In what will surely go down in history as a stunning turn of events, Denver media outlets yesterday reported that Everett Stadig's pro-life zeal has led to the arrest of a serial rapist. In the, "you can't make this stuff up" category, Personhood advocates and abolitionists will today be pondering the timing of the movie Lincoln, Everett's uncanny likeness to America's great emancipator of Black Americans and his own advocacy for the babies under today's tyranny by the abortion industry.
This past July, Everett was gathering signatures to help Colorado Right to Life and Personhood Colorado put our third citizen's initiative on the ballot to legally protect every baby in the womb, at every stage of development. Denver grocery store chain, King Soopers in Stapleton, was Everett's regular location to ask shoppers if they'd sign his petition to help save the babies. On June 30, 2012, William Costello became incensed by the question and threw Everett, age 69, to the ground, breaking his hip.
As Lifesitenews reported "“He was yelling ‘I’m pro-choice!’” Stadig recalled, adding that he used “most foul language.” "Stadig explained that being ‘pro-choice’ meant pro-abortion, and again urged him to sign. At first the man walked away, but returned half a minute later, still swearing and yelling."
The wheels of justice grind slowly, as it's said. In Denver that certainly seems true when the individual involved is pro-life. Because Denver Police have a consistent presence at Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, Everett has been concerned about the pace with which his assailant's case has been proceeding. Twice he has gone to court, only to be told that the matter has been continued to a different date. Attempts to get security video from the grocery chain were stymied. Requests for a victim's advocate to help with the matter brought forth no results. And so it seemed as if justice was predictably elusive for Denver's pro-life Abe Lincoln.
Yet, incredibly, last night news outlets broke the story that William Burton Costello, who allegedly broke Everett's hip, has also been charged as a serial rapist. The Denver Post reported, "A fight in a King Soopers parking lot in July has led to the arrest of a man who prosecutors believe is a violent sex offender responsible for three unsolved rapes in the Denver area, including an incident involving a 13-year-old girl." Incredibly, "Colorado law changed in 2010 with the enactment of Katie's Law, which allows authorities to collect DNA from people charged with felonies who have not yet been convicted."
Certainly more details will emerge in this blockbuster story of Denver's Abe, who his Pastor Bob Enyart describes thusly, "“Everett is so soft spoken, if he yelled you might hear him ten feet away. He’s a gentle giant who has the boldness of a lion when it comes to protecting an innocent child. Here in Denver, Everett is a local hero. As Jesus said, love God, and love your neighbor! That’s what Everett’s all about.”
Please pray that God's perfect justice will prevail in the upcoming trial and for restoration for the two women and the 13 year old girl, who appear to have been so tragically victimized by this angry individual.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28