Archive for Faith Aloud

Abortion advocate leads prayer inside Missouri House chamber

Posted in Abortion Religion - see RCRC, Abortion Sacred with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by saynsumthn

The head of a pro-abortion organization was invited to the Missouri House Chamber to open them in prayer before the induction of women’s right to vote activist Virginia Minor, into the Hall of famous Missourians.

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Rev. Rebecca Turner has been Executive Director of Faith Aloud since June of 2001.

Faith Aloud is a group of religious people who believe in abortion for every person.

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They describe themselves on their website this way, “We are people of diverse religious beliefs, denominations, and practices. Our mission is to eliminate the religious stigma of abortion.”

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Faith Aloud is known for some of their social media memes giving thanks for abortion.

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They organize the 40 Days for Prayer to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal
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On their website they describe the event which mocks the pro-life 40 days of prayer, to “be grateful that abortion is safe and legal in the United States, and to be mindful that we are moving toward a future where everone [sic] feels supported in their reproductive decision-making, safe in their relationships, and comforted and strengthened by their faith.”
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Ironically, Rev. Rebecca Turner, began her prayer, “Loving mother God…from whose womb we came into being…”

Apparently – the Rev. Turner is grateful she came from her God’s womb but advocates for the ability to destroy others in their mother’s womb.

Actually- the rest of the prayer is creepy and I cringed listening to it – but- if you want to hear it – it is below:

Pro-choicers mock 40 days for Life to end abortion with heretical prayers and silly websites

Posted in Pro-choice mocking, Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2013 by saynsumthn

Pro-aborts are MOCKING 40 Days for Life, a Christian effort to spend 40 days praying in front of abortion clinics.

Case in point: 40 Days for Tacos….

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From the Mocking Website:

The 40 Days for Tacos North Dakota Campaign is in full swing simultaneously with 306 cities in ten countries on four continents. How great is our God, How great is His Name!

We are grateful to God for: a). the men sacrificing their sleep to sign up for the night hours, b). women faithfully taking regular hours and filling in when needed, c). college students coming in great numbers and witnessing to the world –especially in the evening hours, d). the families who come and share prayer time and the truth about tacos, e). the churches, youth groups and many organizations who bring their members to pray, f). all the advertising for 40 Days for Tacos through the radio, yard signs, billboards and newspaper ads and articles, and finally the miracles that God is displaying daily.

The Post-taco ladies (PTLS) are available for presentations promoting hope and healing after their taco experience. A “Pastors’ Declaration” is being prepared with signatures from Clergy of all faiths to proclaim to the public their stand for the sanctity of Tacos from conception to consumption.

Please continue your support as we bear witness on the sidewalk, in the media and from the rooftops – to the reality of mexican dishes, the culture of Tacos and the power of prayer. If you still haven’t signed up we encourage you to do so. Thank you for taking the time to sign in on the schedule. Please call us if you have any questions or would like us to put you on the schedule.

For more information or to sign up for your hour of prayer at the North Dakota’s newest taco facility in Fargo, visit:
http://www.40daysfortacos.com; contact the Taco Help Center at (657) 88T-ACo8; That’s (657) 888-2268 or yum@40daysfortacos.com

They even post some MOCKERY IMAGES:

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Under FACTS they post:
Five taco facts:

October 4th is National Taco Day
Every taco has an appropriate time of day for consumption
Angry Birds? How about Taco Master
There are no Taco Bells in Mexico
No matter how delicious taco fillings and toppings are, it’s all about the tortilla

The REAL Mockery comes under their Comments Section:

Comments 40 Days foor Tacos

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The REAL 40DaysforLife – is saving children:

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As the pro-life 40 days for life begins, a baby killing movement 40 days of Choice created by Faith Aloud, has also begun to offer suggestions on how to pray to keep abortion legal. Example of their heresy below, thoughts?

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Sacred Caren

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Planned Parenthood has offered 40 Days of Prayer & Contemplation for abortion as well ( see here)
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( see more here)

NOW is trying to raise funds of the Pro-life 40 days protesters:

The Fountain Street Church Choice Fund and the Heritage Clinic are putting on a 40 Days for Choice Fundraiser. You can purchase a ticket online for $24 that symbolizes 24 hours of counter-protest against Right to Life’s intrusive campaign. You can purchase a day of “counter-protest” and dedicate that day to a person, story, cause, etc. All proceeds go directly to helping women in Grand Rapids afford abortion procedures.

The event’s FB page reads:

It is time again for the “40 Days for Life” Anti-Choice event. Individuals will be standing outside Heritage Clinic for Women 24/7 from September 26 through November 4, praying to end the option of abortion. Learn more about this by clicking here… http://www.40daysforlife.com/grandrapids

To counter this anti-choice demonstration, we are holding a “40 Days for CHOICE” event to raise money and awareness for the Fountain Street Church Choice Fund which provides faith loans to women who feel an abortion is their wisest choice but cannot afford to exercise their choice without financial help.

