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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: “How can my friend get past her abortion?”

THAT is probably the number one question I am most often asked, after “Don’t you people have a job?” People are funny…

Yesterday, a woman said that her friend confessed to having an abortion many, many years ago and can’t get past the ‘past’. She asked my opinion of what to tell her, and here it is: JESUS.

In my mind’s eye, I see a crucified Jesus dying on a cross for me…bloodied, bludgeoned, humiliated. He died a public death for ME and my sinful past that cannot be erased from my memory or the history that others insist on remembering, you know….just in case I forgot ;)

My Faith is in my risen LORD. It is His shed Blood which washed my sin away never to be remembered again. Then, it is up to ME to rest in His finished work on the Cross, that I AM FORGIVEN and that NO ONE can take that away from me. EVER.

My dear sisters in the LORD: If you have had an abortion, I understand what you are going through, I have carried that bag. You do not have to carry this heavy burden any longer! TRUST IN JESUS – He will forgive, He will LOVE you, He will protect you!

Way too often I hear how God cannot possibly forgive them. NOTHING can be further from the truth! It isn’t God who won’t forgive, it’s people…people that you TRUST who will try to separate you from God by reminding you of your past. Relative righteousness is how people feed off other’s miseries and histories. Do not be fooled, God is not MOCKED; He will make beauty FROM ashes!

We need to require more from our friends and family who seek to keep us under subjection to THEM.

We are His, We are forgiven, We will NOT be forsaken.

Jesus said: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” [Matthew 11:28-30]

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DEATH IS SOLD HERE: The Judicial Revolving Door is for Abortionists Only.

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The prior week’s aborted children.

In the state of Ohio, legislators worked TIRELESSLY to pass prolife legislation since the recent elections. There was great progress made to keep women safe by requiring abortionists to have REAL admitting privileges at a LOCAL hospital, just like any other doctor that performs any surgery, such as plastic surgeons and oral surgeons.

Why won’t women research the abortionist like they would for shoes or purses?

Shouldn’t it important to you to find out if your doctor is in good standing with a local hospital? And if he/she is not, wouldn’t you like to know why? Then why do abortionists get a [judicial] pass?

See a recent inspection report here.

What are admitting privileges? Admitting privileges are the right of a physician to admit patients to a particular hospital, and to provide specific services in that facility. In order for a physician to be granted privileges, a hospital generally checks the individual’s medical credentials, license and malpractice history.” Read the rest here.

A couple of days ago I had an attorney’s ear who happened to be Republican and asked him about the appeals process for the notorious partial-birth abortionist Martin Haskell; he has appealed AGAIN and I’d like to know when that is going to stop and a final decision made. I also inquired about the Toledo facility that is to lose their license today [8/12/14]. I believe that at least four abortion facilities in Ohio are ‘operating’ outside of the law, without admitting privileges to any hospital.

KEEPLIFELEGALThe attorney said probably never; as long as the abortionist has the money TO appeal, they can continue regardless of what the law says. The morbid part of it is that they can continue to hurt women and kill unborn infants while in appeals. PEOPLE: This isn’t a botched nose job…children are DYING.

To infinity and beyond? The liberal judges that abortionists easily find to hear these cases could tell them to cease all ‘business’ until a decision is made…but they seldom do. Judges and the abortionist’s attorneys cite so-called ‘hardship’ making abortion minded women to go further to abort. Whose hardship is it? Is it theirs because of their lofty lifestyle and the blood money it takes to support it OR is the hardship for the unborn baby that will be disarticulated and shredded during an abortion procedure as the appeals process drones on and on and on?

Well, there you go: Abortionists can appeal forever and continue to kill in Ohio. Anyone who does not follow the law is a CRIMINAL.

The Great Prolife Commission: Knowing that there may not be an end to the judicial revolving door for abortionists, we have to continue steadfast and in boldness of spirit to save the unborn from abortion death EVEN if that is one mom and baby at a time. The sidewalk is that slim gap between life and death for the babies…we need to continue to utilize it and capitalize it for the Glory of God to save lives and further the Great Commission.

