The Problem: Have you ever been discouraged when reading about the liberal mindset being taught in colleges today? Concerned about how this next generation is being indoctrinated against the Biblical world view in an ever increasing manner by professors that openly oppose what we hold near and dear? Felt helpless?
The Answer: We at CWA of Kansas and CWA national have committed in 2016 to do our part in combating this anti-Biblical teachings through a project called Young Women for America (YWA). YWA is a student-oriented initiative that is geared toward high school and college campuses to bring active groups of young like-minded women together to promote conservative values to their schools and the nation.
The good news is that there are young women out there within the multiple Kansas colleges that are Christian, conservative and passionate about the issues you and I care about. They just need our support and a platform to spread the word and make a difference on their campuses, the state and nation. They need to be encouraged, equipped and trained.
The Need: Christian college women. We have everything needed to serve these young ladies. CWA national has hired staff, created curriculum for them to use to lead their chapters and accumulated funds to enable them to do what needs to be done to have a significant impact. All we need now is young women to answer the call. This is where you come in.
The Action: Can you help us identify these young women? They might be your daughter, granddaughter, niece or part of your church family or friends of young ladies you know. Please forward them this e-alert and be sure they visit the YWA website and read through this YWA brochure. And, encourage, inspire and urge them to make a difference in their generation through this exciting opportunity in YWA.
The Outcome: The build-up of conservative YWA chapters across Kansas will finally provide a Kingdom response to the liberal studies and programs that have been built by the left for 20 years. We will equip young women across the state to make a difference on their college campuses and be a greater impact in their communities, state and nation after they graduate.
Leave a legacy; inspire the next generation to lead a YWA chapter.
Contact us today with any questions and/or ideas on ways we can reach these Christian college women with YWA information.
Thank you in advance for your diligence in this matter.
Young Women for America Coordinator
Concerned Women for America
And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, saying, ‘Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!’ But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: ‘We ought to obey God rather than men.’”
Acts 5:27-29 is a call for all believers to stand on God’s Word without compromise and without apology. To stand for religious freedom in all areas of life.
This is why Concerned Women for America of Kansas decided to have a Religious Freedom Rally at the state capitol on August 24. Our desire was to encourage pastors, individuals, ministries, businesses, churches, etc. to stand up for Judeo-Christian principles at all times, and if opposed by men, to make a choice to “Obey God Rather Than Men”.
Religious freedom is at the heart of what it means to be an American. America set the standard for upholding freedom of belief and worship in a diverse society. No American should ever doubt these protections enshrined in the First Amendment.
Over 100 of us stood as fellow Americans, fellow Kansans, for righteousness in the public square on the steps of our state capitol. We knew that if we didn’t continue to stand, we would lose even more of our legal rights to stand, as we’ve seen with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage.
All of our speakers were wonderful and inspiring: Rev. Dave DePue, Captitol Commission Chaplain; Secretary of State Kris Kobach; Rep. Tony Barton (R-District 41), pastor of the New Life Fellowship Church; Rep. Willie Dove (R-District 38); Author of On This Day Dr. Paul Barkey, and Pastor Cordell Fischer of The Great I Am Church.
Gov. Sam Brownback was able to attend for a few minutes and nine Representatives, one Senator and several pastors attended.
We then marched to Judicial Center to the Kansas Supreme Court to demonstrate how legislators are to legislate, not the Supreme Court.
All were motivated and encouraged to “Obey God Rather Than Men” when called to do so.
CWA of Kansas Steering Committee presented Gov. Brownback with the Guardian of Faith Award. Encourage a Legislator Marcia Kessler, Legislative Liaison Linda Highland, State Director Barbara Saldivar and Prayer/Action Chapter Coordinator Cristina Fischer.
On the morning of August 24 Concerned Women for America of Kansas presented Gov. Sam Brownback the Guardian of Faith Award for his courage and faithfulness to “Obey God rather than men”. We honored him for his Executive Order of July 17 which stated:
“The State Government shall not take any discriminatory action against any individual clergy or religious leader on the basis that such individual declines or will decline to perform, solemnize, or facilitate any marriage, based upon or consistent with the individual’s sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.
(b) The State Government shall not take any discriminatory action against a religious organization, including those providing social services, wholly or partially on the basis that such organization declines or will decline to solemnize any marriage or to provide services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, celebration or recognition of any marriage, based upon or consistent with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction
(c) The State Government shall not take any discriminatory action against a religious organization that provides social services or charitable services, which acts or intends to act upon sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction “
We prayed for Gov. Brownback before leaving:
“Father, I know the spirit of the world creeps into the body of Christ almost unawares sometimes, and before we know it, we can so easily be led astray and caught up in worldly actions (at times so subtly we don’t even know what has happened to us.)
“So, in the name of Jesus, I pray you would raise up a voice in our nation that would rally the body of Christ and cause us to become the standard bearers to such a degree that we would profoundly affect the morality of our nation.
