Jered Ragon of Abolish Human Abortion has been holding anti-abortion rights demonstrations in front of Texas high schools with graphic photos, protests that have upset many local parents and students. But Ragon is winning support from Live Action, Lila Rose’s anti-choice organization that is notorious for posting deceptively edited videos meant to smear groups such as Planned Parenthood.
A spokesman from Rose’s group in an interview with the Christian Science Monitor commended Ragon and insisted that school children “are not babies running around, these are young adults who must be educated on what they are getting into.”
Maybe Live Action might want to do a little bit more research into the demonstrators they support, as Ragon was actually a leader of a cult group and served time in jail for attempting to bomb a church:
Burleson police arrested two men Wednesday and one Thursday who cited religious beliefs in attempting to detonate a bomb at Victory Family Church in Burleson.
According to reports, the suspects — Dayton Lee Calaway, 19, of Burleson, Michael Philip Plaisted Jr., 18, of Burleson, Jered Michael Ragon, 18, of Burleson, and an underage boy — twice attempted to detonate the device before being interrupted by a deacon. Police discovered the device propped against the church door.
Although Burleson Police Cmdr. Chris Havens declined to elaborate on the bomb, he said it was a simple, homemade device, the plans for which could probably be easily found on the Internet. Had the device detonated it would have caused a substantial explosion and probably led to a fire in the church, he said.
Plaisted and Calaway implicated Ragon during interviews after their arrests, Burleson Detective Tom Catron said, and all three subsequently admitted to involvement in a religious group that made the bomb. Ragon voluntarily came in for questioning and was arrested then, police said.
Although the name of the group the three associate with is unknown, Havens said the men identified themselves as radical Christian activists who oppose government and organized religion.
“They said the act at the church was a test of the device itself and to get the attention of the community,” Havens said.
Group members share common beliefs about the demise of society, which they believe has become too focused on self-improvement and self-gratification and lost it’s focus on the glorification of God, police said. The group is attempting to wake up society by committing destructive acts, according to reports. Group members further believe there are too many denominations and churches, and there ought to be only one.
Police consider the group domestic terrorists, Havens said.