Go to the sidewalk, rain or shine, heat or snow, closed or open and PRAY. Bring friends, neighbors, family and your church and PRAY TODAY. EVERY STEP COUNTS IN THE RACE.

UPDATE: The Toledo abortion facility, Capital ‘Care’ Network, got their ‘stay’ today.

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America’s Greatest Tragedy in Your Own Backyard? Yes.

We see neighbors walking for fitness sporadically while we are on the sidewalk. Yesterday, a neighbor walked right in front of us in her brand new blue Nike’s and asked: “Is THAT an abortion clinic?”

I was kind of shocked by that…how can she, or anyone else, not know this? We have Life Chain, TWO 40 Days Campaigns per year (3-4 rallies apiece), constant vigil particularly when the facility is open….“Is THAT an abortion clinic?” WOW. But my surprise is short lived: Churches refuse to acknowledge this facility, too….or we would see much more activity….which we don’t. The Church won’t dirty their hands with America’s greatest tragedy.

KEEPLIFELEGALTip of the iceberg, I’d say. Who else doesn’t know? If there is no participation from the churches in the community, how can they know?

Some abortion facilities hide very well from their neighbors and local businesses – and then there are others that ‘hide’ in plain sight. Haskell’s murder mill tried to hide but it didn’t quite work. His legendary work of being a ‘pioneer’ of the partial birth abortion didn’t help his anonymity much.

This killing facility has been at the exact same address since the mid 80’s. I’ve seen the county auditor report for how much money the property has LOST through the years. It’s been an eyesore on this community and has literally brought down the property value of nearby homes. A house right behind it can’t sell at all. Who would want to live right behind a place that murders unborn infants? KEEPLIFELEGAL

“Is THAT an abortion clinic?” You have wonder how many other people who live near the place have no idea that America’s greatest tragedy is right in their own back yard. Conversely, I’m sure that many don’t care that this murder mill is in their midst…until they try to sell their home. Are they ‘sincerely deceived’?

America’s greatest tragedy is sat squarely in a neighborhood with families, retirees, parks, churches…right in your own backyard.

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: The Post Abortive Life of the Prolifer in the Abortion Wars

I stand with many people on the sidewalk from other walks of life, religions, and why they come to the battle ground of the abortion wars. We each have our own story, mine is unique…so is yours.

All I can do is give an account of what it is like to be post abortive from my perspective and in the line of fire.

Let me start off with GOD IS GOOD! I couldn’t do any of this without His mercy and grace. While I did not have the strength to overcome from my own family, I have a heavenly Father who loves and forgives and WANTS me to overcome, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me,” [Matthew 16:24]. I had to first deny myself – who I WAS without Christ – and pick up the cross that no one else will and be the disciple I am meant to be. 

OSAscreenshotfuneral1As I continue along in these abortion wars on and off the sidewalk, people ask me what it’s like to be post abortive. I’ve always found this hard to explain but today I had a revelation that explains it fully. I came across a new Operation Save America video from their last national event in New Orleans. The event included an aborted child’s funeral in Jackson Square. A young man was carrying this tiny casket…and there it was.

Post Abortive women carry this tiny but very heavy casket of their own aborted child [or children] everywhere they go. The weight of it is incredible; the casket not only has our dead child in it, but it also has all of the regret, shame, guilt and self-hatred with it.

Every day without Christ, the tiny white casket gets heavier and heavier. There are days when we really think everyone else can see it and THAT is excruciatingly painful. It’s like the scarlet letter, out loud and for everyone to mock and scorn.

With Christ the burden is lighter but still there, it was my own sin that led me down a path to being post abortive. Because of the loving kindness of a risen Savior, I can now be the soldier in the war to stop what killed my unborn child. My scarlet letter will always be there but I wear it differently – my pain can keep another from taking a step down the same path.

On the sidewalk, we openly tell people what abortion is, what it will do today and what it will do in the future. There are no lies and no exaggerations, only truth and the Gospel. OSAscreenshotfuneral2

During the funeral, Father Frank Pavone said it best: “Because they were killed in secret, we will honor them in the broad of day. Because after all, the killing of these children by abortion is promoted and advertised publicly; well therefore we are going to honor them publicly.”

