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CWA of Kansas Thanks Governor Sam Brownback and Asks You to Do the Same

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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

CWA of Kansas SPEAKS OUT Against the Selling of Baby Body Parts

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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.

Governor Brownback’s Executive Order for Religious Freedom for Kansas Clergy and Religious Organizations

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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.

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Brownback’s Executive Order Fights for Religious Freedom

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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 jstracke@cwfa.org 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

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CWA of Kansas Responds to SCOTUS Decision: Hope In Our Midst

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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.

CWA of Kansas State Director Attends Conference in Washington, D.C.

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June 18 – June 20 I attended the Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C. along with my husband Andy. CWA joined the Faith and Freedom Coalition in sponsoring the event.

We arrived just in time to attend a legislative luncheon where we heard from Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, and Sen. Ted Cruz. Following the luncheon, an opportunity to do some lobbying was presented. Michelle Minor and I had the opportunity to meet with staffers from Rep. Tim Hulescamp’s (R-Kansas) office. They were very excited about CWA. We also visited Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ office (R-KS). We provided them with information on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, First Amendment Defense Act, and the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Many of the presidential candidates spoke at the conference. Numerous other pundits, media personalities, clergy, and issue-oriented individuals graced the podium throughout the conference. Special breakout sessions included Protecting Educational Freedom, Pro-life Panel, Protecting Religious Freedom and others.

We had hoped that Gov. Brownback would be able to come, but unfortunately, his plane had mechanical difficulties at the last minute.
We were blessed to view a special screening of the new film produced by Kendrick Brothers titled War Room. Previous movies produced by Kendrick Brothers include Fireproof, Courageous, and Facing the Giants. War Room will be released the end of August. You won’t want to miss this powerful movie!

I also consider it a great privilege to have met CWA’s CEO and President Penny Nance, Executive Director and National Field Director Kenda Bartlett, Field Organization Coordinator Michelle Minor, Young Woman for America Coordinator Amanda Sanders, Legal Counsel Mario Diaz and others from CWA’s headquarters.

Donations to CWA of Kansas can now be made on our Web site at ks.cwfa.org. Please use the donation box in the left column (under Barbara Saldivar’s picture) to make your tax deductible donation to CWA of Kansas. Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to start up much needed chapters throughout Kansas.

Governor Sam Brownback Signs Kansas Child Protection From Dismemberment Act

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Left to right: Senior Lobbyist for Kansans for Life Jeanne Gawdun, Legislative Director for Kansans for Life Kathleen Ostrowski, Legal Counsel for Kansans for Life Jessica Basgall, JD, Governor Brownback, CWA of Kansas State Director Barbara Saldivar and Executive Director for Kansas Catholic Conference Michael Schulloffel

Tuesday was a day to remember as Gov. Brownback signed the Kansas Child Protection From Dismemberment Act (SB95) into law. This bill will save hundreds of lives from a gruesome death every year.

The signing took place at the governor’s mansion, Cedar Crest, in the very room where Former Governor Kathleen Sebelius, George Tiller, and LeRoy Carhart once had their pictures taken nearly ten years ago. Concentrated prayer and action changes things!

No longer is this document a bill, but it is now Kansas law that will go into effect on July 1. Abortionists will no longer be able to use this procedure in our great state. “Praise the Lord!”

This law bans all dismemberment abortions. As stated in the act, “’Dismemberment Abortion’ means, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush or grasp a portion of the unborn child’s body in order to cut or rip it off.” This is a historical piece of legislation. Kansas has become the first state to ban dismemberment abortions. It paves the way for other states to follow suit.

I thank every one of you for the part you played in this tremendous victory. Your prayers of faith and your works of phone calls and letters made a difference.

“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?” James 2:14-16

Gov. Brownback commented, “This is a horrific procedure, and we are pleased to ban it in Kansas, and we hope it will be banned nationally.”

Lead sponsor, Sen. Garrett Love (R-Montezuma), remarked, “In visiting with my constituents, many have been stunned that this practice (dismemberment) is going on in Kansas and have demanded that it be stopped.”

To commemorate this ground-breaking and first-in-the-nation measure, Gov. Brownback will travel across Kansas for ceremonial signings of the bill on April 28. We will notify you of the locations as soon as they are available.

Take Action: Mark your calendar now to participate in one of these signings on April 28.

