Operation Rescue National Event in Charlotte, NC
July 12-20, 2003

"You have shaken the land and torn it open; mend its fractures, for it is quaking. You have shown Your people desperate times; You have given us wine that makes us stagger. But for those who fear You, You have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow. Selah Save us and help us with Your right hand, that those You love may be delivered. … Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies."
Psalm 60:2-5, 11, 12

Kodak Bill (he has a real message on his shirt)
Kodak Bill (he has a real
message on his shirt)


Thank You for Coming to Charlotte!
by Kristene O'Dell
Posted August 12, 2003

We want to let you know that because of your presence in Charlotte, NC, pro-life efforts have been invigorated. We have several new people who have joined in with us to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

OSA - Charlotte - 2003
Seeking the Heart of God in Downtown Charlotte

Posted August 1, 2003
Here are gentle Christians in the square (middle of downtown Charlotte) bringing heaven down upon the city while all hell is breaking loose in the city government, federal government, media, and Police Department. For eight successive days the city of Charlotte experienced a witness of the Gospel of Christ that literally turned it upside down (or right side up) in Jesus' Name....

What if Flip Benham is right?
By Danny Fontana
Charlotte World
Posted July 29, 2003

Recently Flip Benham and his group spent a week in Charlotte speaking out against abortion. Protests were held all over the city debating Benham’s methodology. Too strident, the critics suggested. But Warren Smith, publisher of this paper used the John the Baptist analogy and the need for Benham to have had a Jesus-like champion like John had. I must say I liked the analogy. However, I don’t think it had much effect on public opinion. Let’s not forget hat Jesus was crucified. In the end, to sinners, it didn’t matter what John or Jesus had to say. If it interfered with their lives and their pursuits of immoral pleasures, it didn’t hold much water.

The intolerance of the tolerant
Don't conservatives have the right to express their views?

Special to The Observer
Posted July 29, 2003

I am an evangelical Christian. Will you tolerate me? This is a question I find myself asking over and over again, in light of a culture whose dominant theme -- tolerance -- makes one very precise exclusion: conservative Christians.

Teen wearing pro-life T-shirt asked to leave local mall
by Dorothy Moore
Posted July 29, 2003

CONCORD--- A teenager was recently asked to leave Concord Mills for wearing an “offensive” shirt. Graham Pittman, who on July 19 was involved in Operation Save America (OSA) events, went to a movie afterward wearing a T-shirt stating “Homosexuality is sin, Islam is a lie and abortion is murder.” A security guard first asked Pittman to turn the shirt inside out because a shopper was offended at its message. When the young man refused, the security guard asked him to leave.

First Baptist now tied to ugly protests
by Ken Garfield
Posted July 29, 2003

I've visited Charlotte's First Baptist at least a dozen times in my years on this beat and never left without feeling good. From Sunday worship to Wednesday's community lunch and devotional, this is a church that expresses its convictions with a positive warmth. Perhaps until now.

John Calvin himself responds to complaints concerning our witness at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
By Pastor Daniel Thompson
Posted July 25, 2003

Pastor Flip, I thought the responses given to Forest Hills Presbyterian church were excellent. While studying, I came across this commentary by John Calvin on Is 59:4 that says "None calleth for justice, nor any plead for truth..." He writes...

A Call to the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of the United States of America
By Flip Benham
Posted July 24, 2003

If you are as sickened as we are by the infuriating and blaspheming decisions of the Supreme Court and are wondering what God fearing people can do -- Here it is!

Charlotte Police Department Responds to Letter from Chris A. Coatney
Posted July 24, 2003
Here is a response by the Charlotte Police Department to an email sent from Chris Coatney. Chris writes so well of the concern for life and liberty while the Charlotte Police Department mocks. Below the police response is the original letter Chris sent regarding the arrests of Rev. Flip Benham and Rev. Mike Warren.

NEWS UPDATE, July 21, 2003 :
Pastors Flip Benham & Mike Warren and both of the other two arrested in Charlotte are out of jail on bond. Flip & Mike posted bond Saturday. All will plead innocent at a trial date set in September. More to come...