I publicly honor my child every day I am on the sidewalk. THAT is how I heal from abortion.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.” Psalm 3:5-6

Special thanks to Operation Save America, Fr. Frank Pavone, and Stand True AND my husband for honoring the children lost to abortion.

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HOBBY LOBBY DECISION: Victorious, at what cost?

While I am pleased with the decision, the fact that we still have to fight for our most basic rights is ludicrous. Over and over again we fight this fight, a fight that WAS fought for, to keep our religious freedom and freedom of speech LEGAL.

How many unborn lives were lost because businesses were forced to provide toxic contraception and abortion coverage to workers?

I believe that Christians need to start acting like Christians; they need to use their God-given ability to share the Gospel all the time, to spend their money with like-minded individuals and companies, and be what God called them to be. We have caved over and over and over again as a Christian society to protected classes of people who hate us. It’s time to for the tail to stop waggin’ the dog.

For now, the Hobby Lobby decision is a victory – but as Christians we need to continue to fight the good fight of faith, be the example we are called to be, to never take no as the usual answer from the social agenda.

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” 1Peter 3:15

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Dear NYT: God Called.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the Abortion Czars of America really believe that prolifers are strapped with guns and bombs just waiting for the perfect opportunity. The irony is that they kill, we don’t; they sell murder, we profess and preach LIFE. But who’s telling the truth? NOT the New York Times because the math doesn’t lie: 4000 unborn babies die every day from abortion death that is sanctified by Obama, the federal government  and the Liberal Agenda.

Today, the NYT says: “In the world as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia imagines it, anti-abortion advocates resemble Eleanor McCullen, a self-described ‘mother and grandmother’ who stands outside a reproductive-health clinic in Boston and attempts to gently ‘counsel’ approaching women out of getting an abortion,” writes The New York Times Editorial Board, in response to the Court’s decision to strike down a Massachusetts law that established buffer zones around abortion clinics. The editorial says the ruling “ignores what actually happens on the ground,” including “a long and sometimes violent history of protest at reproductive-health clinics.” Read the rest here, if you can stomach it.

Dear NYT: God called. And He prevailed.

On our sidewalk in my city, we are grandfathers and grandmothers, mothers and dads, homeschoolers and the homeschooled, Pastors and Priests, nursing moms and doting dads, and bunches of children. According to the New York Times that seems quite scary to the public at large, but the truth is that the NYT SELDOM tells the truth but doesn’t mind telling the world it’s own God hating liberal bias.

Dear NYT: God called. And He is still King, despite all of your efforts.

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TESTIMONY: Choosing LIFE & Faith, no matter what.

For there to be a testimony, there has to be a test. And as Christians, we are tested all the time. In a time when a woman finds herself pregnant at the very worst time, God tells us it’s never bad time to be the life giver He made women to be. Since the foundation of the WORLD we have been known by God, each with a divine purpose only He can give.

FAITH.

Being on the sidewalk, we hear so many ‘reasons’ why they can’t have their baby. But there are no reasons…not ONE…good enough to kill an innocent unborn child entrusted to the parents by God.

What a blessing to read this incredible testimony given by God’s woman, a woman who follows Him no matter what. After all, lemonade tastes much better than sour, bitter lemons.

Thank you God’s woman, for sharing this incredible testimony, and thank you for choosing LIFE: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ,” [Gal 6:2]

Written in her own hand, enjoy this beautiful testimony:

One year ago today at this time I was saying hello for the first time to my 2nd little bundle of joy, Zachary! I knew as soon as I found out he was a boy that the Lord put the name Zachary on my heart for him. I knew the meaning of the name at the time but I didn’t know why in particular the Lord wanted me to name him it until after he was born. You see I’m not going to go into details but a few months before Zach’s birth I started going through one of the worst times of my life and it was something completely out of my control. There was nothing I could do to avoid or help the situation but I had to just deal with it and do it 7 months pregnant at that! The beauty of being a child of God though is that I didn’t have to deal with it on my own but as always my Heavenly Father was right there by my side taking care of me in any way He could. If I only had the time to tell you all how many ways God has showed me how much He loves me and has had my back through this thing! One of the biggest ways was by Him giving me Zach. Before his birth I honestly was a little worried about how I was going to take care of a newborn and a 3 year old in my emotional state but after he was born and I spent a little time with him I understood immediately why the Lord gave me the name Zachary for him. Zachary means “God remembered” so you see in a time of deep despair God remembered me and gave me a literal bundle of joy! He really is just the happiest most laid back baby ever and has been since his birth. You can pretty much guarantee a laugh out of him whenever you see him. Of course my 3 year old already made me smile and laugh everyday no matter what but the Lord gave me another little blessing to make me smile and laugh even more despite what I was going through. Words can’t even describe the love I have for my 2 little boys and the joy that they bring to my life! [Anonymous]

