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Join us in a conversation with Dr. Alveda King,

Founder of Speak for Life and Alveda King Ministries, and Chair of the America First Policy Institute’s Center for the  American Dream.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 12 PM (ET)

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One of the most asked questions of the church of Jesus Christ in America over the last fifty years is this: Why is the church so silent on the subject of abortion?

Of course, without the church in America, abortion would be much worse than it is. But what is it about abortion that so many pastors and so many churches simply choose not to deal with it at all?

Some pastors regard abortion as a political issue and they choose not to get involved in politics. They may not want to drive people away who might disagree with whatever position they might choose to take.

Too few pastors, even evangelical pastors, see abortion as a human rights issue. It is popular in many churches to talk about personhood and the value of every person as created by God when dealing with racial equality, but that same conversation about personhood and the definition of a human person doesn’t make it into the issue of the unborn.

The great German pastor/philosopher Dietrich Bonhoeffer stated, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Then the question in many mainline Protestant churches is whether abortion is evil.

According to Pew Research, several Protestant denominations leave the door open for “reproductive rights” or “reproductive justice.” The Presbyterian Church USA, the United Methodist Church, and the Episcopal Church allow for abortion, although officially, there are conditions. The United Church of Christ is probably the most pro-abortion of the mainline churches. Some clergy in these denominations take a more open stance, actually having blessing services for Planned Parenthood. Of course, these denominations are not going to speak out! But for the more evangelical churches and pastors, the bottom line reason for remaining silent most assuredly is cowardice.

As founder of Alveda King Ministries, Alveda C. King, PhD, uses her God-given talents and abilities to glorify God and uphold the sanctity of life from the womb to the tomb, and beyond. She currently serves as a Board Member and Senior Advisor to Priests for Life, and as Chair of the America First Policy Institute’s Center for the American Dream. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness, and healing.

Alveda is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and Mrs. Naomi King; the granddaughter of Rev. M. L. King, Sr. and Mrs. Alberta King; and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a Christian Evangelist, author of the best sellers KING RULES and WE’RE NOT COLORBLIND, she is also founder of Speak for Life and currently serves as a Fox News Channel contributor and is the host of “Alveda King’s House” on Fox Nation.

She is a NEWSMAX opinion contributor; a member of Optimist International; former college professor; and a film and music veteran; creating uplifting “conversation starting content” to advance life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from the womb to the tomb and beyond.

Alveda is also a graduate of Aiden University and a member of SHE LEADS AMERICA, and CHRISTIAN WOMEN IN MEDIA. She is a former Georgia State Legislator, and a twice assigned Presidential appointee. While living a “lifetime of serving God and humanity,” she has been honored with many awards, including a (2021) Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award and the Cardinal John O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award (2011).

Evangelist King lives in Atlanta, where she is the grateful mother of six and a blessed grandmother.

Dr. King will be one of STAND’s honorees at the 2023 STAND Awards Dinner on May 16.

Please join us for this important and stimulating discussion.


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