It was an ambitious endeavor seeking to knock off two birds with one stone. The goal was to combine our annual Operation Save America’s Leadership Meeting, which casts the vision for the New Year with the groundbreaking gathering in Oklahoma, the Abolition Now conference and rally. There was much negotiation from within and from without to pull this event off. At times, it seemed impossible, but with God all things are possible. We not only made it through, but in some ways, it exceeded our expectations. We serve a God who does “exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
This was the first time that the local Oklahoma and national abolitionist groups, working in conjunction with the church, came together. Our divine purpose was to not just seek to regulate baby murder, but to end it in Jesus’ name. It was a massive effort put forth to support godly statesman, Joseph Silk, and the just bill of abolition he authored, SB13. Much took place and powerful Kingdom realities were set in motion. We serve a God who watches over His word to perform it and His mail was delivered loud and clear to the powers that be (Jeremiah 1:12). Let those in authority (Both church and state) who have eyes, may they see and those who have ears, hear.
Hundreds of saints from all over America met in the conference for several days to be discipled, trained, and mentored in Biblical truths, which will prayerfully lead to the abolition of abortion state by state. Iron sharpened iron as we were all provoked to love and good works. The conference was established to prepare the way of the Lord for the substantial rally that took place at the State Capitol of Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 11th.
God’s people took what they learned and went to the streets, in the culture, and visited the halls of legislative authority as salt and light according to the Scriptures (Matthew 5:13, 14). There was much accomplished, and yet, much still to be done. The following is an outline of the highlights that took place during this incredible, exhausting time in the Lord.
“Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23, 24).
The movement to abolish abortion has endured trial and error, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and blood, sweat, and tears. The paradigm shift to move the church out of the failed pro-life industry to the Biblical foundations of abolitionism has been a major undertaking. The much needed and necessary change is in full swing. The toothpaste is out of the tube and cannot be put back in. The Gospel of the Kingdom train is leaving the station and it is time for God’s people to climb on board. We must exchange the compromised strategies of the pro-life movement for the truth of God’s Word that sets men and nations free.
Through this much needed process, however, there were things said and done in the name of abolition that caused wounds, offenses, and hurts. Major groups in the movement publicly attacked each other and this before the unbelieving world that hates God and Christianity. Some behavior literally gave ammo to the enemies of Christ to blaspheme His Holy Name! Yes, it did have the steel ball affect to convert some, but it also alienated potential allies in the battle to end the American holocaust.
With all the groups in Oklahoma coming together as one man with one voice under the banner of our Lord Jesus Christ demanding immediate and complete abolition of abortion something powerful happened. Groups and individuals, who once attacked each other, laid down their swords that tore each other apart and repented. Though reconciliation, they picked up the Sword of the Lord to fight the good fight together in Jesus’ name! It was glorious to behold former rivals, who once opposed each other, hug and forgive. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (Psalms 133:1). It is there God commands his blessing, LIFE!
A Baby and Soul Saved:
As brothers and sisters of Christ stormed the gates of hell at the local death camp, Trust Women in Oklahoma City, God rewarded these efforts with some good Kingdom fruit. By obeying God’s word to rescue those unjustly sentenced to death and to love their neighbor as themselves, the Lord intervened to save a baby and a soul.
On Monday, February 10th, brothers and sisters cried out, pleading with parents to spare their children at the local death camp. One lady pointed to her pregnant belly and indicated that she could not go through with it. Praise God! The next day a disturbed woman pulled into the driveway of the abortion mill and proceeded to assault the saints. She pushed, shoved, knocked down an elderly woman, Heather Mechanic, and flung mud.
Sarah Cleveland gave this account of the incident, “One morning during the Abolition NOW conference in Oklahoma City, I joined fellow brothers and sisters outside the Gates of Hell, at one of the state’s abortion facilities. During our time there, a woman drove out of the parking lot and parked in the driveway only to call out to myself and the other women standing with me, “Have you ever been raped?!”, she yelled, angry and obviously burdened.
I approached the woman as she sat in her truck to have a conversation with her. Broken, and near tears, she sat there as I spoke with her. Then a switch flipped. She began yelling at the men pleading for the lives of the babies. She got out of the truck and began cursing and threatening. She threw handfuls of mud and grime from the curb as she pushed and kicked anyone and everyone nearby.
After several people were assaulted, she went back to her truck to leave but couldn’t find her keys. As we waited for the police to arrive, the women paced back and forth, going from the truck to the parking lot. She was still upset. I encouraged her to keep speaking with me. Even when it didn’t seem she was listening, I called out. We went over with her what was sin, repentance, accountability, and justice. We went over God’s Law and the price we deserve for breaking it.
We shared the Good News with her. We told her how Jesus would take her burdens, if she would just lay them at His feet. I encouraged her to confess Jesus is Lord and commit her life to following Him. We were able to pray with her. The police still ticketed her, and she still has assault charges against her. But, by the time she left, this woman was no longer mad. In fact, before leaving, she rolled down her window to look me in the eye. I approached the truck once again where she extended her hand. I grabbed it, then she laid her other hand on mine and mine on hers. She thanked me and hugged me right there. I truly believe she left changed that day. Praise the Living God of Israel.”
