Four Christians were arrested for praying outside of an abortion clinic, charged with violating Stay At Home orders.

Greensboro, N.C. police arrested and charged Jason Oesterreich, Justin Reeder, Carl Ubinas and Isaiah Burner after the four were walking on the sidewalk and praying outside of the “A Woman’s Choice” abortion clinic.  The four are members of the “Love Life” pro-life ministry group.

Police accused the men of violating Guilford County’s Stay At Home order by publicly praying, despite the fact the order explicitly allows people to walk in public and engage in public activities, “provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements, as defined herein, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, golfing, running, cycling, or using the greenways. Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas.”

Love Life posted a message to its Facebook page after the men were jailed for praying:

Individual prayer walkers were out that morning and were told to leave and threatened with arrest. Upon hearing this, Justin Reeder, the LOVE LIFE founder, and its lawyer, who were both ministering in Charlotte, went to Greensboro to provide additional prayer and ministry support. LOVE LIFE’s lawyer also went for the purpose of working with law enforcement to show that, as a religious non-profit (recognized by the federal government) providing social services etc., LOVE LIFE is an “Organization that provides charitable and social services” and therefore, pursuant to several provisions of the Guilford County proclamation, not to mention the Constitution, LOVE LIFE is expressly permitted to continue prayer and ministry. LOVE LIFE’s lawyer even called the lead law enforcement officer on the trip to Greensboro and the officer refused to even discuss the ordinance with LOVE LIFE’s lawyer. Upon walking up to the abortion clinic, Justin Reeder, LOVE LIFE’s lawyer, and another minister were immediately confronted by between six to eight police cars and cited and arrested. The law enforcement officers refused to have any type of discussion about the provisions of the Guilford County proclamation.

The group posted a video of the arrests:

Guilford County is a Democrat stronghold, where Hillary Clinton won nearly 60% of the vote in 2016.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Sirdirkfan
Sirdirkfan
1 year ago

On to the Supreme Court, those prayerful committed no crime.

Retired4ever
Retired4ever
1 year ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Sounds like a great lawsuit!

Teresa Eckert
Teresa Eckert
1 year ago
Reply to  Retired4ever

YES!

A. D Roberts
1 year ago
Reply to  Retired4ever

Going to have to file the suit against the individual officers in order to GET THEIR ATTENTION.
Then a civil suit to make it cost them money.

Peter T. Mitros
Peter T. Mitros
1 year ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

Amen to that!

Grace Joy
Grace Joy
1 year ago
Reply to  Sirdirkfan

I wonder if the police can be charged with the crime of breaking the Social Distancing guidelines. That one was standing near the Christians, standing over them, touching their ID.

Some Leftist towns are letting convicted criminals go from prison to “protect them” from COVID-19; Social Distancing is not enforced in Muslim or BLM neighborhoods; & these cops insist on breathing all over Chr stians who WERE following the Social Distance guidelines (but were interfering with the genocide of fetuses & newborns).

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Grace Joy

Amen.

James Everett
James Everett
1 year ago

The police didn’t want to ‘talk about it’ because they knew they were wrong, and they would have to listen to reason and admit the rightful rule of law, rather than try to hide under their anti-Christian agenda. You can always tell when someone knows they’re in the wrong – they refuse to discuss it because their false reasoning would be exposed.

Monz
Monz
1 year ago

BREAKING: AAN is using the coronavirus to publish complete bullshit.

Bernie Guy
Bernie Guy
1 year ago
Reply to  Monz

Since when are Constitutional rights “complete bullshit”? Crawl back under liberal rock.