January 22, 2014 marks the 41st anniversary of the tragic passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, which legalized abortion in the United States. Thousands of churches will be taking part in the National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 19 and 26 which memorializes the lives lost through abortion and celebrates the value and …
This is the time of year when we pause to give thanks to God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us. Let us rejoice that our mothers chose life! God has given us the opportunity to live and the responsibility to work so that all may live free!
When I think about what Personhood Florida has been able to accomplish in the past year, I thank God! In the past two years:
We have developed connections with prolife people across the
As our Floridian Founding Fathers said in the preamble of our Constitution,
“We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, in order to secure its benefits, …. do ordain and establish this constitution…. All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life…”
As Floridians, we want to restore this state to that covenant by ending abortion through a Constitutional Amendment called Personhood. This defines the pre-born, the elderly and the disabled as persons so that their lives are protected by love and by law. We are asking every church, every pastor to petition for personhood on January 22, 2012, the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Will you join us and help us get the word out? We have specific strategy and we need Christians to pray.
Last week, I wrote that we need to take the prolife personhood message to every region, every county, every city, every church, every pastor. This week, I go over the results from last weeks poll on how many pastors have ever heard of prolife personhood amendments and compare them with the actual findings we discovered at a recent pastors meeting, and I’ll lay out a plan to reach every church, every pastor in the state of Florida for Life.
In last week’s PersonhoodFL.com poll, we asked you what percentage of Florida pastors have ever heard about the prolife personhood amendment. Most of the respondents answered that only 21 – 30% or 11 – 20% of the pastors had ever heard of personhood. My dad and I along with Jay Rogers recently attended a large gathering of prolife, politically motivated pastors, and we found that the percentage is even lower! The bad news is that less than 10% of the attendees knew about personhood prior to learning about it from us, and this coming from a group of pastors that is most likely to have heard of personhood. The good news is that every pastor we approached signed the personhood petition and agreed to petition in their church! One pastor asked us: “Why haven’t I heard of personhood before?” The answer is simple: we haven’t told him!
I have a dream that one day all innocent human life will be protected by love and by law in Florida. For this to happen, we need to make the case for life in every region, every county, every city, and every church. Indeed, we need every pastor in the state of Florida to present the prolife, personhood petition to their church.
I recently attended a large pastors meeting in Orlando with my dad. Jay Rogers joined me to help present the prolife, personhood amendment to Florida pastors. You would be surprised at what we found!