One week ago today, a coalition of pro-life Minnesotans, organizations, pastors, and legislators came together for a FIRESTORM rally at Governor Dayton's mansion, calling on the Governor to investigate & defund Planned Parenthood.
It was incredible!
Check out the coverage in the Star Tribune!
Thank you so much to those of you who made it! It was a powerful time for the Body of Christ, and even the media coverage was strong!
For those of you who weren't able to attend (and even those who did), we must continue to BE the Firestorm that, once and for all, causes Planned Parenthood to be defunded, and--at last--makes the barbaric practice of abortion unthinkable in America!
If followers of the Source of Light aren't the Firestorm, who will be?
Please be encouraged by the TOP 10 highlights of the 9.9.15 FIRESTORM rally below!
Also, nearly every speaker repeated over and over for us all to call on Governor Dayton to defund Planned Parenthood--to persist.
We have an easy system to do just that! Check out our ACTION CENTER, and choose "Defund Planned Parenthood in MN" to use our system to automatically send an email to Governor Dayton and your appropriate legislators!
OR simply give him a call now: Governor Mark Dayton, 651-201-3400
TOP 10 FIRESTORM HIGHLIGHTS:
(in no particular order)
1. This might be the best quote from #FirestormMN:
"Governor Dayton, this [abortion & harvesting of baby body parts] is morally wrong, and if you can't act on this, I'm not sure what else you can do for us!"
-Yelemis Yang, youth pastor at Immanuel Assembly of God
2. MFC's Policy Director Calls on Believers to say NO MORE
Click image to read all the remarks or watch the video of MFC's policy director at the #FirestormMN rally at Gov. Dayton's mansion yesterday!
"... and It is only at the name of the Jesus Christ, not government, that every knee will bow and every tongue confess Him as Lord!
So, My God, let it be because of our faith that today we say NO MORE.
Let it be the followers of the Source of Light who call on government leaders to expose the dark practices of Planned Parenthood.
Let it be those called to be Salt & Light who declare that there are 173 women’s health clinics in MN compared to Planned Parenthood’s 18 that are far more deserving of that funding! ....."
Join me in calling on Gov. Dayton to do his job!
Investigate & #DefundPP!
3. Former Planned Parenthood of Iowa Director Speaks to Crowd
"Just that I'm up here tells us 2 things about God:
1. He forgives. And if He can forgive me, He can forgive anyone.
2. He has a sense of humor...
I watched 25-30 abortions in my first day at Planned Parenthood. I was told to stand against the wall because I might faint..."
Click to read Sue's full remarks & hear how she learned about the horror of Webcam Abortions, which only occur in 2 states in the U.S.
Can you guess which 2?
4. "I'm angry, but I don't hate you, Gov. Dayton...I love you enough to tell you the truth!"
Rev. Denise Walker brought down the house with her remarks at the #FirestormMN rally!
"I'm angry, but I don't hate you, Gov. Dayton...I love you enough to tell you the truth! You have the opportunity to choose now whom you will serve."
We guarantee you won't want to miss out on reading the rest of her remarks to Gov. Dayton!
Check them out, with more pics, HERE!
5. University of St. Thomas Law Professor Teresa Collett was incredible!
Professor Collett has been a leader and top lawyer in the pro-life movement for years. She also heads up the St. Thomas Law Prolife Center. It was an honor to hear her speak!
"The state of Minnesota is the state where Roe v. Wade was written, so it seems to me that if Roe v. Wade will be reversed, then it should start right HERE in Minnesota!
Minnesota is selling our future piece-by-piece by refusing to investigate Planned Parenthood!"
Check out Prof. Collett's remarks on VIDEO!
6. Check out all the pastors who came!
See if your pastor is one of them.
We are so thankful to these pastors for shining the Light of Christ in a culture that so desperately needs their leadership!
Join us in praying for these and all pastors as they lead us forward to be witnesses of the Light in a darkening world.
7. Check out all these pro-life Minnesota legislators!
From Left: Rep. Steve Drazkowski (Mazeppa, 21B), Rep. Matt Dean(Dellwood, 38B), Rep. Peggy Scott (Andover, 35B), Rep. Kathy Lohmer (Stillwater,39B), Rep. Anna Wills (Apple Valley, 57B), Rep. Brian Daniels (Faribault, 24B), Rep. Jim Nash (Waconia, 47A), Rep. Abigail Whelan (Anoka, 35A), Majority Leader Joyce Peppin (Rogers, 34A), Senator Dan Hall (Burnsville, 56), Rep. Bob Dettmer (Forest Lake, 39A), Rep. Jason Rarick (Pine City, 11B), Rep. Eric Lucero(Dayton, 30B), Sen. Bruce Anderson (Buffalo, 29), Rep. Marion O'Neill(Maple Lake, 29B), Rep. Mary Franson (Alexandria, 8B), Sen. Roger Chamberlain (Lino Lakes, 38), Sen. Michelle Benson (Ham Lake, 31)
We are so thankful for these pro-life leaders, many of whom have been calling for an end to taxpayer funding of abortion and a defunding of Planned Parenthood since they first took office!
Now they are leading the way in calling on Governor Dayton to investigate & defund Planned Parenthood in light of the undercover videos & other state investigations exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting aborted baby body parts for profit and breaking laws similar to Minnesota's in other states.
Thank you! And, if you live in one of these elected leaders' districts, please take a few moments as a witness of Christ to show your true gratefulness to them. We deeply appreciate elected leaders who heed their calling in Romans 13, to do good and punish evil.
Find out who your Minnesota elected officials are HERE under "find officials."
Check out Kare11 for an awesome quote by Rep. Abigail Whelan(Anoka), and t-shirt she helped design!
Rep. Jim Nash (Waconia) & Rep. Matt Dean (Dellwood) were featured in the Pioneer Press!
And, Rep. Kathy Lohmer (Stillwater) had a great interview with Fox9!
8. Way to go, Brian Gibson, of Pro-Life Action Ministries!!
Our friend, Brian Gibson, with Pro-Life Action Ministries took the lead on organizing the #FirestormMN rally!
We are so thankful for their leadership and years of counseling women, saving unborn babies, and ACTION in the pro-life movement here in Minnesota! They are a great example of Christ's love in action.
At the #FirestormMN rally, Brian said perfectly:
"If Governor Mark Dayton doesn't like investigating ONLY Planned Parenthood, then let's investigate EVERY abortion facility!"
9. Best signs spotted at the #FirestormMN Rally:
Thank you to the over 1500 of you who were able to make it to the #FirestormMN rally!
And thank you to those of you who are writing and calling your elected officials at the federal and state levels, urging them to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood! This is so important!
Thank you to those of you who are actively involved, working in pregnancy centers, mentoring young moms, doing sidewalk counseling, and helping any way you can!
And thank you to those of you who pray for an end to the barbaric practice of abortion, and the harvesting of baby body parts, regularly!
May God use HIS people to end abortion in America!
God bless each of you, and thank you for standing for LIFE, because we are children of the Author of Life, with us!