VIDEO ‘Worship Protests’ Are Bringing Revival To America’s Troubled Cities

People have asked me why we are holding these ‘worship protests,’ and the answer is simple: God is moving, and our nation desperately needs it.

‘Worship Protests’ Are Bringing Revival To America’s Troubled Cities

By Sean Feucht

Something is happening in America, and it should sound the alarm for every confessing Christian. Simply put, hostile efforts in many cities now threaten to suppress the First Amendment rights of all people to exercise our faith freely. In unprecedented acts of government-authorized injustice, Christians are being told they cannot gather for worship, they cannot sing songs of praise, and they cannot observe church ordinances.

Just last week, politicians in Seattle installed temporary fencing and security guards around Gas Works Park to prevent us from holding a “Let Us Worship” public outdoor service. Similarly, at Cal Anderson Park, Antifa protesters shouted obscenities, intimidated worshipers, cursed out my wife and four children, and damaged our equipment.

While followers of Jesus are being told we cannot worship in public spaces, violent paid rioters are taking over our streets and being given license to occupy and destroy entire sections of our cities. Churches are being covered in graffiti and even burned while civic leaders call for defunding the police. Never did I dream that this would happen, and never have I been more determined to do something about it.

The Church Is Being Persecuted Here in America

For the past 20 years, I’ve taken my entire family all over the world in support of the persecuted church. These efforts have brought greater exposure for dictatorial regimes and their anti-Christian tyrants in places such as North Korea, Iran, China, and Islamic Africa. In some parts of the world, Christians routinely face prison and even torture for nothing more than simple acts of faith, such as reading their Bibles, praying, and peaceably gathering with other believers to worship.

Now in major cities across America, godless politicians are adopting tactics that more closely resemble those of jihadist ayatollahs than men and women who are sworn to uphold the rule of law. Earlier this year in Kentucky, an elected leader tried to “criminalize” the celebration of Easter and would have gotten away with it if not for a federal judge, appointed by President Donald Trump, who blocked him.

In Virginia, the governor tried to stop Christians from gathering to worship under penalty of arrest and imprisonment. In Minnesota, the attorney general enforced the governor’s executive order that banned churches from worshipping but allowed dog groomers and golf courses to remain open.

In my home state of California, Gov. Gavin Newsom and many large-city mayors have ramped up their fight against the freedom of religion. As I write this, elected officials in Sacramento and Los Angeles are wringing their hands in desperation as they try to figure out how to shut down church leaders such as Grace Community Church’s John MacArthur.

In Portland, one of our brothers was stalked by an armed “protester” and shot at point-blank range while bystanders looked on with their phones, recording the whole thing. The victim, 39-year-old Jay Danielson, had weeks before joined hundreds of Christians who came to Oregon’s largest city for one of our “Let Us Worship” gatherings.

Truly, the actions of militant, anti-Christian forces, who want to shut down our churches, silence our worship, and even shoot our fellow believers in the streets, have stirred the soul of the American church. Where we have stood in solidarity with Christians around the world whose hostile governments threaten their religious freedom, we now stand with each other on our native soil.

I keep telling myself and my fellow Christians from every walk of life that this isn’t what America was founded to be. This isn’t how we are supposed to live. I will not stand idly by and watch it happen.

America Needs Revival

The American experiment, now approaching its 250th year, has proved our ability for more than two centuries to withstand foreign attacks from rogue states that despise and reject the freedoms we hold dear. What we face now is not a new threat; it is just no longer a foreign threat. The present madness has arisen from our own soil, cultivated and encouraged by our own politicians.

All across America, however, Christians are rising up. In recent weeks, thousands upon thousands have gathered and marched to assert their God-given freedoms. I’ve stood before them, armed with only a copy of the Bible and a simple guitar. People have asked me why we are holding these “worship protests” across the country, and the answer is simple: God is moving, and our nation needs it now more than ever in my lifetime.

In Seattle, a self-proclaimed satanist came to protest our worship, met the glory of God, and gave his life to Jesus. He is not alone. Thousands of hurting people have encountered the love of Christ in dozens of America’s most troubled cities through the simple act of gathering together in worship.

The church I believe in ministers to the sick and hurting; it doesn’t hide in the darkness. Jesus touched contagious lepers, and our fellow Americans need His healing touch right now. They need the bold, warm embrace of God’s love.

We are just getting started, with worship gatherings planned in Madison, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Chicago, and many more — culminating in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25. I refuse to seek permission from politicians to adhere to my calling, the church’s calling.

Let me be very clear: Our fists are not held up in defiance; our hands are lifted in praise. Our voices are not raised in shouts of hatred, but our songs of hope and prayers for revival are piercing the darkness around us. God is not finished with America yet.

Sean Feucht is a missionary, artist, speaker, author, activist, and the founder of LetUsWorship.us, a movement organizing worship rallies in America’s most troubled cities.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/17/worship-protests-are-bringing-revival-to-americas-troubled-cities/


 

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VIDEO John MacArthur Lists the Requirements They Were Given to Keep Meeting as a Church

Sept 16, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, a preliminary injunction (which can be read here) was issued against John MacArthur and Grace Community Church by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. The order prohibits Grace Community Church from “conducting, participating in, or attending any indoor worship service.” The order, according to the Thomas More Society, also “bans outdoor worship unless onerous restrictions are followed.”

That didn’t stop John MacArthur or the congregants at Grace Community Church from worshiping indoors this past Sunday. As Pastor MacArthur took the pulpit for announcements, he was greeted with a thunderous round of applause. He followed by saying “Are you happy to be at church?”

Pastor MacArthur told his congregation that he “thought it might be helpful to give you the list of things that are required of us as a church so that you understand how utterly impossible that would be.”

