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Elderly woman arrested for spraying holy water outside abortion center
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | by Kirsten Andersen

Posted on 01/17/2013 11:49:58 AM PST by topher

HUNTSVILLE, January 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An elderly woman was handcuffed and charged with misdemeanor harassment after spraying holy water outside a Huntsville abortion facility.

Joyce Fecteau, who is in her seventies, was arrested after pro-abortion counter protestors complained after coming into contact with holy water from the spray bottle she was carrying.

Pro-abortion demonstrator Lisa Cox accused Fecteau of spraying her in the face with an “unknown substance.” She claims the incident occurred December 22 on the sidewalk outside the “Alabama Women's Center for Reproductive Alternatives” abortion clinic.

As a result of Cox’s allegations, Fecteau was arrested outside the same clinic January 9 and charged with misdemeanor harassment. Video of the arrest shows the elderly Fecteau being escorted away from the abortion center by a Huntsville police officer as she continues to pray.

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I guess this is a criminal use of Holy Water.

1 posted on 01/17/2013 11:50:07 AM PST by topher
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To: topher

Good thing it wasn’t raining from the heavens.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 11:52:54 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: topher

Did they know it was Holy Water because it burned them?


3 posted on 01/17/2013 11:52:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: topher

This is kinda funny. I can just see some people squirming after finding out they’ve come into contact with holy water.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 11:53:01 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: topher

I can understand their concern, there is a chance they will melt or die if they are touched by something, truly holy.


5 posted on 01/17/2013 11:53:09 AM PST by veracious
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To: topher

ROFL! Holy Water!

Holy Water used according to directions.

It must be true what they say about it.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 11:54:20 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: topher

How would anyone know it was holy water and not acid or something gross?


7 posted on 01/17/2013 11:54:37 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: topher

Spray someone in the face with anything, even water - that’s assault.
No justification.


8 posted on 01/17/2013 11:56:54 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: veracious
[Wizard of Oz]:

"Help me I'm melting, I'm melting..."

The fate of wicked witches and abortion clinic workers...

9 posted on 01/17/2013 11:57:07 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
interesting that the pro-abortion crowd are so worried about holywater. i personally don't credit it with any sort of magical properties but i know people who do ~ people into Haitian traditional voodoo find it effective in whatever.

if it really has an effect on these people it should work outside of their work area as well ~ maybe we should start telling them that all the RTL folks are literally drenched in holy water ~ and magic lines have been drawn around the abortion mills in holy water ~ etc.

There are endless possibilities.

10 posted on 01/17/2013 11:58:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ZX12R

Too bad it was not VX.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 12:00:56 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: I want the USA back
The only difference here and breathing is the water was sprayed out by a device ~ just tell these Vodon believers that you are drenched in holy water, and your very breath is damaging to them ~ so maybe they'd best flee the area.

It's long been noted that the USSC in Roe v. actually legalized the practices of ROOT WORKERS so we should not be surprised to find such people still involved in the business ~

12 posted on 01/17/2013 12:01:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: stuartcr
Abortion Clinics have the pro-lifers on security video.

When something happens where a pro-lifer is falsely accused, these security videos somehow inadvertently get destroyed.

Who do you believe: a 70+ woman PRAYING to save babies or someone who dedicates their life to help kill BABIES?

According the Bible, Jesus said that "You will know a tree by its fruit -- a good tree produces good fruit, a bad tree produces bad fruit."

I believe there is great merit in what Jesus said...

13 posted on 01/17/2013 12:02:01 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Outlaw “assault spray bottles” that carry more than ten shots of liquid in their magazines.


14 posted on 01/17/2013 12:04:07 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: muawiyah
My sister lived in Africa. One day the locals came to a holy Jesuit priest and asked for Holy Water to put out a fire.

The priest responded: "You don't need holy water to put out the fire."

The response of the locals was that fire was from black magic, and nothing was being burned by the fire.

I believe they had to use holy water to put out the fire (generated by black magic).

15 posted on 01/17/2013 12:05:51 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: ZX12R
I can just see some people squirming after finding out they’ve come into contact with holy water

Then... writhing, screaming, wildly contorting, pulsating and finally melting.

