Posts tagged “Planned Parenthood

LCMS 2017 Life Conference Sermon

Posted on January 27th, 2017

March for Life 2017 January 27, 2017 • Arlington, Virginia Matthew 5:13-19 The trash collectors rumbled away from the suburban neighborhood, and as sometimes happens, they’ve unknowingly dumped some of their garbage in the street. A man who lives there went out to look, and he’s confused. What is that on the pavement? At first he thinks it’s dead birds, then maybe dolls. Finally, he comprehends the horror. These are children: naked bodies scattered on the asphalt – tiny victims of abortion. How did they end up on a garbage truck? This man—Richard Selzer, a physician—goes to the hospital. He speaks with the director, who assures him this was an accident. The little babies were, he says, “mixed up with the other debris.” This…

God Remembers

Posted on September 12th, 2015

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Abortion September 12, 2015 Immanuel Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Virginia Exodus 2 How many Hebrew sons died, before Moses was drawn out of the water? How many more died afterward? There are no answers, nothing meaningful we can say. To call it tragic is insufficient. The death of a child is horrific; the murder of a child is pure evil. Asking us to remember what cannot be known seems to ask too much. Today, Pharaoh’s slaughter is small. Planned Parenthood, in its wicked design to rid the world of so-called undesirables, wages its war against humanity on a scale that makes Pharaoh’s work seem like a rounding error. Fifty-seven million children have been slaughtered since the 1973 edict…

Sermo Dei: The Conversion of St. Paul 2015

Posted on January 28th, 2015

A storm was coming. Those in its rumored path were terrified. They had heard how this storm struck in Jerusalem, killing their friend Stephen. This storm was named Saul. But standing in his path was the One who stills storms. Light flashes around him. As at the Transfiguration, Jesus is revealed as true God in human flesh. This world-changing event demonstrates how God works. Saul’s conversion is not the result of his theological study, emotional yearning, or ethical efforts. Jesus does the action. He does the turning, the converting, the off-the-horse-knocking. Saul is struck blind, his eyes now matching his mind. He was incapable of seeing Truth, the one shining Truth upon which all other meaning depends. Jesus makes him blind, and Jesus makes…

Deadly Scissors

Posted on July 1st, 2014

This picture, tweeted by Rep. Keith Ellison, is sadly symbolic of the gruesome work of abortion.   Cutting the ribbon at the new Planned Parenthood in Richfield #HobbyLobbypic.twitter.com/sdDS1pnwea — Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) June 30, 2014 We know what they use scissors for at the abortion mills.

The vicious cycle of Planned Parenthood funding

Posted on February 24th, 2014

In the second season of Netflix’s smash hit House of Cards, money laundering plays a key role in criticism of the president. While it is legal, what the U.S. Government does with Planned Parenthood is far worse. Now with Obamacare, this problem is exacerbated. Federal funding flows to Planned Parenthood, which uses a portion to campaign for pro-abortion politicians. In Planned Bullyhood, Karen Handel writes, Essentially this is a legalized scheme in which Planned Parenthood takes in nearly $500 million a year in government money and hundreds of millions more in other revenue— contributions and payments for services— and then turns a significant portion of these funds over to its political arm to support Democrats in order to keep the money well pumping. This process keeps…

Lutherans for Life statement on Thrivent

Posted on February 11th, 2014

Thrivent’s recent “values neutral” policy continues to draw heavy criticism from the Lutheran community, and has brought shame upon the Lutheran name in the broader Christian community and among pro-life groups. Lutherans for Life has recently issued a statement. It is not yet posted on their website, but I received a copy today along with permission to post it here. Please spread the word. Because human life is created in the image of God as proclaimed throughout scripture (Genesis 1:26-27, 9:6; Psalm 8:5, Colossians 3:10), and because every human being is someone for whom Christ died to restore the image of God, the sanctity of human life is a basic Lutheran/Christian value. Martin Luther strongly condemned abortion: “Those who have no regard for pregnant women and who do not…

LCMS Responds to Thrivent

Posted on January 15th, 2014

The Missouri Synod has issued a statement in response to the troubling revelation that Thrivent has been directly supporting Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, and NARAL, a powerful arm of the pro-abortion lobby. The most disconcerting paragraph puts in juxtaposition the suspension of all funds that help women in crisis while funding directly the murder of the most vulnerable humans in our society: Today’s news indicates that Thrivent not only has suspended funding for pro-life, nonprofit organizations serving women and children in need but now also directly supports organizations providing abortion services and pro-abortion advocacy. You should read the entire statement, found here. Thank God for the faithful witness of Pastor Schuermann, along with Maggie Karner and President Harrison.

Thrivent directly funds abortion

Posted on January 15th, 2014

The Thrivent story is worse—far worse—than we feared. Rev’d Michael Schuermann, a Lutheran pastor, has now confirmed: Thrivent Financial has directly funded Planned Parenthood Federation of America, at leastfour Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout the United States, and the NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation, through the Thrivent Financial Gift Multiplier program. See the details and documentation here.

The power of a secret sin

Posted on June 4th, 2013

Abby Johnson, writing about the bondage her abortion placed her in, has much to teach us on the stranglehold unconfessed sin has on our life. Once it had taken hold within me, my secret had the power to shape and influence my reasoning, my perspective, my conscience. Years later, I would discover that the box in my soul wasn’t sealed as well as I’d thought. It was releasing undetectable yet poisonous fumes that wafted through my soul in silence and contaminated my heart. Over time, this secret did to me the same thing I did in my relationship with the parents who’d given birth to me and nurtured, supported, and loved me with their whole hearts. It hid itself, just as I was now…