For nearly 43 years since Roe v. Wade—and for decades before that landmark case—abortion has been an ugly subject that many tried to hide under cover. But the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) says abortion must be one of the topics brought to light by pastors—especially this month.
“This fact is, we can no longer ignore abortion in our churches,” said APN President Sam Rohrer. “Many may be struggling with the scars of abortion in their own lives, and looking to the church for help, healing and restoration. Additionally, we must equip our people to stand up for the sanctity of life in their own communities, states and across the nation. In 2015, we were all awakened to the gruesome business of abortion, with the exposure of the barbaric practices of Planned Parenthood, who has now filed a lawsuit against the Center for Medical Progress, which spearheaded the revealing videos. Now that the seedy underbelly of the abortion industry has been uncovered, we can no longer turn a blind eye to this black mark on American history.”
In the days leading up to the Jan. 22 anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in America, Rohrer will discuss how churches can address abortion and bring the dark issue into the light during the daily, one-hour “Stand in the Gap Today”, which currently airs on 20 stations in America and addresses the cultural and moral issues of our time from a constitutional and biblical perspective.
Rohrer also encouraged pastors to find pro-life events in their communities so that members of their congregations could perhaps participate.
One of the largest events is the annual March for Life, where tens of thousands of concerned pro-life Americans travel to Washington, D.C., to stand for the unborn. For more on the March, along with related events, visit www.marchforlife.org/mfl-2016. A pro-life calendar of events is also available at www.calendarforlife.org, where visitors can enter their zip code to find events in their area.
Added Gary Dull, APN board member and executive director and vice president of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, www.papastors.net), “January is a wonderful time for pastors to unite and mobilize their congregations to stand for life together in their communities. We encourage all pastors and church leaders to also consider hosting an event or special prayer service in their own church as well.”
Rohrer co-hosts “Stand in the Gap Today” along with Dull and Dave Kistler, president of the North Carolina Pastors Network (NCPN, www.ncpastors.net). For more information on the entire lineup of APN radio programming, visit www.StandintheGapRadio.com.
APN and PPN also offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture war, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.
The American Pastors Network is the largest, national network of pastors who believe in the authority of scripture; who boldly preach the whole counsel of God with a disciplined application of a biblical worldview to public policy; who are building a permanent infrastructure of biblically faithful pastors and lay leaders; and who are mobilizing congregations to participate in the political process on a non-partisan basis. For more information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. Those interested in forming a chapter in their state may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Pastors Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian Public Community Foundation registered nationwide). APN’s daily short radio feature, “Stand in the Gap,” airs on more than 40 stations, and the American Family Radio Network airs the one-hour “Stand in the Gap Weekend” on 140 additional stations nationwide. A live one-hour program launched in 2015, “Stand in the Gap Today,” airs on several Pennsylvania radio stations, as well as the Kingdom Keys Network.
To interview Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network, or Gary Dull, executive director of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com.