OSA Daily Report

Saturday, July 12, 2015



Operation Rescue/Operation Save America's "Let Justice Roll" has begun. Christians from across America rolled in to Drury Inn and surrounding hotels Saturday for a week of Gospel centered prolife outreaches. From as far away as California, Washington, Wisconsin, New York, Florida, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, OSA members brought a spirit of repentance and a cry of liberty to the Cradle of the South, Montgomery, Alabama.


Montgomery is steeped in history. It was the first capital of the Confederate States of America in 1861, a major site of events in the Civil Rights Movement, the Ten Commandment standoff in 2003, and the recent showdown between the people of Alabama and the federal government's enforcement of homosexual marriage.


Large families with children piled out of fifteen passenger vans. Young adults greeted friends and mingled in the lobby, munching the hotel's fresh popcorn and sipping soda. Others helped unload luggage and assisted senior citizens from cars. Assistant Director, Chet Gallagher, welcomed each attendee at the entrance.


24 Hour Intercession


Those who came in early to Montgomery participated in OSA's 24 Hour Intercessory Prayer Watch, organized by local Christian, Andy Strange. OSA was blessed by Andy's hard work and commitment to making the prayer time fruitful. With the help of Joel Puckett and Valiant (15) and Jeremiah (13) Thomas, Andy erected a "tent of meeting," a twenty foot canopy equipped with a generator, church podium, keyboard, speakers, fans, lighting, ample cold water, snacks, and ample seating. The Christian flag flew over the structure and a large sign advertised prayer. As people prayed under the tent, families circled the capital in prayer walks and young people took turns handing out tracks and engaging the public. The youth had significant Gospel conversations with Alabamans and tourists alike.


Many locals and national OSA members signed up for the intercessory prayer watch which began at 8:00 am and continued until 8:00 am Sunday. Others who couldn't pray on site, prayed against abortion and for the city and our nation long distance. Mr. Thom Huey devoted his weekly national prayer conference call to pray for and with those at the capital. During the evening, Cassia Wachasmann and Josiah performed live worship, as did the Stewart family and others. The mission was completed by 8 AM Sunday morning.

Opening Rally


OSA was honored to have Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore addressed the opening night rally. As an article in the Montgomery Advertiser stated:


Before Moore began his hour-long speech, OSA National Director Rev. Rusty Thomas unexpectedly presented him with an engraved wooden plaque he called the "Godly Statesman Award." Afterward, the audience rose from their seats and surrounded Moore for a group prayer at the request of Thomas.


It was a strong show of support for the embattled justice who has been lambasted for his religious steadfastness more than once in his career.


"You've got a good man," Thomas said as a message to the state of Alabama. "He's personable, knowledgeable, and he sees things through a biblical, historical grid."


The plaque read:

Godly Statesman Award

Presented to

Chief Justice Roy Moore


"Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness" (Exodus 18:21).


This plaque is given in recognition of your faithful service to our Lord, our nation, and the state of Alabama. Your unwavering devotion to God, family, and country has been an inspiration to many. We love you dear brother! Keep pressing on to the high call and prize in Jesus' name!

New Reports


Rhonda Herrington with The Manning Report listened to Moore's speech in the audience. Afterwards, she described the Chief Justice as "the last judge standing in America."


The ABC affiliate in Montgomery covered Moore and the 24 Hour prayer watch on its evening news cast. "Operation Save America, a Christian group based out of Texas, is coordinating the prayer marathon. Their message is centered around preaching against abortion.  The group also wants to show support for Chief Justice Roy Moore, who spoke at their rally at the Fresh Anointing Church Saturday night. Moore spoke out against abortion and same-sex marriage."


Finally, the liberal Huntsville Times reported Moore as saying:


You know, some told me 'you know they're a radical group.' I said yeah. They are radical for God," said Moore as the audience cheered and applauded. "We appreciate what you do," Moore added.

Moments before Moore began speaking OSA leader Rusty Lee Thomas called on the audience to come forward and surround Moore and pray for him. As the large crowd surged forward engulfing Moore and putting their hands on him, Thomas led the prayer calling for God's protection for Moore and his work opposing the "murder" of abortion and the decision of the "federal beast" - the U.S. Supreme Court - legalizing same-sex marriage.


Prior to the event, OSA sent out a national press release describing our ministry and biblical methods, in hopes of countering the pro-abortion camp's slander and propaganda.

Saturday's events received some wonderful press by the Montgomery Advertiser (http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2015/07/11/hate-homosexuals-chief-justice-roy-moore/30041083/)


OSA also received some not so wonderful press by a liberal, pro-abortion news site who reportedly has a reporter shadowing each event. We welcome this scrutiny. As National Director, Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas says, "OSA is a public proclamation ministry. Our primary goal is to share the Gospel and rescuing babies. All are welcome and invited to attend."  


Jesus told us, "It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known" (Matthew 10:25-26).


Despite the fact 1) participants read and sign a biblically modeled "Pledge for Non-violence" 2) OSA has police liaisons that work with local and federal law enforcement officials 3) that OSA leadership has publically eschewed violence in all its forms 4) that members of OSA who were formerly involved in the "rescue movement" were part of the largest non-violent civil disobedient movement in history 5) and that in over 80,000 O.R. arrests, there was not one arrest for violence Breitbart Unmasked claims OSA Christians are "domestic terrorists" and "featuring prominent extremists

who endorse or commit acts of violence against reproductive care clinics and providers." Say what? Clearly, the reporters at Breitbart Unmasked are too busy pontificating to research. Come on guys, how about a little journalist ethics or a smidgeon of intellectual honesty?  



One article actually warned that as "patriarchs of OSA bring their enormous families to Montgomery, major national reproductive rights organizations have sent advisers and resources to deal with the increased threat." "Enormous families? Mmm-hmm. Our children are a threat? This from those who threaten and destroy the lives of children.


It's been said, "You shall judge a man by his foes as well as his friends." When weighed together, the eloquent and judicious comments of Chief Justice Roy Moore, the encouraging words of his Chief of Staff, Ben Dupre, and the slanderous and factually inaccurate reports of Breitbart Unmasked, reveals the salt has come out of the shaker and the light from under the bushel (Matthew 5:13-15).