The Bible says, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Jesus

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The (continued) Islamization of Michigan

A recent article in the Detroit Free Press said“A national campaign aimed at challenging persistent discrimination against U.S. Arabs and Muslims is preparing to launch in Detroit…….Several Arab-American, Muslim and civil rights groups will gather Monday in Detroit to discuss the effort called Take on HateIt follows the campaign’s March launch in Washington, D.C., as part of the sixth annual Arab American Advocacy Week.”

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that Islam is hovering over Michigan, mainly the Detroit area. Michigan has succumbed to the Islamic Agenda, making native Michiganders, legislators, mayors, city councils, and the Governor cower to their evil vendetta to everything decent and good using a failing economy to further their deed. Much like in Ohio, the Islamic Agenda uses local governments to take free land, homes, food, etc, and eventually force and enforce Sharia Law as their payment back to society at-large.

Now that God has been taken out of schools and most local government, the Islamic Agenda moves in to force Allah and Muhammad onto school kids, universities and of course…the government as a ‘peaceful religion’. Considering the continued crises in the Middle East, I believe they have shown their cards to the world.

The Islamic Agenda says it promotes peace but is actually promoting hatred toward anything Godly, of God and all Christians. Their site called ‘Take On  Hate’ is geared to force people to see their agenda through blood colored glasses; the blood of innocent Christians that are persecuted and martyred every day in Islam controlled countries simply because of their faith in God.

An excerpt from their site says: “Since 9/11, there has been a vast increase in discrimination toward the Arab American community [ISLAM]. Take On Hate moves us closer [INTO EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD, CITY, STATE] to being a [ISLAM] nation that upholds dignity and equality for all – regardless of national origin, ethnicity, or religion. Our goal is to achieve meaningful social change through public education [FORCED INTO PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM], media advocacy [LIBERAL MAINSTREAM MEDIA], policy change [SWAYING VOTERS USING OUR TAX MONEY], and coalition building [SHARIA].”

This evil agenda bullies every city council to continue their plan: “A Muslim organization is targeting seven Michigan residents who opposed plans for a major Islamic construction project in their neighborhood, and a legal team defending them alleges that the goal is to intimidate the project opponents and send a message to others…..A variety of subpoenas for information, including private emails and other documents, had been delivered by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.” Read the rest here.

America was founded upon Biblical tenets and values that the Islamic Agenda hates. Their quran dictates the ability and necessity to kill the ‘infidel’ to purify the world of the God of Jehovah.

CHRISTIANS, this isn’t like eating at a middle-eastern restaurant, this is WAR and it’s pointed right at YOU. People are paralyzed with FEAR to offend – let me remind you that this so-called offense is nothing compared to what we will deal with if or when Sharia is established. Liberal Democrats see nothing wrong with this which should be your first clue that something is dreadfully wrong. In the city in which I live, we are seeing so-called refugees from muslim countries deposited here to liven up our failing economy…with halal shops, hookah lounges and cell phone stores.

CHURCH, WAKE UP! Continue in the Faith, be a hand extended, love with ferocity. Jesus is our only Savior forever and to the end.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1Corinthians 15:58

Further reading:
Real Israel’s Blog
The Counter Jihad Report
They Are Lying To You
Creeping Sharia
InfoWars
Jeannie-ology

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SIDEWALK CHRONICLES: Are we doing it wrong?

Well, to be sure IF you are doing it wrong, there has to be a benchmark to judge by. And right now, I see none in the region where we live and witness.

