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BREAKING MY BAD: The BIG FAT LIE of Normalizing Abortion

The abortion agenda is still trying to sell abortion as ‘normal’. And if you’re buying it, we need to talk. Abortion is not a commodity or a product, it is MURDER and it is NOT NORMAL.

A new,  but old news, abortion agenda campaign says that one in three women will get an abortion in her lifetime. It’s real easy to spew statistics when you look at graphs and pie charts…but is it reality? Have they actually TALKED to post-abortive women?

I don’t know about you, but no one asked me about my post-abortive story or experience. To that I say “GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU MAKE A MOVEMENT”.

The Guttmacher Institute [a close pal to Planned Parenthood] counts the number of abortions rather than the women. If they looked at the stats, it would have noted that about half of post-abortive women had MORE than one abortion; in fact, many are multiple post-abortive women:

“In 2010, women who had not aborted in the past accounted for 55.6% of all abortions; women with one or two prior abortions accounted for 36.7%, and women with three or more prior abortions accounted for 7.7% (CDC).” Read the rest here.

The Abortion Czars* want you to make abortion as normal in a woman’s life as her first period. It is a vile, evil thing to normalize murdering our unborn babies and it’s even more disgusting to be proud of it and demonize morality.

There is NOTHING normal about abortion. Pregnant women have babies, become mothers – that’s normal. Killing an unborn child for any reason….ANY REASON….is ABnormal and heinous. Abortion is nothing to be proud of, ever.

And speaking of Post Abortion Syndrome, the facts are the FACTS: Abortion in a woman’s life can lead to sexual dysfunction, eating disorders, PTSD, substance/alcohol abuse, and suicide. Read the rest of the FACTS here.

See the 2014 Voter’s Guide here.

Take some time to see the short [15 min] film of an abortion-minded mother below, it will change your day! We will never know WHO we save from abortion.

* Planned Parenthood, NARAL, NAF, et al.

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OFFICIAL 2014 Voter Guide: A Ballot Measure for LIFE

Here we are, Life and Liberty hangs in the balance in the upcoming election AGAIN. We look at all of the candidates, the issues…and once again voters have to choose from the lesser of two evils. As a voter and a Christian, I realize that no candidate is perfect. But…seriously?

TIMING: A Christian’s ability to discern should be getting better rather than worse, considering the times we are in. The Bible never said the world would get better – these last days grow dim and we have to see through spiritual eyes,  not television and the internet. How much more evidence do we need to see that ‘tolerance’ will win elections, not the truth? Democrats win because wishy-washy Christians let them; Democrats win because of single issue voting. Those who claim ‘tolerance’ show how intolerant they are of decent Christians who live by the Book, not ‘tolerance’.

KEEPLIFELEGALSingle Issue Voting Denies LIFE? YES! One cannot measure the amount of Christians who vote Democrat because of single issues such as the Gay Agenda, legalization of pot, race baiting other ‘tolerance’ issues. Since Democrats demonize God, Jesus and Christianity to be intolerant, we have Godless agendas working to oust God and our basic freedoms outlined in the Constitution.

Single issue voting brings out the ‘true cost of ownership’ in elections. After all, we have to live with the outcome, right? Think of it this way, Colorado legalized pot and now they have real issues to deal with [because of the new law] such as a rise in homelessness, influx of out of state homeless attracted to legal drug use and crime. In Texas, the Mayor of Houston has interjected her personal Gay Agenda to upend our most basic rights of the Constitution including Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. And if you think Houston isn’t a ‘test market’, think again. Annise Parker is actively demonizing Christians by trying to force Pastors to hand over sermons, notes, emails, texts, voice mails, etc. Single issue voting brought her and her Gay Agenda in, pot in Colorado brought in a myriad of other agendas. These two states are trying to get the Liberal Agenda OUT while they get millions of dollars of support from OUT OF STATE to keep their agendas in office and on the books.

