|The Festival Against Bigotry at City Hall, Friday, July
23, 2004. View this photomontage full size
huge flag was
unfurled across the street from OSA's final rally in Battelle
During July, 2004, Operation
Save America (OSA), also known as Operation Rescue, held
their annual week-long event in Columbus, Ohio, in cooperation with
the Ohio organization, Minutemen United. OSA
has had a long history of targeting entire cities, disrupting
neighborhoods, businesses and organizations that they believe stand in
the way of their vision of an America governed entirely by their
particular interpretation of Biblical law. OSA director Flip Benham
and a number of OSA and Minutemen United members
have since been arrested in Florida outside the hospice of Terri
Schiavo during March of 2005.
theanswerisno.org was a
communications resource for developing and coordinating an effective
oppositional response to the actions of Operation Save
America and its Ohio symphathizers in Columbus during that summer. It
now serves to tell the story of that event, and it's a resource for
others seeking to respond effectively to OSA or similar groups in the
They took their and went!
Operation Save America departed Columbus on Friday, July 23, 2004
at the end of their week-long event, staged largely at City Hall with
the Ohio based Minutemen United.
View "The Answer is No"
website as it looked at the end of OSA's visit
The last site update during that summer was on Tuesday, July 27, 2004.
More video and archival material will eventually be added to this
site. Please check back for updates.
Feature articles and selected news
coverage can be found at