(Fr. Stephen Imbarrato filming a Facebook Live update outside AG Balderas's ABQ office)
By Fr. Stephen Imbarrato: The Protest Priest
LONG, BUT GREAT READ! The night after I posted pictures on FB of the refitted Truth Truck, I heard from someone who had Balderas in their name. I have no idea if they are any relation to Hector Balderas, the Catholic, pro-abortion NM Attorney General who refuses to investigate one citizen's criminal complaint and 2 US Congressional Select Committee criminal referrals. He will most likely run for NM Governor next year.
Here is the exchange we had...
BALDERAS: You're attacking AG Hector Balderas a man of honor and conviction who strives hard daily to protect the poor, children, families, fight against the wrong abuses and prejudice actions that are being done to immigrants, and protect New Mexicans, etc. You wrongfully & SINFULLY are attacking incorrectly and solely discriminatory!! SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why don't you take a good look at those politically who put you up to this??? This is totally wrong & very out of line & very very very UNCATHOLIC of you to individually attack only one individual wrongfully & with great prejudice because he's Hispanic for purely political reasons!! Pure pure pure shame, sinful,& prejudice of you to do this individually & hatefully. All Democrats are pro-choice, help the poor, provide food and shelter to the homeless, etc, etc, etc. A Democrat, who is pro-choice, Michelle Lujan Grisham is actually running for Governor of New Mexico, so are you saying that Catholics should not vote for her at all for Governor because Michelle Lujan Grisham is a prochoice Democrat?????? Majority of New Mexicans are Democrats and long time, life long practicing Catholics, so are you saying all practicing Catholics are bad & need to be Republicans???!!! The ENTIRE Catholic Faith & All Catholic Churches have always loved & welcomed all folks from ALL political parties and never told their church goers to not support a certain individual person. The Catholic Faith has always welcomed all Democrats & Republicans into the beautiful Catholic practice and still does, except for you wrongfully, sinfully, discriminatory, and shamefully! It is wrong for you to use your position to try to sway innocent Democratic Catholics in a certain political way and attempt to make Democrats out as bad Catholics when they are not!!! It is wrong to be prejudice against one sole Democratic individual, who is Hispanic, when the ENTIRE Democratic base is pro choice, but you discriminate & hatefully put one Hispanic democrats photo wrongfully, hatefully, cruelly, sinfully with intentional prejudice!!!! Very UnCatholic, discriminatory/racist, & pure shame on you!!!!!!!! And your using this "anti-abortion effort and abortion cartel" as propaganda and a complete dishonest excuse to discriminate and try to get unstable folks to "kill the abortion cartel" which is exactly why you racistly twisted in only one Hispanic democrat targeting him and his life.
ME: Thank you. I hope you feel better now. This is about one issue and one issue only. NM kills pre-born babies without restriction and allows the harvesting, sales, and experimentation of their parts and organs. Women come here from all over the country and actually the world to kill their late term babies...babies who in many many instances could live outside the womb. If you do any research, you will see that we have peacefully protested Republican Susana Martinez for years and many others including Ryan Cangiolosi, and Paul Roth. Regardless of what you say or believe, this is not about religion, race, political party, or gender. It is about pre-born child killing and no one in New Mexico saying or doing anything about it. Balderas has been given a citizen complaint (2 years ago) and in the last 6 months he has been given 2 criminal referrals by a US Congressional Select Committee which he has said nothing about nor done anything about. Pre-born babies are dying and their parts and organs sold and experimented on and he cares only about the abortion cartel...not the babies. How is that Catholic if you want to bring up religion? Many of these babies are black, Hispanic, and female if you want to bring up gender or race. We want him to do his job and we have asked to meet with him many times without care or concern.
I will be giving your angry, threatening, accusatory diatribe to our lawyer for review. Thank you. Have a nice day.
BALDERAS: While I understand your concerns, you cannot simply get people to threaten the lives of anyone ever. By placing his photo on a truck and attacking him in the manner in which you have it is wrong. Take your concerns against abortion providers to court or other means or try to change the laws in the legislature as they are the ones that make and modify laws. As Balderas is not a lawmaker and with current law the way it is, he is not to blame for any of this at all, yet your smear campaign is unbelievable, seems very personal to attack him in the manner in which you are and placing his photos on trucks, and banners, Facebook, papers, etc is overly extreme and a dangerous attack at him personally which is extremely concerning. Why not protest to the NM Legislature and hold them individually responsible for not passing or amending the current abortion laws in place? Where is Susanas picture? Why attack solely individually only Hector Balderas why??? The responses and folks you are receiving involve threat and mention the words "kill the abortion cartel" very dangerous and that is never okay. That especially is the concerning part when it's inviting other folks to act in certain dangerous manners and make comments like that.
