leave. Likewise I saw a small amount burning in an ashtray being used against some men identified as undercover police officers, who left while loudly proclaiming it to be a revolting stench, though it was a very mild odor.
Many people do not move into a new home or apartment until it has been sage smudged. One such individual said it was good against “bad moods or feelings” left behind by former occupants, or just random “badness” in the place for whatever reason.
Some use it when they know a place is soon to have a lot of stress or tension between people, to help keep things from getting out of hand and to more relax the mood of the situation.
But, like the lady in the story, most any kind of smoke is unpleasant if you have lung problems.
satan doesn’t like Holy Water so does that mean the pro-aborts are influenced or possessed by satan? I say yes.