These 33 Pastors and Christian Leaders are Not Afraid to Speak Out Against Planned Parenthood

National   Julie Klose   Aug 26, 2015   |   5:19PM    Washington, DC

In the current flashpoint for the pro-life movement — sparked by an ongoing undercover video investigation of Planned Parenthood — eyes are being opened on the moral issue of abortion. This past weekend an estimated 70,000+ people showed up at 353 protest rallies across America, most held in front of Planned Parenthood clinics.

The nation’s largest #ProtestPP rally, attended by more than four thousand in St. Paul, Minnesota, was promoted heavily by evangelical pastor John Piper who spoke at the gathering. Such moral leadership raises a key question.

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John Piper leads more than 4,000 Minnesotans in prayer for the ending of abortion (Photo: Brian Gibson / Twitter)

While the Catholic Church has been unequivocal in its pro-life stance and public advocacy, what of evangelical Christians — who encompass a vast diversity of denominations, generations and backgrounds?

Signs point toward evangelical churches beginning to find their voice, speaking up for vulnerable pre-born lives. The following 33 leading evangelical Christian voices, by no means a comprehensive list, illustrate how believers are bringing a light of conscience to our culture.

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Rick Warren | Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and Author | Lake Forest, CA


Todd Wagner
| Senior Pastor, Watermark Church | Dallas, TX

Christine Caine | Speaker and Founder of The A21 Campaign | Baulkham Hills, Australia

David Platt | President of the International Missions Board, Author and Former Pastor | Birmingham, AL

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Harry Jackson | Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church, Speaker and Author | Beltsville, MD

John Piper | Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, Author and Former Pastor | Minneapolis, MN

Chelsen Vicari | Director of Evangelical Action, the Institute for Religion & Democracy | Washington, DC

Jim Garlow | Senior Pastor of Skyline Church and Radio Host for Alliance Defending Freedom | San Diego, CA

Randy Blankenship | Lead Pastor, New Life Church | Kokomo, IN

Ed Stetzer | Church Planter and Lead Pastor of Grace Church | Hendersonville, TN

John Hagee | Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church and Founder of Christians United for Israel | San Antonio, TX

Lou Engle | Founder of TheCall, Speaker and Author | Pasadena, CA

Jentezen Franklin | Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, Speaker and Author | Gainesville, GA

Tony Perkins | President of Family Research Council, Ordained Minister and Former State Legislator | Washington, DC

Melody Green | Speaker, Author, Songwriter and President of Last Days Ministries | Lindale, TX

Kevin DeYoung | Author and Sr. Pastor of University Reformed Church | East Lansing, MI

Eric Metaxas | Author, Speaker and Host of The Eric Metaxas Show | New York, NY

Kynan Bridges | Senior Pastor, Grace and Peace Global Fellowship | Tampa, FL

Randy Alcorn | Author, Former Pastor and Founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries | Gresham, OR

James Robison | President of Life Outreach international and Host of Life Today | Fort Worth, TX

Julie Roys | Writer, Speaker and Radio Host on the Moody Radio Network | Chicago, IL

Jeff Medders | Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church and Author | Tomball, TX

Russell Moore | President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission | Nashville, TN

Franklin Graham | President of Samaritan’s Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association | Charlotte, NC

Matt Chandler | Lead Pastor, The Village Church | Flower Mound, TX

Voddie Baucham | Church Planter and Pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church | Spring, TX

Scott Sauls | Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church and Author | Nashville, TN

Jim Daly | President of Focus on the Family and Author | Colorado Springs, CO

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Steve Riggle | Senior Pastor of Grace Church and President of Grace International | Houston, TX

Ravi Zacharias | Christian Apologist and Author | Norcross, GA

Cindy Jacobs | Co-Founder of Generals International, Speaker and Author | Dallas, TX

Bill Shuler | Lead Pastor, Capital Life Church | Arlington, VA

Todd Adkins | LifeWay Director of Leadership and Former Pastor | Nashville, TN

This curated list provides examples of those taking their biblical responsibility to heart – by speaking the truth in love. Perhaps Pastor John Piper sums it up best:

God is calling passive, inactive Christians today to engage our minds and hearts and hands in exposing the barren works of darkness… To live in the great reality of being loved by God, and adopted by God, and forgiven by Christ.”

As different parts of the body of Christ, both evangelical and Catholic, we come together to seek true justice and echo the message of life we’ve been given by our Creator. We are all called to be the light of the world.

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Thousands gather in prayer at a Planned Parenthood abortion center in St. Paul (Photo: Micah Reitz / Twitter)

LifeNews Note: Passionate about the issue of life, Julie Klose is a freelance writer and blogger at The Velvet Brick, BarbWire, and Bound4LIFE International, where this article originally appeared.