Bear with me…I just had to reprint this word for word…This man BLESSES ME! I had written about him in a post a few weeks ago regarding similar circumstances. Read on:
Pro-life pastor spends week in jail Charlie Butts – OneNewsNow – 3/28/2009 4:15:00 AM
‘Pastor Walter Hoye has spent a week in a California jail on charges related to his ministry at a Berkeley abortion clinic.
Hoye was ordered to serve 30 days in jail and pay a $1,000 fine after refusing the court’s offer of probation. Catie Short of the Life Legal Defense Foundation explains that Hoye declined probation because the court ordered him not to help women.
“He told the court that he would do his best to comply with the law,” says Short. “It’s not like he’s saying, ‘I’m going to go out there and violate the law. But in the meantime, I want to be able to go and offer alternatives to women who are considering abortion.'”
The judge ordered him to stay 100 yards away from the abortion clinic, which Short calls a severe restriction on free speech. She has also filed suit in federal court asking that the ordinance Hoye violated be declared unconstitutional.
“We are are filing motions for summary judgment May 1, and they’ll be heard on June 5, and we are very optimistic the court will find the law to be unconstitutional,” she adds.
According to Short, Hoye is spending his time behind bars talking to inmates about Jesus — just as he did at the abortion clinics.’
Life in the trenches
Jesus himself went to the sick, the poor, the blind and lame – He fought for a scarlet woman. And He died for us, Thank GOD!
Matthew 25:40 says (in the words of Jesus) ‘…Inasmuch as you have it unto one of the least of these, MY BRETHREN, you have done it unto Me.’
Keep it UP Pastor Walter – Keep it UP!!