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Make them your own, a speech to Pro-life Waco

Posted in Pro-life Waco with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2015 by saynsumthn

I had the honor and privilege to speak to members of the group Pro-life Waco this weekend. Their dedication to the battle to end abortion is inspiring. The group is led by John Pisciotta.

John, who recently created the Facebook page, Hometown Pro-life Action, has organized what he calls “Second Sundays” where he gathers with those interested in fighting abortion and other culture issues in their community. The group consists of several denominations and they invite a speaker every month before addressing local events and issues.

Nobodys Fool Planned Parenthood

Pro-life Waco has gained a reputation for demonstrating against Planned Parenthood and in particular their Nobody’s Fool event. Planned Parenthood in Waco regarded Nobody’s Fool as its hallmark achievement. For two decades pro-lifers worked to shine the light on Nobody’s Fool. Pro-Life Waco created a website www.plannedpromiscuity.com, to expose the reality of Planned Parenthood’s sex education.

As a result of the group’s regular presence outside Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic, John told me that the local center has now closed.

In addition, the group has organized a CookieCott against the Girl Scouts funding of Planned Parenthood.

Billboards

The group regularly places educational Billboards in the Waco area and they take out ads in their local paper to challenge others about the holocaust of abortion.

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The group has recently been protesting area Target Stores for their promoting of the pornographic 50 Shades of Grey message. Saynsumthn has blogged the first 50 Shades Target protest here. Other successful protests have taken place and in some cases the store pulled the merchandise on the mere suggestion that the group would be protesting outside.

I enjoyed meeting and speaking with John and members of his Pro-life Waco group. They are sweet, dedicated, and they put on a wonderful lunch which features John’s Grandmother’s secret recipe spaghetti sauce.

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My speech was called, “Make them your own”

If you want to listen to the speech you can listen here.

I mentioned in my speech about finding aborted babies, you can read about that here and view images of the memorial service as well as the aborted children.

Below are the quotes I referenced in the speech:

In his, National Sermons , Speeches, and Letters on Slavery and its war by Gilbert Haven 1869: A sermon entitled, The National Midnight, preached at Westfield, Mass., November 16,1856, Gilbert Haven said this “We are so familiar with the word Slavery, that its real scope and character do not smite the eye with true horror. If this nation stood today, perfectly free from this iniquity, and could behold it approaching its shores, and demanding the sovereignty, we should rise up as one man against the hellish foe…How horrible it’s sin, how horrible will be its punishment !”

In an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald on why Hitler failed, from 1949, Pastor Martin Niemoeller, German Pastor and concentration camp prisoner, said. Hitler “succeeded all to well in becoming lord and master in Germany and everyone shrank back in fear until he came to the Christian Church. That organization had to be brought under his control like all other organizations, but suddenly he began to feel a resistance which was a riddle to him. This resistance sprang from the fact that Christ is by no means a myth, from bygone days but the Lord of the Church who was raised from the dead and is the living Lord and Master. Whose Lordship is not only proclaimed but is exercised.” Hitler gave the order “Thou Shalt Kill” but the people heard the churches order “Thou shalt not kill.

Biographer John Godsey of Wesley Seminary in Washington DC said this of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “He saw it was the duty of the church not just to bind the wounds of those hit by a madman, but to put a stick in the spokes of his wheel and stop the driver.”

William Wilburforce, A Practical View, published in 1797, “Accustom yourself to look first to the dreadful consequences of failure; then fix your eye on the glorious prize which is before you; and when your strength begins to fail, and your spirits are will nigh exhausted, let the animating view rekindle your resolution, and call forth in renewed vigour the fainting energies of your soul.”

In 1942 Hans Scholl, a medical student at the University of Munich, his sister Sophie, and other brave young people founded the “White Rose” movement, one of the few German groups that spoke out against Nazi genocidal policies… “We will not be silent,” they wrote to their fellow students. “We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!”

Sophie School once said, “The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honour, truth, and principles are only literature.”

A Memorial to the German Resistance now reads:
You did not bear the shame.
You resisted.
You bestowed an eternally vigilant symbol of change
by sacrificing your impassioned lives for freedom, justice and honor.

Local Target removes 50 Shades of Grey display after Pro-life group complains

Posted in 50 Shades of Grey, Pro-life Waco with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Target store in Waco, Texas has dismantled their 50 shades of Grey display after a complaint was filed by a pro-life group.

John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco, which has successfully exposed Planned Parenthood’s sexually graphic materials as well as the Girl Scouts connection to the abortion giant said that when he learned that Target department stores were displaying graphic sexual material at a store in Waco he had to take action.

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According to Pisciotta, the Waco Target was participating in a national marketing alliance with the appalling 50 Shades of Grey movie, which contains sexually graphic material and demeans women.

But, after contacting the store, Pisciotta said that, “Sometime between February 13 and the evening of February 16, Target management at 5401 Bosque Boulevard in Waco decided to forgo profit from its alliance with 50 Shades of Grey.”

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Target had developed a line of sex-oriented products–including sex toys–to sell in stores across the country,” said Pisciotta.

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The Target website shows several of the products they now carry, like this 50 Shades of Grey vibrator, a kit which includes handcuffs, and other items:

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In fact, Snopes published a report after a customer on Twitter discovered the sexually graphic materials next to children’s toothbrushes:

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Snopes stated in the report, “While some Target shoppers were shocked to discover the retail chain was selling sex toys, adult sections in Target stores are not a brand-new phenomenon. In addition to carrying condoms and other contraceptives, Target also sells a variety of personal massagers and lubricants.”

