Archive for July, 2010

Reminder

Saturday, July 17th, 2010





Dear Friends, the Prolife Freedom Rides are just days away. Please visit www.prolifefreedomrides.com and plan to pray for us and to participate. Also, here’s a link with a recent interview with Glenn Beck. http://saynsumthn.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/civil-rights-dr-alveda-king-and-pastor-stephen-broden-on-glenn-beck/

God bless you and God bless America and everybody! John 3:16






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Everyone Needs to Repent for Tolerating Racism, Including Those Who Support Planned Parenthood

Friday, July 16th, 2010





Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., responded today to the NAACP’s charge that the Tea Party movement tolerates racism.

“We all need to examine and repent of our own tolerance for discrimination,” said Dr. King, “but to condemn an entire group because of a few people, yet support Planned Parenthood, an organization marinated in racism, is to strain out gnats and swallow a camel.”

“The most obvious practitioner of racism in the United States today is Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by the eugenicist Margaret Sanger and recently documented as ready to accept money to eliminate black babies,” added Dr. King. “The most positive step we can take to fight racism is to end the hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies given to an organization that fulfills the dreams of the Ku Klux Klan – a group Planned Parenthood’s founder once addressed.”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.






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Pastor Broden and Alveda on Glenn Beck show at 5 PM today – Please pray for us!

Friday, July 16th, 2010





Please pray for us as we discuss God’s love on Glenn’s show!






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Pro-life Freedom Rides inspired by historic US civil rights events

Thursday, July 15th, 2010





Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2010 / 06:03 am (CNA).- Drawing on the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement in 1961, Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., is promoting an event called Pro-life Freedom Rides in Alabama and Georgia. The reason for the event, she explained to CNA, is that the focus of the new civil rights movement is the defenseless unborn child.

The Freedom Rides will begin with an assembly at Birmingham, Alabama on July 23. After a Saturday morning prayer vigil at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, participants will caravan to Atlanta, Georgia for a pro-life service at the grave of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In a Tuesday phone interview with CNA, Dr. Alveda King recounted the civil rights era and its connection with the pro-life movement.

“We went through a lot of dramatic experiences on behalf of human dignity, and love for humanity,” she said. “Back in those days we were primarily fighting against oppression on color of skin. Now in the twenty-first century the focus is on the babies in the womb.”

Though she noted the disproportionate number of black babies killed in abortion, she emphasized that the effort to end abortion is “about all humanity.”

“We are fighting for dignity, for justice, for compassion for all people.

“Today, the little baby in the womb appears to his or her mother very much like a little slave. He or she cannot decide whether he or she will live or die, but the mother, sometimes the parents, the medical providers (though I say that cautiously because it is not a medical procedure to kill a person) … those decisions are made without the baby having a lawyer to defend his or her human life.

“He or she is just like a slave at mercy of slave owners,” Alveda King told CNA.

Asked about the original Freedom Rides, she explained that in 1961, laws were passed on behalf of black people so that they could stay in hotels, ride the bus, and have “the same rights that all people had.”

“There were students in 1961 who boarded the bus to test those laws. Those were very tumultuous times, and people lost their lives. Not just black people, but all people of goodwill who were involved in that.”

Alveda King explained that she, Priests for Life head Fr. Frank Pavone, and many pro-life leaders from across America, will take the bus to Atlanta and pray at the tomb of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

She said she looked forward to “the whole experience” of the Pro-Life Freedom Rides Campaign, especially “revisiting another time period that was very important to me.” She also thought she would enjoy being with pro-life leaders from across America and joining in prayers with “many, many people who are praying for life.”

Jim Pinto, the Birmingham-based organizer of the Pro-Life Freedom Rides, in a separate phone interview told CNA that the original freedom rides faced “great resistance,” including the burning of one of the buses in Birmingham.

“Those who stood up for the rights of human beings, and the violence and brutality they suffered, were portrayed for all the country to see,” he explained. “In a few moments, the civil rights movement impacted this nation in a way that may be unprecedented.”

He noted that as a child Alveda King’s house was bombed in reaction to her family’s civil rights work.

The Birmingham events were one of the reasons the Pro-Life Freedom Ride Campaign chose Birmingham, Pinto continued, because it is “synonymous” with the civil rights movement that “changed the nation forever.”

“The whole idea is to say that every human being is endowed with liberty and freedom by God to be the human beings that God has called them to be.

He explained that Alveda King emphasizes that the pro-life movement is “the civil rights movement of our time.”

“The foundation of the civil rights movement, the foundation of the pro-life movement, is one foundation: the sacredness and dignity of the person, the inviolable right to life, the equality of all people inside and outside of the womb,” Pinto said.

The unborn “are people, they are persons, even though this nation is denying their personhood … We are sponsoring the Pro-life Freedom Ride Campaign to declare their liberty, their freedom, their personhood.”

He said organizers had no estimated number of participants, as there was no registration process. However, he predicted “quite a big response.”

Pinto reported that the campaign has the “full support” of both the Catholic Bishop of Birmingham Robert Baker and the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The campaign also has support from Protestants including Pentecostal and Evangelical churches.

He added that there has been a “very good response” from the media, who are “quite interested.”

Pinto reported plans are being developed for another campaign in October for another city, which will be announced during the first Pro-Life Freedom Ride.

