In what seems to be yet another raid on a conservative figure, a team of 25 to 30 agents stormed the house of Mark Houck. He is a published pro-life author and father of seven who spent over a decade fighting for Christian virtues among young men in the US.
According to the Department of Justice, Houck was arrested on account of several “FACE act” violations, prompting the violent arrest that took place in his home while his family was forced to watch in terror.
Biden’s FBI task force arrests father of seven for protecting his son from an abortion escort
His wife, Ryan-Marie Houck, explained the agents stormed onto their property with approximately 15 vehicles at 7 AM. After this, they surrounded the house with rifles in firing positions and demanded Houck surrender himself.
Prayers requested for Mark Houck, pro-life/anti-porn speaker/activist, devout Catholic, father of 7, founder of The Kings Men for sanctity of Catholic men, who has been arrested by a SWAT team. This is the USA, my friends, & our rights are being trampled! https://t.co/SJzVmd0Vzn
— Sister Mary Joseph (@sscjusa) September 23, 2022
Despite telling the agents there were children in his home, the task force continued to pound and scream at the Houck family, with the author being met with huge rifles pointed at his face the moment he opened the door.
Hilariously enough, Mark is neither part of an extremist group nor a domestic terrorist, but rather, an anti-abortion activist. His work against the heinous practice is what got him into this mess.
According to Houck, an abortion advocate and escort were harassing his son a couple of months prior, with the end result being him accused of harassing the escort even though he was merely protecting his son’s best interests.
#Catholic grassroots #ProLife activist Mark Houck of PA is being arrested. His 8 children are terrified & hysterical. Please PRAY for Mark & family. And our misguided police state! @sbaprolife @MarchforLife @LifeSite @LSNCatholic @AlvedaCKing @TuckerCarlson @SeanHannity @CBNNews pic.twitter.com/P2eyueItNW
— Citizen Jane ⚔️ Stop S. 4384 (@CivicViewPoint) September 23, 2022
Harassment of a published author and his family
Houck’s wife explained this wasn’t a one-time thing either.
Mark took his son with him to his sidewalk counsel sessions, where the escort in question would speak to the boy, who was only 12 years old at the time, telling him things such as “your dad’s a fag.”
Despite Mark’s attempts to prevent the man from speaking to his eldest son, he kept doing so, repeatedly entering the boy’s personal space while mocking Houck for not being able to do anything about it. After this, he was pushed down to the ground.
As expected, even though he didn’t suffer any injuries, the man attempted to sue Mark, with the case being thrown out of court late into August.
Mark Houck, co-founder & president of The King’s Men, author, lecturer, radio host, activist and devout Catholic, was pulled out of his house in the middle of the night at gun point by a SWAT team. His crime? Praying in front of Planned Parenthood.
This is Joe Biden’s America.
— dei gratia (@JackoEdward) September 23, 2022
Unfortunately, this isn’t even the first arrest of its kind. The FBI raided the homes of several pro-life protesters in April, with some suspecting the raids were orchestrated to prevent the release of evidence of infanticide.
According to DOJ, the nine activists were engaged in a conspiracy to create a blockade at the reproductive health clinic, effectively preventing it from offering services to patients in need.
Soon thereafter, the FBI raided the home of Lauren Handy, the organizer of the blockade, after receiving tips that there were five aborted babies inside her home, leading to even more speculation from skeptics.
This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.