The List of Restrictions That Must Be Met

  • No indoor meetings at all
  • Pre-registration of every person who comes on the church property
  • People only allowed on church property for scheduled events
  • Every person who comes on the church property is to be screened and have their temperature taken at the entry.
  • We all must maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times everywhere, including the parking lot and restrooms
  • Every other parking space must be left vacant.
  • Marked pathways to maintain social distance, keeping people apart monitored by staff monitors
  • Everyone wears a mask.
  • Restroom monitors to control 6 feet social distancing; tape on the ground marking distance
  • Signs indicating these mandates and also full exposure on social media
  • Restrooms are to be used during the service to minimize the rush.
  • No hymn books
  • No communion
  • No offering containers
  • No pew Bibles
  • No singing
  • No hugging
  • No shaking hands
  • Disposable seat covers changed between services
  • Services have to be shortened.
  • Based upon the separation, we could only meet in a tent with a maximum of 350 to 400 people.

After hearing some of the mandated requirements, the crowd followed with laughter but none louder than after the requirement of John MacArthur’s sermons being cut down because of services needing to be shortened. MacArthur humorously responded, “That’s not a problem to me, right?”

“You can see that these are the requirements that would completely shut the church down,” he said and then expressed by hyperbole a requirement that is not fact: “Anyone that comes in contact with someone outside their family for more than 15 minutes must self-quarantine for two weeks. Obviously this is not constitutional, but more importantly it goes against the will of the Lord of the church who calls us to gather.” After which the crowd again showed their approval of his statement with a round of loud applause.



Watch the entire sermon below

John MacArthur Sees Himself as the Appointed Champion of the CHURCH

Later that night at their Sunday night service, John MacArthur did a Q&A and expressed, “I feel like it took me to get to 80 years before maybe the most critical moment in my life has taken place. I think it is because there are more people listening to the Word of God at this particular time from this pulpit than ever in the history of our church in a regular way, Sunday after Sunday.” MacArthur said this is due to the multiple ‘dire conditions’ in our world and a greater interest in hearing the Word of God.

MacArthur believes that he is delivering truth in a way that other church leaders are not delivering. MacArthur made the comment, “I’ve been ‘kind of a joke,’ for the last 15 to 20 years to the pragmatists, to the church growth, church strategy people.” He said that he “has been like a dinosaur to those type of strategists [because he doesn’t adapt to culture to grow the church], but when the nation starts to burn and people are wanting real answers; they’re not gonna go to a show. They’re not gonna go to a superficial ‘Ted Talk’. When they want the truth, when they desperately need the truth, they’re going to find the truth as God directs them. So this is a time for the truth, and it’s an amazing thing to see this all happening.”

“Superficial preaching is becoming obsolete,” the pastor said. “The people who thought that they were at the top of food chain in terms of ministry and effectiveness in the church are now void. They’re nullified.” MacArthur didn’t mince his words as he said, “This is way too desperate for some superficial approach. You got to tell people more than ‘God wants them to be happy.’ “

As a pastor who is generations removed from the average audience, why is MacArthur getting so much media attention? MacArthur touts his superiority as a Bible preacher for being asked to write and appear in blogs, news articles, talk shows, and podcasts. He says people are saying “give us more, give us more, give us more,” citing because there is a “hunger” for biblical truth. And it seems that MacArthur believes he is the “one” who is called to deliver that truth–apart from other church leaders.

The Lord is the head of the church and that’s why we’re here, regardless of what a judge says,” MacArthur said as he elaborated on their stance ‘Christ, not Caesar, is the head of the church‘. “[The government is] not the head of the church and that is where the church has taken its stand through its entire history…when [the government] steps in and tells the church whether it can meet or not, they have over-stepped their bounds because Christ said my kingdom is not of this world.” The pastor likened himself to the apostles’ example of “we’ll obey God rather than men, and we’ll take the consequences; whatever they are.” MacArthur mentioned that those consequences may begin this week but said “I’m not sure.”

Ever critical of other church practices, MacArthur did not pull any punches when he was asked about his role during this pandemic. The moderator asked pastor MacArthur if he felt like what he is demonstrating [by defying the government] is preparing future generations of pastors to make a similar stand [as Grace Community Church is]. MacArthur answered without hesitation, “I think we have had enough of the pragmatic stuff. I think the church has been sold out to pragmatism…weak-willed, unbiblical preachers that are just personalities…narcissistic self-focused personalities, brokering their charisma, their skills, and their communication ability to build what they call a church, when it isn’t a church at all. Life is far too serious for those…what they are telling people is shy of what people want to hear. It’s time again for the Word of God. Life is far more serious, at least from my perspective, more than it’s ever been.” He then summed up his answer by saying, “The attention of the world is on us and I think we are beginning to see other pastors be strengthened.”

Watch the entire Q&A session here.

MacArthur Says He Has the Backing of President Trump

John MacArthur appeared on The Ingraham Angle Tuesday night to answer host Laura Ingraham’s question of why it’s so important to stand up against the state’s ‘onerous edicts’. MacArthur said, “We believe the governor, the county, the city, and the health department are going against the constitution.” He expressed his thankfulness that “President Trump has told me personally that he supports the church as essential and the churches need to stay open. So with the constitution on our side and the President’s backing, we’re open.”

Pastor MacArthur said that the “church doesn’t exist to make sure it navigates around politicians’ whims. The church exists in the world to preach the saving gospel of Christ.” He shared that the more dire situations around the world become, the more “critical” and the more “essential” the church becomes and the more the world needs to hear the gospel.

Ingraham asked the pastor if Governor Gavin Newsom threatened to do anything to [MacArthur] personally for defying his order. He responded, “No, not personally, but we received a letter with the threat that we could be fined or I could go to jail for a maximum of six months.” MacArthur stated that he didn’t mind ‘being a little apostolic’ referring to one of his biblical heroes, the Apostle Paul. MacArthur joked, “When [Paul] went into a town, he didn’t ask what the hotel was like. He asked what the jail was like cause he knew that’s where he was going to spend his time…If they want to tuck me in a jail, I’m open to a jail ministry. I’ve done a lot of other ministries, I haven’t had the opportunity to do that one…so bring it on!”