Pray: Please continue praying for the unborn and their families; pray that someday we will be able to pass a bill that fully protects all human life.

Go to our website to view the history of SB95 through the legislative process and the part CWA of Kansas played.

The Bitter Irony of the Day of Silence

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What if I told you that pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) activists are working tirelessly to infiltrate schools and influence children across the country? What if I said activists were taunting and bullying kids in public school and shaming them regarding their religious beliefs that favor traditional marriage? Read More

Silence the Day of Silence in Kansas

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The Day of Silence, organized and promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), takes place this year on Friday, April 17. The Day of Silence is the king of all the numerous homosexuality-affirming activities that take place in public schools. It started in one university and then, like a cancer, metastasized to thousands of high schools and then into middle schools. Before long it will take place in elementary schools. Leftists know that it’s easier to indoctrinate 16-year-olds than 36-year-olds and easier still to indoctrinate 6-year-olds.

Silence the Day of Silence by participating in the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

Ask your pastor to write a letter to the local schools. Click here for a sample letter.

If you have school-age children, contact your administration as soon as possible.

  1. Ask this specific question: Will you be permitting students to refuse to speak in class on the Day of Silence? If the administration either answers “Yes” or dodges the question, please keep your child or children out of school on the Day of Silence. Every absence costs districts money, and money talks.
  2. Also, politely insist that an e-mail be sent to every family informing them that the Day of Silence will be taking place in classes on April 17, that some students will be refusing to speak during instructional time, that it is organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and identifying specifically who is sponsoring it in your school. Parents have a right to know.

GLSEN promotes the Day of Silence as an “anti-bullying” effort. If it were centrally or solely about eradicating bullying, everyone — liberals and conservatives alike — would support it. But it’s not.

The Day of Silence exploits government schools, captive audiences, and anti-bullying sentiment to advance the left’s social, moral, and political beliefs and goals. GLSEN seeks to advance the belief that all public expressions of moral disapproval of homosexual activity are bullying.

GLSEN urges students to refuse to speak all day, including during academic classes, which is disruptive to instructional time. Administrators permit students to refuse to speak in class, and teachers feel compelled to create lesson plans to accommodate student refusal to speak. Teachers feel that if they don’t accommodate student refusal to speak, they will be seen as supporting the bullying of self-identified homosexual students.

The little unspoken secret is that many teachers on both sides of the political aisle hate the Day of Silence because of the distraction and disruption it creates. Unfortunately, they’re afraid to say that to their administrations because GLSEN and its ideological acolytes proclaim that opposition to the Day of Silence necessarily means endorsement of bullying. The truth is one can both oppose bullying and oppose the Day of Silence.

The homosexuality-affirming legal organizations Lambda Legal and the ACLU have both stated that students have no legal right to refuse to speak in class, so school administrations have every right to require students to participate verbally in class. And teachers have every right to require students to answer questions, give oral presentations or speeches, or participate in debates or discussions.

CWA of Kansas has endorsed the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

A coalition of pro-family organizations is once again urging parents to keep their children home from school on the Day of Silence if their school administrations will be allowing students to politicize instructional time by refusing to speak. This is the only organized national effort to oppose any pro-homosexual activity or event in public schools.

Often times parents of freshmen learn for the first time that the Day of Silence is taking place in their school when they hear about the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out. Even parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors are uninformed. This lack of awareness happens because school administrations do not notify parents about The Day of Silence.

The absence of conservative influence within the culture on issues related to homosexuality is to some extent the fault of conservatives. Ignorance, fear, and an astounding lack of perseverance on the parts of conservatives have turned our cultural institutions — including public education — into the playground of “progressives.” Our passivity has enabled homosexual activists and their ideological allies to become social, political, and pedagogical bullies. Evidence of that is everywhere, including in schools on GLSEN’s annual April school event, the Day of Silence.

We must match — and exceed — the boldness and perseverance of the left if we hope to stop the relentless appropriation of public education for the promotion of homosexuality.

Stop the bullying! Join the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

Pass this e-mail on to like-minded friends, family, your pastor, and acquaintances.

Please pray and ask the Lord to silence the voice of those that promote unhealthy lifestyles – physically, emotionally and most importantly, spiritually.

For more information, visit the ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out website.

Stop the bullying!