2007 Paul deParrie Northwest Camp Meeting


I didn't know how many people would be coming to the planned activities, but my hope was that Christ would be among us. Indeed, he went before us, and shut the doors. When we arrived early to protest in front of the largest abortion clinic in the state, we discovered that they had made the unprecedented move of closing down completely- on a day that they would usually have been busy.

We stood on the streets, displayed our graphic signs, and talked among ourselves. Some people were preaching at the building, and Paul Smith even took to writing a little song. I had a discussion with a man from South Carolina about Christian Exodus.

After a couple hours, we marched though downtown Portland to the busy street market, and spoke with some people there. One young man confessed that he was at a crossroads with his pregnant girlfriend, whose mom was pressuring her to have an abortion. We encouraged him to step up and take responsibility for his child.

The next activity was the overpass protest against the war. This is a much less hostile environment, as most Oregonians are also against the war, though they support abortion. By protesting both at once, we tried to force them into cognitive dissonance, that they might realize the error of their ways.


We had an enjoyable time out at the campground. The Mt. Hood National Forrest is beautiful land, and the weather was ideal. After a good dinner, different people shared their ideas of God's will for our lives in America. Most of us felt that the degrading social climate would lead to the persecution of true believers in our lifetime, and that we would need to come together and support each other. We stayed up late into the night talking.

The next morning, we took a refreshing swim in the Clackamas river, and then held a little worship service under the trees. We sang some hymns, and some people shared a message. In the midst of our little community of hardcore Christian activists, it really felt like Christ was present among us. I thought it was much more meaningful than if it had been a large group.

Trout Lake, Washington State


We recently returned to the wilderness area near the town of Trout Lake, Washington. We explored Dead Horse Cave, a lava tube with a creek running through it, and hiked along the creek above ground, where there were some waterfalls.


This was the same area we had hiked in last Winter, when we climbed Sleeping Beauty, a pleasant hike with a spectacular view, and then we camped out on the snow.


Lake Tahoe


Summer vacation to Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley.


Sacramento River Trip


Some 25 years ago, my old friend and I would take river trips. Now that we are old and gray, we take our children.


Camp Tadmor Vacation


It has long been my dream to leave it all behind, hitch up the travel trailer, and drive off into the sunset. It almost felt like it was coming true, if only for a weekend.


Anti-Abortion Protesting in Oregon


Though I often speak out against abortion, it is usually in the context of a public statement, and not a personal confrontation with those who openly support it, or are on their way to commit one. In the effort to try to broaden my horizons and reach out to some of these people, I took some time off work and joined with some local protests.

The Genocide Awareness Project had several public displays scheduled, and so I attended one on the Portland State University campus in downtown Portland, and another one at the Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Portland GAP

Though there were several counter-demonstrators, and some people were upset and yelled at us; there were some with whom we had several long and interesting discussions.


Another focus of anti-abortion protesting is outside the clinic on Lovejoy Street. Paul deParrie often protested outside this clinic. Shortly after his passing, a protest was held there by family members and friends in this tradition. One year later, there were also several people there who knew him, and continue to preach repentance and faith at this locus of evil.


This is not Hate Speech


It has come to my attention that certain forms of speech condemning homosexuality might soon be prohibited by law in the United States, and considered "hate speech", presumably including articles that someone might post on a website.

In preemptive defiance of this unjust nullity of a law, I would like to share my interpretation of Leviticus 20:13:

?If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.?

I understand this to mean that homosexual sex is such an outrageous violation of the Law of God, that it mandates a penalty of death, and that there is no blood-guilt imputed when putting homosexuals to death in accordance with this law. Furthermore, I believe that the Law of God is eternal and immutable, and supersedes all earthly man-made laws.

Of course I wouldn't want anyone to attempt to enforce this law without due process by an established civil magistrate, but I would support such action if it were enacted by civil statute. I don't harbor any ill will towards homosexuals, but regard them as suffering from a sinful addiction, needing repentance and deliverance, as we all do from sinful behaviors. Those who have committed homosexual acts can be forgiven by Christ as well as others.

I alone assume full personal responsibility for my statement, and do not speak on behalf of any associate or organization.

Keith Humphrey
983 Mahan Loop
Gervais, OR 97026

Tyranny Minute


A humorous spoof on Will Grigg's Liberty Minute.

Free Speech in a Police State


It started back on 12/9/2006. I was having a little get-together at my house, and David Brownlow showed up late, fresh from an encounter with the Oregon State Police. He acted out the whole drama for us, showing how he had submitted himself for arrest, as he turned around and bent down to extend his hands behind his back, ready for the handcuffs.

Police Officer Threatens Family, Violates Rights

I figured that he was willing to be arrested as a publicity stunt, since he knew that the First Amendment would vindicate him. His rationale was very different; however. He said that he felt he deserved to suffer the inconvenience of detention or jail time, because of his guilt over having been silent for so long about the injustice of the Iraq war. He had not exactly been silent, as he had been writing articles and speaking out against it; but he knew that whatever he was doing, it was not enough to absolve himself of the guilt we all share for our complacence by silence over the unjustified bloody aggression of the current regime.

