From Bryan Kemper, President
On Sunday, Nov 1st, Stand True President, Bryan Kemper and two of his children joined local pro-life activists in exposing the truth at a pro-abortion rally in Dayton, OH. The rally was a celebration of years of child killing by Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities in the Dayton area. About 20 peaceful pro-life activists came to the rally to show exactly what they were celebrating and to to expose the darkness of abortion.
The activists were peaceful and respectful of the crowd, not interrupting the rally but simply showing them what it was exactly that they were promoting and celebrating. Bryan, his children and several of the activist held up images of the victims of abortion who were being dismissed as merely “choices” by the speakers at the rally. They wanted to give these victims the dignity of being recognized as the human persons they are.
After about an hour at the rally, Bryan put down his sign to walk around the Courthouse Square, a public area in Dayton, to take photos of the rally. The Dayton police were called to remove all pro-lifers from this public area. While the rally organizers had a permit to gather and hold a rally, they did not have ownership of this public square but the police demanded all pro-lifers leave and go to the sidewalk area outside the Courthouse Square.
Because the officers were claiming that he couldn’t be there even though he was not protesting at the time, Bryan approached them to ask why they were denying him access to public property. One of the pro-abortion protesters claimed that his pro-life shirt constituted a protest sign and disqualified him from being in the public area. The officer mocked the pro-lifers and said, “it’s Sunday. Normal people are out enjoying the day, not causing problems”. When Bryan tried to explain that he had no sign and was not protesting, the officer said, ” I don’t care. You go over there”. The officer also admitted that there was no copy of the permit on hand, and that he could not show it to us as he did not have it, yet he still kicked us off public property.
Stand True exist first and foremost to glorify God. Through the grace of God, we stand for the protection of human life from the moment of fertilization to natural death. Abortion is the act of killing a human person and it is always wrong without exceptions.
We are committed to establishing a culture of life, and bringing light to a generation covered by darkness. We believe that the only true way to end abortion is to turn hearts to Christ. Though it is important for the unjust laws to change, we must first turn the hearts of our nation.
We are committed to educate, equip and activate young people to stand up and be a voice for their generation.
Until the silent cries of innocent children are finally heard, we will raise our voices, shine our lights, we will Stand True.
Psalms 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.