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Lubbock Police's Attempt to Censor Gospel Message at Abortion Clinic has Opposite Effect

Lubbock Police Are Called To Abortion Protest
Transcript from KLBK13 Lubbock Texas
Thursday July 27 th 06

How loud is too loud? A group of pro-life protesters found out Thursday morning when they were forced to stop protesting outside of a local abortion clinic. For years, every Thursday, Gilbert Nichols and Dorothy Boyett have preached the Gospel outside of the Aaron Women's Clinic.

According to Nichols, once he began preaching the Gospel, the security guard at the clinic started playing music to make him stop. But as Nichols got louder, so did the music.

"I wanted to get the message to the people and they wanted to drown me out from getting that message to the people," says Nichols. "I'm not trying to be belligerent; I just have a message that needs to be told. I found my opportunity to talk to a few of the people there and they thought I was violating something because they called the police. "I'm not yelling, I'm just telling them. It's no different than a preacher in a pulpit; its just that I'm out here."

Lubbock police were called to the scene, and made Nichols and Boyett stop.

"Its been a long time since we've had any opposition from the city," says Boyett. "You're going to have to pay the price sometimes. People are going to be offended and the police are going to be called, but I think we can still preach on the sidewalk of the city."

Which is what Boyett and Nichols plan on doing.

"I will continue to do what I feel God has called me to do," says Nichols.

Boyett and Nichols says they'll be praying, preaching and protesting outside the clinic again next Thursday. They say even though it is getting a little tougher to preach in the streets in one of the most conservative cities in the country, no one will be able to zip their lips just yet.

If you were wondering, it is legal to protest on the public sidewalks in Lubbock .