40 days of choice? Pray for abortion to counter 40 days for Life? Heresy !

Posted in Planned Parenthood Prays, Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice with tags , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by saynsumthn

As the pro-life 40 days for life begins, a baby killing movement 40 days of Choice created by Faith Aloud, has also begun to offer suggestions on how to pray to keep abortion legal. Example of their heresy below, thoughts?

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Planned Parenthood has offered 40 Days of Prayer & Contemplation for abortion as well ( see here)
PP2013

( see more here)

NOW is trying to raise funds of the Pro-life 40 days protesters:

The Fountain Street Church Choice Fund and the Heritage Clinic are putting on a 40 Days for Choice Fundraiser. You can purchase a ticket online for $24 that symbolizes 24 hours of counter-protest against Right to Life’s intrusive campaign. You can purchase a day of “counter-protest” and dedicate that day to a person, story, cause, etc. All proceeds go directly to helping women in Grand Rapids afford abortion procedures.

The event’s FB page reads:

It is time again for the “40 Days for Life” Anti-Choice event. Individuals will be standing outside Heritage Clinic for Women 24/7 from September 26 through November 4, praying to end the option of abortion. Learn more about this by clicking here… http://www.40daysforlife.com/grandrapids

To counter this anti-choice demonstration, we are holding a “40 Days for CHOICE” event to raise money and awareness for the Fountain Street Church Choice Fund which provides faith loans to women who feel an abortion is their wisest choice but cannot afford to exercise their choice without financial help.

National Abortion Federation Board Member thinks “praying” while they rip unborn children apart is “Love”

Posted in Abortion, National Abortion Federation, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Religion, Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice, Soros with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2012 by saynsumthn

A Pro-abortion Blog has posted this response to the outrage by pro-lifers that baby killing abortion supporters are “Praying FOR Abortion”= Read on- it will make you sick. I added some vids to counter their points !

Important to note- this was published on a pro-abortion blog and written by National Abortion Federation Board Member- Carole Joffe !

Get the Barf bucket ready !

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From Hate to Love: Why “40 Days of Prayer” is Under Attack by the Christian Right

by Carole Joffe, University of California
April 15, 2012

Below is a an interview with Reverend Rebecca Turner of Faith Aloud, conducted by Carole Joffe. Faith Aloud is a pro-choice religious organization which seeks to eliminate the stigma associated with abortion and sexuality, and to provide support to both women and providers.
“Today we pray for women for whom pregnancy is not good news, that they know they have choices.”

“Today we pray for the men in our lives, that they may offer their loving kindness and support for women’s difficult decisions.”

“Today we pray for Christians everywhere to embrace the loving model of Jesus in the way he refused to shame women.”

Above are some of the individual components of the “40 Days of Prayer,” a series composed by the Rev. Rebecca Turner, a United Church of Christ minister, and the head of Faith Aloud, a pro-choice religious organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Turner originally wrote these prayers to counter religious-based protests against women’s rights to choose abortion. For some years, the “40 Days of Prayer” were used in various ways by clinics but ignored by the anti-choice movement. However, recently when a clinic in northern California reprinted the prayers in a brochure, the movement took notice, and Turner’s prayers—and by extension, the concept of a religiously-based prochoice group—drew much attention from the religious right, including interviews by Fox News and Focus on the Family, and follow up stories in various anti-choice publications.

Below is an interview I (Carole Joffe) conducted with Rev. Turner about her organization, the 40 Days of Prayer, and the reactions of opponents of abortion when news of her activities went viral.

What is Faith Aloud?
Faith Aloud is an interfaith nonprofit organization with a history of 30 years of pro-choice activism. Our mission is to eliminate the religious stigma of abortion and sexuality. We train clergy to talk to women about their pregnancy choices and we receive calls from women all over the country as well as internationally. We also provide spiritual resources for abortion clinics to use to help their religious patients.

Most women in the US identify as religious, and those seeking abortion are no different. Our resources, created by clergy of several faith groups, offer support to women during times of distress.

Why did you write the 40 Days of Prayer?
I wrote some prayers and offered them to abortion providers to use whenever and however they wanted to. We’ve since made a full poster of the prayers that is on the walls in many clinics across the country. We were angered by the swarms of protesters that regularly took siege of abortion clinics and would hurl hateful remarks at the women arriving. As a Christian minister, I was especially angered that most of these protesters who were so hateful and judgmental actually call themselves Christian. I wanted women to know that many Christians are compassionate and supportive, and to help them find strength in their religious faith instead of condemnation.

