Family Impact – The FOCA and UNCRC
In the Lordâ€™s prayer Jesus encourages us to pray, â€œgive us this day our daily breadâ€. This instruction has taken on a whole new meaning since the reality of the recession has affected our retirement and other assets.
Jesus also says to ask God to â€œdeliver us from evil.â€ At this time in our history, I am concerned as never before with the life of the unborn child and the right of parents to raise their children. EviI has one source, but it takes on many forms. In Exodus it was Pharaoh trying to eliminate the male children of Israel. In Matthew it was Herod killing the young children. While our enemy has always desired to steal, kill, and destroy, the vehicles he is using for this renewed attack on life and liberty are FOCA and UNCRC.
FOCA stands for the Freedom of Choice Act. President Obama made a promise to planned parenthood that the first thing he would do as president is sign this act. FOCA would take away every restriction on abortion nationwide. I have signed the petition to fight the Freedom of Choice Act. I hope you will as well. If you would like more information go to http://www.FightFOCA.com. Signing a petition is a good first step. And so is prayer. I have also recommitted myself to ask God to deliver us from this evil.
UNCRC represents the U. N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, which made headlines under the Clinton administration. With incoming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a strong proponent, there will be a renewed push for the U. S. to ratify this international treaty. While the treaty appears harmless it seems capable of attacking the very core of the child-parent relationship. In order to be proactive I have chosen to support parental rights at http://www.parentalrights.org/.
I have never sent out an email to all on my list until today. It is about timing. We now have a new president with a new government. And we know that the first 100 days of a presidency set the stage for the course of the next four years of an administration. These two items, which are high on his agenda, will have greater and more far reaching ramifications than health care and economic bailouts.
I am writing to you today to gird your loins and prepare to withstand these attacks in these critical first 100 days. We need to present a united and committed front to contest these attempts to kill and destroy. The battle for life affects not only the unborn, but individuals with a disability, and our aged population. The family is the basic building block of our churches and communities. Together they form the fabric of our culture. God created life and He designed the family. May God give us renewed strength to fight and stand strong for the sanctity of life and the institution of the family.
Hebrews 10:39 – But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Standing in Faith,
P.S.:Â Since I wrote this letter a few days ago, Obamaâ€™s first act has been to reverse the Mexico City Policy which had prohibited grantees of the U.S. funding from performing abortions or promoting abortions.Â http://www.worldmag.com/webextra/14939