— TNPN President Dale Walker Will Serve as Closing Speaker at Nashville Event on Saturday Morning —
Over the past several months, a damaging series of undercover videos exposing the gruesome, behind-closed-doors practices of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood has caused both lawmakers and Americans to take action.
A congressional investigation is currently under way against the nation’s largest abortion provider, and legislators are also exploring options of defunding Planned Parenthood of more than $500 million in federal funds while the investigation continues.
This weekend, citizens will gather at more than 250 organized, peaceful protests at Planned Parenthood locations on the morning of Oct. 10. In Tennessee, four protests are planned for Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville and Pigeon Forge. Read more here.
The Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN, www.tnpastors.net) is encouraging pro-life Tennesseans to consider their duty to stand for unchanging moral truth established by God’s Word about the sacredness of all life.
TNPN President Dale Walker will be featured as the closing speaker and will offer a closing prayer at the Nashville event, set for 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Nashville Health Center—Planned Parenthood at 412 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.
“The immensely disturbing practices of Planned Parenthood should move all people of faith to action,” Walker said. “These organized expressions of faith around the country on Saturday are an opportunity to not only take a tangible stand for life, but also exercise our First Amendment rights of assembly to stand for biblical truth that establishes the value of all life. Generations of unborn babies depend on all of us to stand for them now. And most importantly, we must always remember that God created every human being in His image—no matter how small—and knew each of us intimately before He knit us together in our mother’s womb. Once we forget that miracle of life, we abandon all that the Creator had in mind for each of His children.”
More than 250 protests are planned for nearly every state in the country on Saturday. For more information, visit www.ProtestPP.com.
Working with the protest initiative is David Daleiden of The Center for Medical Progress (CMS)—the pro-life group that released the undercover videos. A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that CMS “may comply with a congressional subpoena for undercover video footage related to its Planned Parenthood investigation despite a temporary restraining order,” reported the Washington Times.
The Nashville event on Saturday featuring Walker will open with prayer and a welcome at 9 a.m., followed by a walk to Charlotte Avenue, where participants will stand in peaceful protest. Then at 10:45 a.m., all will return to the staging area for Walker’s comments and prayer. For more on the event, visit www.facebook.com/Protest-Planned-Parenthood-Nashville-862802043805675/timeline/.
Also featured in Nashville will be Kelly Lang from the Silent No More awareness campaign and Babette Holder of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, along with Tennessee Senators Mae Beavers and Mark Green.
TNPN is a state chapter of APN, the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square. For more information, visit www.tnpastors.net.
TNPN and APN 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 Tennessee Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on TNPN, visit its Facebook page or call (931) 267-0816.
TNPN is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues, examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in the political process on a non-partisan basis.
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.
To interview Dale Walker from the Tennessee Pastors Network or a representative of the American 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.