Abortion Clinics Blessed by Clergy in Cleveland
May 28, 2016
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Clergy from Episcopal and Methodist churches in Cleveland, OH visited an abortion clinic in order to show their support. One of the clergy members tweeted that God is the ultimate escort into the clinic. The clergy also held signs thanking God for abortion providers.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
How do churches stay focused on helping expecting mothers and the unborn in the midst of a rather extreme act of blessing an abortion clinic?
- Beyond Publicity Stunts: It’s likely that publicly blessing an abortion clinic is a publicity stunt. How do church leaders manage their outrage so that they can focus on solutions?
- Avoiding Extremes: The angry insults of some pro-life activists have given these clergy material to use in their publicity actions. How do Pro-Life groups balance addressing the seriousness of abortion with providing outreach to mothers who may be on the fence with abortion?
- An Appropriate Response: What does an appropriate response to this event look like?
What does compassionate and effective activism for the Pro-Life movement look like in your area?
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