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On February 13, the director of Pro-Life Waco said that he asked the Waco Target store manager if they were carrying the 50 Shades of Grey product line.

The manager kindly escorted me to the display near the pharmacy and I expressed disappointment that Target would put its name out in public with the sadomasochistic Fifty Shades of Grey. Soon a second manager arrived and defended the Target decision. I expressed that this marketing scheme might go over well in California but not in Central Texas,” Pisciotta stated.

Pisciotta said that he then handed the store manager a Pro-Life Waco business card and photographed the display. The business card included the web address for Pro-Life Waco which documents PLW’s hometown actions including local demonstrations at businesses supporting abortion and anything-goes sex (i. e. Planned Parenthood).

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Perhaps Target managers wanted no risk of a demonstration at its three street entrances,” said Pisciotta.

As it turns out Pisciotta said Pro-life Waco had indeed been planing a demonstration at Target for Monday, February 23rd. Signs were designed, but not yet produced. The following were to be used:

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Pisciotta said that by 11 p.m. on Monday February 16th Pro-life Waco called Target to deliver a phone complaint.

“The surprising response was that the Fifty Shades of Grey display had been dismantled and removed in response to “a complaint last Friday from an “elderly gentleman,” he said.

Pisciotta said the following day he verified that the display had vanished.

Prolife Waco Target 50 Shades of Grey Waco Display before and after

These photos, taken by Pisciotta show the “before” and one “after” of Target’s short history of promoting Fifty Shades of Grey in Waco.

Pro-life Boycott of Girl Scouts Launched Over Abortion Support

Posted in Girl Scouts, Pro-life Waco with tags , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by saynsumthn

Pro-Life Waco launches national boycott of Girl Scout cookie sales

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Waco, Texas As more and more examples of Girl Scouts of the United States of America’s (GSUSA) support and acclamation of abortion rights activists come to light, Pro Life Waco calls for a “Cookiecott” of the reported $700 million in Girl Scout cookies sold each year. The most recent outrage is GSUSA praise for Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius as role models for girls. Both are adamantly pro-abortion—even for late-term abortions.

Over a dozen national pro-life organizations are supporting the boycott. Boycott participants are asked to give adults at cookie sales a flyer explaining why they are not purchasing cookies this year.

Radio ads (listen here) for the boycott begin to run on Thursday January 30 in Waco (KBBW), Plainview (KVOP), Temple (KTEM), Midland/Odessa (KCRS), and Navasota (KWBC).

John Pisciotta will direct this boycott for Pro-Life Waco as he did the Waco boycott of cookie sales in 2004. For that controversy, the local Girl Scout council sponsored a Planned Parenthood program for a decade and honored the executive director of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility with a “Woman of Distinction” award.

According to Pisciotta “The radio ad makes it clear that the catalyst prompting this boycott is the recent use of social media by GSUSA to promote Texas Senator Wendy Davis and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as worthy role models for our children. Davis and Sebelius are notorious for their support of abortion on demand – including late-term abortion.”

“The Davis and Sebelius outrage is only the tip of the iceberg for the legitimate concerns about the Girl Scouts that have been brought to light over the last decade,” states Pro-Life Waco President John Pisciotta. As part of this effort, Pro-Life Waco is providing Cookiecott participants with an informational flier they can download and distribute to inform others of the many issues surrounding the Girl Scout organization.

Additional points of concern leading to this year’s Cookiecott include:

• GSUSA, with over 2 million girl members, maintains relationships with many pro-abortion advocacy groups.
• Girl Scout curriculum, sold and promoted by every local Girl Scout Council, commends pro-abortion organizations and individuals as role models.
• Across the country, local Girl Scout Councils honor and promote both abortion rights advocates and pro-abortion politicians.
• GSUSA is the largest member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), making up a third of its 10 million members and paying approximately $1.5 million annually to WAGGGS. WAGGGS aggressively promotes youth reproductive, sexual, and abortion rights.

Pro-Life Waco is not alone in taking action regarding the Girl Scout concerns. Last month, Missouri Right to Life released an updated Policy Statement on Girl Scouts USA, urging citizens “to consider carefully whether to participate in Girl Scouts or support them in any way.”

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Pro-Life Waco is a community-based organization. For nearly twenty years, Pro-Life Waco has been committed to ending abortion and promoting chastity.

Kelly File roundtable on controversy over Girl Scouts and Wendy Davis

Why Should You Be Concerned?

Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) recently promoted pro-abortion politicians, Senator Wendy Davis and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, as women to be honored for their accomplishments in 2013. Many other pro-life concerns exist about the Girl Scout organization including:

GSUSA, with over 2 million girl members, maintains relationships with many pro-abortion advocacy groups.

Girl Scouts’ curriculum for girls, sold and promoted by every local Girl Scout council, recommends pro-abortion role models/organizations such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton, Amnesty International, Population Council, ACLU, National Organization For Women (NOW) and others.

GSUSA and local Girl Scout councils connect girls to resources promoting abortion rights and inappropriate sexual content via official Girl Scout social media accounts.

Across the country, local Girl Scout councils honor and promote abortion rights advocates and pro-abortion politicians; suggest girls work with organizations that fight for abortion on demand; and invite girls to attend events related to abortion rights advocacy and other controversial issues.

GSUSA is the largest member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), making up one-third of its 10 million members worldwide and paying approximately 1.5 million dollars annually to WAGGGS based on the number of registered GSUSA members.

WAGGGS, which states that “anyone who is a Girl Guide or Girl Scout is automatically a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts,” aggressively promotes youth reproductive/abortion and sexual rights, specifically on behalf of its 10 million members.