I also wanted to give spiritual support to the other people [affected] by the daily barrage of hate — the clinic staff and escorts. Few people know what they go through every day because of their dedication to women. And few people understand that many of them-doctors, counselors, administrators-are deeply religious people themselves who have often felt rejected by their faith communities. This is wrong. I feel that I am a pastor to many of the abortion providers who use our services. Religious faith should give us strength and confidence, not guilt and shame. I have never understood why anyone would support a religion that shames and judges and ridicules its own members. That is abusive behavior and should not be tolerated in any setting.

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Tell more about your mindset as you wrote the prayers.

I wrote all of the prayers in one day. I thought about women’s reproductive lives, the difficulties of being female, the choices we make, the relationships we have, the various people who work with pregnant women, and I prayed for them all. Many websites are claiming that we’re praying for more abortions, which is silly. They can read the prayers and see that isn’t the case. Most of the prayers are really all about women and their reproductive lives. We pray for gender discrimination to cease. We pray for women who are abused. We pray for women who are infertile. We pray for women to have confidence. How can they be upset by this? Really I think the only objection to these prayers comes from a deep misogyny that refuses to acknowledge women as autonomous beings with their own spiritual lives.

How would you characterize the main reactions you have received since this flurry of publicity?
The media to date has been from anti-choice groups, so most of the people calling and writing to us are their constituents. They are quite hostile, usually rambling, callers are often screaming. They accuse us of pretending to be ministers or Christians. They accuse us of baby-murdering. Emails quote a lot of scripture and tell us we’re going to burn in hell. We have had some new supporters find us through this, though. And we’ve begun a campaign called “Hate-into-Love” which allows our supporters to pledge donations for each hostile contact we receive.

Why do you think the 40 Days of Prayer has hit such a nerve with the Right, once they became aware of it?
They claim they think it’s a mockery of the 40 days for Life campaign, but I don’t think there is any mockery in it. The prayers are quite sincere. Apparently the religious right does not believe that anyone is allowed to pray except those who believe as they do. This is not a biblical idea; it is pure arrogance. The Christian scriptures say “Judge not, lest you be judged” and yet these people want to judge us as “fake” or “delusional” or even “possessed.” One person who called us after the news broke asked “Are you planning to get groups of people to rally at abortion clinics to pray your prayers?” My answer was “The people inside the clinics are praying every day.” Prayer does not belong to one group of people. But this seems to be the source of the outrage, that we dare to pray. It is apparently a very scary proposition to them that women might hear a compassionate religious voice and feel strengthened instead of weakened.

What have reactions to this campaign been in the pro-choice community?
A few pro-choice [organizations] have helped to pass along the information about our “Hate-into-Love” campaign and have re-posted the stories. We’re getting pledges from around the country. We’ve been gaining a lot of new Facebook friends [who] learned about us through the negative media.
Do you think this community is more open now than in the past to a religious presence, such as that offered by Faith Aloud?
The independent abortion provider community has always been very welcoming of spirituality, seeing it as an important part of a woman’s life and her decisions. But there is an element of the pro-choice community that is less supportive, seeing religion as the problem rather than a part of the solution, and really I can’t blame them for feeling that way. They’ve been threatened and attacked and shamed by religious zealots. But, as I mentioned, most of the women in the United States call themselves religious or spiritual, and so we need to help them use their faith for strength during difficulty. It shouldn’t be about we need, but what women need making difficult decisions.
In the several days that news of the “40 Days of Prayer” has gone viral, you have received much hate mail. Have you received anything from any anti-choice individual or group that suggests some common ground?

No. The hate mail tends to fall into these camps “You have no right to call yourself a Christian or pray” or “I’m praying for God’s vengeance on you.” We’re getting some love mail, too, with people finding us for the first time and saying thank you for being a religious voice of compassion and reason.

Read some death threats to Operation Rescue

Read e-mailed death threats to Operation Rescue

Sample of Threats Received by Operation Rescue Since the Tiller Murder

“Time to start killing bible-thumping morons. If only YOUR parents had believed in abortion.”

“Let those that have sinned cast bullets towards you idiots as well.”

Below is a picture of a death threat letter received by Operation Rescue:

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Meet the Rev. Turner ( NOTE- READ what the Bible has to say about deliberate sin/ murder/ and unborn children before you believe her heresy)

H/T- PJ Media:

Rev. Turner seems to be very respected in her efforts, as she was named “Person of the Year” in 2010 by the Abortion Care Network and in 2012 was named one of the “13 Religious Women to Watch: Changing the World for Good” by George Soros’ Center for American Progress. It may come as no surprise that Soros’ Open Society is also a financial supporter of Faith Aloud through The Groundswell Fund. Here are Faith Aloud’s proud supporters:

The Groundswell Fund
The Ms. Foundation for Women
The Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation
The Sunnen Foundation