Charleston Firefighter Rob Fulmer moved his thumb along the edge of a sticker affixed to the side of Engine #10 - smoothing it over and over and over until it was just so. The sticker reads, "In memory of the fallen."
www.thestate.com/136/story/99230.html / June 22, 2007
It is right to memorialize the brave and sacrificial lives of the nine Charleston firefighters who died in the line of duty on June 18, bravely protecting the city and saving the lives of two citizens caught in the blaze.
An estimated 30,000 firefighters from around the country, plus thousands of other citizens attended the Memorial Service for these nine courageous men. As thousands lined the streets to pay their respects, about 100 fire trucks joined in a procession, past the furniture store fire scene and past Charleston fire houses, enroute to the North Charleston Coliseum where the nine caskets were displayed for the Memorial Service.
Yet, just over a mile away, in the same "West Ashley" area just outside of Charleston, at the Charleston Women's "Medical" [child-murder/abortion] Center over 50 pre-birth children have/will likely die this week alone***, and who will memorialize the loss of their lives ? Who will even notice ? Can we admit that these murdered children are also human beings, are also 'persons,' worthy of being memorialized as well ?They had not had the opportunity to be born and perform brave deeds of courage,but were they not still "lives worthy of life" to be respected instead of slaughtered ?
*** The Charleston Women's Medical Center reported murdering 2,797 pre-birth children in 2005 alone, according to SC DHEC figures. From 1988 to 2005, this abortion death camp has reported murdering from a minimum of 2,162 (in 1995) to a maximum of 2,835 (in 2004) pre-birth children each year, for a total of 46,540 CHILDREN MURDERED IN CHARLESTON'S WEST ASHLEY CHILD-MURDER-BY-ABORTION DEATH CAMP in just these 18 years -they have NEVER BEEN MEMORIALIZED in a manner commensurate with this holocaust.
Nine brave firefighters sacrificed their lives on Monday, June 18 while fighting a raging fire that was described as a "30-foot tornado of flames," and trying to save the lives of two employees at the Super Sofa Store, 1807 Savannah Highyway (US Rte 17), Charleston, South Carolina. It was the "worst single incident to claim U.S. firefighters" lives since the Sept. 11 attacks." (www.thestate.com/156/story/95778.html).
The fire Monday night created the single largest loss of firefighters' lives since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Beside the caskets, the faces of its victims looked out proudly from large photos: Capt. William "Billy" Hutchinson, 48; Capt. Mike Benke, 49; Capt. Louis Mulkey, 34; Mark Kelsey, 40; Bradford "Brad" Baity, 37; Michael French, 27; James "Earl" Drayton, 56; Brandon Thompson, 27; and Melvin Champaign, 46.
"We've lost over 100 years of service," said Charleston Fire Chief Rusty Thomas at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. "I lost nine of my best friends."
These firefighters and rescuers were heroic in their efforts. One of the speakers at today's (June 22) Memorial Service said, "To save a human life is a necessity for a firefighter." Scripture references had been made to the words of Jesus about greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends, and that whatsoever you do to the least of these My brothers, you do unto Me. So why are these same thoughts not also applied to the rescuing of the lives of the unborn being slaughtered just over a mile from where this tragic loss of nine lives occurred at the Super Sofa Store near the corner of the Savannah Highway (U.S. Rte 17) and Wappoo Road ?
This is a schematic and map of the location of the Super Sofa Store:
Sofa Super Store, 1807 Savannah Highway (Rte 17) near the intersection with Wappoo Rd.
(near SW corner of the intersection)
The location of the Charleston Women's "Medical" [sic] Center is available on MapQuest with a link from the abortion center's own website:
Charleston Women's Medical Center (Child-murder-by-abortion center)1312 Ashley River Road (at intersection with Fuseler Rd.)
Charleston, SC 29407
Zoom to level 10 to see both CWMC abortion mill and intersection of Savannah Hwy (US Rte 17) and Wappoo Road, near the location of the Super Sofa Store (street and aerial views) - approx.1.2 miles straight line distance between the abortion center and the furniture store
[The Charles Towne Landing State Park nearby is the site of the original first permanent European settlement in the Carolinas in 1670, later moving from West Ashley to the peninsula to establish the City of Charleston.]
The Charleston Women's Death Camp for Pre-birth Human Beings which has murdered over 46,000 children (1988-2005 alone) is just over one mile (straight line) from the site of Monday's tragedy where nine brave men lost their lives as protectors and rescuers. Who will protect and rescue the lives of the children being butchered on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays according to the CWMC's own website, on a weekly basis ?!!!
For several years now, Voice of the Unborn director Johnny Gardner has been lobbying the SC Legislature for a suitable memorial to the Unborn who have lost their lives in our statebecause of the on going holocaust and tragedy of abortion. Over 317,000 children have been murdered from 1973-2005 in South Carolina by surgical abortion alone.
"JESUS is Pro-Life" Rally, SC State House, 12 noon, January 22, 2007
Voice of the Unborn, Johnny Gardner, Director - Letter
Unborn Children's Monument Commission
Introduced in the House on January 17, 2007
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
A JOINT RESOLUTION
TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNBORN CHILDREN'S MONUMENT COMMISSION TO ERECT A MONUMENT ON THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS AS A MEMORIAL TO SOUTH CAROLINA CHILDREN WHOSE LIVES ENDED BEFORE THEIR BIRTH AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION AND TO REQUIRE PRIVATE FUNDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS MONUMENT.
Mr. Mike Warren, Rochester, NY, minister and pro-life leader:
"True repentance is not possible until the truth regarding the need of repentance is comprehended."
How many Christians understand the Biblical doctrine of corporate bloodguilt,and therefore realize that all of us in America are stained with bloodguiltiness, as is the land itself ? How many pastors have the courage to preach it in the pulpit ?
(e.g., Deuteronomy 19:10, 13; Numbers 35:33; Deuteronomy 21:1-9; Jeremiah 26:15)
"If My people, which are called by My Name (born-again Christians), shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."2 Chronicles 7:14
Abortion in America can be ended in one week by passing H.R. 2597 and removing appellate jurisdiction from the U.S. Supreme Court, to prevent the overturn of this bill, which if passed would ban abortion nationwide
( see H.R. 2597, the Sanctity of Life Act of 2007 at http://thomas.loc.gov/ )
Abortion in each state can be ended by passing no exceptions fetal 'personhood'bills, similar to as H.3284, the Right to Life Act of SC; and/or by passing constitutional amendments, similar to HB 403 in the State of Montana
2007 State-Level Bills Banning Abortions in Eight U.S. States
- AL, CO, GA, MT, ND, SC, TX, VA (16% of States in U.S.)
Revised and updated as of March 29, 2007
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:..." Hosea 4:6a (KJB)
"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." Proverb 29:18a (KJB)
"...with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26b (KJB) [State of Ohio motto]
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 (KJB)
No King but King Jesus!
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America's Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
June 22, 2007