The Brew: 6 Pro-Life Demonstrators Convicted … for Praying and Singing Outside Abortion Mill

Plus, Rip Curl surfer wear faces the Bud Light treatment for casting off surf legend Bethany Hamilton for transgender competitor.

By Al Perrotta Published on January 31, 2024

It’s Wednesday morning. The sun is about to rise, God is on His throne and the Brew is freshly percolating.

We start with the fight for life, and the campaign against those who defend the unborn.

6 Pro-Life Demonstrators Found Guilty, Could Face 11 Years

Six pro-life demonstrators have been found guilty in a Federal court under the FACE Act for peacefully demonstrating outside a Nashville abortion mill in March of 2021. The six now face as much as 11 years in prison. Thomas More Society, which represented defendant Paul Vaughn, vows an appeal.

“We are, of course, disappointed with the outcome,” stated Steve Crampton, Thomas More Society Senior Counsel. “This was a peaceful demonstration by entirely peaceable citizens — filled with prayer, hymn-singing, and worship — oriented toward persuading expecting mothers not to abort their babies. Unfortunately, the Biden Department of Justice decided to characterize Paul Vaughn’s peaceful actions as a felony ‘conspiracy against rights,’ to intimidate and punish Paul and other pro-life people and people of faith.”

This is a clip of what the defendants were doing that day.

As you can see, they are torching the place, throwing bricks and spray painting vulgar slurs and threats. … Wait, no. That was the domestic terrorists who have been attacking churches and pro-life pregnancy centers since word of Roe being overturned was leaked … without punishment or pursuit.

The six who were convicted were praying and singing hymns. And after the verdict, they came out of the courthouse … and again prayed and sang hymns.

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Had they tried burning down the federal court, like BLM and Antifa spend their summers doing, they’d be getting checks from Kamala Harris.

Speaking of Harris, whose Justice Department is executing the persecution of pro-life demonstrators, she’s again out there peddling abortion with the same glee she shows yellow school buses.

How is it reproductive care when the goal is exterminating reproduction? It’s like calling fratricide “Brotherly Love.”

Standing Tall: Surf Great Bethany Hamilton Blasts Rip Curl for Hiring Trans Surfer After Dropping Her

Surfing champ Bethany Hamilton literally gave an arm for her sport. Yet, for giving a darn about preserving the integrity of surfing, she was dropped by surfing apparel brand Rip Curl. Hamilton had blasted the inclusion of males in female competitions and was giving up competitive surfing as a result. So what did Rip Curl do? Heed the warning of surfing’s most inspirational figure? No, they went full Bud Light. Rip Curl started featuring as part of their “Meet the Locals Campaign” an Aussie surfer, Ryan Egan, who until 2019 competed as a man, but now competes as a “woman” named Sasha Lowerson. The spread includes Lowerson in a white two-piece bathing suit.

Hamilton doubled down on X Monday: “Male-bodied athletes should not be competing in female sports. Period. It’s not fair, and I can’t support it. I’ve worked so hard, and to imagine competing against a male just sounds terrible. … I need to stand up for the next generation of girls pushing surfing forward. I want the best for them.”

She wasn’t the only one. Riley Gaines joined the chorus blasting Rip Curl.

The outcry seems to have worked. For now. The Daily Signal reports Rip Curl has taken images of Lowerson off its website.

Trump Nominated Again for the Nobel Prize

Blessed are the peacemakers … perhaps with a trip to Sweden.

Former President Donald Trump has been nominated again for the Nobel Peace Prize for his historic Abraham Accords. The Abraham Accords brought peace deals between Israel and several Arab nations in the Middle East. This is actually the third time he has been nominated, though so far, of course, he’s been the Susan Lucci of Nobel Prizes.

Both Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton earned the Nobel Prize for the peace treaties they worked out between Israel and Egypt and Jordan respectively. (And Barack Obama won for … uh, basically just showing up.) So if his name wasn’t Trump, he’d already have it in the bag. Or, more likely, displayed in grand fashion at Mar-a-Lago. But who knows, with so much trouble now in the Middle East, perhaps this will be the year.

Then again, some politics is being played here. Unlike his first two nominations, which came from overseas, this time Trump was nominated by Republican congresswoman Claudia Tenney. And just days after our soldiers were killed in the Middle East. Her statement about it includes a dig at Biden. Oh, and when do they announce the winner? In October. Just in time for the election.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden says he has decided on a response to Iran in wake of the fatal weekend drone attack. What will it be? As of this writing, we do not know, but a U.S. official told ABC News, “These are going to be very deliberate targets — deliberate strikes on facilities that enabled these attacks” on American forces.

We pray for the safety of the service members involved in any action and those others in the region.

Along The Stream

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Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and co-author of the counter-terrorism memoir Hostile Intent: Protecting Yourself Against Terrorism.

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