Churches in Kansas were Vandalized before Vote on Pro-Life Amendment

Abortion Activists Vandalize Kansas Churches before State Voted on a Pro-Life Amendment

On Aug 1, two churches, Calvary Temple Assembly of God and Victory Bible Church, were vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti in Lawrence, Kansas News Service editor Stephen Koranda reported on Twitter. A display of pink and blue crosses representing the unborn was ripped up out of the church yard and messages of “Protect choice” and “Vote no” were spray painted in red on the building of Victory Bible Church. 

Various churches have been vandalized in recent weeks leading up to the state-wide vote which was held Aug 2, on the Value Them Both Amendment. The pro-life amendment did not get its two thirds majority to pass would have added language to the Kansas Constitution stating that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer-funded abortion. 

As Fox 4 KC reports, the Victory Bible congregation has been a vocal supporter of the Value Them Both Amendment. “We are against abortion. We make no apology about that,” Pastor Leo Barbee told the news outlet Aug 1.“We believe God has meant this for good. We’re not looking for publicity. We’re not looking for testimony. We just want to be a witness. We feel it’s a God thing more than a hate thing.” Police are still searching for the two suspects, likely a man and a woman, caught on camera.

Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 606 W. 29th Terrace, was defaced with pro-choice messages on three sides of the church; “my body, my choice,” was spray-painted in red across the front. Rev. Don Goatley and his wife discovered the vandalism Aug 1.. “In our 51 years here, this has never happened,” Goatley said. “It is sad that our society has come to this point. We are going to have to do a lot of painting.” Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, Community Church in Topeka, and the Cowley County GOP Office in Winfield have also been attacked and vandalized by pro-abortion acivists throughout the Summer. In Overland Park July 31, a young woman with Students for Life was even shoved and hit in the head by an angry abortion activist. 

Without the amendment, Kansas could become the “wild west of the abortion industry,” said Brittany Jones, Esq., director of advocacy for the Family Police Alliance of Kansas, previously. This could mean forcing taxpayers to fund elective abortions and allowing unrestricted abortions up to birth, as well as ending informed consent requirements and parental consent for minors. 

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