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Planned Parenthood’s Bag of Tricks

Friday, July 17th, 2015

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Amidst the scandal of a video that was released by the Center for Medical Progress which shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, discussing the selling of body parts of aborted babies, the pro-abortion organization trots out their poster child “heroes” like Dr. Willie “Lynch” Parker as if to say that abortion is okay because this African American doctor, who says he’s a Christian and passionate about women and babies says he’s doing “compassionate” work.

Well Dr. Parker, how can you say that it’s compassionate to kill babies and put their mothers’ health at risk while working with an industry that speaks so callously of harvesting human tissue and challenged by accusations of the despicable, unlawful sale of body parts of aborted babies; and say you are doing God’s will?

I’m outraged over the latest Planned Parenthood scandal. But this is just st one in a whole series of scandals that plagues the abortion industry. And it’s been going on for years.

Remember the infamous Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist from Philadelphia who was convicted of three counts of 1st degree murder for snipping the spinal cords of babies as his preferred method of abortion? The pro-life movement knew of him and others years before he was exposed. Nobody wanted to listen or enforce the laws on the books. Since then we have been shouting from the rooftops that he was not an isolated case. We have documented other such abortionists in various states including Texas, Alabama, and Maryland to name a few. Still nothing is done about them. It takes a super horrific case before people pay attention.

This whole scandal of selling body parts was first exposed many years ago and Fr. Frank posted a video about it back in 2008. This latest video exposed not only what we already knew was going on but also exposed the degree to which they will go to harvest certain organs, even to the point of performing illegal partial birth abortions and altering abortion methods, all directly from the mouth of a high level employee of Planned Parenthood.

If what Planned Parenthood is doing was being done to monkeys or other animals, there would be a huge outcry. It would be on the front of every newspaper in the country. But the abortion industry is so well insulated because of the sheer amount of money they control, they easily outspend the pro-life movement while spreading their lies.

I have been saying it for years and years and I will keep saying it again and again until the whole world can understand it. We are not in a battle between the pro-aborts and the pro-lifers. No, we’re in a spiritual battle, a battle between good and evil; between the forces of light and the forces of darkness. And this battle is more encompassing that you may think.

Michele Bachmann gets it. In a recent World News Daily article she said,

“Planned Parenthood’s goal has always been about making hundreds of millions of dollars a year off the troubles of young pregnant women.

“Planned Parenthood makes money on birth control, on youth sex education (which doesn’t discourage underage sexual activity), on abortions (as the largest abortion provider in the United States), and now on the illegal trafficking of aborted fetal parts.”

I would add to her statement that all the things she mentioned, birth control, encouraging youth to have sex, abortions, and illegal trafficking of aborted fetal parts are seeds of darkness in addition of human trafficking, racism, violence, and same-sex ‘marriage. All are part of a “three headed monster;”an assault on human life.

The article goes on to quote me,

“It’s all lining up,” said Alveda King, the niece of former civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and head of [African American O]utreach for Priests for Life. “The dots are actually being connected. Remember my Three Headed Monster Report? There is so much that is hidden. It’s time to tell the truth.”

King describes the “Three Headed Monster” as an unholy, diabolical population-control scheme that uses racism, sexual perversion (homosexuality, fornication and adultery) and reproductive genocide in what amounts to a war against God [and the light].

This war against God is transforming out nation to one that has no respect for life. You see all the signs and hastags: #BlackLivesMatter, #BlackWomenMatter, #AllLivesMatter, and #HumanLivesMatter. Yet all the time, violent outbreaks and what my Uncle MLK called “man’s inhumanity to man” continues seemingly unchecked.

Humankind has always struggled with their fallen nature. But in 1963 when prayer was ruled out of America’s schools, and then on January 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court turned its back on God and out nation accepted their Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton rulings that abortion would be legal for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy, we began devaluing human life.

Now, 42 years later, we see where the path we chose has taken us. We have taught our people hate, not love. We have taught our people to use violence to get what they want. And unless we drastically change directions, I fear we will find ourselves in a place we can never return from.