Single issue voting takes prolifers to the task when they are confronted with keeping their gay cousin happy or the rights of the unborn. Even in my own family we were faced with being tolerant of their anti-God decision to live as another gender or ousted of a family who now denies God and unborn life for them. Personally, I did not find this to be a hard decision; the unborn has no voice while the Gay Agenda prances in gay pride parades in tutus and feather boas. My family chose the gay cousin over God and the unborn, just like most Christian families do. Tired of being strong-armed by their agenda? Then stop voting the agenda in. Simple stuff, really.

LET THE ABORTED SPEAK. What would an unborn child say to all of this? I recently commented on a Letter to the Editor regarding a person’s aunt who died from a botched abortion before 1973. And since all agendas follows the same trends, the writer said he/she [wasn't specified] would fight for legal abortion rather than stopping an act that kills the unborn child and could kill the mother:

“If this woman had an abortion, then she thought herself higher and more important than the child she was carrying, she put herself into the position she was in. Abortionists all over the country kill the precious, innocent unborn every day in sub-standard back alley conditions that rival Kermit Gosnell’s killing field in Philadelphia. Rising up to speak for the abortion minded rather than an innocent unborn child is abhorrent, to say the absolute least. Let the aborted speak, not the liberal caretakers of those who are trying to ease their blood guilt.”

I cannot imagine any unborn child would sacrifice their own life for any reason IF THEY HAD THE CHOICE. Would you? Would YOU sacrifice your life to further abortion ‘rights’? Would YOU be the first person in line to offer up your last breath for an agenda to kill off the so-called unwanted? To that, I’d say: LET THE ABORTED SPEAK and hear what they have to say about dismemberment and disarticulation from abortion death. I assure you, the aborted speak VOLUMES.

BACK TO THE ELECTION: I can’t answer why we have rabid liberals in office, except that we have to trust the system because we are commanded to: “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God,” [Rom 13:1]. Even in the times that the Apostle Paul wrote this, bad people were actively persecuting Christians, Paul included. All of the Apostles died from persecution except John. So, how can we learn from what the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to jot down about a government who seeks out Christians to murder?

To understand this better, you have to remember that Paul himself was a persecutor and murderer of Christians: “Now Saul [Paul] was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen [persecuted] to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul [Paul], he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word,” [Acts 8:1-4].

It is interesting to note that Paul wrote about government after his Damascus Road experience; Paul was THE persecutor FOR the government before he converted to Christianity…and that government was still there after his conversion. Paul knew that as Christians we have to battle demons that the government cannot see; we have to live among people who hate us and wish us dead: “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same,” [Rom 12:3].

Can we ‘trust’ government? Instead, TRUST GOD. Vote the Bible, vote for LIFE.

Christians should vote for Christian values, of course. But Christians forget that we aren’t supposed to live as the persecutors do. It is our responsibility to give them the answer: Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul knew this and wrote many letters throughout his ministry concerning this. And just like Paul, we were once murderous sinners NOW saved by Grace who live within a government that seeks to persecute us. Preach the Word, share the love of Jesus, be the hand extended even at the cost of prison or death. Elections come and go, but God is FOREVER:

But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel, so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.” [Phil 1:12-18]

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NPR: You get the liberal bias you pay for.

Or should I say, “NPR: You get the out loud abortion loving hags taxpayers unwittingly pay for”? Yes, I’m fairly sure it’s the latter. As I’ve touched on in the last few articles, the proabort lie rant going on recently is a pathetic last resort to keep a foothold on a an ailing, limping liberal theory: abortion as a right, as healthcare and as a drawn weapon to be ‘equal’ to men.

While taking a vacation day with my husband in a very remote part of our state, we came across a NPR radio station loud and clear while others struggled to keep a discernible signal. THAT should be your first clue of who truly runs this country. During our fantastic ride admiring God’s handiwork admiring His display of fall colors, we heard a conversation regarding abortion on NPR. Keep in mind that as we wound around hairpin turns on tiny state roads and our cell phones struggled to have any signal we were able to hear this maniacal rambling on abortion LOUD AND CLEAR.

The gist of the conversation was this: They are trying to reclaim abortion rights because the prochoice movement is lacking. Yes, lacking, “Well, I think the pro-choice movement has become very defensive, and so they’ve adopted a language that I think they may not realize is stigmatizing.” Seriously. Stigmatizing. I think.

