Imagine if you could go back and prepare your future self for what was to come in March 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis. You probably would have advised yourself to stock up on household goods, invested in a higher speed internet service, and possibly sought advice from experienced homeschooling families.
But most of us would probably not have imagined how Planned Parenthood and the porn industry would pounce on the opportunity to gain virtual access to our homes. We probably wouldn’t have thought to prepare for a time when America’s churches were physically closed (though still very much doing Kingdom work in new ways).
Yet, here we all are in the midst of COVID-19, separated in our homes, yet facing the same—though increased—threats to our families, life and religious freedom.
The abortion industry increased its demand for virtual abortions so that a woman never even has to enter a clinic to be examined—she can visit with an abortionist via webcam and receive abortion pills by mail from home.
Churches are not meeting to help stop the spread of the virus, yet many are facing discrimination from state government officials using the virus as a convenient excuse to quarantine religious freedom.
The porn industry is hoping to move into every home during the shutdown by increasing access to its content, and Planned Parenthood has even created a “chatbot” where teens can text their sex and relationship questions from home—and receive answers without a parent ever being involved.
In other words, Planned Parenthood and Big Pornography are working hard to quietly enter your home through every device—while church buildings mostly remain closed.
These threats to the family are very real—but the closed doors of the churches don’t prevent the family of believers from joining together to advance godly values. Not even during a pandemic.
#GivingTuesdayNow offers an opportunity for us all to come together in response to the great needs caused by the pandemic. This day of global generosity will take place on Tuesday, May 5th. Together, we can stand strong against these new threats to the family.
Family is at the very heart of Family Policy Alliance. That is why we stand ready to alert the family of believers when these threats arise—and equip them to take action!
Just this week, we rallied prolife state lawmakers and likeminded family policy organizations—and joined with other national prolife allies in unity—to call on federal officials to prevent the abortion industry from skirting rules and expanding “virtual abortion” during our current crisis.
In the past month, we’ve supported churches in multiples states when government leaders have ignored or even harmed their religious freedom rights in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. We did this by equipping pastors and their congregations to work well with government leaders for the good of their communities—and calling out government leaders when they took actions that unfairly burdened churches.
None of this is possible without you. Your prayers and support for families, and family values, is felt even more deeply during a time of crisis.
Next week, on #GivingTuesdayNow, will you take a stand for life, for families, and for religious freedom?
#GivingTuesdayNow is only 4 days away—please prayerfully consider a generous gift to support the family, and we’ll make sure you have the opportunity to do so next Tuesday!
For the family,
Vice President for Strategy