When will people wake up and see that evil is driving the abortion industry. I believe that many people have good hearts. Only God knows for sure. Many in the abortion industry really think they are doing the right thing and helping women with their unwanted pregnancies. But they have been deceived by the father of lies. There are some that I believe know exactly what they’re doing and they are the driving force behind the abortion industry; the ones spreading the lies and deceiving those that are trying to help the women.

HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE if we murder our children?

We need to repent for all the innocent blood that has been shed; the babies who have been killed while too many stood by silently as abortionists across America took the babies’ lives; the injured and dying mothers; the broken families. We need to ask God for forgiveness; collectively and individually. We need to ask God to heal our land. We need to PRAY for AMERICA, before it’s too late.

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Happy Birthday America: PRAY for AMERICA!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is the value of a song? What better way to celebrate our national anniversary than with a new song release?

Alyak Productions and Heaven Sings Entertainment, announce the release of “PRAY for AMERICA.” The song is a poignant response to current domestic and world events, calling listeners to a greater respect for human life.

The song has long been on the radar of my friend, Alyak Productions founder, Eugene Vigil who has been waiting for the right time to record it. After sharing it with me, we agreed that it is a timely and much needed message.

It’s almost like déjà vu; reminiscent of the 20th century civil rights movement and other landmarks in human history where people were inspired to share great hope through songs like WE SHALL OVERCOME, LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING, AMAZING GRACE, and on and on.

More recently, we have been blessed with GLORY. And now PRAY FOR AMERICA.

In light of the recent turmoil over race-based church shootings, riots in major cities around our country, and global and domestic terrorism, “Pray for America” urges Americans to combat all violence and injustice through prayer– not just in America but around the world.

Eugene’s hope for this song is that it will bring people of every ethnicity together to pray for our nation’s leaders, our president, our Supreme Court, our senators and congressmen and women, and all people living in our country…that through prayer we may have a stronger, united America. And through a stronger America, we may achieve a deeper respect for all lives because ALL lives matter.

“PRAY for AMERICA” will be available soon via iTunes and Spotify among other digital music outlets.

For updates on “Pray for America” visit Facebook, Twitter, on mobile app at http://www.visibil.mobi/PrayforAmericaMusic or watch the video at YouTube.

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Dr. Alveda King: Happy Birthday America! PRAY for AMERICA!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

ALVEDA KING ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF “PRAY FOR AMERICA”
Song Calls for People to Pray for our Country

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(Nashville, Tenn.) July 02, 2015 – Alveda King, in partnership with Alyak Productions through Heaven Sings Entertainment, announces the release of “Pray for America.” The song is a poignant response to current domestic and world events, calling listeners to a greater respect for human life.

The song had long been on the radar of Alyak Productions founder Eugene Vigil who was waiting for the right time to record it. After sharing it with King, the two decided it was a timely and needed message.

King explains, “In light of the recent turmoil over race-based church shootings, riots in major cities around our country, and global and domestic terrorism, ‘Pray for America’ urges Americans to combat all violence and injustice through prayer– not just in America but around the world.”

Vigil agrees, “My hope for this song is that it will bring people of every ethnicity together to pray for our nation’s leaders, our president, our Supreme Court, our senators and congressmen and women, and all people living in our country…that through prayer we may have a stronger, united America. And through a stronger America, we may achieve a deeper respect for all lives because ALL lives matter.”

“Pray for America” will be released July 3, 2015, via iTunes and Spotify among other digital music outlets.

For updates on “Pray for America” visit Facebook or watch the video at YouTube.

About Dr. Alveda King

As Guardian of the King Family Legacy, Dr. Alveda King is minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, director of African American outreach for Priests for Life, a grateful mother and grandmother. She uses her gifts and talents to glorify God in the earth. She is a former college professor, author, film, stage, radio and music producer, vocalist and songwriter, mentor, stage and screen actress, media pundit, blogger, publisher, Georgia state legislator and presidential appointee. Follow Dr. Alveda King on Twitter: @alvedaCking.

