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Where is the church?

March 3, 2013
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

Before the start of the Revolutionary War, Samuel Adams once said, "We do not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate tireless minority to set brush fires in peoples minds." I am proud to be a member of that tireless minority and last month, more than 500,000 of us made our annual march in Washington, D.C., on a cold snowy day up the hill to stand in front of the United States Supreme Court. Every January for the past 40 years, abortion abolitionists march to protest the slaughter of the unborn American citizen. More than 55 million voiceless babies killed since 1973 - 3,228 every day - one baby every 27 seconds.

May God forgive us.

But it will not be the abortion abolitionists or even the Supreme Court that will end this injustice. Abortion comes with permission of the church of Jesus Christ. I was just a young girl in 1973, but have always wondered if every member of every church in America had stood together in their state capitals like the unions did in Wisconsin last year, would this holocaust have happened? How can the church rush to rescue people from natural disasters and storms and not try to save millions of unborn babies?

It is time to stop lobbying our legislators and lobby our pastors. More than 6 million evangelicals voted in the last election for the most pro-abortion president in history. Born again Christians account for 20 percent of all abortions. One in five women sitting in pews this Sunday hide this dark secret and need the healing touch of the savior. We can't expect abortion to end in our culture when we can't even end it in the church. Our pastors in the pulpits need to be salt and light, like the early church leaders who spoke the truth fearless of the consequences. Injustice must be seen to be understood and outlawed.

Cry out to your pastors. Demand prayers to end the killing every time the church meets. Prayer is the wind beneath the wings of the pro-life movement. To remain silent is the greatest sin of all.

"Father forgive them, they know not what they do"

Patty Cooper

Vienna, W.Va.

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