Charlotte’s Response to 'God is Going Back to Church'
Posted July 23, 2003
This is a typical response when we go to the evangelical church regarding her responsibility toward the Lord’s precious children. Below is email communication between two ladies at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church and our own Brenda Spurlock. Flip’s response is also included along with an article entitled “Would Jesus Carry Such Graphic Pictures.” The answer of course is - He already did!

When the Court Proves Itself Contemptible to God and the People
By Pastor Stephen Marshburn
Posted July 21, 2003
- Pictures inside
Coffins bear rulingsThis is from the Monday Godarchy Line and is a commentary on what occured Friday, July 18 in Charlotte, NC with OR/OSA. In addition we have added some photos taken at the Federal Building on Friday afternoon. - When Flip put the flame to the paper representing the Supreme Courts’ war on Christianity, he set fire to their sacred cows they have aligned themselves with.

Day Six: Supreme Court Found in Contempt
Report from the streets in Charlotte
Posted July 19, 2003
- Pictures inside
Copy of Lawrence v. Texas opinion torn up and lit on fire in small fire proof containerFriday, July 18- Flip Benham and pastor Mike Warren were arrested in front of the Federal Courthouse around noon today and charged with carelessness with fire. According to media liaison, Pat McEwen, neither plans to make bail. The charges resulted from a demonstration in which copies of immoral Supreme Court decisions including Roe v. Wade and the Lawrence v. Texas decision were torn to pieces and lit to burn in a small, safe and fire proof container on the sidewalk. On this day the Supreme Court of the United States of America was held in contempt of the Court of Almighty God.

Operation Save America/Operation Rescue Statement on Arrests
July 18, 2003
On July 18, 2003 the City of Charlotte decided it was above the Constitution of the United States. At a peaceful assembly on the public sidewalk outside the Federal Court Building, two pastors, Rev. Flip Benham of Charlotte and Rev. Michael Warren were arrested.
Operation Save America held Ecclesiastical Court and held the Supreme Court of the United States dead to the Law of God and burned copies of six anti-Christ decisions in a safe fire proof container.

Ecclesiastical Court - Operation Save America, July 18, 2003
Charlotte, NC
Posted July 18, 2003

We, the Church of Jesus Christ, do on this 18th day of July, in the year of our Lord 2003, hold the Supreme Court of the United States of America in contempt of the Court of Almighty God. We hold it in contempt of the Court before whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. In so doing, we, by the authority of God’s Word and without reservation, pronounce this court dead to the Law of God, dead to the biblical heritage left to us by our Pilgrim Forefathers and our Founding Fathers, dead to the historical legacy of those who died to make us free, dead to the righteousness that comes from God alone, dead to the Constitution of the United States of America, and dead before the Court of Almighty God. It has spurned its biblical mandate to judge justly. This court has surrendered its constitutional responsibility. It has forfeited all moral authority. Therefore, we hold its decisions no longer relevant or binding upon us, our children, or our nation.

Day Five: Battle For Souls
Report from the streets in Charlotte
Posted July 18, 2003
- Pictures inside
At 10:30 a.m. everyone regrouped at Marshall Park downtown. First Baptist Church provided parking and cold water for the troops. Phil Anderson, assistant pastor, was out at the Hebron mill earlier in the day. He said that he wanted to see for himself what really happens when Operation Rescue goes to an abortion clinic. A memorial service was held for two little children whose lives were taken from them at 15 weeks and 18 week's gestation. ...

Newspaper Gets It! - Battle for souls
Displayed July 17, 6:30 AM as marching orders given for the day by Pastor FlipPosted July 18, 2003
"The light that is to light the world has become a strange shade of gray. There is black and there is white. There is truth and there is lie. There is life and there is death.”   Rev. Phillip L. Benham - The gates are crumbling before the King of Glory as the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ faithfully proclaims Him Lord in the streets. For 5 days now Michael Roessler, a reporter with the Independent Tribune has followed OR/OSA everywhere. Thursday morning the following article hit the front page above the fold in one of the best examples of pure journalism we've ever seen in coverage of Operation Rescue. - "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise." Proverbs 11:30

Day Four: Christian Warriors Age 2 - 82
Report from the streets in Charlotte
Posted July 17, 2003
- Pictures inside
Christian warriors on the street this week range from age 2 to 82. Among the oldest is "Kodak Bill" of Rochester, New York. Bill sustained frostbite on his feet during the Korean War but he doesn't let that keep him from standing up for the babies. Three times a week he takes his place outside Planned Barrenhood in his hometown. He is here this week encouraging others.