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Alveda King Prays for Life, Peace in El Centro

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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El Centro, CA – On her most recent leg of her “Peace and Justice Tour,” while promoting her latest book KING RULES, Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life is stopping to pray with concerned citizens in El Centro. “There are many “Macedonian Calls” lately, asking me and my team to come over and pray about current events and pressing concerns. Most recently, we are stopping in El Centro to address a strange dichotomy. There is a disconnect in the community that must be addressed in prayer.”

King is speaking of the planned opening of an El Centro Planned Parenthood facility near the Mexico border. “Everyone knows that Planned Parenthood is after money, offering abortion and harmful byproducts; and in that process they target the most vulnerable American women and families; Latinos and African Americans. Now they are after the women of Mexicali and their babies, because they are easy prey to their lies that they offer ‘safe, legal and rare’ abortions. These women don’t need death care, they need help. Pregnancy care centers, adoption and agape love are available in El Centro. Families just need to know where to look.”

The outspoken evangelist is on an “extended tour” to promote peace, justice and “righteous civil rights.” She explains how her book KING RULES offers solutions to the unrest that is beleaguering our nation and the world. “KING RULES is a gift to our nation and the world, with real life examples from the family of my famous Uncle MLK about how to overcome the challenges of living in today’s world.”

Pointing to the opening of the new MLK Sports Pavilion and the anticipated opening of a new Planned Parenthood, both in El Centro, King said: “The MLK Pavilion offers help for the youth of the community, while the Planned Parenthood facility offers death.”

Making a word play on the caption of the MLK Sports Pavilion announcement: “DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SPORTS PAVILION OPENS, TIME TO PLAY” FROM A December 12, 2014 press release, Alveda says: “The Pavilion is open, now it’s time to pray that Planned Parenthood doesn’t move in with its well planned killing machine. Please don’t allow the leaders in El Centro, or anyone for that matter, whether it’s ISIS, race riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, or anywhere; don’t let anyone use the name and legacy of Uncle MLK to promote death. He was a man of God.

“As to El Centro, they can’t open a gym on one side and a killing mill on the other. That’s not civil rights. That’s a civil wrong. True Civil Rights begins at conception in the womb and should end with natural death.”

While in El Centro, Alveda will be discussing her books and praying with members of the local prolife community.

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Father Pavone: 20th Anniversary of Evangelium Vitae Should Be Celebrated With Prayer, Study

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

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NEW YORK — March 25 will mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), the foundational document for the pro-life efforts of Christian believers.

Pope St. John Paul II wrote the encyclical in 1995 to stir the world “to activate a great campaign in support of life” (EV #95) and to end the “war of the powerful against the weak” (EV #12).

“The worldwide focus on this important anniversary will give pro-lifers an opportunity to demonstrate how far we have come in 20 years to protect the lives of the unborn, through legislation, education, and direct intervention, and to bring healing to those wounded by abortion,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “And it will also give us a worldwide platform for insisting that we have much farther to go in our ultimate goal of ending abortion and resisting efforts to see the elderly and infirm as burdens.”

Father Pavone and Priests for Life have been invited by the Vatican to take part in a special prayer vigil in Rome on March 24 to commemorate the anniversary. Priests for Life urges dioceses, churches and families to join these special prayers wherever they are.

“Prayer is the most important weapon we have to fight the war on life,” said Father Pavone, who was called to work in the Vatican under Pope St. John Paul in the years immediately following the publication of the encyclical.

Priests for Life published a Study Guide to Evangelium Vitae that is designed to be used by an individual or group as a side-by-side companion with the encyclical itself.

“Each section of the encyclical should be prayerfully read, followed by use of the study guide as a springboard to delve more deeply into the text and to stimulate reflection and discussion,” Father Pavone said.

Powerful tools for understanding and celebrating Evangelium Vitae may be found at www.prolifeteachings.com, which includes a link for ordering the study guide.

