More evidence is coming to light showing that Joe Biden’s Justice Department clearly targeted a pro-life man his family with a shocking home raid as a matter of persecution.
Mark Houck made national headlines over the weekend after 20 heavily-armed federal agents stormed his home at dawn on September 23 — frightening his family, pointing guns at his head, and then arresting him in front of his wife and seven young children.
As LifeNews reported, Joe Biden’s FBI has raided the home of the well-known pro-life advocate and arrested on a bogus charge that had already been thrown out of court. Biden’s administration is coming under fire for weaponizing the FBI and Department of Justice to target pro-life conservatives.
Houck, a father of seven, is frequently seen sidewalk counseling in front of Philadelphia abortion businesses to help women choose pro-life alternatives.
In September 2021, Houck was involved in an incident outside a Philadelphia abortion business where a pro-abortion clinic escort had repeatedly bullied and intimidated his 12-year-old son who was with him to help sidewalk counsel and encourage women to choose pro-life alternatives. After multiple verbal assaults and the abortion activist getting into his son’s face, Houck pushed him away and he fell.
Houck, who regularly prays the rosary outside the clinic, maintains he was defending his 12-year-old son from the escort’s verbal harassment, a family spokesman, Brian Middleton, told CNA. The man fell when Houck pushed him away, Middleton said. The incident was so minor that charges were never pressed and a court ultimately dismissed a complaint the abortion activist filed.
However, Houck is now alleged to have violated the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, commonly known as FACE, outside of a Pennsylvania abortion facility.
But, new information for Houck’s attorney, Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel Peter Breen, indicates Houck agree months ago to turn himself in voluntarily.
In June 2022, Thomas More Society attorneys notified the Biden Department of Justice that the FACE Act does not cover one-on-one altercations like the one involving Houck, which was initiated by the abortion proponent who was harassing Houck’s son. The Department of Justice was also advised that if the decision was made to bring a charge against Houck despite lack of legal foundation, Houck would appear voluntarily.
“Rather than accepting Mark Houck’s offer to appear voluntarily, the Biden Department of Justice chose to make an unnecessary show of potentially deadly force, sending twenty heavily armed federal agents to the Houck residence at dawn this past Friday,” explained Breen. “In threatening form, after nearly breaking down the family’s front door, at least five agents pointed guns at Mark’s head and arrested him in front of his wife and seven young children, who were terrified that their husband and father would be shot dead before their eyes….”
The above comes from a Sept. 26 posting on LifeNews.com.
The persecution of real Christians has commenced. No more straddling the fence. Decide which side you are on.
Does this remind you of how the Christeros movement started ?
Biden’s FBI =KGB
It is not Biden’s FBI, it is your FBI!!!
Let’s stop trying to divide the nation by our rhetoric.
OK bob , so why did they use such force against such a cooperative “suspect ” ?, the FBI is being used for a local misdemeanor, that was not acted upon by the local authorities, outrages like this are worse then rhetoric to the nation and the trust we should have in this agency.
“Let’s stop trying to divide the nation by our rhetoric.” My dear Bob One, it is Biden who is dividing the nation by using the FBI to persecute his enemies. So unfortunately, it is Biden’s FBI.
I have been wondering about this terribly shocking news story, since the day it happened. What on earth is wrong wirh our Justice system? This sounds more like terrorist actions in a crazy Third World radical Islamic country, not America! Hope this horrific incident will soon be straightened out! Why this extreme, terrorist-type action, of the FBI and Dept. of Justice? Plus, the case was already dismissed.
This is outrageous and despicable. And, it’s so for more reasons than can be posted here.
As a retired peace officer, I have one question: why would it take 20 feds to arrest one man, with no criminal record, who offered to turn himself in voluntarily?
But, maybe we know the answer. It’s to intimidate those who value the lives of both babies and mothers. I support law enforcement. But, this is an abuse of law enforcement and a disgrace. This is literal weaponizing of something which should be a matter of peaceful discussion, even debate.
Every Pro Life Catholic should practice putting their hands behind their backs. That way, the FBI may more easily handcuff us as they see fit. And thanks again to our “Catholic”, “OH So Devout” politicians, Joe and Nancy.
Let’s get back to the way things are supposed to be in the US. The Justice Department has always, well, for the most part, been a non-partisan part of the government. It is not Trump’s DOJ or Biden’s DOJ. At least it is not supposed to be. Do they make mistakes? Of course, but it is not Biden who directs them to do that. Remember when Nixon tried to rule over the DOJ and the leadership quit, all in one night? There was an old saying that justices of the supreme court were chosen for political reasons, but when seated became non-political. That is the way it is supposed to work. We, the simple citizens of the country can help stop the big divide if we stop trying to divide us. If we don’t, we won’t survive as a democratic republic.