Being a Christian comes with responsibilities to others, and not just the ‘pretty’ ones. How many times have prolife ministries come churches to be a presence on the sidewalk? But do they come? Not many, if any at all.

Okay, how many times has prolife ministries mentioned through social media a prolife ministry opportunity and hardly anyone shows?

KEEPLIFELEGALHmmm, and why won’t Pastors do anything outside of the box on the other side of their church doors? How many Pastors are within a quarter mile distance from the abortion facility and NEVER come to the sidewalk to pray? Is the planned execution of the unborn NOT ministry?

In a four county metro area, there are over 840K residents, and HUNDREDS of churches that circle just ONE ABORTION FACILITY. Still, no one comes. They know the need, they understand the fate of nearly every unborn baby that goes there…still no one comes.

We go to the Statehouse to protest and testify for our precious unborn, to legally further their rights as citizens to be protected. Very few Pastors come to rally at the Capital for the ‘least of these’, if any at all.

WE HAVE TO FIGHT THE OPPRESSION THAT KEEPS CHRISTIANS AND PASTORS FROM MINISTERING TO THE LOST AND DYING IN OUR OWN BACK YARD!

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Christians, you’re doing it wrong. Just because you don’t go doesn’t mean abortion went away. The sidewalk is still there, full of grief and pain. The sidewalk needs every one of us to go and pray.

Jesus said, All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.” [Matthew 25:32-33]

The Church allowed abortion, now it’s time to take it back. Go to the sidewalk, tell your Pastor to go to the sidewalk….and PRAY.

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Ending Abortion: Is There a ‘Silver Bullet’? | BreakPoint

Let’s Fire the Gun and See

By: Rolley HaggardPublished: June 12, 2014

In a recent Life Report podcast, esteemed colleagues Steven Ertelt (founder and editor of LifeNews.com) and Josh Brahm (director of education, Right to Life of Central California) took issue with the notion there can be a “silver bullet” to ending abortion. The discussion centered around one “silver bullet” in particular: something I proposed in a 2012 BreakPoint piece titled “We Could End Abortion ‘Overnight’—If We Really Wanted To.” The plan I proposed is called The One-Minute Strategy to End Abortion.

Responding to the article, Ertelt stated, “We can’t, unfortunately, end abortion right now, even if we wanted to, and many of us do.”

Brahm concurred. “My concern,” he said, “was [the strategy] doesn’t deliver on the promise. . . . I agree with [Haggard] against apathy. . . I’m just concerned with the way the article is written because it basically says if every pastor spent one minute on Sunday morning talking about abortion, like, the church would unify, and we would raise up, and . . . end abortion . . . ‘overnight’. . . What if everybody rose up; then what?”

I think my friends miss the whole point of the One-Minute Strategy. It is not about the “then what?” It is aboutgetting to the “then what?” The first and greatest obstacle to ending abortion is the apathy we agree is rampant. Overcome the apathy—i.e., get the church to “unify” and “raise up” —and we’re nine-tenths of the way home. And that’s the point of the One-Minute Strategy: to overcome church apathy.

Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, understands the need for this. He wrote in response to my article:

Is the Church too reluctant to address the issue of life from the pulpit?

Even more to the point, why doesn’t the scourge of abortion shock more Christians? . . .

If people saw the faces, as God does, if people saw snapshots of the lives that were to be, I think more would see and agree that every child deserves a chance and has a right to life.

And if that were to happen, yes, I think we could end abortion overnight.

The One-Minute Strategy is all about making people “[see] the faces, as God does.” Abortion is far too much “out of sight, out of mind.” As a result, the vast majority of those who call themselves pro-life do exactly zero to actually help bring about the end of abortion. There’s no better place to change that than the pulpits that reach tens of millions of people every week.

Two years have passed since the One-Minute Strategy was proposed, and it remains largely unimplemented. A possible explanation is that it has no merit. That would comport with the views of Ertelt and Brahm.

Another possible explanation is that the non-implementation simply proves the thesis advanced in the proposal: that the chief problem preventing a speedy end to abortion is pastoral apathy. Church leaders simply refuse to implement it.