John MacArthur Lists the Requirements They Were Given to Keep Meeting as a Church


AUDIO Mayors Threaten Religious Liberty & Public Health – America Come Back To God!

By Bill Donohue | July 10, 2020

 

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot share a similar record on their handling of violence, public health, and religious liberty. Both are a disgrace.

From July 3 to July 5, 27 persons died of COVID-19 in New York City. During that same period, 64 people were shot and 10 were killed. In Chicago, 9 persons died of the virus over those three days; 64 were wounded and 15 were murdered.

It is hard to know where the blame lies in deaths due to coronavirus, but it is not hard to know who bears responsibility for the violence. Both de Blasio and Lightfoot have made the police the enemy, and everyone knows it, especially the shooters.

When it comes to religious liberty, however, these two mayors sing a different tune. To be exact, they have gone out of their way to punish church-goers for not complying with their public health edicts. Worse, they have done nothing about the public health threat posed by protesters, many of whom were violent.

De Blasio not only endorsed the mobs that took to the streets, he gave them immunity from his contact-tracing mandate. New York employees charged with coronavirus contact-tracing were told that they could not ask anyone if he or she attended a Black Lives Matter protest. But they sure could ask if he went to church.

In other words, the mayor decided it was more important to guard the anonymity of someone who picked up COVID-19 while demonstrating side-by-side with thousands of others—in illegal marches—than it was to protect an innocent person from being infected by them.

Religious New Yorkers, however, were told to stay out of churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship. They were told they were a threat to public health. Then a federal district judge stepped in and put a temporary stop to de Blasio’s game: He accused the mayor (and Gov. Andrew Cuomo) of sending “a clear message that mass protests are deserving of preferential treatment.”

Like de Blasio, Lightfoot threw public health concerns to the wind by doing nothing to enforce social distancing among protesters.

Church-goers, however, are another story.

In May, Lightfoot threw down the gauntlet. She pledged to fine any church that was open.

“This is not playing Russian Roulette. This is playing with a gun that is fully loaded and cocked.”

Sadly, real guns go off every weekend in her city, and she has done nothing about it. Blacks kill blacks by the dozens, turning Chicago streets into a bloodbath. Yet Lightfoot will not condemn the killers with the kind of incendiary language she uses against innocent church-goers.

De Blasio and Lightfoot are a threat to public health, public safety, and religious liberty. How much more must they do to their cities before their residents finally rise up and demand justice?

Bill Donohue is president and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. He was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and is the author of eight books and many articles.

https://cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/nyc-and-chicago-mayors-threaten-religious-libertyand-public-health


AMERICA! COME BACK TO GOD!

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If left uncontrolled, Black Lives Matter mobs may soon target churches, religious monuments

July 08, 2020 by: Michael Alexander

(Natural News) After toppling, beheading and vandalizing the statues and icons of historical figures said to be associated with colonialism and slavery, rioters affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement and other similar anti-establishment groups such as Antifa have moved on to new targets: churches, religious monuments and statues.

This development was first documented in Washington, D.C., where protesters, for the second time, vandalized and defaced St. John’s Episcopal Church – their way of scoring revenge against Episcopalian slave owners, according to a report by the Washington Examiner. Coincidentally, this was the same church where President Donald Trump held up a copy of the Holy Bible just minutes after dispersing a crowd with tear gas and rubber bullets.

This was followed by an incident in California, where several Native and Black protesters tore down a statue of Junipero Serra, a Spanish priest whom Pope Francis canonized as a saint back in 2015.

The toppling of the Serra statue, which San Francisco archbishop Salvatore Cordeleone described as “an act of sacrilege” and “an act of the Evil One,” has led people from different Christian communities to air fears that the attacks on Christian monuments and symbols will continue unabated.

“Statues of Jesus are next. It won’t end. Pray for the USA,” Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, said in a tweet.

Shaun King, an author, Leftist civil rights activist and a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement, further fanned the flames of speculation and panic among Christian communities after tweeting that taking down statues of Jesus would be acceptable — especially if these statues and icons depict Jesus as white

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King tweeted, adding that such depictions of Jesus are nothing more than propaganda that promotes the idea of “white supremacy.” (Related: Anti-Christian Left calls for toppling of Jesus statues.)

King failed to mention in his tweets, however, that depictions of Jesus and the saints often vary from culture to culture, with each artistic depiction taking on characteristics and visual cues from the societies it was made in.

As a response to these incidents, as well as the previous removal of Confederate statues and other historical monuments that have been deemed “racist” by radical Leftists, President Trump signed an executive order granting federal protection to public monuments and other statues of historical figures.

“They’re looking at Jesus Christ, they’re looking at George Washington, they’re looking at Abraham Lincoln, they’re looking at Thomas Jefferson,” Trump said during a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the White House’s Rose Garden, vowing to stop the toppling of monuments and statues carried out by rioters.

The order, which was signed by the President on June 27, not only mandates the prosecution of people who have been proven to have rendered damages to federal monuments, but also, the potential withholding of federal funding from state and local governments in case they fail to protect any public monument and statue within their jurisdictions.

The order, Trump said, will also be retroactive.

Anglican Church to “evaluate” and “review” list of monuments

While most Christian denominations have reacted with panic and anger over the recent incidents surrounding religious monuments and statues, some, such as the Church of England, have chosen to react in a more tempered fashion.

The Church of England, for instance, which has more than 16,000 churches and 42 cathedrals, noted that following the resurgence of the global Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd, monuments celebrating people who were involved in the “discrimination or exploitation based on race” during their lifetimes could be removed.

“We acknowledge that dialogue alone is not sufficient and must have real outcomes. These may include the alteration or removal of monuments,” Becky Clark, the church’s Director of Cathedrals and Church Buildings, said.

Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, meanwhile, said that their review of the histories of the individuals depicted in the statues and monuments will be conducted “very carefully” to assess if they should be retained in their places or not.

Clark stressed, however, that the removal or alteration of “problematic” statues and monuments must be done in a safe and legal manner, a reference to the violent dismantling of statues that happened across America and in some places in Europe within the past few weeks.

“Dialogue has to be open and honest. Churches and cathedrals are considering how they can address the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement and which demonstrations and direct action have brought into such sharp relief,“ Clark noted.

“Anti-Christian violence rooted in Marxist ideas”

Nathan Stone, in a column for The Federalist, stated that the current trend of anti-Christian violence and iconoclasm exhibited by rioters is rooted in Marxist thought and ideology.

“The reason for the attacks becomes clearer when considering that Black Lives Matter and Antifa are Marxist organizations and [that] Marxism is an enemy of Christianity,” Stone said, noting that atheist ideologies such as Marxism often consider transcendent religions like Christianity as “the enemy.”

“It’s why the Soviet Union was an atheistic state, which replaced God with the Communist Party,” Stone said, referring to the violent religious purges initiated by Communist leaders Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.

Another reason, Stone said, for the current spate of anti-Christian violence manifesting in America, is the hatred that Marxism holds for the evils that Western Civilization has committed against the rest of the world.

Unfortunately, Marxism’s reaction to the wrongs committed by the Western world is not rooted in the latter’s reform, but rather, its total obliteration.

“Marxism assumes that because the windows are dirty and cracked, the entire house must be demolished,” Stone said, adding that if the current trend of violence against Christianity and other religions is not stopped, the United States may soon bear witness to church burnings like the ones committed during the French Reign of Terror.

Authorities decry “modern-day persecution” of Christians

Despite calls for calm and temperance, several individuals have adopted a more militant stance in response to what they say is modern-day persecution of Christians.

“If they try to cancel Christianity, if they try to force me to apologize or recant my Faith, I will not bend, I will not waver, I will not break,” Jenna Ellis, a constitutional law attorney and senior legal advisor to the Trump 2020 campaign, said in a tweet, in reference to the torture of Christian martyrs during the days of the Roman Empire.

Ordained minister and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, meanwhile, believes the current spate of hate and violence toward religious iconography would only serve to strengthen the Christian faith.

According to Huckabee, while rioters and protesters can take down the images and art depicting Jesus, they can never take “the true spirit of Jesus Christ” out of the lives of His followers.

“Historically, under oppression and persecution, the true faith begins to show even more dramatically. It’s because in the midst of darkness, [the] light becomes more obvious,” Huckabee added.

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https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-07-08-black-lives-matter-mobs-target-churches-religious-monuments.html

A Prayer for Military Families Remembering D Day

Let us remember that there are men and women far from their families and the comforts of home today – missing hugs and kisses, birthday parties and baseball games, praying for a safe return to the country and the people they love.

These are United States soldiers; some are our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, parents, neighbors, classmates, friends. Others we have never met, but they risk their lives daily for our freedom, and there are so many who have risked their lives for our freedom in many years past.

Will you join us in lifting up these troops and their families? We may honor them on specific days, but their service makes a difference in our lives every day.

Dear Lord,

Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the men and women who serve our country now and in the past, and for the sacrifices their families make so that we can all enjoy the blessing of freedom.

We praise you for calling them to help protect us, and for giving them the courage and ability to do their jobs well.

Guide their choices and their actions, Lord. Help them to see you working in their daily lives, whether in the field, at home, or abroad.

Surround them with your mighty angels; protect them in your mercy; cover them with your grace.

Guard their hearts while they are far from loved ones, and bless them with moments to cherish when they are together.

Hold these families close, Lord. May they look to You for the strength and peace that only You can give.

In Jesus Name we pray,

Amen.

While we continue to lift these brave men and women in prayer, why not take a moment (or two) to share your gratitude for their service and for their sacrifice. Below are a few ideas on how to reach out to U.S. soldiers as well as military families in your community or abroad:

Create a large banner with the words “God Bless You” and invite your group to sign it with their favorite Scripture. Send the banner to a deployed soldier and ask him/her to hang it up where it can be seen by many. Here are a few powerful verses to consider: Joshua 1:9Psalm 46:1Psalm 139:9-102 Corinthians 9:8Psalm 27:1

Set out markers and paper for kids (and kids at heart!) to color pictures for veterans, and then deliver the pictures with some cards of encouragement and thanks.

Find a military family in your community, invite them over for dinner and find out how you can help them. Deployed military members leave behind spouses, children and parents who must try to maintain life as usual while their loved one is away. In addition, they are often left to settle into a new community without the support of local family and friends.

Reach out to a soldier who has recently returned home – pray for them and their family during their time of transition.

Take a few moments to visit a Veterans Hospital, share some loving care, and pass out thank you cards with Scripture shareables.

Even if you don’t have a personal connection, consider asking neighbors, friends or family members if they know someone serving our country today. There are also many websites dedicated to coordinating correspondence with U.S. troops who need encouragement. Whether they’re across the street or around the world, they’ll be blessed to know how much they are appreciated.

https://www.dayspring.com/articles/a-prayer-for-military-families


Rev. John Witherspoon-Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“A Republic must either preserve its Virtue or lose its Liberty”

John Witherspoon was born in Scotland on February 5, 1723.

A descendant of Protestant Reformer John Knox, Witherspoon was educated at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and afterwards served as a Presbyterian pastor.

His writings brought him to the attention of the trustees of the College of New Jersey, who sent Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton to Scotland to persuade him and his wife, Elizabeth, to come to the American colonies.

Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton later joined John Witherspoon in signing the Declaration of Independence.

Sailing to America in 1768, John Witherspoon became the President of the College of New Jersey, which was later renamed Princeton University.