One of the first clues to understanding you are dealing with people that doesn’t have a leg to stand on in their ‘views’ is picking up on the vernacular, or keywords they use. Typically it’s ‘I believe’ or ‘I think’. They have no actual real-live-in-your-face evidence that abortion has worked in society. Instead they draw swords using college educated words that their audience probably don’t know….after all, most abortions, according to them, are targeted toward the lower classes and minorities who have not gone to college or might be high school dropouts.

“Well, I think we need to see abortion as a sort of normal part of the reproductive lives of women.” It’s been the ultimate prize of the proaborts to ‘normalize’ abortion. Over 4000 unborn babies die each day from abortion and that is supposed to be NORMAL? Murder….NORMAL? But as this interview went on and on and on it was easy to see that their normal was much different than real people.

Here’s part of the conversation that pretty much dehumanized how we’ve all began: As the fertilized egg…or as normal people call it, an unborn baby:

REHM: Where do you stand on when life begins?

POLLITT: Well, you know, I think that’s the wrong question. I don’t think it’s about when life begins. Obviously a fertilized egg is not dead, it’s alive, right. But I think the question is, when does it become a person? And that is a social issue. For example, in Judaism — and remember the Jews wrote the Old Testament that people rely on to say that abortion is – you know, God is against it – it becomes a person when it takes its first breath. That’s when it acquires the…

REHM: Personhood.
POLLITT:…you know, the social rights of a person. And that doesn’t mean that, you know, Judaism says you can have an abortion the day before birth. They don’t say that because there are lots of other considerations. But what a person is is a very special piece of the whole thing. And I think that it is really hard to see a fertilized egg as a person since it has no brain, it has no head, it has no history, it has no consciousness. It has nothing that we — that a person has. It has no social relations. It has no history. It has — it just is a fertilized egg.

REHM: How should we be talking about abortion?
POLLITTI think we should see abortion as something that is essential for women’s health, women’s rights, women’s equality. And the flip side of that – and here’s where the idea of reproductive justice comes in – is that when a woman wants to have a baby we should help her, you know. And that’s the other piece of it that people say, you know, oh, you had sex. You have to have a baby. They don’t – once you have the baby, oh, you had sex, now you have a baby. So forget you.

And then there’s the obligatory so-called clergy guy that got into the conversation:

BRIAN: I wanted to – I am a clergy person. I do a weekly public radio program here in Orlando with an imam and a rabbi. And we’ve dealt with this subject. We try to bring a moderate voice to the conversation. And it’s interesting that in the traditions we talk about, there is a great deal of support for women making this choice. My question and concern has to do with how this has become a political issue. It is clearly an issue of women’s health. It’s an issue of a woman’s right over her body in regard to health. It should be made with her doctor if she wants to bring in a religious leader and family members, that’s her choice.

Brian, you need to go home. You are not clergy, you are a secularized collar wearing liar that has no business saying anything about anything of God. How many more pages of the Bible do you have to tear out to believe abortion is normal?

Please read the entire interview here, and hear it here. Try as I might, I can’t give it the ‘justice’ it deserves.

When you listen to them in the above link, note their liquid smooth voices that teems with many years of liberal college degrees. Their calm voices that has a bit of eye roll in it gives the average listener the idea that these women have all the answers and you should shut up an listen to their years of authority and education.

We, as a society and community, listen to people like this and get caught up in the pseudo normality of it. Women like these in the proabort movement look at you with eyes that make you feel insignificant, unequal and somewhat pathetic. They take your eyes off the burnt orange clad feminazis that flanked the Texas Statehouse in Austin to make abortion look so…..well, normal rather than a fight waiting to happen.

Also please note that this absurdity was brought to you by PUBLICLY FUNDED NPR RADIO which essentially means that you as a tax payer paid this station and the people who run it AND the people in this interview to provoke you, the taxpayer, to accept abortion AS normal and without stigma. Yes, you can turn it off but many are not. And while I have breath in my lungs and still pay taxes, I have a voice that says I DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AND WANT TO DEFUND NPR.

I really wanted to dissect this interview, lie by lie, but I’ll let you do the honors.

