WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some Christian activists are urging opponents of the health care law's birth control mandate to join them for three days of pre-election protests outside the White House.
The Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, says the planned Acts Five 29 protest is named after the Bible verse where Jesus's apostles declared they would obey God rather than man.
Mahoney hopes hundreds of believers will risk arrest by praying and demonstrating in the restricted area immediately in front of the White House starting at 5:00 p.m. on September 29.
He says the civil disobedience will demonstrate that Americans won't comply with laws that violate their religious beliefs.
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