Skip to comments.Video: Angry woman drenches priest with garden hose during pro-life demonstration
Posted on 08/22/2013 7:29:53 PM PDT by Morgana
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, August 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) A priest is considering pressing charges against an angry woman who drove him away from a public sidewalk during a pro-life demonstration with a jet of water from her garden hose.
Her husband turned on the hose, and she sprayed it on me, Father Ron Meyer told LifeSiteNews.com.
As pro-life people we put Jesus message of love and forgiveness into practice," he said. "But maybe there is a time to push back, so that [abortion activists] realize they cant do whatever they want to us and get away with it.
Fr. Meyer, who is pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Cardiff, Ontario, was participating in a Show the Truth campaign on Thursday in Peterborough along Chemong road. The pro-life strategy aims at showing the truth of abortion to the Canadian public through the use of large graphic images.
As Fr. Meyer was peacefully holding his sign on the sidewalk in front of a residential house, with his sign facing the busy road, a woman exited the house demanding that the priest turn his sign away.
Fr. Meyer obliged, angling his sign away from the residence. But the woman was not satisfied.
Amateur video of the event shows Fr. Meyer walking away from the woman as she drenched him with the garden hose. At one point the priest can be seen turning his sign towards the woman as a shield against the deluge.
The woman can be heard shouting, You know whats unnecessary, is showing my kids those pictures.
She only did one side of me. The other side was still kinda hot, Fr. Meyer joked. Maybe I shouldve stayed there longer and gotten more of a soaking.
Fr. Meyer said the soaking was not exactly "an expression of charity or thoughtfulness."
"She was expressing her animosity towards what I am doing as a pro-life individual, he said.
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Fr. Meyer agrees that people should be outraged after seeing the graphic images.
The public needs to realize that, in spite of the omission and negligence of the media, abortion is not some minor little matter. These pictures help convey the ugliness of abortion, he said.
Fr. Meyer wondered how many people would remain pro-choice once encountering the gruesome violence of abortion as depicted in the images.
As Fr. Frank Pavone [of Priests for Life] says, unless we see the pictures we wont turn away from abortion, he said.
The Catholic priest looks forward to future involvement in pro-life demonstrations.
Im trying to do my bit to promote a culture of life, he said.
I’d love to see this woman spray water on a gay pride parade or if she would be as upset with a bunch of half naked freaks marching down the street for her kids to see.
She’d be beaten to a pulp and they’d get away with it.
I don’t know what abortion champions have against looking at a photo of undifferentiated cells - blobs of tissue.
The poor-chiocers claim they're fake anyway, so what's the problem?
And isn’t she emblematic with what ails her team.
Some weird anger that has at its foundation some sort of projection for knowing what they are doing is wrong.
You know this idiot would never spray water on Hillary because Hillary would melt.
Watch the video here.
This couldn’t happen in my hometown because it is illegal to protest outside an abortion clinic.
The oh-so tolerant left in action.