Mar 22, 2009

The Rev. Walter Hoye, now serving 30 days

Pray for the Rev. Walter Hoye. He is now serving 30 days in the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif., for doing pro-life sidewalk counseling in "violation" of an Oakland ordinance that bars pro-lifers but no one else from approaching people who appear to be heading for an abortion business.

The judge, Stuart Hing, went after the Rev. Hoye for refusing to bow to his demand that he stay 100 yards away from an Oakland-area abortion business for the next three years.

The judge gave the Rev. Hoye that sentence this past Friday (click on this post's title) and had him thrown into jail right away. Judges ordinarily or often let real criminals stay free during their appeals -- but Hing is treating the Rev. Hoye as worse than a criminal.

Of course -- because the Rev. Hoye belongs to that most despised class: Pro-life activist.

The day after Hing imprisoned this heroic pro-life minister, a career criminal out on parole for assault with a deadly weapon shot four Oakland policemen, killing three of them and leaving the fourth declared "brain dead."

Mmm, boy, judges in the Oakland area really have their prioritites straight: Imprison ministers for saving babies' lives and helping moms, but let violent criminals go free.

Tonight, in Oakland, the Rev. Hoye's wife Lori and some Oakland pastors were to hold a vigil for him outside the Santa Rita Jail.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus said that those who follow Him shall face persecution for His name. Let us rejoice with the Rev. that his reward will be great in Heaven. We as Catholic's need to "WAKE UP" and realize that the time for prayer is NOW!!!! This country needs our prayers; as we face our greatest persecution and our greatest enemy in the coming days.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears that Judge Stuart Hing doesn't care that he tramples on First Amendment rights. He like so many jurists consider themselves above the spirit of the law.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 11:25 a.m.,

Well said! Thank you.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 2:04 p.m.,

You are so right about judges considering themselves above the law. Thank you for writing!

12:23 AM  

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