Abortion Survivor Sunday Project Calls on Youth to Hit Pro-Life Themes in Church
by Steven Ertelt
November 28, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life group for youth is launching a new national project to bring the pro-life messages to churches across the country. Stand True Ministries, which sponsors the day of silence for the unborn featuring red tape and armbands, is behind the Abortion Survivor Sunday event.
A large percentage of churches nationwide have one or two Sundays a year where teenagers are allowed to lead the service or a Sunday School class.
The idea behind the event is to infuse pro-life themes into those services or classes.
"We think the Sunday before the anniversary of the decriminalization of abortion would be a great time for your people to share a pro-life message with their church," Stand True director Bryan Kemper tells LifeNews.com.
"We believe it is the youth of America who will ultimately turn the hearts of this generation and usher in the end of the abortion holocaust," he explains.
Stand True is calling on pro-life youth groups and teenagers to make Sunday, January 18 their day to lead a service or Sunday School class.
Kemper says youth can ask their pastor, priest, or Sunday School teacher if he can present a pro-life message during church or to ask for a pro-life sermon or lesson if that’s not possible.
"This generation has lost over 1/3 of their brothers and sisters to surgical abortion," Kemper says. "This generation is losing almost 4,000 members a day. This generation needs to stand up and cry out for their brothers and sisters and be a voice for those who will never have one."
The event is already drawing support from the pro-life community.
Blogger Jill Stanek, a pro-life nurse, says she is "very happy" that Stand True is championing the idea.
"Ever since the election, I’ve been convicted to call on pastors and priests around the country to acknowledge the January 22nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade by preaching on the sanctity of life," she said. "I just haven’t had the time to organize an effort."
"But it’s much better for the generation directly impacted by abortion to implore their pastors and priests to speak against abortion," she added. "I think they’ll get a lot farther."
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