Fayetteville Prayer Vigil Greeted with Sprinklers, Vulgar Music

This is how it is, now, in the land of the free and the home of the brave:

The people who arrived for the 40 Days for Life kickoff event last week, outside the abortion center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, got a bit of a surprise–a brand-new sprinkler system, with the sprinkler heads pointed directly at the prayer volunteers.
“The owner of the business complex turned the sprinklers on as soon as we set up all our equipment,” said Tiffany in Fayetteville. “And they kept the sprinklers on for two hours.”

One co-owner spent the entire two hours “pacing and walking up and down the parking lot, yelling at us and telling the police to arrest us,” she said. “Needless to say, the police officers were polite and explained they could not arrest us.”

The prayer volunteers were then greeted with loud, obscene music from inside the building. “We sang and played worship music and lifted our voices to God,” Tiffany explained. “Our God songs drowned out the vulgar music.”

Through it all, the prayer volunteers refused to be discouraged. “The bottom line–God triumphed,” she said. “Praise the Lord!”

40 Days for Life is a peaceful assembly. Participants gather on public sidewalks outside abortion facilities, and pray that God will end abortion in America in our lifetime. That’s really all there is to it. I don’t know why someone would feel the need to try to stop a group of people from exercising their religious right to pray publicly, but that appears to be what happened in Fayetteville.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

12 thoughts on “Fayetteville Prayer Vigil Greeted with Sprinklers, Vulgar Music

  1. 2 Timothy 3:8. tells us why. These people are REPROBATE concerning the faith. It says they resist the truth, have CORRUPT minds and are reprobate concerning the faith. We must be in the LAST days. Read all of this chapter and it explains it. So sad and we should pray for them. We could be just like them were it not for GOD’S mercy.

    1. You are so right, on several counts. Thanks for this comment, Karen. I do believe things cannot hold out forever and we are closer than we’ve ever been to the end. Only those with their eyes shut could not see this. Yes, “pray for those who persecute you” Matthew 5:44. We’re there.

  2. The devil will do anything to discourage Christians, won’t he? When I read about the loud music coming from inside the building, I immediately thought of the devil–I’ve always imagined that praise and worship songs are like needles in his ears.

    1. I’ve heard he’s allergic to praise, so when we praise God, the devil flees, like we would from ragweed or something. Who knows? I know he hates life, for sure. He came to steal, kill, and destroy. Obviously.

  3. It surely is in keeping with their ant-life stance. It appalls me that anyone is ok with destroying a life…..my brothers are adopted and I am an adoptive mom myself….there are no unwanted children.

    1. Oh, you are so totally right–no unwanted children in this world. Those who are unable to bear children must pay huge amounts for the privilege of adopting them. Insane. We are just insane.

      1. Why can they not see the evil that is intrinsic with abortion? Millions of innocents slaughtered…..and still they insist it is just their right. Laws should always be written so as to protect the small and weak from the big and powerful. Abortions laws are the other way around. Murder is wrong. life is to be protected.

        1. Exactly. The purpose of government is to protect the weak. That the strong need no protection is obvious in that it is they who form the government. Government by the strong to protect the strong is just gang war and bullying.

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