Theocrat(s) of the Week
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Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 01:11:24 AM EST
The stacks of information about those worthy of consideration for Theocrat of the Week -- can get very high. But this week Our Distinguished Panel of Judges did not get far down the pile when they recognized the winners and stopped the competition.

Our winners this week plan to reenact the the actions of theocratic martyr Paul Hill next month in Milwaukee.  On July 29, 1994 Paul Hill, who sought to set a good example for Christian theocratic revolutionaries, assasinated abortion provider Dr. John Britton and James Barrett one of his escorts, and seriously wounding another, June Barrett, outside an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida.  

George L. Wilson of Children Need Heroes and Drew Heiss of Street Preach are planning to honor Paul Hill in a series of events called "Paul Hill Days" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 26th - 29th -- "to honor him as God's man and our hero."

Why Milwaukee? Why not? There are people here who recognize Paul Hill as a hero, and we would love to welcome others from around the country who share our belief. Hopefully, in the future, others will host events in their cities.

Planned events include:

Activities at our two remaining killing centers

Literature distribution

Ministry at the Federal Courthouse

Reenactment of 7-29-1994

Paul Hill March

Ministry at other public forums

It should be noted that George L. Wilson, the proprietor of Children Needs Heroes, recognizes two other heroes he believes America's children should learn about:  Shelly Shannon, who was convicted of the attempted assasination of Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas, among other serious crimes, including a series of arsons;  and of course, James Kopp, who was convicted in the sniper assasination of Dr. Barnett Slepian in Amherst, New York. Kopp is also the chief suspect in several other shootings.

All three are recognized as Heroes of the Faith by the Army of God,  members of which are likely to be on hand for the festivities.  




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are intended to remind abortion prodiders that there is a violent underground. But they should also remind the rest of society that there is an armed wing of theocratic activism, to which most turn a blind eye.

by Frederick Clarkson on Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 01:19:45 AM EST
to Flip Benham's hopes of publicizing his assault on Birmingham only a week before.

It will be our privilege to bring the Gospel of Christ to the gates of hell in Birmingham, Alabama, this summer once again. There are two remaining abortion mills in Birmingham, and the saints in this city have asked us to help push what is left of the abortion industry into a deep grave.

It will be hard for him to compete with the reenactment of a double shotgun murder.


by moiv on Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 03:09:31 AM EST
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the competition for Theocrat of the Week is always fierce.

by Frederick Clarkson on Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 01:09:38 PM EST
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Hey Fred,

There are so many of these people I think you are going to have to do a Theocrat of the Day.  :)

by JerrySloan on Sun Jun 17, 2007 at 11:11:06 PM EST

Yeah, I think you are right, Jerry. But alas, I fear it could make Our Distinguished Panel of Judges too delerious to contend with so much theocratic magnificense every day. But I am sure they will nevertheless take it under advisement.  

The Theocrat du Jour has a certain ring to it:-)

by Frederick Clarkson on Mon Jun 18, 2007 at 03:20:03 AM EST
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I honestly don't think Jesus would celebrate  Paul Hill Days. I can hear him saying to you now--"Woe to you the pharisees. I do not know you ; you are an abomination. You are satan in sheep's clothing."

by WWJD on Mon Jun 18, 2007 at 04:23:06 PM EST

I posted about this last night (naming you as the source, Rev. Donald Spitz, one of the sponsors of "Paul Hill Days" and the webmaster for the Army of God domestic terrorist group, wrote me to say that people like me are the cause of kids getting AIDS and ordered me to accept Jesus into my heart. That kind of attention makes me want a bath and a bodyguard.

by John McKay on Mon Jun 18, 2007 at 09:19:30 PM EST


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