16 posted on 01/17/2013 12:06:39 PM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: topher

“Orates frates”

Let us spray


17 posted on 01/17/2013 12:10:43 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: topher

Probably caused burns on the doctors and staff.


18 posted on 01/17/2013 12:11:56 PM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: topher

It’s not a matter of believing someone, it’s a matter of someone throwing an unknown liquid in your face. Did she announce that it was holy water?


19 posted on 01/17/2013 12:14:46 PM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: topher

It probably burned like hell.


20 posted on 01/17/2013 12:15:58 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: topher

It BURNS us!


21 posted on 01/17/2013 12:16:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The only thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that criminals will always get them.)
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To: stuartcr
When it rains water falls from the heavens above ~ it isn't always announced. Certainly there's no requirement for people to tell everybody ~ 'water comin' through'.

Seriously, no one believes any RTL folks would spray a noxious substance on the abortion crowd. Doesn't mean they don't look forward to the time those same abortion folks get tossed into the everlasting lake of fire, or into outer darkness, whichever comes first.

22 posted on 01/17/2013 12:37:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: I want the USA back

I gotta agree with you, even though I have visions of the wicked witch of the west melting at the touch of water.

There were people who sprayed pro-lifers with urine (or at least that’s what it looked like in the spray bottles) during Operation Rescue protests outside abortion clinics.

If you are representing Christ and trying to be a witness for Him, there is no need to use the enemies methods when praying at an abortion clinic.


23 posted on 01/17/2013 12:42:58 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: stuartcr
The prolifer sprayed the water because of the smell of PAGAN SMOKE being burned by the baby killers:

Watters said the “noxious material" mentioned by Fecteau was a “smudge stick” – a bundle of sage and other dried herbs frequently used in New Age, Pagan and Shamanist rituals. She said her group tries to make sure women get inside the abortion center “with as little harassment as possible.”

According to that testimony by the lil' ol' lady, she was trying to get the "offending smell of the smoke of the incense" neutralized.

If someone would light up a cigarette and blow the smoke in my face, I would be deeply offended.

In a sense, the woman was using the water to "defend herself from the foul smell of the burning CR@P" used by the PAGANS.

In the 1990's, there was an abortion mill in New Orleans where everyone who worked at it was a witch (aka, they practiced witchcraft).

So those practicing the occult, doing drugs, and other foul practices are common in abortion clinics.

In Norma McCorvey's 1994 book Won by Love, she explained of how common drugs and strange religions were in abortion clinics...

24 posted on 01/17/2013 12:42:58 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: stuartcr
The lil' ol' lady was just spraying the water in the air because of the smoke was irritating her.

She claims she was not spraying the water at anyone but in response to the effects of the smoke.

25 posted on 01/17/2013 12:47:21 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Thank God she didn’t do it at an elementary school...
I’d have to hear and see Obama stand behind little children and ban Holy water....


26 posted on 01/17/2013 12:49:45 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: topher

At least they didn’t send out a HazMat team afterwards.


27 posted on 01/17/2013 12:51:47 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: baddog 219

You’re bad.


28 posted on 01/17/2013 12:52:55 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: baddog 219

You’re bad.


29 posted on 01/17/2013 1:04:53 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: topher

What is “Holy Water”?

(This thread went right over my head *sigh)


30 posted on 01/17/2013 1:10:55 PM PST by MeOnTheBeach
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To: I want the USA back

The defense will argue that spraying Holy Water on someone is a form of religious expression and protected by the First Amendment.


31 posted on 01/17/2013 1:11:24 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: topher

Assault with a Holy weapon?


32 posted on 01/17/2013 1:17:37 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: MeOnTheBeach
Water that is blessed.

It is in the category of sacramentals used by the Catholic Church.

One of the more significant uses is in the sacrament of baptism, though holy water is not required.

I am not sure the origin -- if it dates back 2000 years or not...

33 posted on 01/17/2013 1:23:24 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: MeOnTheBeach
It is also used by many branches of Christianity (not just Catholics).

