A deranged man from Texas who once attempted to blow up a church is now protesting abortion at local high schools. Yes, you read that right. A convicted felon who tried to blow up buildings is frequenting schools with graphic images of fetuses to “educate” kids about abortion.
Jered Ragon, the founder of the Abolitionist Society of Burleson, originally created this group in attempts to exert all his energy on the classic art of occupying abortion clinics with graphic signs. After realizing the abortion clinics the group was occupying offered a lot more knowledge in meetings on abortion and not necessarily filled with women trying to abort fetuses, he quickly postulated a new plan: Project Re-Education. The idea behind Project Re-Education is to visit Texas high schools with the same signs they had been holding up in front of abortion clinics.
The group enlightens us by stating,
“People have traditionally referred to counseling outside the abortion “clinics” as being on the “front lines” in this culture of death. Abolitionists disagree. The abortion “clinic” is the Final Line in the day to day battle but there are many other places where young souls can be reached with the truth, justice, and mercy of God long before they find themselves stumbling to the slaughter. Chief among these is the public High School.”
Despite all of the controversy from parents not wanting a known felon visiting the schools and attempting to “re-educate” them, as well as the students lack of appreciation for the gesture, Ragon does not plan to change his approach.
Here is the Federal Prosecutors press release from 2008 on Jared Ragon:
“According to documents filed in the case, on July 4, 2007, state and federal law enforcement seized a “Molotov cocktail,” that consisted of a liquor-type glass bottle containing a liquid and granular mixture of gasoline and chlorine with a wick made of cloth material protruding out of the bottle mouth from this mixture, which had been placed next to a church under construction in Johnson County, Texas. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) determined that this destructive device was an incendiary bomb, or similar device.”
Ragon and two others attempted to place an incendiary bomb under the church steps before being stopped by the Deacon. When discovered, Ragon fled the scene only to be picked up a few miles down the road in a field where he was attempting to burn the evidence. Unfortunately, Ragon left his brain under the steps with the bomb and soaked his feet in gasoline before setting the evidence ablaze causing him to burn his feet. Not being able to run too far without feet, Ragon was caught and spent the next 15 years of his life in prison. Ragon mused,
“God showed me a little bit about Himself during that time, I think, but I’m not sure it made a big enough impact on me.”
Welcome to Texas.
Watch the report below:
h/t: Raw Story