First I would like to make the disclaimer that the San Antonio Coalition for Life and anyone affiliated by employment or volunteer does not advocate, promote or encourage violence of any kind at any time. All associated sign a Statement of Peace and are strictly held to this document. Please do not be mislead by the subject line or content. I encourage you to read content in entirety.
No, there wasn't a shooting.
There were, however, recent shootings in Aurora, Colorado at the local movie theater, in the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, at a residence near Texas A&M and just yesterday in Washington, D.C. at the Family Research Council who advocates "faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion" and is a very prolife organization.
My heart goes out to the family members, friends and community of these horrible acts. When thinking about and praying for these instances it makes me think of the horrible things that go on every day at Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities. It makes me think that once or more a week innocent children in the womb are having their lives taken from them.
It also reminds me of the challenging image that Loxafamosity Ministries put out with the line "would it bother us more if they used guns?"
It poses a very real and challenging question for our society today.
When horrible tragedies like these recent shootings happen and the media is all over it and general public is in mourning, I think of the (also innocent) twenty (20) lives that are taken on average every day in San Antonio.
Genocide is defined as the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of a certain group of people. Here in America, genocide is legal for a certain group of people - the unborn.
Will you be a witness for the legalized genocide of Americans just down the street from your house, your church or your community?
This Saturday prayer warriors and counselors will be on the sidewalk at 104 Babcock in a peaceful, prayerful effort to save the unborn and their parents from the tragedy of abortion as well as to pray for the conversion of the facility workers.
Will you join us between 7am-4pm? How about during 40 Days for Life?
I challenge you to think about this idea: Would it bother you more if they used guns?
What are you going to do about it? How about prayer? How about peaceful witness? How about just simply talking to someone about it? For the unborn, for their parents, for the facility workers, for our elected officials.
I challenge you.
"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of all the good that is ours in Christ." Philemon 6
"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place." 2Chron 7:14,15