An era of persecution has dawned for Christian activists in general and pro-lifers in particular. The latest victim is Mark Houck, a Catholic American being persecuted for protecting his young son from an aggressive and foul-mouthed abortion fanatic.
The father of seven was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during an early morning raid, and his trial will begin on January 24th.
The DOJ charged Houck, a Catholic activist who also works to help men fight porn addiction, with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) Act. The allegations involve a minor incident where Houck pushed an angry pro-abortion activist who was repeatedly harassing Houck’s son. A state court already tossed the charges against Houck in 2021.
For “weeks and weeks,” a “pro-abortion protester” would speak to Houck’s 12-year-old son saying “crude … inappropriate and disgusting things,” such as “your dad’s a fag,” and other statements too vulgar for her to convey, says Ryan-Marie Houck, Mark’s wife.
Her husband would tell the pro-abortion activist to stop talking to his son. And “he kept doing it and kind of came into [the son’s] personal space” obscenely ridiculing his father. At this point, “Mark shoved him away from his child, and the guy fell back.”
President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ), is currently facing congressional scrutiny for how it has become weaponized against conservatives under Attorney General Merrick Garland, filed charges in September 2022 against Mark Houck for the incident, which happened in 2021.