There, Witherspoon taught 12 members of the Continental Congress, and 9 of the 55 writers of the U.S. Constitution, including James Madison.

Witherspoon’s other Princeton students included:

1 U.S. Vice-President,

3 Supreme Court Justices,

10 Cabinet Members,

13 Governors,

28 U.S. Senators,

49 U.S. Congressmen,

37 judges, and

114 ministers.

John Witherspoon was elected as a delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress.

He declared:

“Gentlemen, New Jersey is ready to vote for independence … The country is not only ripe for independence, but we are in danger of becoming rotten for the want of it!”

On note, is that John Witherspoon, a clergyman, signed the Declaration of Independence.

Clergymen were often the most educated individuals in their communities.

Whereas most Church of England ministers held allegiance to the King and left for England when the Revolution began, patriot pastors supported the American cause.

Pastors preached on the topics of:

  • self-government;
  • government from the consent of the govern;
  • purpose of government to secure God-given rights;
  • rights of conscience;
  • equality before the law;
  • freedom to speech;
  • freedom to assemble;
  • freedom of press;
  • self-defense;
  • the right to possess and bear arms;
  • no taxation without representation; and
  • trial by a jury of peers, rather than a partisan, king appointed judge.

President Calvin Coolidge acknowledged in his address at the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, in Philadelphia, July 5, 1926:

“The principles of human relationship which went into the Declaration of Independence … are found in the texts, the sermons, and the writings of the early colonial clergy who were earnestly undertaking to instruct their congregations in the great mystery of how to live.

They preached equality because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. They justified freedom by the text that we are all created in the divine image, all partakers of the divine spirit …

Placing every man on a plane where he acknowledged no superiors, where no one possessed any right to rule over him, he must inevitably choose his own rulers through a system of self-government …

In those days such doctrines would scarcely have been permitted to flourish and spread in any other country …

In order that they might have freedom to express these thoughts and opportunity to put them into action, whole congregations with their pastors had migrated to the colonies …”

Coolidge added:

“Rev. Thomas Hooker of Connecticut as early as 1638, when he said in a sermon before the General Court that:

‘The foundation of authority is laid in the free consent of the people … The choice of public magistrates belongs unto the people by God’s own allowance.’

This doctrine found wide acceptance among the nonconformist clergy who later made up the Congregational Church.

The great apostle of this movement was the Rev. John Wise of Massachusetts.

He was one of the leaders of the revolt against the royal governor Andros in 1687, for which he suffered imprisonment …

His works were reprinted in 1772 and have been declared to have been nothing less than a textbook of liberty for our Revolutionary fathers …

That these ideas were prevalent in Virginia is further revealed by the Declaration of Rights, which was prepared by George Mason and presented to the general assembly on May 27, 1776.

This document asserted popular sovereignty and inherent natural rights, but confined the doctrine of equality to the assertion that ‘All men are created equally free and independent.’

It can scarcely be imagined that Jefferson was unacquainted with what had been done in his own Commonwealth of Virginia when he took up the task of drafting the Declaration of Independence …”

Coolidge continued:

“These thoughts can very largely be traced back to what Rev. John Wise was writing in 1710. He said … ‘Democracy is Christ’s government in church and state.’

Here was the doctrine of equality, popular sovereignty, and the substance of the theory of inalienable rights clearly asserted by Wise at the opening of the eighteenth century, just as we have the principle of the consent of the governed stated by Hooker as early as 1638.

When we take all these circumstances into consideration, it is but natural that the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence should open with a reference to Nature’s God and should close in the final paragraphs with an appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world and an assertion of a firm reliance on Divine Providence …”

Coolidge concluded:

“In its main feature the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document …

Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man – these are not elements which we can see and touch … They have their source and their roots in the religious convictions …

Unless the faith of the American in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles of our Declaration will perish. We cannot continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause …

If anyone wishes to deny their truth … the only direction in which he can proceed … is … backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people …

The duly authorized expression of the will of the people has a divine sanction … The ultimate sanction of law rests on the righteous authority of the Almighty …

It was in the contemplation of these truths that the fathers made their Declaration and adopted their Constitution …

Their intellectual life centered around the meeting-house. They were intent upon religious worship … While scantily provided with other literature, there was a wide acquaintance with the Scriptures …

We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create the Declaration. Our Declaration created them.

The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp … We must not sink into a pagan materialism.

We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed.

We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshipped.”

Because of the activism of Rev. John Wise, his hometown of Ipswich, Massachusetts, calls itself “The Birthplace of American Independence.”

Through his wife, John Wise was a great-uncle of John Adams.

Rev. John Wise stated in a sermon at Chebacco Parish of Ipswich (Essex), circa 1700:

“The first human subject and original of civil power is the people … and when they are free, they may set up what species of government they please. The end of all good government is … the good of every man in all his rights, his life, liberty, estate.”

Many of the founders, or their wives, were children of ministers or deacons.

Many graduated from institutions founded as seminaries to train clergy and missionaries.

Numerous founders were both political leaders and, at some time in their career, chaplains, ministers or preachers, such as:

  • Abraham Baldwin (Georgia);

  • Lyman Hall (Georgia);

  • John Peter Muhlenberg (Pennsylvania);

  • Frederick Muhlenberg (Pennsylvania)

  • Robert Treat Paine (Massachusetts);

  • Jonathan Trumbull (Connecticut);

  • Hugh Williamson (North Carolina);

Many founders supported Bible organizations, societies for the propagation of the faith, and abolitionist societies.

Often overlooked by secular scholars is that when the founders set up state governments:

  • nine of the original state constitutions required all officeholders to be Protestant,
  • three required officeholders to just be Christian,
  • and one, Rhode Island, had no religious requirement, as it was thought that unscrupulous politicians would be tempted to say they believe just to be elected, and that would be hypocritical.

