Thursday, April 12, 2012

40 Days of What?

LifeSiteNews reported yesterday that the Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (SRPP) in Eureka, California, launched a campaign called the 40 Days of Prayer: Supporting Women Everywhere. Coming across this article totally ripped me out of the zone I was in working on a series of posts on Baptist Successionism (hopefully I'll get the first of them out before the end of the month). 

I was flabbergasted! Simply astonished that anyone, let alone "clergy" could be either as blatantly dishonest or, if you'll pardon the expression, just plain stupid enough to put something like this out there! Labeling themselves as "Clergy For Choice" they offer these comforting thoughts, 

"We are religious leaders who value all human life. We accept that religions differ about when life begins. We are here to help. We believe that human life is holy. That's why we believe in your right to choose to be a parent or not."
Is it just me or do they seem not to realize that the issue of when life begins has actually been settled. SO then, you really have to ask yourself if they actually do believe that human life is holy. Lets look at a sampling of the 40 "Prayer Intentions" they list in their brochure:

Day 2: Today we pray for compassionate religious voices to speak out for the dignity and autonomy of women.
...and for all human life, that should be regarded as "holy"?

Day 3:
Today we pray for our daughters and granddaughters, that they will always know the power of making their own good decisions.

...and what of the daughters, sons, granddaughters and grandsons that were never given the opportunity?

Day 14: Today we pray for Christians everywhere to embrace the loving model of Jesus in the way he refused to shame women.

...the same Jesus whose Father knew all us all before we were formed in the womb?

Day 17: Today we pray for increased financial support for low income women to access contraception, abortion, and childcare.

...why is it that adoption seems to be a glaring omission here?

Day 20: Today we pray for the families of yesteryear who still mourn the loss of their mothers, sisters, and aunts due to illegal abortion.

...and of the 53+ million innocents slaughtered since Roe v. Wade?

Day 22: Today we pray for an end to all violence against abortion providers.

...the logical inconsistency is overwhelming...

Day 23: Today we give thanks for the strong women in our lives who have given us examples of good decision-making.

...Yes, Thanks for having the strength to give birth to me Mom!

Day 29: Today we pray that all women will know that they are created in the image of God, good and holy, moral and wise.

...see day 20 and day 22 for a response to this one...amazing!

Day 31: Today we pray for all discrimination against women to cease.

...including those in the womb...

Day 36: Today we pray for the families we’ve chosen. May they know the blessing of choice.

...families are a gift from God, the sooner we realize that, the sooner we'll realize that the blessing IS the GIFT...

Day 38: Today we pray for a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility. May everyone feel calm and loving.

...a cloud of gentleness, everyone feeling calm and loving, with only the sound of the suction to disturb us...

Day 39: Today we pray for a contagious love to overflow from our spirits.

...if this ACTUALLY happens all the Planned Parenthood clinics would all spontaneous start closing...

last but not least...
Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.
...and I was like...


  1. Which god are they praying to? must be one of those angry gods who demands child sacrifice...

  2. Great post, Craig, I wanted to share this with you:
    To aid in the success and making our part of pushing that momentum of the already successful 40 Days for Life Campaign, Catholic Sistas is publishing a counter brochure of sorts: 40 Days of Prayer for the UNITY of ALL Women, born and unborn.

    The campaign begins Tuesday, May 1 and will end on Saturday, June 9.

    Join us by praying along with us and help spread the word…all it takes is a push of a button, a simple Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest share. We challenge you to be part of history, part of the winning team – for Life!

    The first five days of prayer are:

    Day 1: for women for whom pregnancy is not joyful news, that they know they have received a gift from God, gracefully accept His will for them, and find joy in this blessing.

    Day 2: for compassionate religious voices to speak out for the dignity and autonomy of every human life, born and unborn.

    Day 3: for our daughters and granddaughters, that they will always know the power of Christ and the redeeming nature of His love, and that walking with Him will lead them to Godly decisions.

    Day 4: and give thanks for the doctors who provide life giving care to NICU babies and support women in following God's will by resisting offering contraceptives or abortion.

    Day 5: for medical students who do not wish to provide abortion services or contraceptives in their practice. May they receive Godly training and find good mentors.

    Click the above link to access the entire brochure with daily intentions that specifically counter Planned Parenthood's agenda.


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