Dozens of pro-life activists staged a sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s D.C. office on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Several of the peaceful protestors were then arrested and taken away by the police.
The sit-in formed part of a broader campaign dubbed the “Purple Sash Revolution,” an initiative the Stanton Public Policy Center is pushing. The purple sashes participants were wearing manifested their solidarity with the women who fought for universal suffrage, who wore purple sashes as well.
The group wanted to raise awareness about Pelosi’s role in road-blocking legislation that would compel abortionists to take infants who survive abortions to hospitals, where they would receive the same kind of care as any other newborn. House Democrats have derailed the bill more than 80 times by preventing a vote on it.
LifeSiteNews was present providing live video coverage of the event. Pro-lifers congregated in the reception area of Pelosi’s office. However, the Speaker herself was not present that day because she was leading a congressional delegation to Israel.
Nevertheless, multiple pro-life activists used this gathering to voice their disapproval of Pelosi’s pro-abortion behavior.
“There are people alive today who survived abortions, and their lives have just as much dignity and value as any other human being,” one asserted, asking Pelosi to “see the value in those infants who are left aside in a bucket, to look at them with the dignity that she looks at America.”
“I just want Nancy Pelosi to understand that she needs to hear all of our voices and be very open-minded on how everyone feels, how these unborn children cannot even speak and we’re here to stand up for them,” another stated. “We just really need her to open up and listen to all of us.”
The group then moved on to the hallway. The crowd then started singing Amazing Grace and the Reverend Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, led the group in prayer.
“We were inside Nancy Pelosi’s office, we left, a number of people knelt down in front of her office door, and then the capitol police asked us to leave,” LifeSiteNews’ Doug Mainwaring gave his recollection of what happened at this event. “So most of us were herded out to the far end of the hallway, although some remain in front of the Speaker’s office…they’ve been threatened to be arrested by police.”
Nine people ended up being arrested.
“It is unacceptable that we as a nation would ever think that it would be okay to pass legislation in states that would allow for a baby to be killed after a botched, late-term abortion,” Stanton founder and CEO Brandi Swindell told LifeSiteNews.
“These little babies are fighting to survive an attempt for their life to be taken out, and then we give abortionists another opportunity to kill that baby? It’s wrong. It is not who we are as a society. It is barbaric. And so all of us here today, we represent the millions of Americans that reject abortion or reject late-term abortion. And so today was a moment of strength, it was a moment of power, it was a moment of speaking truth to power,” she added.
The sit-in occurred on the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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