Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Top Stories
• Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial Jury Retires With No Verdict Yet
• Prosecutor: My Dog Treated Better Than Gosnell Treated Babies, Women

• Mother Finds Out Aborted Baby Feet Gosnell Kept Belonged to Her Baby
FDA Approves Sale of Plan B Morning After Pill to Teenagers

More Pro-Life News
• Jury of Seven Women, Five Men Hold Kermit Gosnell’s Fate in Their Hands
• Gosnell Attorney’s Racism Charges Ignore How He Killed Newborn Babies

• Planned Parenthood Clinic Temporarily Closes After Botching Abortions

• Kermit Gosnell Had an Accomplice in Killing Born-Alive Babies: The Media
• Fox News Expose’ “See No Evil, The Kermit Gosnell Murders” Airs Friday
• Catholic Bishop Blasts Media on Gosnell: “Some Stories Can’t be Ignored”
• Pro-Lifers to Protest D.C. Abortion Doc Who OKd Infanticide
• Ohio Orders Abortion Clinic Closed, Breaking State Health Laws
Florida Senate Unanimously OKS Anti-Infanticide Bill Planned Parenthood Opposed
• Obama HHS Mandate Opponent Takes Case to Federal Appeals Court

• Meet the Pro-Life College Student Who Took on His Campus And Won
• Actress Margaret Colin: Why Would New York Want More Abortions?
Despite Condoms and “Safe Sex” 50,000 New Annual USA HIV Infections

• How to Deed Your Business Property to Make it Permanently Abortion Free


Championing Pastors to Transform America
Dear Pastor Killion,

The National Day of Prayer (NDP) is this Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Below is a reminder about a special online men's event tomorrow, May 1, 10:00 till Noon, EDT.

First let me apologize for a factual error in the hurried letter I sent you Friday. I rushed because I wanted you to have the information in your hands before church on Sunday. Correction: It was NOT President Dwight D. Eisenhower who signed the National Day of Prayer into law in 1952; but Harry S. Truman. Yet, President Eisenhower kept up the momentum. In 1954, under Eisenhower, "Under God" was inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance by Joint Resolution of Congress and in 1956, still under Eisenhower, Congress resolved to adopt "In God We Trust" as our national motto.

But this pro-faith momentum ebbed. The "God is dead" movement appeared in the 60's and the feminist and sexual revolutions in the 60's and 70's. Faith continued, but momentum declined. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled school prayer and display of the 10 Commandments unconstitutional but abortion and homosexual conduct constitutional rights. Now studies show a radical decline in both faith and morality. Yet - the prayer movement is growing steadily. Many churches are endeavoring to become "Houses of Prayer" as Jesus said they should. Denominational, multi-church and para-church prayer groups and events are multiplying. God has not abandoned America and the growing prayer movement is evidence. This is not a fad.

The National Day of Prayer has been a kind of anchor to the growing prayer movement. Of course prayer is the key to Revival in our churches and Awakening in our nation (Key Scriptures: Dt 28: all, 2 Chr 7:14; Joel 2:12-18; and 1 Tim 2:1-8).
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1, at 10:00 AM EDT, we will welcome to FRC, Calvary Chapel Pastor Greg Laurie, National Day of Prayer 2013 Honorary Chairman. We will also welcome members of the National Prayer Committee, Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk, and other key leaders in the movement. I hope you and your church men will join us.
  • You and they can register to view the event here.
  • Church Bulletin - The National Day of Prayer Task Force (NDPTF) and FRC have prepared a special National Day of Prayer church bulletin that you can still use. Please download it here for your midweek service. The Men's Meeting archive video will be online for viewing after the event.
  • Find a Thursday, May 2nd NDP event in your Area here!
  • Visit the National Day of Prayer Task Force Website.
I hope you can join us tomorrow, live online, or that you and your church men can view the Archive video some other time, and pray! Thanks & God bless!
Standing for Faith, Family and Freedom,

Rev. Pierre Bynum
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
Email: pbynum@frc.org

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Open Letter

Here is an open letter to my two Senators and my Congressman.  
I would encourage YOU to send a similar letter to YOUR two Senators and Congressman.

