In today’s News:
Giving Tuesday exceeds goal
Thanks to 245 generous donors, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised a record $66,320 on giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, surpassing its goal by $6,320. The Seminary set a goal of raising $60,000, which included a matching gift from a generous donor. Donations were matched dollar for dollar up to the first $30,000. The raised funds on giving Tuesday will be used where needed most in support of the seminary’s mission to prepare the church’s future pastors, deaconesses, missionaries and teachers. Because safety precautions in light of the pandemic kept members of the campus community from gathering together on campus on the day of giving itself, they were encouraged to wear their giving Tuesday t-shirts wherever they were to foster the support of friends, family members and colleagues.
More racism accusations at Planned Parenthood
More new accusations of racism from Planned Parenthood’s employees surfaced last week in Pennsylvania as the abortion chain grapples with its eugenic roots. And they have caused an abortion business director to resign. Over the past several months, hundreds of Planned Parenthood employees have been accusing the abortion chain of racism – though many failed to recognize that the discrimination hurts unborn babies as well as born patients and staff. The latest complaints came from the staff of Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania Advocates, the political advocacy branch of the abortion group in Pennsylvania. According to the Pittsburgh Current, staff published an open letter Nov. 24 demanding the resignation of Executive Director Emily Callen and several board members.
Pro-life advocates fight radical abortion legislation
Pro-life activists in Boston are rallying to persuade legislators to defeat a radical pro-abortion measure that would allow for abortion up to birth and would permit abortion for minors without parental consent. Now pro-life Christian activists are sponsoring a “Memorial of Roses for the Unborn” event to urge enough legislators who supported the abortion amendment, to reconsider their position and sustain the governor’s veto. The event’s webpage affirms that they are within reach, needing only five more votes to sustain the veto. This prayer rally will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, upon the steps of the state house at 21 Beacon St., Boston.
Satanic Temple loses court case
The battle the Satanic Temple has waged for years against the state of Missouri is finally at an end. After attempting to convince the courts to overturn the state’s pro-life laws, the Supreme Court refused to hear the temple’s case. The Satanic Temple has begun calling abortion a “religious rite” in recent years, seemingly in an attempt to skirt pro-life laws like the one in Missouri. The temple’s abortion “ritual” consists of making affirmations in front of a mirror before and after the procedure.
A pastor is cited for not having a mask in an empty building
A Pasadena, Maryland, church was cited recently after the pastor — who was alone in the building during office hours — answered the church door without wearing a mask for a health department official, who was making an unannounced visit. After issuing the citation, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health official told The Rev. Dennis Jackman that he would return, and if Community United Methodist Church in Pasadena was not in full compliance with COVID-19 guidance, the church would be deemed an “unsafe facility” and “closed until the state of emergency has been terminate.”