“We can end abortion and euthanasia in our lifetime,” Father Pavone said. “Evangelium Vitae can help show us the way.”

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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An Unplanned “PRAY IN” On My Birthday

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Last week hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers descended on Washington for the March for Life on January 22, 2015, the anniversary of the court ruling of Roe vs. Wade which made it possible for millions of babies to be killed at the altar of “choice.”

150129 blog image6Every year the march is followed up by women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign giving our testimonies of regretted abortions on the Supreme Court steps. This year there was even a former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, who regrets performing abortions.

150129 blog image1As I was sitting in front of the Supreme Court that day, my sixty-fourth birthday no less, the back and forth challenges between the pro-abortion protesters on one side and the pro-life marchers on the other side began to heat up. I began thinking of my uncle’s words, “We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools;” and I began to pray. As I prayed, I became grieved in my heart, and seemed to be lead by the Spirit of God to walk between the two groups and then lie down in the street with a sanctity of life sign and pray.

150129 blog image5As I walked towards the young people I watched pro-abortion protesters with their white pants splotched with red [paint] “blood” between their legs; some waving coat hangers and hurling profanity into the air, my heart ached and I felt moved to pray for them.

I also prayed for my Pro-Life brothers and sisters who rallied to answer the pro-abortion voices. I thought about God’s Love and how people, not knowing and understanding John 3:16, are perishing for lack of the knowledge of the Love of God.

150129 blog image8Somehow, the image of Dr. Billy Graham and my Uncle MLK preaching ad praying together against racism and segregation in the nineteen fifties fits in here. I’m praying that the racist roots of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood will be broken.

However, I digress. The pro-abortion protesters were shouting for “reproductive rights” not seeming to understand that they were promoting death as a solution. Somehow, I just wanted to take them in my arms and lovingly explain to them, “Don’t you understand that every human person has the same right as you and me, the right to life? And that choice that you are fighting for is the choice to kill a tiny human person? And mothers and dads and everybody suffers from such choices?”

Alveda lying in street at SNMACThere was no room for my voice, there was so much shouting. So, I lay down on the ground and I quietly prayed for God to help us love each other and stop the killing.

Someone shouted, “get off of our property.” I thought about sitting up and explaining that we all had the constitutional right to be there; but I just kept on praying, oh Jesus!

Then, a young man looked down at me and shouted something like “who is that old *!@!#*! African American woman on the ground?” Someone said Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” He ran away into the crowd.

As the prolife marchers began to gather for the SILENT NO MORE rally, it was time to join #HealingTheShockwavesOfAbortion, so my colleagues pulled me up from the ground, and I walked over to the stage and gave testimony of my regretted abortions before the crowd. The voices of the pro-abortion protesters began to fade. Some were being arrested for acting out.

My “pray in” demonstration was unplanned; stirred by a heart of contrition and compassion. Yet, I will keep praying, whether standing, sitting, kneeling or from the ground, every year that the Lord permits me to and I will continue to pray for all humanity, not just until the day that we abolish abortion in America and around the world; but until God’s love breaks through the stony hearts and HIS glory is revealed.

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#WhyWePray Before the March for Life: Dozens of Denominations to Gather at National Memorial for the Pre-born

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Why is it important for Christians to come together in prayer at the National Memorial for the Pre-born and Their Mothers and Fathers on the morning of the March for Life?

Father Denis Wilde, Associate Director of Priests for Life, explains:

“Jesus prayed ‘May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you.’ He did this during the most intimate sharing of his Body and Blood, having begun with a sacred meal, and ending with his total pouring out of Himself on the Cross. The blood shed by the slaughter of the millions upon millions of pre-born babies is a tragic mockery of the Blood of the Lord poured out for our – and their – salvation. The Lord wants us to come together ‘as one,’ committed in the same faith and love for the unborn.”

The National Memorial will take place at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 22. For the convenience of Catholics planning to attend, Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are not required and large groups are welcome.