A Tale of Two Churches
Running commentary on Charlotte, National Event
By Pastor Stephen Mashburn
Posted July 18, 2003

God judges nations and communities when the people refuse to prosecute murder as a crime. Therefore it is imperative that the Church of Jesus Christ confront abortion publicly as God's witness stating that murder by abortion is wrong. Where there is no law, there is no transgression. Yet God has written His laws on every man or woman's heart. Simply not preaching against the sin of murder will not negate God's inevitable judgment on an unrepentant city or nation.

Police and City of Charlotte Align Themselves with Child Killers
Operation Save America/Operation Rescue News Advisory
July 17, 2003
In an obviously orchestrated move, the police of Charlotte attempted to intimidate gentle Christians standing and praying on the public sidewalk outside of both the killing centers on Latrobe and Hebron... Operation Save America will hold a memorial service in Charlotte to honor two tiny baby girls who died by abortion. They will be given the respect in death that was denied them in life by a city, a nation and a church that did not value them.

Photos Through Wednesday
Pictures from the streets in Charlotte
WHAT KIND OF NATION?Posted July 16, 2003

These are a small selection of photos taken on the streets through Wednesday, July 16. These are in addition to pictures contained in reports from the streets in Charlotte. More photos will be posted this week. Pray for the saints in Charlotte as you storm the gates in your city for King Jesus!

Day Three: Word In Warfare
Report from the streets in Charlotte
Posted July 15, 2003
- Pictures inside
Just after dawn Tuesday morning OSA participants fanned out all over Charlotte for the Word in Warfare. The entire Bible was read at 15 different locations throughout the city. This was coordinated by Chet Gallagher. Pastor Chet, who introduced us to this concept several years ago, invites others to experience using the Word of God in corporate, spiritual warfare in their own communities.

Day Two: Emancipation
Report from the streets in Charlotte
Posted July 15, 2003
- Pictures inside
It was announced at the rally tonight that the A Preferred Woman abortuary opened later in the morning. A couple arrived and drove into the parking lot. The woman was crying because she had seen the gallery of images displayed on the sidewalk. One of the counselors noted this and called Dr. Danny Holland, one of the volunteer physicians. He came down to the street to say that he would help this family. Praise God, the baby was saved!

Day One: Who is my neighbor?
Report from the streets in Charlotte
Posted July 14, 2003
- Pictures inside
Large banners and aborted baby signs greeted churchgoers at several locations Sunday morning, July 13, as Operation Rescue/Operation Save America brought the gospel of truth to Charlotte, NC. Congregations learned the sad fate of little unborn boys and girls in their neighborhood. Many were not happy to be so informed.

"Shame on you!!! I am very Pro-life...
A response from one church member in Charlotte
Posted July 14, 2003

Below is an email from church member Barbara Sockwell, who is much more upset about the graphic pictures of aborted babies OSA showed than she is about the babies being killed by the abortion mill close to her church. Apparently she even considers "euthanized innocent animals" a concern on par with babies murdered in the womb.

Emergency Response Teams Needed
Posted July 12, 2003
This was in the newsletter of Mecklenburg Ministries this week. The rhetoric of the religious establishment of Charlotte is meant only to incite others to fear of genuine, orthodox Christians who desire to lift up the banner of Jesus Christ in the city of Charlotte. - As you read this, keep in mind these Muslims words about Flip & OSA/OR to the Charlotte Observer... Islamic Center of Charlotte spokesman Mujahid Idlibi said his group isn't planning any actions for next week because "we feel doing a counterprotest might result in counterattacks. ... We believe he just wants to incite anger out of us."

City of Charlotte Aligns Itself with Abortion Industry, Homosexual Agenda, and the Nation Islam
July 12, 2003
How long will you waiver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal be God, follow him. (1 Kings 18:21). While the city of Charlotte is free to align itself with the enemies of the Lord Jesus under the banner of tolerance, it is not free to deter the severe consequences that will come as a result of her decision.