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DEATH IS SOLD HERE: The Big Fat LIE of ‘Undue Burden’

Interesting…Planned Parenthood claims that only 3% of their business is for abortions – but when Texas stood firm, Cecile nearly choked on her own vomit. I suppose it’s tough being an anti-prophet in your own hometown? You’ll get that later.standwithunborntexaswomen

‘Undue burden’ keeps abortion facilities open. Undue burden kills unborn children; undue burden costs tax payers millions without apology. But then HB2 happened, and the sea of hijacked burnt orange just got a little quieter.

“Planned Parenthood’s political arm is embarking on the most aggressive campaign it has ever waged in Texas, with plans to spend $3 million to turn out voters for Democratic candidates including Sens. Wendy Davis for governor and Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor.” Read the rest here.

A blog who claims ‘our core audience is the progressive, Democratic base in Texas‘ wrongly said, “As a result, nearly one million Texans now face a minimum of 300-mile round-trip journeys to access their constitutionally protected health care.” Actually, it’s a blatant lie. First, abortion is NOT healthcare. Second, what should have been said was that ‘women who are in childbearing age that MAY abort could face a longer travel time to sacrifice their unborn child to the abortion czars’. Typical proabort lies and scare tactics.

Undue burden test is defined as a “constitutional test to decide the constitutionality of particular law. State regulations affecting undue burdens are regulated by the courts under the test.” Who has to prove undue burden and how can it be proven? How can anyone know that answer? You can’t, it’s all an assumption based on probability. THAT keeps abortion facilities open.

A recent article noted that since the closing of the El Paso abortion facility, it put an undue burden for women to travel over 500 miles to the nearest abortion facility. What that liberal biased article failed to note is that women in El Paso can travel LESS than half that distance to a New Mexico facility, and one is about to open [praying to God it does NOT] in near Las Cruces.

So, where is the undue burden? It would seem that the undue burden has been placed on the abortion czars of Texas to stay open, to implement all the improvements to keep women safe. After all, isn’t that the true war on women? How much more do women have to suffer to keep bad law on the books? Click here to read more on the hazards of ‘safe, legal and rare’.

But then there’s last desperate attempt to continue to violate women and unborn children….

“The motion [to the SCOTUS], which had been expected, is a final attempt by providers to save about 13 clinics that closed last Friday, the day after the ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…..That court, one of the most conservative appellate courts in the country, found it was in the public interest to greenlight enforcement of the regulations, which require abortion facilities to meet the standards of hospital-style surgical centers and abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.” Read the rest here.

To think that serving women through better law is an undue burden…the nerve. Proabots can wrestle with the law all they want, but the true undue burden is on the unborn child. A baby within the womb has NO rights, NO liberties, NO protection within the Constitution.

Unborn children bear the burden and die for a person that was supposed to love and protect them for their entire life.

THAT is undue burden.

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Abortion Biz for Sale, Standing for Stand4Life, Proabort Intimidation: STANDING IN THE GAP

ABORTION BIZ FOR SALE: The pioneer of the partial-birth abortion, Martin Haskell, has his Sharonville abortion business for sale….for $1,650,000 which is HILARIOUS. Photo of the assessment KEEPLIFELEGALis below. Recently, the Sharonville facility gave up an arduous court battle to keep it open for surgical abortions. There was some talk about this facility considering RU-486 abortions there but even proaborts said that may not happen. Now that Haskell’s Sharonville biz is for sale, will it close down or continue doing first appointments consultations and do first day late-term procedures there? I suppose the only thing we can count on as ‘truth’ is that proaborts LIE…but time will tell, won’t it?