Dove Award winner Matthew Ward, who helped define the sound of Christian Contemporary Music, will perform during the service. The National Pro-Life Recognition Award will be given to Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Joel Brind, Ph.D., and Karen Malec for their tireless and successful efforts to make the public aware that abortion is indisputably linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, noted that the National Memorial takes place every year during the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

“All Christians, by definition, acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior of the world. That affirmation of Christ requires that we work to fight injustice,” Father Pavone said. “In his encyclical letter on Christian Unity, issued in 1995, St. John Paul II wrote, ‘Many Christians from all communities, by reason of their faith, are jointly involved in bold projects aimed at changing the world by inculcating respect for the rights and needs of everyone, especially the poor, the lowly, and the defenseless… Christians who once acted independently are now engaged together in the service of this cause, so that God’s mercy may triumph.’

Said Father Pavone: “The pro-life movement continues to be the arena where these efforts are most visible and valuable.”

The prayer service is organized by The National Pro-Life Religious Council, The National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill, Faith and Action and Priests for Life. Co-sponsoring organizations include: American Values; Jubilee Campaign Law of Life Project; Life Issues Institute; Americans United for Life; National Institute of Family and Life Advocates; Alliance Defending Freedom; Catholics Called to Witness, and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

“The March for Life and the National Memorial for the Pre-born are great opportunities to join with people from across our great country and collectively say, ‘Life is sacred.’ “ said the Most Rev. Foley Beach, Anglican Church of North America. “Anglicans believe life is a gift from our Creator and I encourage parishioners and clergy to join their bishops in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2015.”

For more information about the National Memorial, go to www.NationalPrayerService.com

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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Prayers Breaking Out Everywhere!

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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Hello everyone. It’s Alveda “boots on the ground” in Dallas, TX at THE POTTER’S HOUSE. For a full breakdown of who’s all here, visit http://www.thereconciledchurch.org/

Lots of prayer power going on. Join the Prayer Movement now because revival is in the land.

God’s people are breaking out in prayer around the world! Again, it’s moving so fast, can’t report it all.

Here’s another one coming up!

http://www.priestsforlife.org/national-memorial/invite.aspx

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And another:

On Friday, January 23, Reverend Hoye will host the Eighth Annual Stand Up 4Life Rally and Walk in Oakland. The rally and walk begin at noon at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, in front of Oakland’s City Hall.

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There was another powerful move in Atlanta earlier this week where leaders gathered to pray for religious freedom:

http://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2015/01/14/supporters-rally-in-atlanta-behind-kelvin-cochran#.VLevWIpOLCQ

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And… Watch Lacrae connect the dots on racism and genocide using this quote:

As MLK said, “The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968.

http://youtu.be/wauaI7rL0vM

After you watch the video, Tweet/Post using the hashtag #Itspossiblestuff. You will see Lecrae say this to express his confidence that the convicting but cleansing and transforming grace of God at work in him is available to all through Jesus Christ.

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Coming to you across the networks. Jesus is Lord. Amen.

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Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin: Tragic Deaths, Ending Trail of Tears and Fears

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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When a society is revenue driven, minorities can be seen as “low hanging fruit” in a quota system from writing traffic tickets to arrest warrants. It’s not so much about skin color as it is about economics.” – Niger Innis, www.restorethedream2015.com

Regardless of which side of the scenarios you are on, many would admit that the deaths of these and so many more young men, are very tragic.

So much is being said by so many already that I pray only to participate by adding even more clarity and peaceful solutions to the puzzle. With all the interviews and articles/blogs surrounding the whole Michael Brown/Darren Wilson and now Eric Garner situations, let’s include more prayer in all the discussions.

The media is portraying two-sided issues; those who agree with the grand jury’s decisions and support the law enforcement systems; and those who disagree with the decisions in support of the dead youths; hoping to make “tragic heroes” of our dead brothers.

Because, like it or not, these young people are someone’s “dearly departed,” and in God’s eyes, they are our brothers. As the old song goes; “he ain’t heavy; he’s my brothers.”

