Sunday, January 08, 2012

Did Your S.C. Parish Put the Stand Up For Life Insert in Today's Bulletin?

If you parish is anything at all like my parish, I bet they didn't. 

Here what should have happened (from their Facebook pages):

Four ways to promote the January 14, 2012, Stand Up for Life March and Rally in your church by SC Citizens for Life (SCCL)
  • Download and make two-sided copies of the Church Bulletin Insert.  (It copies nicely in black and white.) Place them in the bulletins on Sunday January 8.
  • Put the BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT in your bulletin on JANUARY 8.

The annual Stand Up for Life March and Rally featuring former abortion clinic worker Abby Johnson will be Saturday, January 14, 2012, at the State House in Columbia S.C. March lines up at 11 a.m. at the USC Russell House, Greene Street.  Rally begins at noon at the State House.  For more information see or call 803-252-433 or 803-730-1095 or e-mail

  • Post the rally flyer on bulletin boards and other prominent places around the church.
  • Announce the Stand Up for Life March and Rally from the pulpit on January 8.
CLICK HERE to get all printable materials
If you would like South Carolina Citizens for Life to send you rally flyers in color, please call the SCCL office at 803-730-1095 or 803-252-5433 or e-mail Holly Gatling at

So, I guess it is a good and acceptable thing for your Episcopal church to always give support to the "Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice," but don't let them dare give even one word in support of life. 

And to think that today's O.T. reading came from the very beginning of the Book of Genesis

Let us be thankful for the gift of forgiveness. Lord forgive us.


  1. The best speaker we ever had on "Life Sunday," was a woman who was a doctor, a gynecologist actually. She was a conception following a rape, but her mother and her father (the mother's husband) refused to abort her. Alas, the MSM refuses to tell those stories.

  2. Anonymous10:03 AM

    It doesn't matter if I approve or dissaprove of this organization/function - unfortunatly it is a political - secular activity and if the church had put the notice in the Sunday hand out the parish would have opened itself to issus with the IRS and would have been in risk of loosing their tax exempt status. Not the church's fault - blame Washington!
    Best way to promote the event is through your blog rather than getting mad at the church - a church has to stay apolitical if they want to avoid running amok of the IRS. Sorry!

  3. Randall,

    We don't do "Life Sunday" at our church.

    Nuff said.

  4. Anon,

    If that were the case, then they better not print anything about the highly political General Convention of the Episcopal church coming up this summer!

  5. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Sorry Pewster - because the GC is an activity of TEC as a Non-Profit Corporation - which every church is - then they can publish GC results. I know it is an emotional issue - and a very fine line legally between sacred and secular then you throw in non-profit and corporate law and it is really complicated!

    Suggest you promote from the blog - more people probably listen to you here than would read a hand out isert!

  6. Anon,

    Yeah, the blog got the message out there to more people yesterday than if the insert had been put in the bulletin.