Pastors Commit Sanctity of Life Sunday to Petitioning for Preborn Lives

Sanctity of Life

WASHINGTON - Pastors across the nation have committed to using January 24 -- traditionally Sanctity of Life Sunday -- as an opportunity to put their faith in action and gather signatures for the Personhood movement.

"At First Baptist Jackson, we are thrilled to give our people the opportunity to sign a petition to put the Personhood Initiative on the ballot," stated Pastor Stan Buckley, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi. "Abortion - the taking of innocent human life - is one of the most important issues facing our state and our nation. We encourage more Christians and more churches to get involved in the fight for life. Getting the Personhood initiative on the ballot is a huge step because we believe the people of Mississippi, if given the opportunity, will choose life!"

Petition drives in Colorado and Mississippi are getting close to having enough signatures to put personhood amendments on the ballot. "In every Personhood campaign, churches are the key," explained Keith Mason, cofounder of Personhood USA. "This year, we are very excited that hundreds of churches around the country will be petitioning for the personhood rights of the preborn."

"By default, we are called to protect human life with our God given rights and resources," noted Pastor Adam Briggs of Damascus Road Bible Fellowship in Indiana. "Let all pastors join together and publicly declare the personhood of all human beings!"

Currently Montana, Colorado, Mississippi, Florida and California are all gathering signatures to put personhood amendments on their state's ballot. In these states pastors can celebrate Petition for Life Sunday by collecting signatures to protect every child by love and by law.

In other states, pastors can encourage their flocks to restore the dignity of every human person, by supporting or even leading the personhood efforts in their state. Over 40 states are working towards Personhood for all human beings.

More information about Petition for Life Sunday is available at 

"We will win the battle and restore dignity to every human person in America! Let's use the coming sanctity of life Sunday to protect children not just in word, but also in deed by affirming their personhood rights in our law and by love," concluded Mason.

Keith Mason
Personhood USA
Publish Date: January 13, 2010
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