Since religion was under states’ jurisdiction, the founders placed a restraining order on the power of the Federal government – the First Amendment.

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story wrote in Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833:

“The whole power over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the State governments, to be acted upon according to their own sense of justice and the State Constitutions.”

In the Continental Congress, John Witherspoon served on 120 Congressional Committees.

He was a primary proponent of the separation of powers, insisting that since man had a fallen, selfish, human nature, there needed to be checks be placed on the power of government.

Rev. Witherspoon explained:

“The corruption of our nature … is the foundation-stone of the doctrine of redemption.

Nothing can be more absolutely necessary to true religion, than a clear conviction of the sinfulness of our nature and state …”

He continued:

“Men of lax and corrupt principles take great delight in speaking to the praise of human nature, and extolling its dignity, without distinguishing what it was at its first creation from what it is in its present fallen state …

The evil of sin appears from every page of … the history of the world …

Nothing is more plain from Scripture … than that man by nature is in fact incapable of recovery without the power of God specially interposed.”

The same day the Continental Congress declared a Day of Fasting, May 17, 1776, Rev. Witherspoon told his Princeton students:

“If your cause is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts.

He is the best friend to American liberty, who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion, and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down profanity and immorality of every kind.

Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple (hesitate) not to call him an enemy of his country …”

Witherspoon added:

“It is in the man of piety and inward principle, that we may expect to find the uncorrupted patriot, the useful citizen, and the invincible soldier …

God grant that in America true religion and civil liberty may be inseparable and that the unjust attempts to destroy the one, may in the issue tend to the support and establishment of both.”

Witherspoon’s sacrifice for the patriotic cause was personal, as he lost two sons in the Revolutionary War.

When peace was made with Britain, John Witherspoon exhorted all in his “Thanksgiving Sermon” to live for:

“… the Glory of God, the public interest of religion and the good of others, as civil liberty cannot be long preserved without virtue.

A Republic must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty.”

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John Witherspoon resisted “tyranny of conscience,” citing:

“There is not a single instance in history, in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire …

If therefore we yield up our … property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage …

Governments are to defend and secure rights of conscience.”

In his Pastoral Letter, Rev. John Witherspoon explained:

“Universal profligacy (immoral behavior) makes a nation ripe for divine judgments and is the natural means of bringing them to ruin;

Reformation of manners is of the utmost necessity in our present distress.”

In his Lectures on Divinity, Rev. John Witherspoon stated:

“Religion is the grand concern of us all … the salvation of our souls is the one thing needful.”

After his wife died in 1789, John Witherspoon headed up a committee in the New Jersey legislature to abolish slavery.

John Witherspoon died near Princeton, New Jersey, on NOVEMBER 15, 1794.

John Adams he described Rev. Witherspoon as:

“A true son of liberty … but first, he was a son of the Cross.”

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This Independence Day, America Is on the Mend

July 3, 2019 By Alveda King

Alveda King (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Zechariah 4:6 (NLT) “It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.”

Independence Day 2019 is tomorrow. During this time in our nation’s history, there is a heightened demand to redefine America’s concepts of liberty, freedom, and justice.

Juneteenth 2019 is just behind us. We are currently celebrating 400 years of African American history, so it’s likely not by accident that the “reparations debate” is rapidly gaining traction in conversations across America.

Many inroads have already been made in seeking solutions. In January 2016, a United Nations project with the “Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent” conducted a study on the reparations issue. They recommended that the U.S. establish a national commission to “monitor the human rights of African Americans” — and start taking steps to repay the labor that slaves performed from American independence through the Civil War (an amount that University of Connecticut researcher Thomas Craemer values at about $5.9 trillion) with reparations.

Currently, presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is most fervently backing reparations. The self-help guru and spiritual adviser wants to set aside $200 billion to $500 billion for a reparations program. She’s not offering to foot the bill personally.

Meanwhile, Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is rooting for reparations for Blacks, Native Americans and Gays. The other candidates running against President Trump, including Senators Corey Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, are also backing tax-payer funded reparations for descendants of former American slaves.

All of these candidates are fully in favor of tax-payer funded abortion laws that help to disproportionately kill the very population they say they are trying to repair. How can you repair people by aborting them?

Interestingly, at least two presidents haven’t sanctioned tax-payer funded reparations for descendants of former American slaves. In a December 2016 interview with “The Atlantic’s” Ta-Nehisi Coates, President Barack Obama said it would be difficult to “practically administer and sustain political support” for reparations.

On July 1, 2019, President Donald Trump said this about the current discussion regarding the federal government awarding reparations for African Americans: “I think it’s a very unusual thing. I th— You have a lot of … a lot of, it’s a very interesting, you know it’s been a very interesting debate. I don’t see it happening, no.”

So, at least two presidents don’t sanction the federal government doling out tax dollars to pay reparations it seems. Let’s think about this. Is President Trump saying, “no reparations?” Or is the president perhaps inviting us to consider just who should pay for the reparations?

In “Reparations Reinvented,” Mark Crutcher, President of Life Dynamics Incorporated, and creator of award-winning documentary MAAFA 21 recommends “A FRESH LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE.” His film Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America documents that, in the 1800s, ultra-wealthy white elitists financed the eugenics movement as a way to rid the country of freed blacks.  It also documents the following: (a) this campaign has been in place every day since then; (b) it is still being carried out today; (c) it has inflicted demonstrable harm on the existing African-American community’s personal, societal, familial, financial and political well-being; (d) the plans for this effort – including its intentional targeting of this racial group – were widely publicized by those responsible; and (e) the [fruits of the] perpetrators still exist, [and] are easily identified and have enormous wealth in both cash and other assets.