For the sake of my own witness to the truth, I joined him in a new organization he was forming, called Believers Against the War. There is a deafening silence from the Christian churches of America over the lies, murder, and tyrannical usurpations of the Bush administration. Dutifully bowing to their Caesar, they parrot the slogans of world conquest, and turn a blind eye to the wanton abuses of power that bring shame to the name of Christ, and America, around the world.

I remember an unbeliever once confronting me in a rare moment of honesty. He admitted that abortion was murder, but questioned the hypocrisy of a faith that would promote murder by the support of unjust war. I know that non-Christians will cling to any excuse they can to hate Christianity, but this was one that I could not easily answer. I have also heard from others abroad, that unbelievers latch on to American foreign policy as justification for their rejection of Christ, and say that they wish to have nothing to do with the god of George Bush. How is it that Bush, a known occultist, could deceive so many people into thinking that he was a Christian? How could he deceive so many Christians into believing that his wars were justifiable?

I took up the statement ?Unjust War is Murder?, and have displayed with from overpass sidewalks, and the rear of my vehicle.

Many people have honked to give me a thumbs up, or to flip a middle finger, and others have confronted me in person to discuss this. One interesting discussion was with a decorated career military man who was a veteran of WWII. He agreed with me that the Iraq war was unjustified. His theory, which I have heard often, was that the real reason for this war was a personal vendetta of the Bush dynasty. America's brave young men are dying for this?

We still get threats from the Oregon Department of Transportation for our overpass displays, but the State Troopers refrain from arresting us, pausing merely to take photos. With a lawsuit still pending on the Constitutionality of our actions, they refuse to concede a written statement that First Amendment rights are protected in Oregon. Why will they not do this? I fear they are beholden to new masters already, with the billions of Homeland Security dollars training them in new Humane Denial methods of crowd control that are being put in place to squash future public demonstrations.


A few days earlier, we had held a public debate on opposing Christian views of the justice of the Iraqi War. My favorite part is where David Brownlow gets the question, "Does opposing the war give aid and comfort to the internal enemies of America?"


Trip to Idaho


In the morning, Scott took us flying. It was great fun, but towards the end I was getting a little queasy.


Later, we went to the Constitution Party National Committee meeting in Boise. We could tell that we were expected; inasmuch as the hosts, Paul and Sue Venable, had hired a security guard to watch the door for certain unnamed troublemakers that might try to disrupt the meeting. Upon seeing us standing at the door, Sue Venable gave immediate warning to her superiors. This is what she had been afraid of, and now it was coming to pass- just as she had foreseen...

Not quite as she had foreseen. Thom Holmes, who recognized us from previous National Committee Meetings, knew we would do nothing to disrupt the meeting, ignored her warnings, and graciously received us like a statesman. He escorted us in to take video of the final speech by Will Grigg. It was a fine speech, but his appeals to place principle above all, didn?t seem to find the mark. It was as if those in attendance felt that they had already done that, else they wouldn?t have made it this far, would they? We had hoped for more of a ?blast the compromisers? speech, but perhaps it didn?t matter by now anyway.


Afterwards, Scott Watson confronted Mary Starrett in the lobby, and appealed to her to consider the evidence, and come back to the virtue of the one who called us to stand up for principle, Michael Peroutka. She said she didn?t know anything about these issues in the Constitution Party that transpired before she became involved. Surely, we thought, this could not have been unintentional. Perhaps she doesn?t want to know, lest she have to face the same crossroads that we all did, one year earlier in Tampa.

Afterwards, we went to a Christian Liberty Society meeting. Leaders we had invited from the Constitution Party of Oregon, and the Constitution Party of Montana, declined to attend due to time constraints, but they sent written statements. There were several former members of the Constitution Party of Idaho in attendance, as well as a few visitors from out of state. What really mattered most though, was that it seemed that Christ was present among us.

It seems God has a strange sense of humor. He brings together radically different people, and says, ?Love one another.? We were completely open and honest about our differences, and how in other circumstances we might be inclined to strangle each other as heretics, yet here we were, against all odds, living in brotherly love. Could we really work together, and if so, how? The same character traits that inclined us to stand firm in resistance to wicked tyranny, also made us the kind of people not known for playing well with others. We had a long and interesting discussion about many great and wonderful things.

Boise Meeting Report

The atmosphere was so special, that even the lady waiting on our tables came out afterwards and was confessing her sins to us. She said she appreciated our passionate concern for the babies being led to the slaughter, and told how she had once put up her own unwanted child for adoption. Our hearts went out to her, and rejoiced in her recent conversion to Christ. Not the usual sort of thing that happens at a busy restaurant.

The next day, while attending church with Will Grigg and his family, the sermon spoke right to the issues that we were dealing with. It was all about receiving the brother weak in faith, and coming together out of love for Christ, putting aside non-essential differences. It was a fine lesson in life, and one that I hope to follow by God?s grace. There are many of us who have chosen to stand in faith, to fear God alone, and to oppose the command of Pharaoh to slaughter the little ones. We find ourselves as strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Shall we come together in our journey to the promised land?

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