STANDING FOR STAND4LIFE: Praise the country of Texas! After passing real laws that protect real women, they are now ALLOWED to enforce it! This will pack quite a punch with the gubernatorial election and mid terms in Texas in a positive way and not like how KEEPLIFELEGALthe proaborts will lead you to believe. Texas will be Texas, not even Ann Richards could change WHO Texas is. So my dear Cecile, crying won’t make Texas blue no matter how much Mother Ann tried. There was a bit of talk that this could go to the SCOTUS which is rather far-reaching and ambitious-minded. The closure of abortion facilities WITHIN THE LAW is….well, within the law. REMEMBER THIS: Most of the people and money that tried to keep this law from reality are NOT from Texas. This was an attempt to bring down a conservative state and replace it with liberal drones like pestilence to feed upon the immeasurable natural resources and billions of Texas made money. Despite their ploy, precious unborn Texans are breathing a sigh of relief while people outside of Texas are trying to figure out how to murder them within the womb. Yes little ones, proaborts LIE…but for now, a lot of you are safe.

PROABORT INTIMIDATION: I love election time! You can definitely take the temperature of the politicians, PAC’s and the like. KEEPLIFELEGALThe ugly comes out in a vengeance. However, with proabort ‘endorsement’ lists, you’ll easily find out who NOT to vote for. I appreciate how easy they made this for all of us. Even at this time, Cecile is stalking Democrats all over the United States to force the Planned Parenthood endorsement to keep her money train rolling. Even in Ohio, two so-called prolife politicians have come out as not so prolife. They have asked by RTLGC to publicly cease any implied endorsements to Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, and Ohio Right to Life is considering the same. But, proaborts LIE, especially at election time. They intimidate politicians and voters with blood money to further their abortion agenda. Somehow they believe that abortion is going to strengthen each state and this country, but as every plain thinking American knows is that abortion is killing off future tax payers, workers and families from contributing to their communities. The break down of family isn’t divorce anymore, it’s how many were aborted.

STANDING IN THE GAP: On the sidewalk, we stand in the GAP after everything else has failed. People who abort have been enticed and coerced to kill their own child for someone else. I have seen

Three tubs of aborted baby remains
Three tubs of aborted baby remains

every proabort LIE and excuse to abort babies. One of the most overused lie by abortion minded women about to enter the facility is that they were raped. Really. So if we believed the lie, then that has to mean that nearly every woman who aborts is a victim of rape:

First, let me address the child who is about to be aborted: Your mother has just said this is your fault and you have to die. Period. Your life, and yes you are alive, is not worth keeping because you have to pay for the sin of your rapist father. 

Second, let me address the notion that it’s okay to lie about rape. Rape is the most hideous, gruesome violation of a human being [besides abortion] for women OR men. Lying about something that has changed the lives of millions to being suicidal, live with fear and grief DAILY is reprehensible. HOW DARE YOU turn to the lie of ‘rape’ to kill your children! 

Third, and this is most important, rape does not determine a person’s right to live, particularly for the unborn child. The absolute innocence of this precious baby should never be violated by the rape. Tell the truth: How is the rape the baby’s fault that he/she should die for you? Healing comes from God, not murder.

Ground zero – the sidewalk – is the last line of defense. Please come, be the answer to their problem, not the symptom. Too many people don’t come because this is uncomfortable…and it is. But I promise you that God does bless us for our obedience to do what He calls us to do.

Unborn lives depend on sidewalk warriors who show up to stand in the GAP between life and death. Be their voice!

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: Jennifer’s Story…a prolife intervention.

My husband received a telephone call on the evening of 9/25, a coworker was asking him about what to say to a woman he knows who wants to abort a 19 week old unborn baby. The caller mentioned that the mom already spoke with the abortion facility and was familiar with the current law here – up to 22 weeks. She had an ultrasound but was still wanted an abortion.

Her name is Jennifer and her life has been havoc, to say the least. But you also have to remember that women who come to abort are there because they believe they have exhausted all hope. NOTHING can be further from the truth. With God, ALL things are possible:

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible,” [Matthew 19:26].

I posted a prayer request to get the prayer soldiers intercessing for Jennifer and her unborn baby right away. And of course I took the phone from my husband and preceded to tell the caller what actually happens during a late-term abortion.

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He listened intently and seemed quite shocked that a late-term abortion is really that cruel and brutal. I instructed him to look at videos online regarding the actual procedure. After that, he was intent on saving this baby.

This will be a prolife intervention. 

