Rev. Michael Bray
The Murder of God's Prophet                      by Rev. Michael Bray
On 19 February, 2003, a classified F.B.I. intelligence bulletin was issued to state and local law enforcement agencies throughout
the country warning authorities to be on the alert for "lone terrorists." Among those listed as examples was Paul J. Hill. The U.S.
government, reacting to the rise of Islamic jihadism and inspired by the regular denunciation of baby defenders by "pro-life"
organizations, has ratcheted up the rhetoric against those who confront national idolatry and defend the innocent.
Those who step beyond merely objecting to the murder of womb children and actually defend the innocent are not just
"extremists"; they are "terrorists" - right there with the Palestinian intifada, Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah.
And so, in 2003, the terrorist Paul Hill can be quietly executed without a whisper of opposition from "pro-life organizations."
One of the few memorable truths that George Bush the First said was: "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."
Indeed, the matter does depend upon perspective - and truth. And there are those who know the truth, but do not love it. They
condemn that costly action which obedience to it sometimes requires. While I was in jail circa 1987, I happened to walk by a
television as George Bush in his campaign for presidency was asked about his pro-life views. If he believed abortion ought to be
outlawed, what, asked the reporter, would be the sanctions against those who committed an abortion.
He wouldn't say that the penalty ought to be on parity with that of any other murder. Like most pro-lifers, if he believed the
truth, he didn't love it enough to stand for it.
Paul Hill believed the truth, loved the truth, spoke the truth, and acted upon the truth.
That was just too much for both Joe citizen and Joe Christian.
I remember standing on a street corner in down town Pensacola with Paul Hill at the trial of Michael Griffin following his
termination of Abortionist David Gunn on 17 March, 1993. Paul had drawn abundant attention with his huge signs which called
for the government to "Execute Abortionists." His banner also raised the question of executing the "accessories" as well. While
Paul held fast to his pole, fighting a light breeze, Flip Benham arrived alone to confront and chide him. Railing against him as one
"spewing false teaching" and an "enemy of the cross," Flip said he ought to do what he called others to do if he believed
defensive action to be right.
I asked Flip why he wasn't out blocking doors - a response to child slaughter which he believed to be right and sufficient even
in the face of the recent issuance of federal injunctions against such. (It seemed to go over his head.)
In the end, Paul did what he believed he was morally and legally authorized to do. Flip has not. In the end, Paul paid the price
his conscience demanded. He was faithful and true.
I never saw Paul revile Flip. In fact I was quite impressed and pleased with his Godly humility as he faced foes: both from within
and without the pro-life "community."
Paul Hill addressed two parties: the government and the citizen. To the government, he said: Your duty is to execute murderers
according to the Laws of God and the laws of the state. To the citizen, he said: You have a duty to love and defend your
neighbor.
Paul defended his neighbors, the most helpless of them all. He acted consistently with what he preached. But I think he was
more than an uncommon citizen willing to lay down his life for the least of our brethren. I have always interpreted Paul's deed
not as an example of how any and every citizen may lawfully defend the innocent; I see him not as a citizen and defender but as
a statesman and prophet. Paul did not choose to terminate an abortionist covertly so that he might repeat the good deed to
future joy of many babies and their relatives. Rather, he chose to abort the abortionist in public, laying down his weapon and
holding his hands to heaven as he walked away and submitted to arrest. His was the message of a prophet to the civil
authorities. This is the proper legal standard. This is justice. Murderers are to be executed. These children of the womb are true
children. The aborting of them is the murdering of them. Those who abort them or assist in the aborting of them are murderers
and accessories to murder.
This ought to be the message of God's people to the government. Each church of God, fulfilling its role as a standard bearer in
its community, the "pillar of and foundation of truth" as Paul of Tarsus describes it (1 Tim.. 3:15), ought to be proclaiming this
justice to the civil authorities. The Law of God ought to be advocated as the standard for true justice. In this the church in its
community is salt and light not only in matters of mercy but in matters of law and order: justice.
Prior to the execution of John Brown, Henry David Thoreau delivered a speech to the citizens of Concord, Massachusetts
(Oct. 30, 1859). Of Brown, he said:
           He was like the best of those who stood at Concord Bridge once, on Lexington Common, and on
            Bunker Hill, only he was firmer and higher principled than any that I have chanced to hear of as
            there. It was no abolition lecturer that converted him. Ethan Allen and Stark, with whom he may in
            some respects be compared, were rangers in a lower and less important field. they could bravely
            face their country's foes, but he had the courage to face his country herself, when she was in the
            wrong. . .
           He was a superior man. He did not value his bodily life in comparison with ideal things. He did not
            recognize unjust human laws, but resisted them as he was bid. For once we are lifted out of the
            trivialness and dust of politics into the region of truth and manhood. No man in America has ever
            stood up so persistently and effectively for the dignity of human nature . . . In that sense he was the
            most American of us all. He needed no babbling lawyer, making false issues, to defend him. He was
            more than a match for all the judges that American voters, or office-holders of whatever grade, can
            create. He could not have been tried by a jury of his peers, because his peers did not exist. When a
            man stands up serenely against the condemnation and vengeance of mankind, rising above them
            literally BY A WHOLE BODY, - even though he were of late the vilest murderer, who has settled
            that matter with himself, - the spectacle is a sublime one, - didn't ye know it, ye Liberators, ye
            Tribunes, ye Republicans? - and we become criminal in comparison. Do yourselves the honor to
            recognize him. He needs none of your respect.
  
