Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Two Things

I have two really cool things I wanted to share with ya'll...
I heard about this website from a student and was BLOWN AWAY! You can check out the site for yourself to get more details, but here's their mission:
"Motivated by our Christian calling to establish justice, to expose evil injustices, to minister to the needy and helpless, and to extend love to every human person, Abort73.com aims to expose the practice of abortion as an injustice of historic proportions. We believe the best way to do so is to persistently, creatively, and comprehensively educate individuals (esp. students) with the massive body of evidence that stands against it. We strategically target a young audience (e.g., high school and college students) and are taking full advantage of the technology available to educate as many people as possible (i.e., the internet). We think it is good and necessary to use both secular and theological arguments to make our case against the practice of abortion. Since abortion claims the lives of thousands of the helpless unborn everyday and millions every year, we cannot do nothing."
This is most definitley an issue that I feel passionate about (especially when it comes to reaching students) and some of they ways that they're presenting the facts are outstanding. I just ordered a t-shirt (see the pic below) and I think that it'll make a thought-provoking statement when I wear it...
... I love that it's a simple statement that isn't "judgemental" or "religious", but simply a question.

My mom sent me a link to this site and I'm super excited.
Here is what you do:
Get a red envelope
(You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores.)
On the front, address it to:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20500
(Please include your return address)
On the back, write the following message.
"This envelope represents one child who died in abortion.
It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.
LIFE begins at conception."

Put it in the mail and send it, go to the website and register how many you sent. They're trying to get 50 million red envelopes sent, one for every child who died before having a a chance to live. Maybe it will change the heart of the president, our senators, and/or our representatives.
I despise that we live in a society where conservative views are deemed "close minded" and people with those beliefs and opinions have to fear being publically mocked and put down by the media. I feel like abortion is an issue that's way too important to not to stand up and let people know about (whether that's by sending an empty envelope to the President or wearing a provocative t-shirt)... so there's my rant for the day :)

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