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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pro-Life Activists Announce Major 'Prophetic Art Demonstration' In Front of the White House during Presidential Inaugural Week


Activists will "sidewalk chalk" pro-life messages and pictures for President Obama on the two blocks of Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House on January 24, 2009.


This "prophetic art display" is part of a major pro-life witness taking place in Washington, D.C. during Inaugural Week called "The Birmingham Letter Project."


The American Center for Law and Justice, who is representing the activists, sent a letter to Terrance Ryan, General Counsel to the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia outlining their plans on Monday, November 24.


You may view the letter here:


The leaders of "The Birmingham Letter Project" are inviting pro-life and human rights activists to come to Washington, D.C. during the week of the Inauguration and be involved in a prayerful and prophetic witness for life as they call upon President Obama to end the violence and brutality of abortion.


Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states, "From a Birmingham jail cell 45 years, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the Christian community to step out of their apathy, comfort and indifference and boldly confront the evil of segregation.


"Today Dr. King's words speak to a new generation of Christians and people of good will dealing with the horror of abortion.  He is calling upon the church of today to step out of the status quo and be a voice for justice.


"As part of 'The Birmingham Letter Project,' we are inviting the pro-life community from around the country to the 'front yard of President Obama' and leave a message of change, hope and compassion.  As we sidewalk chalk on Pennsylvania Ave in front of the White House, we will be  publicly asking President Obama to follow the teachings of Dr. King and end the discrimination and violence against these innocent children.


"We hope and pray that President Obama will embrace the timeless message from 'Letter from Birmingham City Jail' where it states, 'injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'"


Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney

Source: Christian Defense Coalition

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Publish Date: November 25, 2008

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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.