Muslims plan for protests
Leaders anticipate Operation Save America events

Posted July 12, 2003
CRISTINA C. BREEN, Staff Writer (Charlotte Observer)
On Friday, members of three mosques hosted an interfaith dinner and a news conference geared at educating non-Muslims about Islam and addressing Operation Save America's position about their faith. Some 200 people, including Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims, gathered at the Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte in northeast Charlotte for a meal designed to strengthen the ties between the Muslim community and those of other religions.

Posted July 11, 2003 - 11:50 AM
That's right! In Charlotte, North Carolina everybody can come out of the closet! You can be a bold Muslim, a militant homosexual, an avid pro-abortionist, and even a pseudo-Christian in Charlotte! However, when genuine, gentle, Bible-believing Christians come out of the four walls of the church building, everyone thinks that the sky is falling down, including Charlotte's finest, the police department! In the name of tolerance, those that would oppose the Gospel of Jesus Christ have decided to show prejudice to Operation Save America by not inviting us to their coalition dinner! Below is an article from the Charlotte Observer that explains what we mean!

"N.C. Muslims Respond to Protests with Interfaith Event; Extremist Group Plans Protests Outside Charlotte-area Mosques"
Posted July 11, 2003
This is the press release by Muslims in Charlotte, NC
On Friday, July 11, Muslims, Christians and public officials in Charlotte, N.C., will gather for an interfaith dinner designed to promote tolerance among people of all faiths and to counter planned protests at local mosques by an extremist group.

Operation Save America Releases Press Statement Concerning Arrest of Flip Benham
July 8, 2003
In an attempt to power-up and intimidate those who desire to live out their faith in the streets, the Charlotte police arrested Reverend Flip Benham this past Saturday at the abortion mill. They gave no warning and preceded to tell us that this will be the approach they will use in the coming weeks.

Sergeant B.J. Decker

Charlotte Police Declare War on the Gospel of Jesus Christ
July 5, 2003 - Photo of arresting officer added July 10
Flip Benham was arrested in front of the abortion mill early Saturday morning, as a result of a police set-up. There were hidden cameras and no warnings. Things are heating up in the city of Charlotte. He will remain in jail until Tuesday morning, and is being denied visitors for 48 hours. There is a court hearing scheduled for Tuesday at 9 am. Please continue praying as the battle intensifies and the enemies of God are being stirred up!

"They do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it." - Jeremiah 5:28
Posted June 18, 200
Royce Dunn is the Founder and President of Life Chain. His home is in Yuba City, California. California? I never dreamed in all of my "California dreamin" that there could be such clarity coming from the left coast, but here it is. Royce has expressed our sentiments for the Lord, His preborn children, and His church far better than we ever have. Enjoy! -
"... Pastors please lead us! The war against the unborn is surely winnable. In any year we commit, the Church can end legalized abortion and bury the ominous myth sustaining Roe v. Wade-the myth that abortion is a 'necessary evil.' For victory to be ours, two formidable weapons await our use. In righteous hands, they defeat the mightiest foe. They are weapons of divine origin, fueled by truth, mercy and courage. Their humble names are Integrity and Resolve. ..."

Dear Pastor and Friend of the Unborn,
Posted June 13, 200
Royce Dunn, the Founder and National Director of Life Chain, has long been a friend of Operation Rescue/ Operation Save America. He has presented a powerful appeal to the pastors of the greater Charlotte area. Not only is Royce's letter a prophetic call to pastors, but an inspirational reminder to us to remember who we are in Christ and what we are about. See you at the gates of hell in Charlotte - they cannot not prevail!

North Carolina Report
By Rusty Thomas
Posted June 4, 200
Just returned from a rather interesting mission's trip from North Carolina. Flip Benham, National Director of Operation Rescue/Operation Save America, moved there about a year ago. Thus Charlotte, North Carolina has been selected as the chosen site for this year's 2003 national event. The dates are July 12-20, 2003 . Excitement is in the air and a genuine expectation is growing throughout America for this particular gathering of the saints to storm the gates of hell. One entire hotel is booked with another about halfway reserved. There has even been a decent response to the vision and mission from local churches and pastors as well. Flip is pessimistically optimistic.