April 30, 2013

Dear Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Derek Kilmer,

The Executive Branch and the Department of Homeland Security have become a threat to   
Constitutional liberty.  The DHS has over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition - 40 caliber, 
9mm, and hollow-points - and are purchasing thousands of tanks for domestic use.

Many of your constituents believe the Executive Branch is preparing for civil unrest, where 
Americans are the targets.  I ask you to do all in your power to stop the growth of the 
Department of Homeland Security and stop abuse through investigation and De-funding.   
Specifically, I ask you to take the following steps:

First, give no money to any "Inter-agency Work Group” that specifically targets 

U.S. citizens protected by our Bill of Rights.  

Second, oppose the "Nat. Emergency Centers Establishment Act." (Internment camps)

Third, investigate the DHS' stockpiling of tanks, weaponry, and ammunition.

Fourth, oppose the use of the U.S. military and the DHS against the American People. 
Specifically, I ask that you investigate the ranks of the United States military and the 
Department of Homeland Security to identify and expel persons who would fire on 
law-abiding U.S. citizens and/or encourage others to do so. 
(Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Jim Garrow told Ben Swann in an interview that the Administration is currently dispelling military officers that are not willing to fire on American citizens.)

Fifth, do all that is in your power to uphold my right to bear arms.  I am utterly opposed to 
the mid-January attacks on the Second Amendment and am equally opposed to all 
Congressional bills that would infringe on our right to defend ourselves with weapons of 
our choosing. 

Sixth, publicly recommit yourself to uphold the Constitution of the United States against all 
enemies foreign and domestic even if they are within our own government.

Please work with your colleagues to check the Executive Branch.   

Do not leave it unchallenged. 
Stop the police state for the sake of our constitutional freedom.

Larry J. Killion
Tacoma, Washington 98444-6316

Monday, April 29, 2013

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Dear Friend,

Late-term abortions … in the 24th week of pregnancy. Babies born alive … from failed abortion attempts. Abortionists practicing infanticide … only a few blocks from the White House.

This is the new undercover video that Planned Parenthood and their abortion industry cohorts DON'T want you to see!
But don't take my word for it.
As late-term abortionist Cesare Santangelo explains to one of Live Action's undercover investigators in this shocking new video exposé: "It's all in how vigorously you do things to help a fetus survive at this point … We would not help it," when discussing what he would do (or not do) to help the child, if she survived a failed abortion at his clinic.
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As you will see, our undercover investigators revealed the truth about a late-term abortion clinic only a few steps away from the White House. Now I urgently need your contribution to publicize this damning footage and expose the abhorrent nature of the abortion industry.

So follow this link to watch this shocking new video and make a tax-deductible contribution to help expose the disturbing truth about the abortion industry to the American people! Our team has worked to capture some of the most damning footage of Kermit Gosnell-style abortion clinics and has exposed that Gosnell is not alone. If we can quickly secure the funds to publicize this new shocking investigation, we could save lives and stop the disturbing late-term abortion practices of abortionists across the nation!
That's why I'm counting on your immediate tax-deductible contribution to maximize the impact of this powerful life-saving opportunity.

For Life,

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P.S. What happens when a baby survives an abortion? Well, in the words of one late-term abortionist we caught on our tape only blocks away from the White House, "We would not help it. We wouldn't intubate." Follow this link to watch this shocking new undercover video. This is the new exposé Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry DOESN'T want you to see!