Putting the Question in Perspective

To even ask if there is a “silver bullet” to end abortion is kind of like going back in time and asking General Eisenhower before the Normandy invasion if D-Day is going to be successful. The point is, if you have a plausible strategy, unless it is patently a fool’s errand, you can’t not try it. Too much is at stake.

We have a plausible “D-Day” strategy for ending abortion quickly, and it is no fool’s errand. It doesn’t require the scrapping or overhaul of any of the many strategies currently in place. It preserves and complements and even leverages all of them.

What sets it apart, besides stunning simplicity and ease of implementation, is that it directs the focus of efforts to the number one problem hindering a relatively quick end to abortion: the church.

Is it truly a “’silver bullet”? The only way to tell for sure is to pull the trigger. The better question to ask is, can we afford not to try it? Surely, 41 years and 57 million dead give us our answer.

The ‘Silver Bullet’

The One-Minute Strategy is an almost embarrassingly simple plan, calculated to make the evil of our age the burden of our age. Until abortion becomes the intolerable burden of the majority, the tide will not turn.

The Strategy will hasten the process in two stages. First, it will make abolishing abortion a top priority with every pew-sitter by making it a de facto priority with every pastor. Next, it will lead to congregation-led non-violent direct action to end abortion as people begin to ask, “What can we do?”

Non-violent direct action, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, “create[s] such a crisis and foster[s] such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored.”

The One-Minute Strategy is predicated on the belief that if an awakened church en masse makes enough noise, the community–the voting public, the political apparatus, and the courts–will be forced at last to confront the issue in a definitive way.

The ‘Gun’

If the “silver bullet” is the strategy, then the “gun”’—the mechanism of delivery—is the church. Earlier I stated that the church is the number one problem to ending abortion quickly. Now I’m suggesting it is the solution. I’m not contradicting myself. The church is the number one problem precisely because it could and should be the solution but thus far has failed to be.

Imagine if law enforcement officers refused to enforce the law. Overnight, crime would become rampant. Policemen would go from being the solution to being the problem.That is exactly where we are with the church.

‘Refuse’ is a strong word, but sadly, it fits. As Franklin Graham noted at the Family Research Council’s recent Watchmen on the Wall National Briefing, the church has steadfastly refused to step up to its God-given responsibility to preach on abortion. Addressing a room full of pastors, he made this stinging indictment:

Who are the cowards [of Revelation 21:8]? A coward will not confront an issue that needs to be confronted due to fear.

God hates cowards. And the cowards that the Lord is referring to are the men and women who know the truth but refuse to speak it.

We have a responsibility to speak on the moral issues. Abortion, homosexuality, these are moral issues.

As Graham observed, the problem in the church is lack of courage among the leadership. The leaders aren’t leading, so naturally, the followers aren’t following. With precious few exceptions, those entrusted with pulpits are practically silent on abortion.

The Dwight Eisenhowers of today’s fierce spiritual battles are looking the other way, fingers crossed, hoping the war on abortion and a plethora of other moral evils will somehow be won without firing a shot. As a result there is Babel-like confusion among the troops, with everyone speaking a different language regarding how, or even whether, to seek to end abortion. The One-Minute Strategy can provide a common tie binding all, so that, Pentecost-like, every Christian is enabled to hear the same thing at the same time: namely, that ending abortion is a priority with Christ.

‘Firing the Gun’

So how do we implement the One-Minute Strategy? How do we “fire the gun”? The same way peaceful people with freedom of speech have effectively overcome problems throughout history. By holding the leaders accountable. By calling on them to lead.

Start by sharing this article with your pastor, teacher, seminary professor, and other Christian leaders. A sample One-Minute Prayer—the kernel of the Strategy—is provided below in the comments. Urge them to make this an ongoing practice.

Because the Strategy is so simple and undemanding, the only possible obstacle to its implementation is unwillingness, what Reverend Graham rightly called cowardice. If it ends up not being deployed in a given church, it won’t be a matter of “can’t,” but “won’t.”

Is this a “silver bullet”? I believe so, though some of my respected friends disagree. But since the effort to implement is so little and the potential so great, why not just fire the gun and see?

Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint.