In case you're wondering who The Church at Planned Parenthood really is, wonder no more.
This supposed "church" consists of moralistic busybodies who staged a protest on July 13 at the Planned Parenthood office in Salem, which resulted in a fight between Proud Boys and counterprotestors.
Because, you know, Jesus-loving churches like to have their security provided by a hate group that was part of the insurrection at the nation's capitol on January 6.
Here's a screenshot of where The Church at Planned Parenthood does its thing when it isn't harassing women at Planned Parenthood trying to use their services for cancer screening, birth control, and such.
(Yes, including abortions, which are 100% legal here in Oregon.)
And here's a screenshot of Salem's Awakening Ministries.
Proving that a career as an intelligence analyst awaits me if I wasn't already so damn old, my careful, minute, pixel-by-pixel comparisons of the two screenshots leads me to conclude that The Church at Planned Parenthood and Awakening Ministries are one and the same.
Ergo, a word I like to use when I want to appear even more intelligent than I normally am, we can also conclude that Awakenng Ministries either has ties with the Proud Boys or at the least, welcomed them to their Planned Parenthood protest.
Oh, I'm sorry. I used the word protest for a gathering where, I've heard, three Proud Boys were indicted for what they did at the Planned Parenthood office.
The Church at Planned Parenthood is a franchise operation of sorts, with churches using that name for their local attempts to hassle clients and staff of Planned Parenthood offices. The main Church at Planned Parenthood web site makes clear what they're all about.
The Church at Planned Parenthood is NOT a protest. It’s a worship service at the gates of Hell. The Church at Planned Parenthood is a gathering of Christians for the worship of God and the corporate prayer for repentance for this nation, repentance for the apathetic church and repentance of our blood guiltiness in this abortion holocaust.
"Abortion holocaust"? I guess the Church at Planned Parenthood needs some educating about the real holocaust, since there's no comparison between women getting safe and legal abortions, and Hitler killing six million Jews.
The web site also says The Worship is Non-Confrontational Spiritual Warfare. Apparently the Proud Boys weren't told about the non-confrontational part, just the warfare part, since two of them were arrested for assault and disorderly conduct at the Awakening Ministries/Church of Planned Parenthood "worship service."
(The third Proud Boy reportedly was charged with Robbery in the Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Theft in the First Degree.)
By the way, Awakening Ministries is a sponsor of Salem Awakening, which has been using the original amphitheater at Riverfront Park without a permit for its summer gatherings.
A citation finally has been issued by the City of Salem after citizen activist Jim Scheppke kept complaining about the permit-less worship services. Sure, Jesus didn't need a permit for his preaching, but he wasn't doing his thing in a public park, so far as I know.
I've enjoyed comments people have been leaving on the Awakening Ministries web site about their repeated permit infractions.