The media schedules guests from one side or the other and allow the contenders to go at each other. Conflict sells stories and hooks audiences. Many media outlets have agendas and they skew the questions in hopes of spinning the discussion in one direction or the other.

We are often asked to comment on this person or that person and what their motives might be. Yet rather than judge or accuse which leads to strife, we all need to work towards the same goal of PEACE. This concept leads us to Mathew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.”

Now, as to erstwhile tragic heroes:

Aristotle’s definition is playing out across our nation.

He defines a tragic hero as having certain characteristics, among them being:

1) Flaw or error of judgment (hamartia).

2) A reversal of fortune (peripeteia) brought about because of the hero’s error in judgment.

3) The discovery or recognition that the reversal was brought about by the hero’s own actions (anagnorisis). Surely Michael had to have known that his encounter with former Officer Wilson was a direct result of his action to rob the convenient store and confront the officer.

4) Excessive Pride (hubris). Only God knows the state of the hearts of the dead or the living.

5) The character’s fate must be greater than deserved. Certainly Michael’s, Eric’s, and Trayvon’s are tragic.

Depending on what side you’re on will determine if you think these young people fit the definition of tragic heroes or not.

In our society some put certain people on pedestals and look up to them. We view them as heroes or idols because they’re famous, rich, good as a particular sport, good at playing the piano or just plain powerful.

For me, there is only One who deserves to be a hero who is flawless and without blemish; God. As in three in One; God the Father, Son and Spirit. Jesus Christ. So Jesus is my Hero.

Are there people in society who live lives as virtuously as humanly possible that we can all look to and strive to be like them? Of course there are.

But we need to look at what makes them virtuous. Certainly it’s not the amount of money they make, it’s not because they hold a high office in business or government, or because they possess a God-given talent at sports or in playing a musical instrument.

Nor is it because misfortunes propel them to the media forefront. No, what makes a person virtuous is what they do with what God has given them. You don’t have to be rich or powerful to be virtuous. You can affect those around you no matter how small your circle of influence is.

There is still a third aspect of this situation that needs discussing. I’m talking about prayer.

I know people in Ferguson, NY and Florida are praying because I have contact through the prayer networks. I, and many others, have prayed with many in these communities. We encouraged people to pray for peace first and justice will follow. But I’m not hearing or reading much about prayer in the media.

Maybe because covering meetings like the 21 day tent meeting in Ferguson at www.thefergusonresponse.com; or the “2014 Evening of Prayer for Our City & The Urban World” hosted by Bishop Raphael Green and other ministers and leaders in Ferguson; or the many prayer encounters with www.restirethedream2015.com isn’t “sexy” news?

What we all need to do is step back a little from our emotions and biases and reflect on “What Would Jesus Do” As my Uncle Martin said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Brothers and sister, I fear we will perish as fools unless we pray and ask for guidance from Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

While writing this blog, the grand jury voted not to file criminal charges against the police officer in the case of Eric Garner who died in New York in July when a white police officer put Garner, a black man, in a chokehold during an arrest,. Again people will protest and hopefully it won’t become violent.

So what will the race baiters and emotion stirrers come up with next. Will “hands up; don’t shoot” become “hands up; don’t choke?” I guess asking for “pants up; don’t loot” won’t go over so well with some of the protestors.

In Eric’s case as in the Michael Brown case, and Trayvon Martin case, now more people are dead, adding to the numbers of youth dead by racism, same race murders and other causes. Whatever the cause, it is all a tragedy. But the greater tragedy is the overall lack of respect for all human life.

Recently Pope Frances said: “As religious leaders, we are obliged to denounce all violations against human dignity and human rights. Human life, a gift of God the Creator, possesses a sacred character. As such, any violence which seeks religious justification warrants the strongest condemnation because the Omnipotent is the God of life and peace. The world expects those who claim to adore God to be men and women of peace who are capable of living as brothers and sisters, regardless of ethnic, religious, cultural or ideological differences.” [Emphasis added]

I would add that not only religious leaders but all Christians are obligated to denounce all violence against human dignity and human rights. All life is precious and does matter.