ME: You are saying that The AG is not responsible for what others do or not do and then you say we are responsible for what others may do. Quite unfair. As I have stated, we have asked him over and over again to do his job and investigate these criminal complaints and referrals. He does not even respond to written requests about them. Maybe your time be better spent just asking him to investigate and respond to these complaints. Our lawyer has asked him numerous times. Are you really upset about seeing the picture of what is happening to babies in our state? If you are, I understand that. If you are not, is that not why people need to be educated? Does anyone not care about the babies? Thank you. Please do not continue to make these accusations toward us.
BALDERAS: You got it. And it is being discussed with you as you are the one placing solely Hector Balderas photos on trucks, papers, Facebook, and receiving responses from others as a result, that are not healthy and normal by any means, & quite harmful and threatening. So I ask that you please remove all photos of Hector Balderas. I will also write to our law makers to ask that they look into ending late term abortions in New Mexico.
ME: Thank you! Again we have focused on many people in our peaceful protests. You can see on the Truck a picture of Drs Paul Roth and Eve Espy who The AG is protecting (instead of protecting babies). We will stop utilizing our 1st amendment rights when the NMAG and others do something g substantial to end pre-born child killing in our state. I live here and pay taxes here. When elected leaders ignore the citizens, citizens will speak out. We are peacefully speaking out. It is photos on the side of a truck. They have ignored everything else. Maybe they won't ignore this. Thank you.
BALDERAS: Why is Susanas & others pictures up as well since you claim to have addressed this with her and others?
This isn't peaceful any longer when you clearly know that what you are doing by placing photos of solely one person and not others you've spoken too, & causing others to make threatening statements and pre-meditated plans of planning to "kill abortion cartels" is far beyond the 1st Amendment.
There are no other photos of other political officials you claim to have spoken to about ending late term abortion, why not?
The Abortion Providers are able to provide those services as long as the New Mexico Law says so. That is the root of your problem, not Balderas. You need to take it up with the New Mexico Law Makers. It makes no sense that you would target only Balderas by placing only his photo along with photos of two doctors when you mention you've spoken to Susana Martinez and other about this as well. Then why is Susanas and others photos up as well?
Well good luck. I tried to talk to you about this as you're completely aware what you are doing is certainly NOT peaceful anymore when your responders to your photos and posts are discussing "pre-meditated planning with others to kill the abortion cartel". The intent is not good & not peaceful at all and extremely dangerous levels of responses you're getting. Good Luck. We are all taxpayers and live here as well, and deserve to live in peace without threat or written premeditated planning of harm to life stated by your follower. Thank-you.
ME: You point out to me any of my "followers" who state any such threats implied or otherwise, and I will publicly denounce them and if indeed I know them, I will personally tell them to decease and desist. I deplore violence. We are speaking out against violence. You seem to have no problem with violence done to babies or with those who ignore violence done to babies. So be it. That is your choice as they say. But please stop trying to intimidate me with false accusations and implied guilt by association. I have a long record of peaceful protesting and a long record of denouncing violence...abortion being the ultimate violence to the most innocent. My lawyer's name is Angelo A----. His email address is angelo@------.com
I suggest you take your issue up with him. He may be contacting you in regards to some of your remarks. Please stop contacting me. Thank you.
BALDERAS: No one is or has ever intimidated you period plain and simple. Just pointing out very valid concerns that are extremely concerning by your follower with written "pre-meditated threats to kill abortion cartel" comments they made as a result of your posts. Violence is never the answer or right or correct way to ever handle anything no matter how angry anyone gets at the abortion laws set in our state or how angry anyone gets at our governor or how angry anyone gets at people they accuse of doing or not doing something. No to violence. You posted a public post and many saw the response of one of your followers and I reached out to you for help about it as violence is never the answer to any of it. You responded back as well several times as both you and I dialogued back and forth and I expressed my concerns all about safety #1 and the wellbeing of everyone as I mentioned to begin with. You keep on contacting me as well. Please stop contacting me as well. Thank you.
END OF DISCUSSION!
I think this dialogue speaks for itself! Quite typical I think here in NM. Catholic mindset? So true here! We have Catholic politicians who call themselves prolife here who support every pro-abortion initiative and vote against every pro-life initiative. And the Republicans are nearly as bad. (Pastor) Ryan Cangiolosi is the right hand person of Dr Paul Roth who is The Godfather of the NM abortion cartel. Ryan is the Chairman of the NM STATE REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE! Crazy, right? UNM's Roth and the abortion cartel control both the democrats and the republicans here.