Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Leader and Members Of "Abolish Human Abortion" Former Church Bombers

In 2007, three men in Burleson Texas were arrested and sent to Federal prison for attempting to blow up a church. They were members of a christian cult and used religious arguments in their justification for their actions. Two of these men, Jered Ragon and Michael Philip Plaisted Jr., are now involved in protesting against abortion as part of the Abolish Human Abortion group.  Ragon, who spent 15 months in federal prison is now the leader of a chapter of AHA in Burleson. (Red arrow in pic above) Here's the full article, excerpted below.

"Burleson police arrested two men Wednesday and one Thursday who cited religious beliefs in attempting to detonate a bomb at Victory Family Church in Burleson.

According to reports, the suspects — Dayton Lee Calaway, 19, of Burleson, Michael Philip Plaisted Jr., 18, of Burleson, Jered Michael Ragon, 18, of Burleson, and an underage boy — twice attempted to detonate the device before being interrupted by a deacon. Police discovered the device propped against the church door.

Although Burleson Police Cmdr. Chris Havens declined to elaborate on the bomb, he said it was a simple, homemade device, the plans for which could probably be easily found on the Internet. Had the device detonated it would have caused a substantial explosion and probably led to a fire in the church, he said.

Plaisted and Calaway implicated Ragon during interviews after their arrests, Burleson Detective Tom Catron said, and all three subsequently admitted to involvement in a religious group that made the bomb. Ragon voluntarily came in for questioning and was arrested then, police said.

Although the name of the group the three associate with is unknown, Havens said the men identified themselves as radical Christian activists who oppose government and organized religion.

“They said the act at the church was a test of the device itself and to get the attention of the community,” Havens said.

Group members share common beliefs about the demise of society, which they believe has become too focused on self-improvement and self-gratification and lost it’s focus on the glorification of God, police said. The group is attempting to wake up society by committing destructive acts, according to reports. Group members further believe there are too many denominations and churches, and there ought to be only one."

The group AHA that these two former church bombers belong to is extremely anti-Catholic and has made statements such as "Catholicism is a satanic religious system leading people to hell."  "The Churches in America have not failed to be Pro Life, they have failed to be Christian."

 Encourage your Catholic and Protestant friends who want to save babies to avoid these "radical Christian activists" who ultimately do much damage and division against the fight to save babies from this tragic American Holocaust. They apparently have decided that their church alone is Christian and they alone know the only effective way to end abortion.


Blogger Christina said...

I will be interested to see how many folks will cease to associate with this group. I know several people who pledge allegiance to AHA regardless of their highly questionable "ministry" tactics.

November 16, 2013 6:26 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Like any cult, Christina, there is a peer pressure mentality to contain its members. A classic cult technique is to vilify all those who don't walk in lock-step with them, thus their attacks on all other faiths that don't hold to their extremely narrow and twisted view of what the gospel is. They create their own definitions for what it means to be a Christian and they create a template to "abolish abortion" that completed denigrates any and all the work that other groups have been pursuing for 40 years.

November 16, 2013 7:26 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Honestly, my only hope in exposing them is to prevent people of goodwill such as Lila Rose from being tainted for verbal support she gave to the group, obviously not knowing what this group is about and the type of people who are attracted to its membership.

November 16, 2013 7:29 PM  

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