“Romans 12:21 says, ‘Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.’”
Join believers from around the state and rally for religious freedom at the state capitol and then march to the Judicial Center for prayer!
Monday, August 24, 2015
Rally at the State Capitol (South Steps)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
March to the Judicial Center
11:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Encourage your pastor to bring a church bus of members!
Confirmed Speakers (Check our website regularly for additional confirmed speakers.)
Secretary of State Kris Kobach
Pastor Cordell Fischer of The Great I Am Church
Rep. Tony Barton (R-District 41) and Pastor of New Life Fellowship Church
Rep. Willie Dove (R-District 38)
Bible-believing Christians are facing challenges to our fundamental right to freedom of religion and freedom of conscience–the right to think and believe what we want without fear of retaliation. Free exercise of religion and free speech are the constitutional rights that protect the hands and feet of the freedom of conscience.
We cannot sit quietly any longer. We cannot remain passive in the face of a government that acts as if religious faith must remain within the walls of the church building on Sunday. Our nation was founded on the principles of freedom, and the free exercise of religion has always been recognized as an active, vibrant part of society.
Please take your stand so that the righteousness of God may be alive and active in the public square.
Women, men, teens and children are all welcome and encouraged to attend. No RSVP necessary.
Go to our website and view the current flyer.
4401 W. 109th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211
In the last week, two undercover videos were released revealing that Planned Parenthood has been selling fetal organs from aborted babies. View first video. View second video. In response to the outcry to defund Planned Parenthood since the release of the videos, Concerned Women for America working alongside Students for Life of America and other prolife organizations are launching #WomenBetrayed National Rallies across the country.
CWA of Kansas is joining with them to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH … Planned Parenthood has betrayed women. This is why we will be gathering together to protest Planned Parenthood. They have betrayed women, their children and their families – and they did it all with your tax dollars.
It is time to defund Planned Parenthood!
Please make plans now to join us on Tuesday, July 28, from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. for the Kansas City Rally at Planned Parenthood in Overland Park located at 4401 W. 109th St.
Handmade signs as well as other signs used during 40 Days for Life campaigns or the Life Chain are encouraged.
At 1:00 p.m. the KC Coalition will continue the rally at the Center for Women’s Health abortion facility (4840 College Blvd, less than 1/2 mile away). This facility works in conjunction with Planned Parenthood doing abortions up to 22 weeks.
Beth, the organizer of this rally says, “Thank you so very much and join us on Tuesday, July 28!”
Forward this on to your church, friends, family, etc. Strongly encourage them to attend.
Have you contacted the Kansas congressional members and our governor concerning this issue yet? View our last two alerts on this issue and make your voice heard today.
A hearty thank you to those who responded to our last e-alert concerning the first undercover video of a Planned Parenthood representative casually describing the harvesting of baby body parts. Since then yet another video has come out with a promise of more to come. View the first video. View the second video.
Republican Members of Congress have called for a Congressional investigation. If you haven’t contacted your Kansas senators and your representative, do it right now by clicking here for contact information. The pressure needs to continue until an investigation is official. Encourage friends and family to do the same.
Kansas Governor Reacts! Gov. Brownback has ordered the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Board of Healing Arts to review the three clinics in Kansas. View his press release here.
CWA of Kansas applauds Gov. Brownback’s efforts to ensure that the three clinics licensed in Kansas are not harvesting baby body parts. We affirm Gov. Brownback’s stand in wanting to protect the life of the unborn.
Some of you may have seen attempts by some liberals to deflect the claims made by those who produced the video. Read our response, The Left has Left out Details (Again).
Take Action:Contact Gov. Brownback and thank him for standing for the life of the unborn.
Pray: Pray for Gov. Brownback and especially his family as he continues to take a strong stand for the sanctity and dignity of all human life. Pray for Planned Parenthood’s senior employees, who were seen on the videos. As you can be sure, the stress in their lives has risen to a level they may not have ever experienced. May the Lord call them to the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ.
“For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:22b–26
It is a federal felony to traffic human body parts! This week a shocking video from an undercover investigation shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola describing how selling the body parts of aborted children is part of the Planned Parenthood business plan! View disturbing video here.
Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America CEO and President, responded:
“Thirty to one hundred dollars; that’s the price Planned Parenthood appears to be profiting per dead baby. The recent video of Planned Parenthood’s senior director of Medical Services is just the latest in a laundry list of scandals, including aiding and abetting sex traffickers, giving sexual bondage instructions to children, cheating the government, sex-selection abortions, blatant racism, and the failure to report the molestation and rape of minors.
“There appears to be no depths to which this organization won’t stoop for money. When will the federal government wake up and follow the lead of the ten courageous governors who have cut funding to Planned Parenthood?
It’s time for Congress to say ‘Enough!’ If Planned Parenthood provides any worthy services, then they should have no problem raising funds like the thousands of other charities around this nation. Wake up America!”
