Sanctity of Life Sunday to Petitioning for Preborn Lives
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.
Contact: Keith Mason
January 13, 2010
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