By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Randall Terry (left) and Alan Keyes (right) amid protesters outside the entrance to Notre Dame
An unknown person,
believed to be from New York,
bailed former presidential candidate Alan Keyes
out of jail, but the pro-life protester says he didn't want to leave.
As World Net Daily has reported, Keyes was arrested yesterday, along with 21 others, on charges of trespassing while he was protesting against Barack Obama's abortion record at the University of Notre Dame, which invited Obama to speak at its May 17 commencement.
Now, WND is the first news source to speak with Keyes following his release.
"It was weird, because I said, 'I don't want to leave; I didn't post any bond,'" Keyes explained. "But the police wouldn't let me stay. I asked them, 'Has anyone ever been re-arrested for resisting expulsion?' They laughed, for they had never heard anything like that. It didn't seem like the appropriate time to be engaging in civil disobedience."
Keyes was quick to point out, however, that he sees his arrest not as a matter of defying the civil authorities, but as an act of obeying God.
"I do not see any issue that I have with civil authority, and therefore no civil disobedience is involved," Keyes told WND. "The civil authorities are acting on behest of a private party, in this case Father Jenkins, president of Notre Dame. When I set foot on Notre Dame's campus, I am, in fact, on Notre Dame's property, but that property is also part – according to its own statement – of the community of my faith. So what goes on between myself and Notre Dame is then subject to the laws that govern the community of our faith; and those are not the civil laws, but the laws of God.
Witness the moral tug-of-war of a college student wrestling with the issue of abortion in the Christian film "Come What May" on DVD from the WND Superstore.
"It is not disobedience," Keyes continued. "I am obeying the church's teaching and the laws of God. Father Jenkins, in issuing the order he issued, acted unlawfully. When I act according to God's will, and someone moves against me in that context, they go against the will of God, they are unlawful, and unlawful orders do not have to be obeyed.
"There was no civil disobedience going on; there was obedience going on," Keyes insisted. "And obedience is what this is all about – obedience to the law of God."
Even though Keyes won't call it "civil disobedience," he is willing to be arrested again, if that's what it takes. In fact, he plans to resume his protest, and therefore likely return to jail, on Tuesday.
Keyes told WND he would have almost immediately returned to the campus, except that he has realized the importance of standing alongside others – who have come from as far away as Virginia and New Mexico, according to fellow pro-life protester Randall Terry – and therefore will wait for others to join him at the university in South Bend, Ind.
"This has been a watershed event for me," Keyes said. "One of the things I found on the other side of this watershed is that community is one of the most essential aspects of what I am involved in. I am not acting as an individual; I am acting with and in the context of a community of the faithful. It's amazing."
Keyes is calling on others to join the community of protesters at Notre Dame, even unto jail, if necessary.
"While we were behind bars, we prayed deeply that the shepherds of our faith – the pastors, bishops and others – would be moved to come bear witness," Keyes told WND. "Because I think that would deeply, deeply move and fire up the hearts and spirits of people in the church community throughout the country and through out the world, and I think it would light a fire in the context that we're talking about, a spiritual flame that could transform the momentum of the pro-life movement."
He continued, "The message is very simple: If they are moved by the truth that is being witnessed here, don't resist, just come."
Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry, who made headlines last week after he was also arrested on the Notre Dame campus, told WND earlier that the protests have given pro-life activists "a fresh line of defense to regroup."
"We are asking people to come," Terry said. "We want to have 50 or 100 people in jail next weekend, so that every time that the media discusses Obama speaking at Notre Dame, they talk about the fact that there are people in jail for protesting his appearance."
Terry is promoting a website called StopObamaNotreDame.com so others may join the protests.
"My goal, and my challenge to everyone, is to create such a political mud pit here that Obama chooses to not walk through it in order to speak," Terry said. "The only way that's going to happen is by massive social tension on the ground. That's why these arrests are going to be so critical."
Keyes concluded his interview with WND by reiterating his hope that the protests will make a difference.
"I think this is a moment that is really providential from God," Keyes said. "What could otherwise work for evil – the focus upon Obama that could send a message through the world that somehow Christianity honors and approves of what he is, despite his extremist profession of that which is an abomination to God: abortion, infanticide and murder of innocent life – that could be a bad thing. But on the other hand, if there comes as a result of this a fervent witness from people drawn to just stand and prayerfully bear witness to the truth, then suddenly what was intended for evil will go throughout the world as a light shining against that darkness."
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH
Jail evicts Keyes against his will
Pro-lifer says Notre Dame protesters obeying God, university 'unlawful'
May 09, 2009
By Drew Zahn
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama
because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, or Mars).
He is not a Natural Born Citizen
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
His mother was too young to pass on her US citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:
His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his resignation, his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution
which will never happen.
April 1, 2009
AP- WASHINGTON D.C. - In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.
The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as president. When reached for comment in London, where he has been in meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs scoffed at the report stating that this was obviously another attempt by a right-wing conservative group to discredit the president and undermine the administration's efforts to move the country in a new direction.
Britain's Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned", leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K.
In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.
Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.
According to Associated Press story shown below, Obama's tramscripts from Occidential College show that he was an undergradraduate at the school under the name Barry Soetoro, and received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia. I did a search using "Smoking gun finally found."
Here are a few of the websites that came up. None said it was false.