Friday Five: UNC student attacks pro-lifer, Pro-life rally in Raleigh, and more

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1. NC VALUES: Pro-life Rally and Prayer Vigil

We had about 500 people Tuesday night outside the Legislature for our Stand for Life Rally & Prayer Vigil. It was a great showing of support for the NC House to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of SB 359–Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act! Abortion Survivor Claire Culwell told her incredible story. Lt Gov. Dan Forest shared his heart. Dr. Matt Harrison shared how God gave him the abortion pill reversal protocol. Sen. Joyce Krawiec, and Rep. Pat McElraft, Bishop Patrick Bishop Patrick Wooden, and many others. It was like a reunion of the saints! 

Check out some photos from the event here.

You can also watch a livestream from the event here, or read an article about it here.

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2. SAVE THE DATE: NC Values Coalition Fall Celebration Dinner

In November we will be having our NC Values Coalition Fall Celebration Dinner. This year's dinner will feature ABBY JOHNSON as our honored keynote speaker. Abby Johnson is a former Planned Parenthood clinic director whose experiences led her to become a pro-life activist, and to author the book Unplanned that has recently become a successful pro-life film. 


3. VIDEO: UNC Student attacks pro-life demonstrator

A woman allegedly punched a pro-life group’s intern at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


4. DAILY SIGNAL: Eighth Place: A high school girl’s life after transgender students joined her sport

A growing number of school administrators want to silence women and girls who dare speak out about the ways transgender policies are harming them—but these brave young women refuse to be bullied or made to believe their concerns are hateful.

Hear how these changes to the sport have impacted one such female athlete. 



5. DAILY WIRE: Converse launches 'LGBTQ+' shoe line featuring child drag queen

"The company’s site showcases a signature rainbow shoe for Desmond, who is labeled as “Drag Kid/LGBTQ+ Advocate.” Under a photo of the child posing in drag is a quote: “There is no normal."





LORD, we cry out to you as Father. You are a model of the love, mercy, and authority of the perfect parent. We thank you for modeling for us what every parent should strive for, and for creating this wonderful institution called family. 

LORD, we thank you for creating us with a basic nature designed to not be alone. You made us to desire the intimacy of relationships, and it is here where we experience joys indescribable: the joys of marriage, the joys of having children; the joys of seeing our children have children. What a blessing and mercy you gave us in the family! In it we find our first teachers, our first guardians, and our first authorities. 

LORD, we recognize how deeply you love your children, and how deeply it pains you when they go astray. Alongside our adoration and thanksgiving, we pray in confession--as individuals and as members of larger communities--over any sins we may have committed that undermine your beloved institution. Forgive us when we endanger your institution through selfishness and arrogance. Forgive our communities and nation for attempting to redefine some of the most basic and deepest parts of being human--being made male and female, having lifelong marriage vows and responsibilities, and having parental rights over educating one's children. 

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:12-17)




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