KEEPLIFELEGALWHAT GREAT NEWS! We were not on the sidewalk for this beautiful mom and her unborn child – but nevertheless, God used us and a child was saved! We need to be prolife intercessors no matter where we are! That day we were used by God to give direction and hope in what seems to be a hopeless and very dangerous situation.

We are not forsaken by God, neither are the unborn:

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” [Deut 31:6]

Thus far, this situation has a happy ending. God has a plan for the child who was saved from disarticulation and dismemberment of late-term abortion, [GRAPHIC VIDEO].

Are you a prolife intercessor? Is every person you know aware of your stand for LIFE? Are you prolife OUT LOUD? If my husband and I were not prolife intercessors that live it out loud for everyone to see, this tiny baby could have been aborted. Instead, Jennifer’s baby will LIVE!

Be a part of the prolife solution, not the abortion problem…be #prolifeSTRONG.

 

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Toleration & Apathy is NOT our friend…and it KILLS.

I’ve written often of the hatred of human life from those that consider toleration to be more important than what God has created. We are a society of drones rather than children of God. I happened upon a blog that said:

“…we have lost our hatred of death. We have become indifferent to it. We have come to assume it is natural, normal, no big deal. Why don’t we despise it or reject it as hideous anymore? Have we forgotten that we were created by God to live, not to die?”

I would go further with how our society EXPECTS death rather than fighting for it. It is a sad, sad world where we band together for homeless dogs and cats but allow abortion facilities to exterminate humans.

This apathetic ‘live and let die’ attitude feeds on people who have not sold out to God. Our love for each other has shifted to empowering the entitled classes and an uninterested Church. We feed the ego rather than the hungry; we succumb to the wiles of the culture of death while we shout an occasional ‘hallelujah’.

This writer/minister knows that we may not see an end to this extermination until Jesus comes again; we are aware of the scriptures and the expected end. Then why continue, you ask…simple: Every soul has value to God and He expects us to ‘Go into ALL the world and preach the Gospel TO EVERY CREATURE’. We are His workmanship, so are they…born AND unborn.

This ‘culture of death’ that we reside in – shouldn’t live in – seeks the souls of us, not just the physical parts of us. Not one person is expendable for any reason, not one soul is accidental.

How beautiful upon the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace,
Who brings glad tidings of good things,
Who proclaims salvation,
Who says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

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The Essence of Christianity | BreakPoint

There are no orphans of God, we are all accounted for. Jesus said, “But even the hairs of your head are all numbered,” Luke 12:7.

The Essence of Christianity

By: Rolley Haggard Published: August 29, 2014 5:24 PM

The apostle James wrote that the essence of Christianity—that which epitomizes “pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father”—is to care for “orphans and widows in their distress.” (James 1:27, NASB)

EvenBabiesKnowBabies aborted are “orphans” in the truest sense of the word, for they have been abandoned, by those entrusted to care for them, to the uttermost, even to death. The sheer number who have been led to slaughter with virtually no opposition even by churches who call themselves pro-life ought to give us pause before we conclude what we have been practicing is, in the sight of God, “pure and undefiled religion.”

As to where James came up with his definition of Christianity—divine inspiration, to be sure. But it also appears he knew his Bible:

Deuteronomy 10:18: He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Exodus 22:22: You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.

Deuteronomy 10:18: He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 14:29: The Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.

Deuteronomy 16:1: And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your town, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name.

Deuteronomy 16:14: And you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are in your towns.

Deuteronomy 24:17: You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow’s garment in pledge.

Deuteronomy 24:19: When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Deuteronomy 24:20: When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.

Deuteronomy 24:21: When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not go over it again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow.

Deuteronomy 26:12: When you have finished paying all the tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.

Deuteronomy 26:13: You shall say before the Lord your God, “I have removed the sacred portion from my house, and also have given it to the Levite and the alien, the orphan and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed or forgotten any of Your commandments.”

Deuteronomy 27:19: “Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.” And all the people shall say, “Amen.”

Psalm 10:14: You have seen it, for You have beheld mischief and vexation to take it into Your hand. The unfortunate commits himself to You; You have been the helper of the orphan.

Psalm 10:17-18: O Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear to vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.