So it is with our brother, Paul. Few have the ability or at least the willingness to recognize the message and the messenger. Paul
Hill is a prophet with a prophet's message to a reprobate nation. And there will be consequences for the murder of God's
messenger.
On 6 May, 1992, I appeared by invitation before Charles Schummer’s Committee On Crime And Criminal Justice. The
purpose of the Committee was to investigate the need to pass the FACE bill which was designed to shut down protests at
abortuaries.
My prepared statement, in part, said:
           Justice - as our American society has always understood it - assumes the perspective of our
            Declaration of Independence; viz. that all men are endowed by the Creator with certain "unalienable
            Rights." Justice demands that innocent human beings be protected from those who would prey upon
            them; protected from those who would enrich themselves by the shedding of innocent blood; and
            protected even from law-makers who might be in the pay of the abortion lobby.
           Our republic is governed by certain principles of human dignity which deny the claims of a majority
            to oppress the minority. Thus, even a majority, by virtue of democratic vote, may not violate
            constitutional rights which are endowed upon all people by the Almighty. How much less, then,
            ought a cadre of abortion enthusiasts be permitted to impose their invidious legislation upon the
            majority of the people.
           We concede that while a majority of the American people oppose "criminal abortion" (as it is still
            called in the many state codes), it is a mere several thousand who involve themselves in sidewalk
            counseling and clinic blockades. It is this small group which this legislation seeks to address. I wish
            to beg your consideration of these most noble among prolife citizens of our country.
           The sidewalk counselor and the clinic blockader both believe what they have been told by their
            Christian teachers about abortion. They believe that every abortion terminates the life of a child. And
            they act relatively consistently with what they believe. Some would say, however, that they are not
            as consistent as they could be. Writing in The New Republic in 1988, Jefferson Morely scorned
            prolifers with these words:
                   If the United State's government, by allowing legal abortions, is now
                    condoning 4,000 murders a day, civil disobedience, if not armed rebellion,
                    would certainly be called for. . . Indeed in such a horrific society, nonviolent
                    resistance would constitute - like pacifism in the face of Nazi genocide - a
                    profound moral failing. The most admirable response would be to organize a
                    clandestine violent opposition to hinder if not end the mass murder. Anyone
                    who firebombed Belsen would have been, in our judgment today, a hero, not
                    an "extremist." Thus the people who firebomb abortion clinics are . . . the only
                    ones who, in the midst of what some antiabortion groups call the "American
                    Holocaust," are not acting like good Germans.
          Similarly, in October of the year of 1984 when more clinics were destroyed than any year before or
            since, Ms magazine asked:
                   If [prolifers] really believe that stopping abortion is the same as stopping child
                    murders, the question arises, why aren't they more violent?
A variety of methods have been employed to interfere with child slaughter; from gluing facility doors shut, to demolition of the
same; from picketing abortionists homes to shooting them. Indeed, as Ms magazine has asked, "Why aren't they more violent?"
Paul Hill not only spoke and acted upon the truth, He functioned in the role of a prophet. We would do well to carefully
consider the consequences for those who remain in a nation which murders God's messengers:
           Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites. For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn
            the monuments of the righteous, and you say, "If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we
            would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets." So you testify
            against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets." (Matthew 23:29-31)
  