Silence is not an option! Take action and pray on behalf of unborn babies!
Take Action: Contact Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) here, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) here , Kansas Representatives Tim Huleskamp( R-District 1) here, Lynn Jenkins (R-District 2) here, Kevin Yoder (R-District 3) here, and Mike Pompeo (R-District 4) here for a congressional investigation and an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Pray: 2 Timothy says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” We are reminded that it isn’t easy. 2 Corinthians 4:6-9 “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” We should not fear man. Man cannot take our soul. We need to take heart during these times. Have courage. Put on the full armor of God and speak boldly as we speak. And having done all stand.
Dear Heavenly Father, the God of all creation, forgive us our trespasses. We will no longer be silent. Boldly we speak the truth in love, knowing that Jesus is the victory. Break the hearts of our leaders for what breaks Yours. Destroy the walls of deception and shine the light on the evilness of abortion. As we serve You our Risen Savior, we call on the surpassing power that is from You, not us.
Silence is not an option.
Gov. Sam Brownback has issued Executive Order 15-05, which prohibits state government from taking any discriminatory action against any “individual clergy or religious leader” or any “religious organization” that chooses not to participate in a marriage that is inconsistent with its sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.
“I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity according to the dictates of his own conscience.” George Washington in a letter to the General Committee of the United Baptist Churches in Virginia, May, 1789
Gov. Brownback has protected Kansas clergy and religious organizations by issuing Executive Order 1-05, and for that CWA of Kansas is extremely thankful. Read CWA’s July 7 press release: Governor Brownback’s Executive Order Fights for Religious Freedom.
Prayer: Please pray for Gov. Brownback and his family. The opposition to an order of this nature is huge because anyone who is perceived as standing, in even the most modest manner, against the LGBT community receives great opposition. This executive order is about protecting the individual clergy and religious leaders and their organizations and allowing them to hold true to their sincerely held religious beliefs.
Action: Contact the Governor and thank him for his strong stand for Religious Freedom for clergy and religious leaders and their organizations. Politely ask him to consider an additional executive order to protect business owners who refuse to participate in same-sex marriages such as photographers and bakers. As we know, these cases have been popping up all over the U.S. Kansas business owners need to be protected.
Washington, D.C. – Governor Sam Brownback today issued Executive Order 15-05, which prohibits state government from taking any discriminatory action against any “individual clergy or religious leader” or any “religious organization” that chooses not to participate in a marriage that is inconsistent with its sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.
Penny Young Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, had this to say:
“Governor Brownback’s Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom executive order is of utmost importance for our nation. The Supreme Court’s reckless disregard for religious liberty in the Obergefell decision has painted a target on the backs of all Americans who reasonably believe in marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Until this senseless decision is overturned, we must do everything in our power to preserve the freedoms on which this nation was built — none more important than religious freedom. Gov. Brownback’s courageous stance for liberty is a great first step that all freedom-loving governors around the nation should follow.”
Barbara Saldivar, Kansas State Director for Concerned Women for America, had this to say:
“CWA of Kansas is pleased that Governor Brownback issued Executive Order 15-05, ‘Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom,’ protecting the religious freedom of Kansas clergy and religious organizations. We support the Governor completely and thank him for his courage to stand strong.”
For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at email@example.com or 712-269-1724.
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislative arm of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders, and over 30 years of service to our nation. For more information visit www.concernedwomen.org
The United States Supreme Court failed the American people once again. I was not too surprised, but very disappointed. CWA CEO and President Penny Nance said it well, “It is a sad day in America when nine unelected justices think themselves so powerful that they dare overturn the votes of millions of Americans who went to the voting booth to preserve marriage as it has been understood throughout history, the union between one man and one woman.”
I opened my Bible this morning and prayed that God would give me some spiritual insight into these troubling times. I was looking for hope and peace that surpasses these discouraging times. I began with the story of Jacob returning to the Promised Land full of fear of his brother’s revenge (Genesis 7-9). Though we have been standing on the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14 about humbling ourselves and God will heal our land, many of us have feared this decision of the Supreme Court.
In Psalm 50:15, God promises to deliver us. We can stand strong on this promise. Zechariah 13:9 is about the refinement of His people. God loves us so much that He takes time to clean us up and refine us until we are clean and whole; through the Holy Spirit He does this. Just picture Him with a soft white cloth gently rubbing the grime off of us.
1 Peter 1:6 speaks of a season of heaviness. There are valleys through which we must go. Our suffering is nothing like the One who went to the Cross for us and rose again in three days as the Victor.
As trials come and go in our lives, let us continually dwell on the only true hope. Our hope is not in a Christian nation. Our hope is not in a unified church standing on Biblical values. Our hope is not in external peace. Our hope is in Jesus Christ our Savior and Eternal Companion. We are not of this world.
Now is not a time to feel defeated for we have already won because He Lives! Let us praise the Lord with a loud strong voice.