Nina May of Renaissance Women also asserts that the reparations owed blacks should be paid by those who have imposed the most harm, rather than from U.S. tax dollars. In her award-winning films, “Reparations, Who Should Pay?”and “Emancipation Revelation Revolution,” Mrs. May explains with supporting evidence, that “the facts point to the Democrats being the party of slavery, oppression, violence, divisive and deadly behavior, segregation and dishonesty. ERR brings an in-depth look at the history of the civil rights movement in America, the role that both parties played, and what happens to conservative blacks who leave the liberal plantation and identify with the Party of Lincoln. Black America needs to be reintroduced to the party that was founded to liberate their ancestors and if anyone should pay reparations … it is the Democrat Party.”

Thinking back, I remember that while seeking the votes of the American people, President Trump asked African American voters an open-ended question: “What do you have to lose?” I remember following up on his question with this request to our very forward-thinking president: “Sir. Please tell us what we have to gain.”

Not only has President Trump told us, he has shown us gains in the job markets, for the sanctity of life, for religious freedom, through criminal justice reform, and so much more. America is on the mend.

Further, President Trump speaks to all Americans, including African Americans when he says, “[W]hether we are black, or brown, or white, we all bleed the same red blood” and that “[i]n America, we don’t worship government. We worship God.” From this perspective, goals that involve partnerships among the governments, private sector and people of faith would be a good start. If we are really listening, perhaps we will hear an invitation to seek God and not humans, and pray for the guidance for solutions to bring justice and the jubilee that will be required to make the wrongs right in America’s Reparations Saga.

“Is anything too hard for the LORD?” Genesis 18:14

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the founder of King for America, Inc., consultant to the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship and Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.

https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/alveda-king/alveda-king-independence-day-america-mend


Choose Life!

May 9, 2019 by Dr Michael Brown

More than three-thousand years ago, Moses urged the children of Israel to “choose life.” He said to them:

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day: I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life—if you and your offspring would live” (Deuteronomy 30:19, NJPS).

But why would anyone choose death? Why would anyone choose to be cursed rather than blessed?

The answer is that God’s ways lead to life and blessing, but many people would rather die than follow Him.

They view God’s ways as restrictive. Oppressive. Antiquated. Harmful.

In reality, God’s ways lead to human thriving. To liberty. To freedom. To fullness.

As Jesus said:

“I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

To be sure, God’s ways require discipline. And obedience. And denial of the flesh.

But fleshly habits bring bondage. Discipline sets us free.

Indulging our earthly desires brings dullness and addiction. Obedience lifts us into a higher realm, far above our animal appetites.

God is a God of life, and in Him is life beyond description. That’s why Jesus could say:

“I am the resurrection and the life. . . . I am the bread of life. . . . . Whoever follows Me . . . will have the light of life” (John 11:24; 6:35; 8:12). And that’s why John called Him “the Word of life” (1 John 1:1).

Tragically, in recent decades, America has increasingly chosen a path of death, from abortion to violent video games, and from euthanasia to TV shows glorifying vampires and zombies. How can we turn the tide?

Here are some practical suggestions.

First, go about your normal daily activities, watching and reading and listening to what you normally watch and read and listen to, but this time take note of how much death is involved. How many images of the dead and dying? How many corpses? How much graphic violence? How much death are you seeing (by choice, not by necessity) over the course of a week?

Second, if you realize that you’re being influenced by a culture of death, then take a thirty-day break from all forms of death-related media entertainment, be it video games or favorite TV shows or gratuitously violent novels.

Third, immerse yourself in words of life. I would encourage you to read several chapters from Proverbs and the Gospel of John each day, noticing the constant emphasis on life. As the voice of wisdom says in Proverbs 8:

“For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death” (Prov. 8:35-36).

Fourth, when you spend time in prayer, ask God to flood your heart with His life and to give you the perspective of life, to see the world as He would have you see it.

Fifth, after thirty days, ask the Lord how He would have you to live. You might be surprised to see how your perspectives have changed. In the words of Paul:

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things (Phil. 4:8, NIV).

If you’d like to take this even further, then consider three more steps.

First, get involved in the pro-life movement and work against abortion on demand in our nation. If Mother Teresa and others are right, this strikes at a major root of our culture of death, and by joining together as pro-life Christians, we can see the nation impacted.

Second, we can affirm the dignity of every human life by reaching out to the elderly, who are some of the most forgotten and neglected people in our society.

Third, get involved with another group that society discards, the poor and the hurting. Many churches have ministries to the poor and the needy, and every city has feeding programs and the like, and for the most part, they are greatly understaffed.

We celebrate life when we bring meaning and hope into the lives of the hurting, and we reaffirm that they too are created in the image of God, therefore of inestimable value and worth. It is something near and dear to the Lord’s heart.

The good news is that, across our nation, Americans are choosing life. In fact, already in March, a New York Times headline declared:

“Georgia Is Latest State to Pass Fetal Heartbeat Bill as Part of Growing Trend.”

The article noted that:

“The governors in Mississippi and Kentucky signed fetal heartbeat measures into law in recent weeks, and other states — including Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas — are expected to approve similar measures this year.”

May our nation choose life, that we and our offspring might live!

(Some of the material in this article was excerpted and adapted from my book Saving a Sick America: A Prescription for Moral and Cultural Transformation.)

 

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Abortion: A Deadly Battle for America’s Soul

God affirmed through the Founders that He endowed us with the “right to life.” He has never endowed us with rights to murder, truly a “right” human beings claimed for themselves


April 9, 2019 By

 

Abortion: A Deadly Battle for America's SoulImmediately at the beginning of 2019, the newly elected Democrats of 2018 took control of the House of Representatives and made known their determination to make funding for abortion a priority in 2019. The Democrat-controlled House immediately passed legislation to that indicated intent to directly support abortions worldwide, as well as the repeal of the Mexico City Policy, which is a U.S. government policy blocking citizens’ funding for non-governmental organizations providing abortion counseling, referrals, efforts to decriminalize abortion, or increase abortions.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Following the lead of the Democrats in the federal government, various states across the nation took up the battle. New York led the way.  On the 46th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, Governor Cuomo signed the abortion bill that permits abortions up to nine months, provides no stipulation that abortionists be doctors, and offers no protection for babies born alive. The new law also removed abortion from the NY penal code. Essentially, this bill legalizes infanticide!