Chet Gallagher, former police officer and one of the few in history that used his police powers to interpose to save the preborn at a death camp in Las Vegas, got hit with the mud. He had the presence of mind, however, to grab her keys out of the truck. Her truck blocked the driveway for an hour and a half till the police came to ticket her. It was during that time, three precious sisters in the Lord ministered the Gospel of the Kingdom to this woman. She broke and surrendered her life to the Lordship of Christ. She came out as a lioness seeking whom she may devour and left a lamb of God and a daughter of the King. Hallelujah!
“And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding” (Jeremiah 3:15).
In this long battle to end the American holocaust, there are certain messages and actions that we have longed for pastors to make in this battle. Thankfully, some pastors in Oklahoma crossed the line of obedience, particularly, amongst the Baptists, and made them. Baptists are the largest Evangelical denomination in America. Some of them throughout America look to Oklahoma for conservative leadership.
This conservative leadership stood up in Oklahoma and took a bold stand for God and His little ones being led to the slaughter. These pastors are not only preaching, teaching, and challenging their congregations, but their legislators as well. They are done playing political games at the expense of children’s lives. The pastors are demanding their magistrates either change their positions from compromised pro-life incremental bills to principled bills of abolition or their public prayer is “God change their locations.”
They are writing resolutions for both state and national Baptist conventions to reflect God’s Word in this matter. While there, the pastors repented publicly at the conference. They confessed they will no longer fight this battle according to secular, pro-life strategies, but according to “Thus Saith the Lord.” No more compromises or half measures. They also promised to those gathered that reinforcements are coming as they are working to recruit other pastors. It was like cool, clear water coming to our parched souls in the wilderness of child sacrifice as pastors are finally coming into agreement with God and His Holy Word.
FYI, some of the pastors in Oklahoma are taking the resolutions from Oklahoma to introduce them at the national convention in Orlando, Florida from June 7-10th, 2020. OSA is going to partner with these pastors on the 9th and 10th dates. We will work on the signage, literature, and messaging to reach more pastors in the just cause to end the American holocaust.
While they work the inside, we will be outside engaging those who attend. Remember, this convention represents 50,000 Baptist churches. We can get a lot accomplished by reaching our brethren and convince them to plead the case of the fatherless to finally win it in Jesus’ name (Jeremiah 5:28)!
Abolition Now Rally:
“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil” (Exodus 23:2)
Frances Schaeffer once stated, “Every abortion mill needs to have this sign upon it, ‘Open by permission of the local church.’” The church came out in mass to no longer follow a crowd to support evil and withdrew their permission for the state to keep sanctioning the murder of the preborn.
There was a drawing that promoted the rally. It became a reality on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. Potentially, this day may go down in history as the day the tide turned in the cause to abolish abortion in America one state at a time. There were about 2000 or more folks who gathered to demand the Oklahoma magistrates do their duty and pass SB13.
Tragically, the magistrates ran for cover and tried to ignore this powerful rally that was covered by all the major media outlets. Regardless, the rally was also live streamed spreading the vision, mission, and message to the masses on social media. It is not an if abortion will be outlawed in a state, it is only a when.
ABC Broadcasting Network:
Somehow, the national ABC network learned of the upcoming marriage between my son, Josiah and his soon to be bride, Mariah Campana. They discovered this young couple, which came from large families, desire to have a large family as well. This intrigued them. ABC has participated in the rejection of the God ordained institution of family for years. Amazingly, they are beginning to see the dire consequences this has produced. During a preliminary interview, the producers from ABC admitted that we are not replacing ourselves as a people due to America believing barrenness is now considered the blessing, while fruitfulness the new curse.
Our family was filmed by ABC at the rally calling for the immediate and complete abolition of abortion in Oklahoma. They plan on filming our children’s marriage in Florida at the end of this month with some follow up interviews for the 20/20 program on ABC. This will give our families the opportunity to share the Gospel of the Kingdom and a Biblical worldview on the importance of healthy families as the foundation for sound nations.
Not A Victim:
One of the tremendous resources unveiled at the conference was our new website called Not a Victim. Here is a great resource to refute the lie that most women are victims of abortion, like the children they mutilate by abortion. This second victim ideology may have been used by the pro-life movement as good PR, but it has been a disaster at establishing justice as God demands. This door must be shut, if abortion will ever be outlawed and become unthinkable in our nation. Please check out the website and pass it unto to others, especially, when a Christian, citizen, or magistrate touts this fallacy.
Another great development that came forth from the conference and our OSA Leadership meeting was the establishment of an abolitionist caucus. Ministry heads met with Senator Joseph Silk and presented him a list of all the legislative magistrates throughout America who sponsored or co-sponsored bills of abolition in eight states. He will be using this list to create an important network to recruit and train other legislators in the just cause to end the American holocaust.
More could be added, but this should suffice for now. We are looking to come back to Oklahoma for our national event this year. We desire to keep pouring into Oklahoma in the hopes this state will be the first to shatter the stronghold of child sacrifice and the shedding of innocent blood. The tentative dates are June 21st-27th, 2020. Please keep this and all the other measures OSA is using to advance the Gospel of the Kingdom to defeat abortion in your prayers.