We celebrate the rebel Washington, the liberator Lincoln, or the freedom fighter Stonewall Jackson like the Jews celebrated the
warrior David and the slayer of Baal-worshippers Elijah. But we jail or murder our own prophets.
Consequences follow. Jerusalem was destroyed a generation later.
We are not all prophets. But let us not fail to honor him as one.
Writings of Rev. Michael Bray
A Call for Prolife Orgs to Repentance
The Murder of God's Prophet by Rev. Michael Bray
The Restoration of Fatherhood
(Or Some Fresh Ideas for Promise Keepers)
A Plea for Aid and Comfort for Prisoners by Michael Bray
For information about Rev. Michael Bray's book, A Time to Kill, click here.
Back to Anti-Abortion Heroes of the Faith
Hebrews 12:29
For our God is a consuming fire.
Psalm 3:3
But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
  
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Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made he man.
Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are:
for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the
blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it
.
  To contact e-mail: Glory2Jesus@ArmyofGod.com
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  Or write to: Rev. Donald Spitz
                      Pro-Life Virginia
                      P.O. Box 16611
                      Chesapeake VA 23328
Baby murdered by a babykilling abortionist.
A Call for Prolife Orgs to Repentance
Those pro-life organizations, which have scurried to re-purge themselves and get their press releases out in condemnation of James Kopp, thwart the very movement they think to be protecting.   By condemning defensive action, they belie themselves and nullify all their prolife proclamations, reducing themselves to noisy gongs.  Their dignity-of-man protestations  ring hollow, and their earnest pleas for the lives of the innocents are as cogent as the hollering of a glossolalist on a hot tin roof.  Rather than advance the effort to contend for justice for the womb children in our land and in the world, these “anti-violence” dupes, with their irrational rhetoric, continue to turn the movement backward.  What sense can be made of one who declares, “Human beings are truly being butchered by abortionists!  They are serial murderers who kill children with every abortion procedure!” and then says, “Damn that man who saved the innocent children by fatally stopping the murderer”?
  (Contemplate several duhs, take a breath, and think on.)
  It is difficult enough to explain to our contemporary pagan countrymen, who have grown accustomed to thinking of human beings as just another species of a genus of a family of an order of a class of a phylum of the animal kingdom, that they are truly unique, created in the very imago Dei.  Steeped in modernity with its rejection of the Scriptures as the basis for ethics, they are, like Princeton's Peter (Animal Liberation) Singer without any principle for regarding a handicapped child with any more value than a pig.
Patience is strained by those who have had this justifiable homicide principle laid before them illustratively in Pensacola by the good deed of Michael Griffin and then Paul Hill almost a decade ago but who continue to fail to apprehend it.  It is time to reckon these putative leaders as not just persons, who have failed in following a simple rational process regarding an ethical issue which has appeared long ago and often in history, as the true sinners that they are.  It is time to call these people false teachers and misleaders of God's servants in the anti-abortion movement. It is time to call them false in these judgments and call them to repent so that justice for the womb children can be established.
Political calculation may well explain the otherwise irrational propensity to condemn the likes of James Kopp.  The argument adduced goes something like this:  “We make ourselves look like radicals and terrorists and generally odious in the eyes of all whom we want to win over to our side.”  But three dead abortionists opposite 40 million dead babies is not a compelling argument in support of the fear that zealots are putting the medical profession or national security at risk.   And denouncing the termination of that meager number can hardly instill respect for “pro-life” belief; rather, it has taught to opposite: that we don't believe our rhetoric.
   We have made zero political progress in 30 years.  Political calculations and gambles must never overcome the proclamation of truth, especially by those who purport to be leaders in the realms of the church and anti-abortion activism.  These leaders have a duty to be faithful to the truth regardless of political speculations.  Their duty is other than the politician's, whose job it is to get done what is possible in political reality (real politik). Many have trusted in politics as the savior and complained against President  Bush for failing to deliver more hope to us. But in dealing with our system, Jesus could not do better than Bush (get my meaning; I do not blaspheme). Pastors have their jobs to do which can (and ought), in fact, have a political effect.  Had there been 50 pastors of churches (not just fellows with an M. Div. after their names, but pastors of local churches) who rose up and commended the deeds of those who wielded forceful protection of the innocent, who can say what the result could have been? (At the risk of giving my plaintiffs, who claim I threaten abortionists whenever I breathe out words, fodder to burn me with, I imagine  that such a proclamation in unison by 50 pastors might well have sent abortionists packing to another land out of fear for their lives.)  Who can deny that the result of pastors speaking the truth (at the risk of losing members and the respect of some of the heathen they were hoping to draw into membership) would not have resulted in the fear of God and His terror? Who can say whether abortionist, fearing for their lives, would not have sought solace in the Good News.  Did they, in their failure to speak the truth, withhold the Law which guides men to the Gospel (Galatians 3:24)?
Indeed, let abortionists and their accomplices have no fear of me and the millions of others who know they have the Godly right to destroy their bodies; rather, let them fear the One who is able to cast them, body and soul, into hell (Matthew 10:28).
  
