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Anti-Christian violence erupts in Mississippi

By Judi McLeod

Monday, July 17, 2006

Going to church on Sunday can get your beaten or killed in some countries overseas. A number of parish priests have been slaughtered recently in Turkey for example.

But who ever would expect danger from church going in Bible belt Jackson, Mississippi where the faithful flock to church every Sunday to hear the Gospel of Christ?

Fascist rule is taking root in Jackson, Mississippi, reports the Christian Newswire.

The Unitarian Universalist Church and St. James Episcopal Church were both scenes of terror for church attendees yesterday.

As folk filed into the church, a group of masked anarchists sprang up from nowhere like threatening storm clouds out of the blue. Group members threatened to murder the Christians--all for trying to make their way inside to attend services.

At the normally peaceful Universalist Church, the uttered death threats were followed through with violence when a group of anti-Christian rioters, their faces hidden from view by bandanas and brandishing six feet of PVC pipe, attacked and threatened to murder the lone occupant of one car.

With the driver held hostage in his vehicle, the rioters smashed windows, ultimately destroying the vehicle before fleeing the scene "like cowards", in the words of the Rev. Flip Benham, National Director, Operation Save America.

One would think that terrorizing church-going citizens and wrecking cars with pipe anywhere in America would result in prompt charges and arrests

But the rioters were allowed to go free.

"One of Jackson's police officers on the scene stated that they (police) could do nothing because the rioters refused to identify themselves when asked," said Rev. Benham. "The police refused to control the situation and would not even take a report until congregants volunteered to handle the situation through church lawyers."

Frightened Christians, who threatened with death, requested that a supervisor be called to restore and maintain public safety, but authorities dispatched none.

Churchgoers now have the worry of the violence being repeated on future Sundays.

But in a show of resolve, congregants and their pastor refused to be cowed and returned to their church for a service on the day they were set upon.

As Rev. Benham put it: "Jesus went back to church today in Jackson, Mississippi as peaceful saints gathered outside of the Unitarian Universalist Church and St. James Episcopal Church."

It seems that the Gospel of Christ will not be tolerated by those who hate Him and those who would use violence as a tool against ordinary citizens.

It seems that Christians cannot depend on the support of authority against Sunday morning armed rioters.

"The City of Jackson has made it perfectly clear what side they have chosen, and it is not the side of the Lord Jesus," concludes Rev. Benham. ": The City of Jackson is under a declared state of emergency but not for the reason they believe."

"Bloodshed follows bloodshed and God has declared his own state of emergency. If you sow bloodshed in the womb you will reap bloodshed in the streets. There is but one King and His Name is Jesus and every knee will bow before Him!"

Meanwhile while the courts of the land continue to rule against the presence of crosses, while the Lord's Prayer is banned from schools and while this year's graduating valedictorians are forbidden to refer to Christ in their addresses, the anti-Christian contingent is becoming emboldened.

Christianity and violence are no longer synonymous in just some faraway country. It's happening in America, right in Jackson, Mississippi.

Canada Free Press founding editor Most recent by Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the print media. Her work has appeared on, Drudge Report,, Glenn Beck. Judi can be reached at:

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