He said he particularly looked forward to the opening assembly, where the new pro-life song “The Least of These” will be sung.

“We’ll have black and white together in that assembly, it is going to be profound.”

Addressing Catholics specifically, he said they should remember that they are “sent by God to evangelize the world.” “The pro-life freedom ride is just a reminder of what we’re all supposed to be doing: love our neighbor as ourselves, in and out of the womb, black and white, old and young, rich and poor.

“We just want to remind you that you are a missionary of the gospel of life.”






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Prolife Freedom Rides! Please join us!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010





You may join us in all or any of the segments of the Pro-life Freedom Rides Campaign:
7:00 PM. Friday Evening Assembly, Birmingham Jefferson County Convention Complex (BJCC) Theatre (really powerful music!)
9:00 AM, Saturday Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 1211 27th Place South, Birmingham, AL 35205
11:30 AM. Pro-life Freedom Ride Caravan departs Birmingham for the King Center in Atlanta, GA.
An invited group of pro-life leaders will ride in the Freedom Ride bus. Everyone is invited to drive in their own vehicles in this caravan.
4:00PM (ET) Pro-life Service at the Grave of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The King Center, Atlanta, GA.
The Pro-life Freedom Rides Campaign will be a wonderful campaign for life that you, yours and your congregation can participate in.

For more information and to register your participation: www.prolifefreedomrides.com ∙ 205.705.9158
Downloadable fliers at www.prolifefreedomrides.com (click schedule) Click here to download a flier to print and distribute (pdf – single page)






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National NAACP is wrong, again… Listen to you state and local chapters please!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010





Now the National NAACP is speaking against the Tea Party, calling its members racists. Of course, like any movement, there can be infiltrators, people with different motives from the founders. That aside, I have friends who are in the Tea Party, genuine Christian souls of all ethnic groups. So, the National NAACP tactics are again to attack, divide and conquer, spreading lies and suspicion. Don’t be fooled. Many of the local NAACP Chapters are prolife and pro-marriage and family, unlike the leaders of the National NAACP. Lately, I’m not doing politics in that I’m not joining any new parties or endorsing candidates. I still vote for life, marriage and family, and I pray with godly candidates. May God be magnified in our government according to Romans 13! Peace.






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Rev. Childress and other Black leaders at NAACP

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010





Rev. Clenard Childress and other leaders of LEARN protested outside the NAACP national convention in Kansas City. Rev. Childress wanted to know why the NAACP had not condemned the comment of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she told the New York Times, “Frankly at the time Roe Vs Wade was decided; we thought it was to control populations, especially populations we don’t want too many of.”

Link: http://www.lifenews.com/nat6522.html






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New Prolife Anthem: The Least of These

Thursday, July 8th, 2010





visit www.prolifefreedomrides.com to hear the new song written by Jamie Collins and produced by Dan Collins of Fairhill Music!
Matthew 25:40
“Inasmuch as you did
this for the least of these,
you also did this for me…”






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Pro Life Freedom Rides Announced

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dr. Alveda King
888-735-3448, ext. 251
Date: July 6, 2010

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. and fulltime Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, the largest pro-life ministry in the Catholic Church, has announced that on July 24 she will lead the first Pro-life Freedom Ride. The ride will take place from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA.

Details of events to occur in Birmingham on the evening of the 23rd and the morning of the 24th, as well as of the service to take place at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s tomb in Atlanta on the 24th, are on the website www.ProLifeFreedomRides.com.

Pro-life people are welcome to caravan in their own vehicles behind the Freedom Ride bus, which will depart Birmingham midday on the 24th and arrive in Atlanta in the late afternoon.

Just as important as the specific events in Birmingham and Atlanta, however, are the simultaneous activities that pro-life people are urged to carry out in their own communities on that weekend and beyond. Such activities have begun with the Prayer Campaign that was launched on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, and continued until Independence Day, July 4.

“The theme of the pro-life movement is, indeed, freedom,” Dr. King stated. “How can one be free if one is not alive? How can any movement call for equal rights if the most fundamental right, life, is not secured equally? That’s why we are calling people from across the religious, ethnic, and political spectrum to ride with us for freedom for all, including the unborn.”

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, added, “The Freedom Rides call people across America to activities that free people from ignorance about abortion, that free moms and dads from the despair that leads to abortion, that free those who have had abortions from the burden of guilt and shame, that free our nation from unjust laws, and that free our unborn brothers and sisters from the violence of abortion.”

See details at www.ProLifeFreedomRides.com.






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Michael Steele deserves our prayers!

Monday, July 5th, 2010





We must let Chairman Steele know that our prayers are with him during this difficult and contentious time. Having personally experienced firsthand the open door policy of his administration, I can truly say I appreciate his strengthening of the GOP through his emphasis on coalitions. His notable fundraising ability, especially in the present economy and with him having taken his position when so many Republicans were downhearted and disgusted can only be commended! He has been an up front leader in one of the toughest seasons of his party, and when the going is toughest, the tough keep going. For those like
Ron Bonjean, spokesman for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who think Chairman Steele will ultimately survive and that stepping down would be the wrong decision, I say “join us in praying for Chairman Steele.” Most importantly, we must keep praying for all of our leaders, no matter what their political parties are. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are a dream that must yet be realized, and now is the time to rally, and not tear down!






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