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Back to Birmingham – National Event – July 14-22, 2007

Back to Birmingham – National Event – July 14-22, 2007

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.

We first came to Birmingham in the spring of 1994. Abortionists Tommy Tucker and Bruce Lucero were the heavy hitters of the abortion industry in the south. Both had abortion mills in Birmingham . The Church of Jesus Christ faced these two Goliaths head on in a week long battle called, “Holy Week Passion for Life.” This event was designed to bring the Church of Jesus Christ to the gates of hell and challenge the newly adopted “Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances” (FACE) law.

FACE was specifically crafted by the abortion industry through one Charles Schummer, then a Democratic Congressman from the state of New York, to legislate Christianity and the Christian witness off the streets. With our faces low to the ground, and the Gospel of Christ in our hearts, we purposed to obey God rather than man.

One hundred and eighty-four Christians were arrested that week for kneeling and praying on a public sidewalk in front of the five abortion mills in Birmingham . That's right! They were not blocking doors, but praying on a public sidewalk. Twenty-two babies were saved and nineteen mothers gave their hearts to Christ.

These gentle Christian warriors were arrested for violating a city ordinance that was designed to keep our black brothers and sisters from congregating on a public sidewalk. According to this unconstitutional ordinance, four or more people could not gather on a public sidewalk to promote any person or cause without a permit - so much for the First Amendment - so much for the Christian witness - so much for our responsibility to love our neighbors as ourselves. Acting like Christians wasn't going to be allowed in Birmingham, AL .

Birmingham was the focal point of the civil rights marches and sit-ins in the early 60's. Rev. Martin Luther King's famous “ Letter from the Birmingham Jail ” was actually written from the Birmingham jail. One hundred and eighty-four of us were privileged to stay in that very same jail. We were incarcerated outside the actual jail within a fenced in portion (pictured below). There we saw a sign bearing “Bull Connor's” name, the sheriff that turned the dogs loose and the fire hoses on those standing for the humanity and equality of our black brothers and sisters. It was our date with history.

Saints held in the Birmingham jail where Rev. Martin Luther King wrote his letter.  The battle we fight is the same, just a different colored glove. One colored glove:  the humanity and equality of our black brothers and sisters.  Second colored glove:  the humanity and equality of our little brothers and sisters in their mother's wombs.  Both gloves cover the hand of one who has come to rob, kill, and destroy -- the devil!  The battle is the same.


Abortionist Tommy Tucker's abortion mill (pictured below) was closed within a month. During “Holy Week Passion for Life,” Rusty Thomas had prophesied this very thing. Tucker was completely broken and exposed by the IRS. Dave Lackey was given a divine appointment to witness the Gospel of Christ to Mr. Tucker on an airplane flight while flying to our National Event in Orlando in 1998. Mr. Tucker is no longer killing babies. He has not yet given his heart to Christ, but he has not forgotten your witness. Please continue to pray for him.

Abortionist Bruce Lucero moved out of Birmingham and opened Springfield Women's Diet Center just outside Washington, D.C. He is no longer killing babies. Mr. Lucero was the one who boasted on national TV that he always drove into the abortion mill armed with a weapon. He is also the one who beat several gentle Christian warriors with a tire tool and attempted to kill one pregnant mother with his car.

Note one prominent sign in the picture,
“This Clinic Stays Open.”

That particular clinic, which housed Tommy Tucker, was closed for good three and one half weeks after this picture was taken.

Since your Gospel witness in the streets of Birmingham in 1994, three abortion mills have closed down all together. The saints in Birmingham have been faithfully storming the gates of hell in the Name of Jesus and those gates are no longer prevailing. There are two abortion mills left and they are breathing a death rattle.

Thousands of babies have been saved by the faithful witness of gentle Christian warriors who live out their faith at the very gates of hell in Birmingham . Many, who were running away from God thinking to solve a problem, ran right into Him in the person of a sidewalk counselor at the very last place they expected to find Him – the abortion mill. They were led to a saving faith in Christ. Dave Lackey reports that twenty-seven abortion mill employees or escorts have given their hearts to Christ.

We are asking you to join us July 14-22, 2007 to storm the gates once again in Birmingham, Alabama. Let us beseech God to close the remaining abortion mills in this city so that freedom might truly ring for the innocent in Birmingham and all across the nation.

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Excerpt taken from Dr. King's letter to the religious community opposing his actions in Birmingham. One can see that the battle never changes, only the arena. We have added the italics to clarify this truth.

“…I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate (American Church) . I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's (pre-born child's) great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner (abortion industry), but the white moderate (Church, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro (pre-born child) to wait for a "more convenient season."

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.

I had hoped that the white moderate (Church) would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and that when they fan in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. I had hoped that the white moderate (Church) would understand that the present tension in the South (United States) is a necessary phase of the transition from an obnoxious negative peace, in which the Negro (pre-born child) passively accepted his unjust plight, to a substantive and positive peace, in which all men will respect the dignity and worth of human personality. Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action (Christians at the abortion mill) are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up, but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured….”