Right now in America, there is a serious battle raging over the killing of babies by abortionists,  not even doctors, and abortion mills like Planned Parenthood. Jason Yates, currently CEO of My Faith Votes, issued a statement in the wake of the 2018 elections as conservatives and Christians were trying to put a positive spin on losing the Republican-controlled House:

…it is clear the radical Left is flexing its muscles and pushing an anti-life agenda. Conservatives across the country are painfully aware that elections have consequences. More than that, potentially thousands of unborn children are facing an increased threat to their lives. Christians must lobby their representatives, regardless of party, and urge them to protect life and refuse to fund Planned Parenthood or any group advocating abortion.

By late February, the United States Senate rejected legislation introduced by Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska that would have protected the lives of babies born. Yet in the crosshairs of immoral abortionists. U.S. Senators’ rejection of “The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Senate bill S.311) is indeed a political action. It is an abomination upon this nation. Gov. Mike Huckabee, currently the Honorary Chairman of My Faith Votes, responded by stating that:

Ignorance, or pretense of ignorance, is not an excuse for the moral decline or rapid breakdown of our culture

It’s clear, our moral compass as a nation is severely damaged. It’s bad enough that states like Vermont and Illinois are following the lead of New York by introducing bills that would permit abortion up until birth, and now we are killing babies OUTSIDE the womb.

The only remedy for our nation is for Christians to boldly rise up and take action.

There is a movement in our country that is spreading like cancer and it seeks to destroy biblical values.

This is why we MUST mobilize 90-million Christians now to stand for life! We cannot wait.

Right at the beginning of the 21st century, the United States of America is facing a challenge to the heart of our culture, to the core of our existence as a free Republic. By the words of our own founding documents we are being judged in this incredible time. It matters not whether good people are aware of that challenge or plead innocence due to ignorance. Ignorance, or pretense of ignorance, is not an excuse for the moral decline or rapid breakdown of our culture. However, this breakdown is not only due to indifference, or to fear, it is clear there are people who attempt to do all they are capable of to destroy the foundation of morality in our nation. Gov. Huckabee is correct in pointing out the movement in America that is spreading like a cancer, seeking to destroy the biblical values that are at the foundation of America’s existence.

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

Yet, good people all across America are boldly rising up, and My Faith Votes is instrumental in the awakening and the arising of people of conscience. The recent release of the movie Unplanned is an example of truth exposing the deceit and inhumanity of abortion. Based on the book from Abby Johnson, who was a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, the movie puts pictures to the thousands of words that could be shared to help people understand the inhumanity, and evil aspects, of abortion. Another recent movie about the abortionist Kermit Gosnell was released in October of last year: Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. The abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three infants who were born alive and multiple counts of illegal late-term abortions. That movie was also based upon the non-fiction account of an abortionist and is stranger than fiction.

If Americans have not seen either movie, they should because citizens need to be aware of the realities of abortion. Such movies strike strong blows for truth against the power of the abortionist lies and propaganda and the pro-murder monster that has perpetrated the concept that mothers murdering their own children is humane. While “Progressive” propagandists seem to have worked overtime in convincing the American people that the life growing inside a mother’s womb is not fully human, light is shining upon the truth, and citizens who truly care are taking action. Featured in the movie, Unplanned, is a Pro-Life organization called 40 Days for Life, which is very active in the fight against abortion in our time. Another campus-based group is called Students for Life that grew from the foundation of previous organizations, but since 2005, has stood on its own with a full-time commitment to fight for life at colleges and universities.

Both of these organizations are truly dedicated to helping to educate the public about the realities of abortion, as well as advocating for the eradication of abortion in our time. 40 Days for Life is now considered the “largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping local communities end the injustice of abortion.” 40 Days for Life started in 2004 in Bryan/College Station, Texas, by David Bereit. As of 2014, The organization had reported that there are official affiliate groups active in 25 countries around the world. Students for Life claims to be “the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, middle, med, and law students.” They are directly fighting Planned Parenthood on the college campuses where the abortion activists target the young people with their propaganda, but also target them as potential business prospects.

America is being judged by the words of our own founding documents

Both of these groups take bold action, and local grassroots groups can be very important in taking action in rapidly changing situations. The organizations that are successful in taking action, usually rise to the public’s attention. Definitely, both of these pro-Life groups have risen to the public’s attention because they set an example of how the Christian community can respond to the evils of murdering babies in America. Also, through the recent movies, Unplanned, and Gosnell, the horrors and the tragedy of abortion are being exposed. Through such measures, the appeal to mobilize 90-million Christians to stand up and take action may “go viral”.

Well over 200 years ago, brave and brilliant men united together to take a bold stand against the tyrannical forms of government to formulate a new nation. As Abraham Lincoln stated, “a nation conceived in Liberty”. The Founding Fathers boldly affirmed self-evident truths endowed to humanity from our Creator certain unalienable rights: “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” This is the Manifesto for Freedom that our Founders were willing to give their lives to defend, to hold onto such truths. America and American citizens are being tested on whether we truly believe in these truths. Certainly, the Democrat leadership has taken a stand to demonstrate that these rights are no longer sacred, they can be given or taken by governments of men as they defend taking human life a legal act.

God affirmed through the Founders that He endowed us with the “right to life.” He has never endowed us with rights to murder, truly a “right” human beings claimed for themselves. America is being judged by the words of our own founding documents. The nation’s continued existence into this new century may very well be tied to how citizens look upon and defend the continued existence of the tiny children growing inside mother’s wombs.

https://canadafreepress.com/article/abortion-a-deadly-battle-for-americas-soul