Joe Scheidler, Judie Brown, Flip Benham, (Buffalo) Bob Behn, and the host of others who have uttered condemnation of God's servant, James Kopp, I (and I am not alone) call sinners by their self-selving judgment of James Kopp and by their denigration of the womb children through this very same condemnation.  And we call you to publicly repent.
Likewise, I call all pastors who have condemned James Kopp false.  They have failed to handle God's word soundly and they have failed to guide our fellow citizens into good citizenship, leading them instead into the same sinful condemnation of a righteous fellow citizen.  Moreover, they, by such condemnation, contribute to the prolongation of this bloody scourge.  They belie themselves and nullify their proclamation of the sanctity of human life.
Who knows how the movement might have been incandesced had pastors and pro-life leaders risen in support of earnest, efficacious, and forceful rescue efforts?  No one can know.  But we can be sure that the message sent by these errant leaders was that yes, there really is a difference between womb children and the rest of us.  The least of us may be cast off with impunity. Their humanity is denied by our lack of action.
Let all of us who lack in good deeds at least shut our mouths at the sight of one who is not so lacking.
  
Writings of Rev. Michael Bray
A Call for Prolife Orgs to Repentance
The Murder of God's Prophet by Rev. Michael Bray
The Restoration of Fatherhood
(Or Some Fresh Ideas for Promise Keepers)
A Plea for Aid and Comfort for Prisoners by Michael Bray
For information about Rev. Michael Bray's book, A Time to Kill, click here.
Back to Army of God homepage.
Back to Anti-Abortion Heroes of the Faith
Hebrews 12:29
For our God is a consuming fire.
Psalm 3:3
But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

  
To View babies Murdered by babykilling abortionists click here.
  
Back to Army of God Home Page
Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made he man.
Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are:
for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the
blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it
.
  To contact e-mail: Glory2Jesus@ArmyofGod.com
  Telephone 1-757-204-4454
  Or write to:
                      Pro-Life Virginia
                      P.O. Box 16611
                      Chesapeake VA 23328
Baby murdered by a babykilling abortionist.
James Kopp, Man of Peace