Psalm 94:4-6: All who do wickedness vaunt themselves. They crush Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger and murder the orphans.

Isaiah 1:17: Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:23: Your rulers are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves a bribe and chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, nor does the widow’s plea come before them.

Isaiah 10:1-2: Woe to those who enact evil statutes and to those who constantly record unjust decisions, so as to deprive the needy of justice and rob the poor of My people of their rights, so that widows may be their spoil and that they may plunder the orphans.

Jeremiah 5:28: “They are fat, they are sleek, they also excel in deeds of wickedness; they do not plead the cause, the cause of the orphan, that they may prosper; and they do not defend the rights of the poor.”

Jeremiah 7:6-7: If you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin, then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.

Jeremiah 22:3: Thus says the Lord, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”

Jeremiah 49:11: “Leave your orphans behind, I will keep them alive; and let your widows trust in Me.”

Lamentations 5:3: We have become orphans without a father, our mothers are like widows.

Hosea 14:3: “Assyria will not save us, we will not ride on horses; nor will we say again, ‘Our god,’ to the work of our hands; for in You the orphan finds mercy.”

Zechariah 7:10: “And do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.”

Malachi 3:5: “Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.

John 14:18: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

For further reading: “Agape Defiled: How the Church has Failed 55 Million Orphans

By: Rolley Haggard Published: August 29, 2014 5:24 PM

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: Consistent Peaceful Vigil is Closing Ohio Surgical Abortion Facilities

In the last SEVEN DAYS, three of Ohio’s abortion facilities [Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland] will no longer offer or perform surgical abortions. At this time it is not clear if these same facilities will offer the RU-486.

Clearly, keeping constant, consistent peaceful vigils closes abortion facilities.

News of facilities closing encourages us to do more, not just where we witness but all over the country. Witnessing at other facilities is both edifying and educational; there is always room for improvement and you may have something to share as well.

Next month, both Texas and Louisiana will have to comply with new prolife laws; both states have filed cases against the new impending laws in order to keep killing. If the law is upheld, many of these facilities will close.

Soldiers, keep up the great work and remember that God knows the results, don’t lose heart, NEVER stop what you’ve been called to do!

August 28, 2014 | Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati

Cleveland Surgi-Center: Right to Life of Northeast Ohio reports that Cleveland Surgi-Center, one of Cleveland’s three abortion facilities, has closed and moved to a new location in Warrensville Heights.

According to Ohio Right to Life, Surgi-Center’s new location:

  • Is not doing surgical abortions
  • Serves as the first appointment center for those considering abortion and sends them to Akron Women’s Medical Group for the abortion
  • The first appointment costs $225.
  • The Center claims it is not doing RU-486 chemical abortions but are doing injections, what are understood to be methotrexate*

Though chemical abortions will continue at this abortion mill, we share in rejoicing in the significant effect on surgical abortions in Cleveland, currently the method of choice for most abortions in Ohio. 

Columbus Complete Healthcare for Women: Columbus Right to Life reports that Complete Healthcare for Women that abortionists Mervyn & Milroy Samuel will no longer be performing abortions after this week.  The abortion facility’s Ambulatory Surgical Facility license is to expire August 31st and does not appear to be in renewal.   

Greater Columbus Right to Life staff confirmed this information with an employee at Complete Healthcare for Women, and the abortionists’ website no longer indicates “pregnancy termination” in the list of services. Columbus Right to Life also notes that this change appears to be voluntary on the part of the abortionists, rather than result of enforcement action by the Ohio Department of Health.

*Methotrexate is used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancy, and for the induction of medical abortions.

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Agape Defiled: How the Church Has Failed 55 Million Orphans | BreakPoint

Agape Defiled: How the Church Has Failed 55 Million Orphans

By: Rolley Haggard Published: May 9, 2013 8:20 PM

There’s an elephant in the living room. Only it isn’t an elephant, and it isn’t in the living room. It’s a golden calf, and it’s in our baptismal font and our pulpit and our sanctuary and our Sunday School class and our Bible study group and everywhere else we worship and serve God, because, truth be told, it’s in our hearts.

