McHenry County Right-To-Life leader Irene Napier knew that she was going to be praised at the Patriots United Pro-Life Unity Breakfast.
After all, she was the honoree
McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi didn’t know he would be on the podium.
But the leaders of Patriots United had other ideas.
Joe Edwards presented Bianchi with a certificate bearing the following words:
Congratulations, Lou Bianchi!
On Fighting the Good Fight and
Seeking Truth and Justice.
Patriots United, April 2nd, 2011.
“For our struggle is not with flesh and blood,
but with the principalities, powers,
and evil spirits…”
It seemed that the recently acquitted public official was completely surprised at his inclusion as an unannounced part of the program.
After receiving a standing ovation, Bianchi recovered and managed to thank those presence for their confidence in him.
The certificate is the first I have seen from a civil organization which references the fight with “evil spirits.”
But as Brian Kelly, another leader of Patriots United, reminded audience members, elections are not what life in this world is all about.