by

Rev. Michael Bray
                 Yes, of course Atomic Dog shot Abortionist Barnett Slepian. The termination of the murderer
          was a deed quite consistent with Mr. Kopp's life of service for the innocent, brutalized womb
           children of America.  It was a good deed that brought peace for many innocents through the death
           of a wicked serial killer.
                      Jim Kopp's travels had brought him into contact with many of my friends as he traveled across the
          plentifully de-fruited plains, hills, mountains, and dales.  He stayed in homes of towns and cities that were
          sponsoring Operation Rescue-style blockades of abortuaries. He used all manner of ingenuity to obstruct
           access to the de-population facilities including the innovation of “lock and block” (affixing himself with
          various locking contraptions to delay the operation of the body-mutilating machinery), resulting in some 20
            arrests.
                     Strangely, many fellow anti-abortionists who traveled with Mr. Kopp or knew of his fervent pursuit
          of peace for womb-children could not imagine him bringing peace by means of destroying the aggressor.
          James Lucier, writing for Insight Magazine in September, 2002, expressed legitimate concern about the
         F.B.I.’s zealous pursuit of the culprit. And he was not the only one who suspected that zeal had given way to
         recklessness.  Life Dynamics opined lengthily about misguided motives on its website at LifeDynamics.net.
                     The operating mind-set of many who doubted that credit for the deed belonged to Atomic Dog was
            the confused notion that shooting murderers to prevent murder is unbecoming a “prolifer.”  And this
         perplexity terribly undermines the polemics of those who propound the humanity of the womb children. It is
          a self-inflicted deathblow to cogency of their arguments.  How is it that one can really hate the slaughter of
         innocents without loving the one who cares enough for the victims to defend them?  And who can deny that
          Mr. Kopp loved the innocent as he protected them with the efficacious force of a bullet? Atomic Dog did
           the right thing.  He did what he thought he had to do. And he did it well.
                       It is disheartening to read the words of the highest lawman in the federal realm, John Ashcroft,
         quoted by Mr. Lucier: “Kopp committed a heinous crime that deserves severe punishment. We need to send
                 a strong message that no matter what our differences are, violence is not the solution.”
                      This is lie.  This is rhetoric designed to placate Ashcroft’s abortophilic political opponents. Mr.
         Ashcroft does not believe this.  Killing a serial killer to stop the murdering of the innocent is not “heinous”; it
           is glorious.  It deserves no punishment; rather, it merits accolades, awards, honors, and promotion.  He
           knows this, but cannot, as an effective politician, say what he believes.
               But the shame is greater for those who would provide moral, rather than political leadership (the two
           rarely run in parallel).  The great moral failure is the condemnation heaped upon this deed by those who
          proffer themselves as moral guides: clergymen, academics, and anti-abortion activists. Incredulity reigns in
           the minds of those pious, peaceful, life-loving “prolifers” who are impotent to find congruity in opposing
          childslaughter by eliminating the killer! “How could a prolifer do such a thing?  Moreover, Jim Kopp is no
            Atomic Dog.  After all, he did nice things with his B.A. degree in biology; he worked on a Stanford
         University project related to nerve reconnection for injured veterans of the Viet Nam War before taking up
           prolife work.  Nice people don’t hurt anyone!”
                       Indeed, as Lucier notes, “At one time he went abroad and spent considerable time in Calcutta,
            India, with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity.”  And so, since this fellow did so many
           wonderful and nice things, he cannot have exercised force - as if he REALLY REALLY believed those
         babies were being routinely butchered at those Planned Parenthood abortuaries or “Women's Reproductive
            Health Centers.”  No, as Lucier suggests, “If Kopp is the dangerous killer portrayed by the Justice
          Department and the FBI, he has been living a most remarkable double life, according to those knew him.
          Either he suddenly snapped and reversed his course, or all the available public information about his life is
            wrong.”
                     Hogwash.  And more of the same from a contractor and former employer of Kopp interviewed by
         Lucier.  Richard Bruno says that “Kopp couldn't have done the crime because, ‘He's a great person - very
            reliable, very dependable, a holy man. He's a very peaceable man and the last person in my mind to
            suspect.’”
                     A partial amen.  He is absolutely the type of person to suspect.  Good deeds become good people.
          And that is precisely why Atomic Dog came through.  The innocent and the helpless, especially, could rely
          and depend upon this holy man.
  
Writings of Rev. Michael Bray
A Call for Prolife Orgs to Repentance
The Murder of God's Prophet by Rev. Michael Bray
The Restoration of Fatherhood
(Or Some Fresh Ideas for Promise Keepers)
A Plea for Aid and Comfort for Prisoners by Michael Bray
For information about Rev. Michael Bray's book, A Time to Kill, click here.
Back to Army of God homepage.
Back to Anti-Abortion Heroes of the Faith
Hebrews 12:29
For our God is a consuming fire.

Psalm 3:3

But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me;
my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
To View babies Murdered by babykilling abortionists click here.
  
Back to Army of God Home Page
Genesis 9:6
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made he man.

Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are:
for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the
blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it
.
  To contact e-mail: Glory2Jesus@ArmyofGod.com
  Telephone 1-757-204-4454
  Or write to:
                      Pro-Life Virginia
                      P.O. Box 16611
                      Chesapeake VA 23328

Baby murdered by a babykilling abortionist