The following article from the Catholic Encyclopedia is a good article to get some information:

Catholic Encyclopedia: Article on Holy Water

34 posted on 01/17/2013 1:29:39 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: ZX12R

Hey, folks in Bama take this holy water stuff pretty serious (I grew up there and swear this on a stack of Bibles). I will absolutely bet that the prosecutor tries very hard not to mention the word Holy Water in his summary with the judge. This would get on any judge’s mind and that of a jury.

Course, where did the Holy Water come from? How was it imported in Alabama? Was it registered with anyone? There will be some full investigation over stuff like this.


35 posted on 01/17/2013 1:39:38 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: topher

there’s no such thing as holy water.


36 posted on 01/17/2013 1:44:34 PM PST by libdestroyer
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To: fattigermaster

Outlaw “assault spray bottles” that carry more than ten shots of liquid in their magazines.

Nadler says spray bottles should only spray 3 times then break or need to be refilled..


37 posted on 01/17/2013 1:47:00 PM PST by GraceG
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To: libdestroyer

There is no such thing as a keyboard shift key.


38 posted on 01/17/2013 1:47:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: libdestroyer

Numbers 5:17

“And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water.”


39 posted on 01/17/2013 1:48:59 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: libdestroyer
there’s no such thing as holy water.

Ask Satan that question. Also be reminded that in the Bible it is written that what the Church binds on earth is bound in heaven...

40 posted on 01/17/2013 2:31:09 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: I want the USA back

The pro-bort escorts were burning noxious voodoo herbs ... the anti-bort knew she would be harassed by the noxious acrid burning stuff and had the water spray to knock some of the smoke out of the air... I suspect the burning was done in the right spot to carry the smoke right at Mrs. Fecteau.

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Watters said the “noxious material” mentioned by Fecteau was a “smudge stick” – a bundle of sage and other dried herbs frequently used in New Age, Pagan and Shamanist rituals.


41 posted on 01/17/2013 6:03:07 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: topher
you sometimes hear about 'holy annointing oil' ~ that was always a favorite on the advertisements back in the days of AM radio and rides through Wheeling WV late at night.

The valley is so deep there are radio dead spots.

42 posted on 01/17/2013 7:44:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: topher

I watched the movie “The Rite” yesterday in which Anthony Hopkins portrays an exorcist. In telling a seminarian who was assisting him that the possessed hate holy items, he sprinkled some holy water on a possessed girl and she started hissing.


43 posted on 01/17/2013 8:54:08 PM PST by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: topher

Only one policeman , and only used handcuffs, he must have been a big tough son of a gun


“I had been told repeatedly by my health care provider not to breathe in that smoke because it’s making me sick,” said Fecteau. “I can’t tell if [the holy water] drifted on this lady’s face.”

Her health care provider? why did,nt she just leave?

“I can’t tell if [the holy water] drifted on this lady’s face.”

Why was she spraying holy water around? din,t Jesus say not to cast your pearls before the swine? not that i am convinced that holy water is even holy.

At any rate, the murdered babies are in Gods hands.


44 posted on 01/18/2013 2:53:06 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: topher
Water that is blessed.

It is in the category of sacramentals used by the Catholic Church.


Thank for explaining.

Is it considered symbolic or is it believed to have real qualities that set it apart?
45 posted on 01/18/2013 6:20:14 AM PST by MeOnTheBeach
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To: topher

Yes! I would deliver overnight packages in one place. Strange people. One wore a dagger medal around neck. Very strange things being felt.


46 posted on 01/19/2013 2:09:19 AM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Revolting cat!

you’re so clever.


47 posted on 01/21/2013 10:13:45 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: CatherineofAragon

You’re referring to Mosaic Law.


48 posted on 01/21/2013 10:15:48 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: topher
Ask Satan that question. Also be reminded that in the Bible it is written that what the Church binds on earth is bound in heaven... The "Church" are followers of Christ. It's not the Roman Catholic Church. Holy water is pointless.
49 posted on 01/21/2013 10:21:34 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: libdestroyer

You’re so late.


50 posted on 01/21/2013 10:47:23 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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