Priest arrested for praying and counseling outside an abortion clinic!
All charges against Father James Linton have been dropped! Father Linton is now free to contiue praying outside abortion clinics for mothers and babies!
Earlier this month, Father James Linton was arrested outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for standing on public property and offering prayer and counseling to mothers and fathers considering abortion. The San Bernardino police considered this compassionate action worthy of arrest. Father Linton was arrested for “obstructing access to a business,” held by police for six hours, and ordered to appear in court. If convicted, Father Linton may be sentenced to up to 90 days in jail and a $400 fine.
This cannot stand. Please join me in asking the San Bernardino police office to drop all charges against Father Linton. As an American, Father Linton is entitled to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Both of those rights where gravely violated by this appalling arrest.
God has called us to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. That is exactly what Father Linton was doing when he offered prayer and counseling. Now, we must be the collective voice for Father Linton. Please sign this petition to the police office now.
Father Linton and his wife began fighting against abortion last summer after the Center of Medical Progress released videos revealing that Planned Parenthood sells baby bodies.
“The combination of seeing abortion victims sorted through for parts and my wife being pregnant destroyed me,” Father Linton said. Since last summer, Father Linton, his wife, and members of their congregation have stood outside the Planned Parenthood clinic offering women and men alternatives to abortion.
These protests have been so effective that the Planned Parenthood clinic recently built a wall in order to prevent sidewalk counselors from speaking to women going into the clinic.
The wall has not been effective and this arrest will not be effective either. Nothing will stop those who love God from speaking for babies without a voice. Father Linton is an inspiration. He has put himself on the line for the innocent. Please join with us in standing for him and demanding that these bogus charges against him be dropped.
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Drop charges against Father Linton