Help fight PP

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Last week the most pro-abortion President in our nation's history stood before the largest abortion provider in America and declared: "Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere. It's not going anywhere today. It's not going anywhere tomorrow."
Planned Parenthood ends the lives of over 330,000 babies every year while taking over 500 million of our tax dollars.
What did President Obama tell them? "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you."
As abortionist Kermit Gosnell's murder trial for killing newborn babies concludes this week, let's not forget President Obama's and Planned Parenthood's long history opposing state laws that would prevent infanticide.
We must stop sending our tax dollars to the abortion industry.
Sign the petition to defund Planned Parenthood today.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel
P.S. In addition to fighting to stop funding abortion, the ACLJ is actively engaged in legal battles against Planned Parenthood's fraud and in defense of pro-life laws around the country. Take action with us.
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Wounded Knee


December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms "for their own safety and protection".  The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms.  The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp.  Two hundred of the 297 victims were women and children.  About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms.  Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry's death squad were deemed "National Heroes" and were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of "heroism"

We hear very little of Wounded Knee today.  It is usually not mentioned in our history classes or books.  What little that does exist about Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized "Official Government Explanation".  And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre which appear in movie scripts and are not the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that day. 

Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history.  It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.

Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of an invading army or an oppressive government.  The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine.  When the United States Constitution was drafted, hunting was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night and target shooting was an unheard of concept.  Musket balls were a precious commodity and were certainly not wasted on target shooting.  The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed, should such tyranny arise in the United States. 

As time goes forward, the average citizen in the United States continually loses little chunks of personal freedom or "liberty".  Far too many times, unjust gun control bills were passed and signed into law under the guise of "for your safety or protection".  The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, was expanded and continues under Barack Obama.  It is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy.  Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table and will most likely be attacked to facilitate the path for the removal of our firearms, all in the name of safety. 

Before we blindly accept whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, we should stop and think about something for just one minute.  Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will.  Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts.  In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel.  We cannot legislate evil into extinction.  Good people will abide by the law and the criminal element will not. 

Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years, across the globe, evil and malevolence is most often found in the hands of those with the power, the governments.  That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments.  Who do the governments always target?  Scapegoats and enemies within their own border, but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat.  Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise.  Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them and they will answer "We were disarmed before it happened".  Ask any Jew what Hitler's first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was.  The confiscation of firearms from the people. 

Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists and why we should vehemently resist any attempts to infringe on our Rights to Bear Arms.  Without the Second Amendment we will be stripped of any ability to defend ourselves.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dr. Gosnell

Media Research Center. America's Media Watchdog

The murder trial of the late-term abortionist Dr. Gosnell is the liberal media’s WORST nightmare.


Because it exposes the gruesome underbelly of the abortion industry—an industry that the liberal media is sworn to fanatically defend. 

The leftist media are censoring the Gosnell trial to shield abortionists from bad publicity.      

This is unethical and repulsive. You can help us put an end to this travesty  by signing your petition demanding the media stop censoring the Gosnell trial.

The media first completely censored this story.  They thought they had gotten away with it. But they didn’t count on you.

We hammered them over and over again. Then we hammered them more.

MRC employed grassroots mobilization to spread the story to every corner of the conservative movement. Even Congress took notice!

We literally shamed the liberal media to at least acknowledge the trial.

But we are not backing off. The shameless propagandists in the media are still not thoroughly reporting on this trial, and they are going out of their way to minimize its significance. 

Yesterday, CBS mentioned the latest developments in the Gosnell trial, devoting a mere 11 seconds to this heart wrenching story.  ABC and CBS didn’t cover the developments at all. 

No photos of Gosnell’s house of horrors which included a baby swimming in a toilet.

This is unacceptable. Because of us - and you - the liberal media are feeling the heat. 

We must continue to hold them accountable until they stop picking and choosing which stories they cover based on their left wing ideology. 

Thank you and please forward this extremely important petition to all your friends and family. This time the media went too far, and they are going to hear from us every day.

P.S.  After you sign your petition, please chip in a personal tax-deductible contribution so MRC can continue to turn up the heat on the so-called “news” media to shine a bright light on the horrors committed by Kermit Gosnel.

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What are they hiding?

What is Planned Parenthood Hiding...And Why?
Barack Obama spoke to 1,000 wildly supportive members of Planned Parenthood 
yesterday, calling himself “a president who’s going to be with you fighting every step 
of the way.”

He talked to them about “women’s health” and “access to quality, affordable healthcare,” 
and “a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health,” which we know 
are code words for abortion.   
But never once did Obama mention the word “abortion.”


Because Obama and the media and Planned Parenthood themselves have long engaged 
in a delicate verbal dance where they let abortion supporters know they’re on their side, 
without ever letting the general public know how deeply involved PP is engaged in the grisly practice.

And engaged they are.  Up to their armpits.

Planned Parenthood killed 333,964 unborn babies by abortion in the United States in 2011, the last year we have numbers for.

Every Planned Parenthood affiliate in the country is required to either perform or refer for abortions, and they’re requiring affiliates to have at least one abortion facility in their regional Planned Parenthood chain.

Some PP affiliates do late abortions, as late as 24 weeks in one New York PP facility.

PP does 27% of all the abortions in the U.S., yet they market themselves magically as a “health care” outfit that provides “services.”

And they get away with it.  A poll just released by The Polling Company shows that 55% 
of Americans do not even know that Planned Parenthood performs abortions.  And only 6% know they do more than 300,000 per year!

How do they so masterfully market themselves, the largest abortion business in the western world, yet most Americans can’t say they do a single abortion?

Part of the reason is they have so much of our money to build an organization with great public relations capabilities.  In fact, PP and its affiliates receive more than half a billion dollars in federal, state and local government grant money every year!

And they have the undying loyalty of the media.  With few exceptions, the media won’t 
tell the American people that Planned Parenthood does abortions.  Or that it does late abortions.  Or lobbies to overturn laws that protect unborn babies and their mothers, laws passed by you through your representatives.  As long as the media keeps silent, Planned Parenthood benefits.

Finally, politicians like Barack Obama play along, dutifully praising Planned Parenthood 
for its work in the “health” field, but never mentioning that so much of that “work” involves the dismemberment and slaughter of innocent unborn babies.

A few people were shocked recently when Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow was asked in a committee of the Florida legislature “If a baby is born on a table as a result 
of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that 
is struggling for life?”

Unbelievably, Snow replied “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”

“Few” people were shocked because very few people ever saw or heard her comments.  They were covered on one TV network and on a few radio programs.  But the media in general ignored it.

National Right to Life is determined to educate Americans about what Planned Parenthood really does . . . to not let them hide any longer. 

Your support for NRLC is needed to help us get the facts out to a public that has a right to know, to know what PP is doing with our tax dollars, and what it is doing to our children, born and unborn.` 

Please help with this necessary work, and help us lift the veil of secrecy that has protected Planned Parenthood for too long!  Please contribute generously so we can do what the media refuses to do:  tell the truth about Planned Parenthood!

Thank you, and God Bless!
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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is back.  It is the bill 
that would allow transgendered teachers into kindergarten classrooms -- and 
Senator Bill Harkin (D-Iowa) described ENDA as "No. 1 on my committee priority 
and we're going to move it."
That sounds more like a threat than a promise, doesn't it?
Rather than passing a budget, or decreasing the burden of government on free 
enterprise, or alleviating the impact of the $16 trillion national debt on America's 
future -- the U.S. Senate, having apparently solved all the other problems in the 
world, is now engrossed with the idea that transgenders have the right to teach 
your children, granting them protected minority status.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is radical legislation 
that hurts kids and forces schools to hire or retain transgendered teachers in every 
school district in America -- granting them protected minority status similar to 
women and racial minorities. 
Unfortunately, there are several instances dotted across America where school 
systems have not only tossed aside parental concerns about transgender teachers 
making the transition from male to female (or vice versa), they have forced both 
parents and students to recognize this transition as normal. 
Congressional proponents have cloaked ENDA as a non-controversial civil rights 
bill, enjoying the support of several Members of Congress and the American people.  
They are wrong.
Most Members of Congress have no clue how bad this bill is. Even more have no idea 
that ENDA will force schools to hire transgenders as a “protected class” -- much less 
what it will do to religious liberty and to children if signed into law. 
Children need a stable environment in which to learn -- ENDA deliberately 
threatens this. 
Take a moment and read TVC's white paper on ENDA and learn more about the threat this poses to our families and our communities.
Parents have the sole right to raise their children in an environment of their choosing.  
For the federal government to force sexually transgendered individuals into the 
classroom is a sign of the moral illness gripping our nation today.  ENDA must be 
TVC will share more on ENDA, and will do everything in our power to stop ENDA 
from becoming law.
Andrea Lafferty
Traditional Values Coalition

Friday, April 26, 2013

Speaker at Annual Planned Parenthood Conf.

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The abortion industry has an extremely powerful ally.
Today, President Obama will become the first sitting president in American history to address Planned Parenthood at its annual conference.
That's right; the President of the United States is addressing the nation's largest abortion provider, the leader of the death industry, just weeks after it argued for the right to kill a child born after a botched abortion.
He is addressing Planned Parenthood even as it attempts to profit off abortionist Kermit Gosnell's trial for murdering babies born alive, arguing for even less regulation of abortion clinics.
President Obama is sending a message.
Let's send our own.
Stand against infanticide. Stand against an abortion industry that will permit no limits on its reach and influence. Stand with us as we fight Planned Parenthood in court and in Congress.
Sign the Petition to De-Fund Planned Parenthood.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Defund THEM

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The news just gets worse for Planned Parenthood.
Just weeks after their lobbyist argued in the Florida legislature for the right to kill a child born alive after a botched abortion, we learn what we suspected all along.
Planned Parenthood knew about Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell's horrifying clinic, where women died and baby after baby was killed after they were born.
They knew and did nothing – leaving it up to Gosnell's victims to come forward.
There is no excuse for this atrocity. And there is no excuse for the fact that Planned Parenthood gets almost half its budget from you, the American taxpayer.
At the ACLJ, we are fighting this taxpayer funding in court, in state legislatures, and in the halls of Congress. But we need your help. Make your voice heard:
No Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel
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FRC Prayer Team

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Prayer Targets: Upcoming Boy Scouts' Council Vote on 'Sexual Orientation'
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Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God... not only do the same
but also approve of those who practice them...
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life

in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 1:28-32; 6:23 KJV
Dear Praying Friends,
This is a special prayer appeal. Four weeks from now, on May 23rd, the National
Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will vote on whether to overturn its policy
prohibiting "open and avowed" homosexuals from admission into the Scouts. This push,
of course, is being driven by the homosexual activist movement.
On May 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT) FRC will host a nationwide simulcast,
"Stand with Scouts Sunday." Tony Perkins and other trusted national leaders will explain
how believers can help preserve the moral agenda that the Scouts have historically
championed! To host the FREE live simulcast in your church, home or prayer group,
click here
. The event will also be archived for viewing at your group's best time.
I am asking you and your prayer network to pray and to encourage everyone you
know who prays, to pray, pray, pray!
Ours is a war not with flesh and blood, but with
spiritual principalities and powers (Eph 6:10).
The powerful BSA Executive Committee has crafted a new resolution that includes an
encouraging statement that "any sexual conduct, whether homosexual or heterosexual,
by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting"-- but then, incongruously,
it calls for admission of boys regardless of "sexual orientation." Inviting the homosexual
agenda into the Scouts means boys and adolescents who openly proclaim and identify
with aberrant sexual desires will share tents, dressing and toilet facilities, campfire talks, etc.
Some Scouts are very young. Others are adolescents, just awakening to their sexuality.
A character building program, like the Scouts, should be guiding these young men toward
moral purity as defined by the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount --
not introducing them to the moral confusion of the modern homosexual movement.

In my view, by fostering this "change," Scout Executives have broken their oath to foster
moral purity, and are introducing moral impurity into the program. "A little leaven leavens
the whole lump" (Gal 5:9).
The current Scout policy states, "While the BSA does not proactively inquire about the
sexual orientation of employees, volunteers, or members, we do not grant membership
to individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that
would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA.
" The proposed new policy
resolution states, "No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America
on the basis of sexual orientation or preference

But this proposed new policy does not comport with the Scout Oath: "On my honor I will
do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other
people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."
Diluting the Oath and opening this Pandora's Box will produce the same conflict and confusion
that now exists in other institutions that are trying to preserve moral values yet embrace
homosexuality. They do not mix. Will Scout leaders be coached and prohibited from expressing
any hint of disapproval of unnatural "sexual orientations," as have military leaders?

Even with the clear policy barring "open and avowed" homosexual youth from admission, the
Scouts have faced serious and costly challenges, including lawsuits from parents whose sons
have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances and abuse by scoutmasters or other boys.
By changing the policy, these challenges will only increase!

Such a change by the highly respected Boy Scouts of America would also impact society. The
Scouts' action would be one more group implying that homosexuality is an innate characteristic.
The policy would also encroach upon Scout families, a majority of whom do not want their sons
to be indoctrinated to approve homosexuality.

By embracing such "change," the Boy Scouts would become a pawn in an effort to advance an
agenda at war with the God of the Bible. We who read Scripture know this radical social
experiment will lead only to ruined lives (Rom 1:27) and societal destruction (Jude 7). The
advocates of this policy fail to perceive or understand the seriousness of their sin
(Mt 18:6; Jn 10:10).

Over the years, millions of families have entrusted their sons to the Boy Scouts. Scout families
must now demand that the National Councilmen be "good shepherds" over those entrusted to
their care. Each member of the National Council must be strong and courageous, holding fast
to their Oath -- to be "mentally awake and morally straight," now, when it counts. Aggressive
prayer is needed to strengthen the hearts of each of the 1434 National Council 

members who will vote on this matter May 23rd.

The BSA Board originally planned to impose an equally unworkable "local option" policy without
a vote by the National Council but an outcry from hundreds of thousands of Americans like you
and me changed their mind. Again, the vote is expected on May 23rd in Grapevine, Texas. We have
a short time to pray, to enlist others, and to make a difference (see the Stand with the Scouts
Webcast; get a Brief Introductory Video suitable for Church, download a BSA Bulletin Insert,
a BSA PowerPoint urging viewers to sign the Petition, Online Petition. Please urge others
o sign the petition and to watch the simulcast May 5th).
  • May God stir hundreds of thousands more God-fearing Americans to let their voice
    be heard by the Scout Leadership -- via the petition, face-to-face visits, letters, articles,
    letters to the editor, Tweets, Facebook posts., etc. May churches across America plan
    for Stand with the Scouts Sunday (Ps 107:2; 110:3; Is 58:1; Rom 15:14; 2 Tim 4:1-4).
  • May God hear our cries for mercy and move upon a strong majority of the National
    Council members to stand and vote for moral purity -- for the new resolution to be
    rejected! May they not be moved by pressures from without or from within to do
    otherwise. May American boys have a Boy Scout program that helps parents inculcate
    moral purity in their sons, virtues that derive from God's eternal laws, from now until
    the Lord returns! (Mat 18:1-6; Rom 1:22; 1 Cor 6:18-20; Eph 6:4; 1 Tim 4:12-16; 5:22;
    Jude 7)
Some key pro-family leaders believe the impact of the Boy Scout decision, one way or the other,
could be as or more important than Congress' disastrous decision to overturn Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Most Boy Scouts are minors, not adults. The Scout organization was chartered to build character in
youth, not undermine it. Pray that the Councilmen will read and heed Jesus' warning in Matthew
18:1-6, before casting their ballots on May 23rd. May they reaffirm the sensible and moral policy that
s now in place! Thank you for praying!

Rev. Pierre Bynum
Chaplain & National Prayer Director
Email: pbynum@frc.org

Family Research Council
801 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-393-2100
Fax: 202-393-2134
Web: www.frc.org

Shirley and Marcy

Shirley & Marcy
A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want his mother to walk with him.
She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe. So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her.
She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.
The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew. She did this for the whole week.
As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally she said to Timmy , 'Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?'
Timmy nonchalantly replied, 'Yeah, I know who she is.'   The little girl said, 'Well, who is she?'
'That's just Shirley Goodnest ,' Timmy replied, 'and her daughter Marcy .'
' Shirley Goodnest ? Who is she and why is she following us?  'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my Mum makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, ' Shirley Goodnest (surely goodness ) and Marcy (mercy) shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always

I know you smiled!