TAMPA VII: Last Words Of Paul deParrie Were In Defense Of Unborn
On 5/20/2006, at a Constitution Party of Oregon State Steering Committee meeting in Wilsonville, after speeches had been given by others regarding the apostasy of the National Committee from the Pro-Life plank of the party, Mr. Paul deParrie rose to speak with all the righteous fury of a prophet of old:
“I was shamed into helping the unborn after 12 years of silence, in 1986. Since then, my only client has been the unborn. I don’t work for a movement. I don’t work for a party. I don’t work for candidates. I work for the unborn, and I don’t give a flying flick about what people want to do on paper with bylaws, and all that kind of stuff, because it’s just like the Pharisees, who had all their rules about the Sabbath, but they didn’t know that the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath! I will stand for the unborn, and I will not relent!
“I don’t know Mr. Clymer, but Howard Phillips has lost ALL of my respect, because he stands for people who want to kill ONE, only ONE, innocent child, and that’s all that counts! If you want ONE innocent child, GO with this man, but I’ll tell you what- I’ve got my paperwork filled out. All it lacks is my signature, and my wife’s signature, and we’re the hell out of here, if you vote to stay with a national party that will put up with ONE dead baby, much less many thousands of dead babies. And you sir [pointing at Jim Clymer] need to repent! Because the blood will be on your hands when you stand before God. You won’t be able to argue about procedural votes, and keeping the party together before God! You’ll be standing there quaking in your boots, wishing you’d washed yourself in the blood of the Lamb. That’s all I’ve got to say…The only thing that matters to me is doing my job to stop the killing of the unborn.”
He then stepped out for the room and moaned in pain from an apparent heart attack. CPR was attempted by some bystanders, and the paramedics arrived within minutes, but there was nothing more that could be done. The meeting was disbanded without the anticipated disaffiliation vote being taken. Paul deParrie was perhaps the most outspoken voice for the unborn in the State of Oregon. With his passing, a great mantle has fallen from heaven which no man has been found worthy to bear.
– From the Web page of the Constitution Party of Oregon.