To put it bluntly: We, the church of Jesus Christ, have an idol.

It’s called ministry.

Ministry?

Yes, ministry: busying ourselves with the things of God. Granted, ministry seems very un-idol-like. But then, subtlety is the hallmark of seductive sins. It has been the devil’s most effective stratagem since the beginning of time: Get the sin to seem no sin. Better, get it to seem like service to God. Better still, get it to be service to God. Sins don’t get more subtle than that, nor does idolatry seem like idolatry when we’re busy doing things God instructed us to do. It seems like true Christianity, like pure and undefiled religion.

But is it? Even ministry can be idolatry when it supplants what God most wants from us. What is the acid test of true Christianity, of pure and undefiled religion? What does it look like?

Pure and Undefiled Religion

We are not left guessing. In James 1:27, God tells us what “pure and undefiled religion” looks like: “Visit[ing] orphans and widows in their distress.” That’s divine shorthand for serving “the least of these” with sacrificial agape love. Acts of compassion, exemplified by coming to the aid of suffering women and children, are the distinguishing marks of true Christianity.

The American church, by stunning contrast, has been characterized the past 40 years—ever since Roe v. Wade—by the deliberate and thoroughgoing neglect of 55 million orphans in exquisite distress. One has to wonder if the cold indifference shown by the church to these orphans could have been any more absolute had salvation itself depended on completely ignoring them.

Orphans?

Yes, orphans, in the truest sense. These little victims, before having their lives snuffed out in abortion, were emphatically orphans, for there are two ways a child becomes an orphan: One is to lose his parents; the other is for his parents to abandon him. It doesn’t take a Solomon to see here the applicability of James 1:27.

Yet for four decades the church has fastidiously refused to muster aid on behalf of these little people and against one of the most barbaric and inhumane practices imaginable. Not only has the church opted not to visit these orphans in their distress, but by refusing to voice any significant public moral objection, the church has actually gone to the opposite extreme and given tacit sanction to their cruel mutilation and murder.

And this comports with James 1:27, how?

No one will answer that question because there is no answer. We are wholly without excuse. We have ignored not only the soundless cries of these abandoned orphans, but more ominously, the unequivocal declarations of our God and Father as well.

This raises the additional and perhaps more deeply soul-probing question: If pure and undefiled religion in God’s sight is to visit orphans in their distress, then just what kind of religion has the church been practicing since 1973? What kind of religion is it whose defining characteristic is the refusal to visit tens of millions of orphans in their inconceivably great distress?

Defining Characteristic?

Yes, defining characteristic. A defining characteristic is the feature most notable and distinctive about a thing. A hundred years from now history will remember us not for our missions or evangelism or our ministry, much less for our fidelity to the Bible. It will remember us for our breathtakingly thorough disregard of orphans in their distress.

Abortion continues to flourish largely because of us. We could end abortion overnight—if we really wanted to. The present generation of Christians will no more be lauded for its service to Christ than would a perverted pastor who preached spellbinding sermons and won thousands of souls by day, but committed pedophilia against a four-year-old child by night.

We will not be remembered for the religious busyness we called ministry—in the final analysis, this amounts to so much window-dressing in the sight of God—but for refusal to give Christ the one thing He wants in evidence of true love for Him: that we would love our neighbor as ourselves.

The logic is inescapable: If pure and undefiled religion in the sight of God is to give compassionate, sacrificial, agape love to abandoned children, then American Christianity is grotesquely impure and defiled—like a river of life befouled by the corpses of too many children for even the angels to count.

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Solomon: The Mother’s Day Ruminations of an Abandoned Son

Call me her son, but not my mother deem
The one who gave me life enough to taste
The barest part of God’s ecstatic dream,
Then rid me from her womb with wicked haste.
“Considered innocent till guilty proved”
So said the law she praised, yet gave me death
With no defense, who not so much as moved
A tiny fist or raised his voice in threat.
She thought it wisdom plotting my demise
And naming “Orphan,” by default, her son;
But she by murder made that son more wise;
For cenotaphs shall dub him “Solomon,”
Who, like the Sage, is sure a mother true
Would not consent to cut her child in two.

Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint.