“For death has crept in through our windows and has entered our mansions. It has killed off the flower of our youth: Children no longer play in the streets, and young men no longer gather in the squares” (Jer. 9:21, NLT)
America, not only do our children not play in the streets, they shoot each other in the classrooms. Don’t think that anyone is safe just because some of us can afford gated mansions, armored cars, private schools and the like. None of us are exempt from the times, including the looming shutdown.
Tragically, some of our government leaders are using scare tactics to numb our conscience, to instill fear in us and to turn our hearts away from genuine justice.
Please make no mistake about it: The government shutdown is about the HHS mandate, which, if allowed, will force harmful contraceptives and easy access to abortion on our boys and girls. Yes, boys and girls, because when millions of boy babies and girl babies are slaughtered in the womb (sans Roe v. Wade), when many more are contracepted into oblivion—generations suffer!
The HHS showdown is about some members of Congress wanting to further empower and enable Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, to lead our children to their demise along the poison path of chemical and surgical contraceptives and abortions. There is much harm beyond the obvious. Sadly, many members of Congress have read the entire document. The battle is for the seed of humanity, the fruit of our wombs and so much more!
America, we the people must stand up against the lie that we will suffer and lose our homes and jobs and security if we do not agree with the poison in the HHS mandate.
Why can’t we have health care that provides healthy bodies for our families without the death and destruction offered by harmful contraceptives and abortions? I’m a mother and a grandmother. My girls do not need free contraceptives and abortions. My sons and grandsons don’t need free condoms and easy access to abortions for the females in their relationships. They all need good education, healthy meals, decent homes and healthy morals and values.
Listen to “hidden lessons from our past—stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord. ... He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, so the next generation might know them—even the children not yet born—and they in turn will teach their own children. So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. Then they will not be like their ancestors—stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God” (Ps. 78:2-4, 5-8, NLT).
In his 1967 Christmas sermon, Uncle M.L. (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) spoke these words: “The next thing we must be concerned about if we are to have peace on earth and good will toward men is the nonviolent affirmation of the sacredness of all human life. ... Man is a child of God, made in His image, and therefore must be respected as such. ... And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.”
America, it is time to stand up for truth. For me, it’s not just about standing my ground. It’s about standing up and standing out to demand justice and righteousness. It’s about having done all to stand, standing in the full armor of God!
America, we don’t have to fall for just anything. We’re better than that.
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