The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has been cleverly used by many in this debate. Even Planned Parenthood jumped in with their tweets that they supported Ferguson and used the hashtag. I responded that all Black lives matter, even the ones in the wombs of their mothers. With over 1,000 Black babies being aborted every single day, where are the protests over their lives. And what about the Black lives being lost in cities like Chicago. Do their lives matter? Of course they do but I don’t see protests over their lives. Are they any less deserving than Michael Brown. I think not.

If we work on ourselves, our own biases, our own prejudices, our own shortcomings, and drop to our knees and repent for our own wrongdoings and ask for forgiveness, then we, the human, one blood, race, not separate races, will begin to see real change that can stop the killing, stop the looting, stop the racism.

Finally, please check out this message from Minister Jonathan Gentry at:

http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/12/01/the-most-powerful-six-minutes-of-truth-glenn-has-ever-seen

Then revisit the lyrics of “We Don’t Need Another Hero” with Tina Turner.

Out of the ruins
Out from the wreckage
Can’t make the same mistake this time
We are the children
The last generation
We are the ones they left behind…

I agree, we don’t need another hero. We have Jesus. Now let’s get busy about the business of reaching the hopeless, jobless and dreamless; addressing their fears, meeting their needs, drying their tears. Herein lie our solutions.

Praying for Peace and Love.

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Host Committee Announced for National Prayer Service

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today the formation of a Host Committee for the National Memorial for the Preborn and their Mothers and Fathers, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in Washington, D.C. to mourn 42nd years since Roe vs. Wade and to recommit to the task of ending abortion.

“I am grateful to these friends and colleagues of mine who are joining our organizers and sponsoring organizations in inviting activists, pastors and their congregations from around the country to come together in prayer and worship on this momentous occasion,” Fr. Pavone stated. “We want to have one of the largest expressions ever of communal repentance and fervent intercession for an end to abortion in our nation.”

Serving on the Host Committee are:

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
Gary Bauer, President, American Values
Archbishop Craig W. Bates, Patriarch of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church
Ernie Ohlhoff, National Right to Life Committee
Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach, Priests for Life
Brad Mattes, CEO, Life Issues Institute
Charmaine Yoest, Ph. D., President and CEO, Americans United for Life
Alan Sears, President, CEO, and General Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Dick and Sherley Bott, Bott Radio Network
Rich Bott, President and CEO, Bott Radio Network

“Nothing could delight the heart of God more than his children coming together to pray on behalf of those who have no voice and so are victims of the worse holocaust known to man,” said Archbishop Bates. “The united prayers of God’s children will do more to end abortion and heal the wounds caused by abortion than any other form of political or social action. Prayer touches the heart of Jesus our King.”

Mr. Sears also stressed the importance of people of faith coming together to pray for the unborn.

“Every January 22nd, we mourn the loss of the millions of our brothers and sisters who have been denied their unalienable right to life. The National Memorial for the Preborn and Their Mothers and Fathers allows all of us to come together in unity to pray for a day when this will be no more, and every life will once again be welcomed and affirmed,” he said. “I strongly encourage all who care passionately about the sanctity of human life is take part in this celebration of life.”

The prayer service is organized by The National Pro-Life Religious Council, The National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill, Faith and Action and Priests for Life. Co-sponsoring organizations include: American Values; Jubilee Campaign Law of Life Project ; Life Issues Institute; Americans United for Life; National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, and Alliance Defending Freedom .

“The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and Their Mothers and Fathers provides an opportunity for all those who cherish life to come together and take a few moments to remember the victims of abortion — both preborn children and their mothers and fathers,” said Dr. Yoest. “What better way to embark upon another year of defending life?”

The National Memorial will take place at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St) on the morning of Thursday, January 22, 2015 (the day of the annual March for Life), from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For the convenience of Catholics planning to attend, Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m.

For more details, see www.NationalPrayerService.com

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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