God is Bringing More Ministries to the Charlotte Area
Posted May 24, 2003
Dr. Michael Brown defended our Lord alongside Flip on the Phil Donahue Show back in December, 2002. God is bringing Dr. Brown's ministry to Concord, NC where the National Office has now relocated. Could it be that God is still answering the prayers of David Drye that Concord would be a "city set on a hill."

Storming the Gates of the Homosexual Community in Charlotte
By Flip Benham
Posted May 17, 2003
Below you will read about our first foray into the homosexual community in the Charlotte area. The reporting is the same and, in some ways even worse, than it is in other major cities. The sodomite agenda has won the day here. The presupposition that one is born a homosexual is all but absolute. This leaves little room for hope for those enslaved by homosexual sin and makes much room for despair. What happened? ...Our report follows this one by Cristina. She will be the one covering our National Event for the Charlotte Observer this summer. You will have a great opportunity to witness the love of our Lord Jesus to her.

Dear Home School Association
By Flip Benham
Posted May 1, 2003
First we want to commend you on your commitment to homeschooling. We are home school families ourselves. We believe that parents are the best educators of their children. We believe that "family" is the tool God has ordained to raise up and educate our children to take the wonderful theology of the church house and make it biography in the streets. We want to give you an opportunity to sharpen those arrows (children) that our Lord has placed in your quiver. There is no greater heritage that we can pass down to our kids than allowing them to see mom and dad engaged in the battle for the heart and soul of our nation...

Charlotte, NC "a City on a Hill Cannot be Hidden
Posted April 18, 2003
Here is a street report from the battle front in Charlotte. Dr. Matt Harrison, a general family practitioner and a dynamic Christian witness at the abortion mill, submits this report about his day at a local Charlotte abortion mill. - Flip - Mimi and Sonny, pregnant with their first child, were appalled that they had come to an abortion clinic for pregnancy services. They are a Catholic couple, committed to the Lord, and regretted their "choice" to come here once they were informed of the truth about Hebron. What the pro-aborts refuse to acknowledge is that they are for "choice", but not for "informed choice"; otherwise Lindsay's mother would change the name of the mill to a name that would inform clients of the main business at Family Reproductive Health.

Eye Opening News From Charlotte
Posted March 3, 2003
All of this because the abortion industry in Charlotte knows you are coming to town July 12-20, 2003. Hallelujah! This is a letter from Dr. Matthew P. Harrison, who is one of the obgyn's who is coming to the abortion mill with us. On February 15, 2003 he had an opportunity, along with Dr. Danny Holland, to meet Ron Fitzsimmons, the Director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers (NCAP). Ron is in charge of representing the desires of hundreds of abortionists, presently killing children in America, to our legislators in Washington, D.C. He had come to Charlotte, ostensibly to set up a meeting for me to meet and chat with Debby Walsh the director of one of the mills here in Charlotte.... Dr. Matt's report of this meeting and what transpired is truly eye-opening.

Enough already! We get the picture!  It's us! We're the guilty ones!
Enough already! We get the picture!
It's us! We're the guilty ones!

Tommy and Davey - These are two of the experts we have for our teaching times!
Tommy and Davey - These are two of the experts we have for our teaching times!


Hotel Accommodations For National Event - Charlotte, NC

Our block at the Microtel is now full also. If you have rooms that you are holding at either hotel that you are not going to need, please call and release them. If you are still needing rooms please call and see if rooms have been released. We also have new hotel info:

Days Inn
5125 Davidson Hwy
Concord, NC 28027

$35.00 a night
Ask for the Operation Save America block!

Studio One - ALL BOOKED
3200 Cloverleaf Parkway
Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone: 704-788-2140

Microtel Inn & Suites - ALL BOOKED.
directly across the street from Studio One. 704-782-2300.

Make sure you ask for the Operation Save America block!

Evening rallies will be held at:
Truth Temple
2705 Moose Rd
Kannapolis, NC 28083

You must ask for the OSA group. CALL TODAY to reserve your room and find out details!

COM Center Phone #:
- 704-932-2226


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