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doeriver Donating Member (677 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 09:50 AM
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Religion of Peace: Assualt with Christian cross at Knoxville abortion clinic ends in arrests
Edited on Sun Aug-28-11 09:52 AM by doeriver
Scuffle over cross at Knoxville abortion clinic ends in arrests

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A priest and another man were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly scuffling with the director of an abortion facility over a cross placed in the ground.


Rev. Fr. Richard G. Armstrong (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

While protestors were outside Volunteer Women's Medical Clinic, 313 Concord Street, Rev. Fr. Richard G. Armstrong, 39, of Knoxville, placed a cross in a grassy area on what was allegedly believed to be public property. However, the property belongs to the facility.

A few minutes later, clinic owner and Director Deborah Walsh, 58, came out of the building, showed the protestors that she had a federal injunction against protestors on the property and removed the cross.


William Robert Gogar (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

Then William Robert Gogar, 52, of Knoxville, drove up in a pickup truck, got out and, according to Walsh, used the cross to push her to the ground.

Gogar also allegedly grabbed her arm and pushed her to the ground a second time.

Walsh had a visible scrape on her right leg and scratches on her elbow.

Gogar was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and assault.

Armstrong, who is the assistant director of the Diocese of Knoxville's Christian Formation Office, is charged with criminal trespassing....

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doeriver Donating Member (677 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 10:09 AM
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-14-11 10:37 PM
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2. Wonder what these men of the cloth will do when RELIGION is
outlawed. I long for the day.
I was raised Catholic & taught to get along w/others who were different from me. Apparently the church has changed for the worse since I left it 41 yrs ago. Glad I did.
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