Increase of persecution

Persecution.

Our Lord promised it … and at some of the 40 Days for Life vigils that just ended, our culture delivered more of it than ever before.

And it wasn’t random. Some of it was organized by the abortion industry as the defund Planned Parenthood debate heated up.

This is one of the things we will address in the FORWARD webcast next Tuesday, April 25 at 9 pm Eastern / 6 pm Pacific. You can register NOW at:

https://40daysforlife.com/forward

In several locations, abortion center workers called the police and made unfounded accusations against the vigil participants. In all cases, the police quickly got to the truth — the abortion staff just wanted the prayer volunteers to go home.

In Downers Grove, Illinois … pro-abortion protesters set up a huge pink display next to the volunteers in an attempt to disrupt the vigil.

Demonstrators also blared loud, obscenity-filled music. The vigil participants stayed calm … and kept praying.

In Melbourne, Australia … a young woman on her morning run took exception to the vigil — then returned with a squeeze bottle and doused vigil participants and posters with ketchup.

Witnesses called the police. But our Australian friends took it in stride. Fons, the local 40 Days for Life leader, noted that “tomato sauce never killed anyone … and that the young lady was more hurt than we were!”

In Frankfurt, Germany … extra prayers were needed as hooded protesters dressed in black arrived on several occasions to chalk strange emblems in the plaza … chant incantations … and even toss smoke bombs.

Even in the face of such outlandish behavior, the vigil participants in Frankfurt responded with Christ’s love … and more prayer.

Christ didn’t say we could be persecuted in His name; He said we would be persecuted. The Frankfurt volunteers never lost hope.

And that brings us back to Tuesday’s FORWARD webcast.

The stakes are higher than ever before … the opposition is more desperate than ever before … but momentum is on our side like never before!

Find out more about the blessings of the just-ended 40 Days for Life campaign on April 25.

Register now … spaces are limited!

https://40daysforlife.com/forward

Learn steps you can take to save more lives … close abortion centers … and defund Planned Parenthood!

Can’t wait to talk to you on Tuesday!