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Join Us in Building the Next Generation in Virginia Through the Work of Young Women for America

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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 Virginia 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 171 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 national 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.

Janet Robey
State Director
CWA of Virginia
director@virginia.cwfa.org
va.cwfa.org

Patrina Mosley
Young Women for America Coordinator
Concerned Women for America
pmosley@cwfa.org
202-266-4810

Enough is enough! CWA of Virginia Calls for Planned Parenthood to Be Investigated on Both a National and State Level

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Planned Parenthood betrays women and should not be receiving federal funds.  They must be investigated on both a national and state level immediately.

View what Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America CEO and President, had to say at a press conference in Washington, D.C., yesterday

Please take action:

  1.  View all three disturbing video’s click on this link.
  2. After viewing do your part by signing our petition.  We need as many signatures as possible to present to the Senate as they take up the defunding of Planned Parenthood before they break for the August recess.  We will continue to collect signatures and want to have thousands of signatures to take to the Congress when they return in September.
  3. IMMEDIATELY – Contact Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) 202-224-2023/e-mail/twitter, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) 202-224-4024/e-mail/twitter.  The Senate is scheduled to address the defunding of Planned Parenthood before they leave for the summer break.
  4. Contact Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st District Virginia) 202-225-4261/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Scott Rigell (R-2nd  District Virginia) 202-225-4215/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd District Virginia) 202-225-8351/e-mail/twitter, Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-4th District Virginia) 202-225-6365/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th District Virginia) 202-225-4711/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6th District Virginia)202-225-5431/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Dave Brat (R-7th District Virginia) 202-225-2815/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Don Byer (D-8th District Virginia) 202-225-4376/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9th  District Virginia) 202-225-3861/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10th District Virginia) 202-225-5136/e-mail/twitter and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th District Virginia) 202-225-1492/e-mail/twitter. Ask for a congressional investigation into the practices of Planned Parenthood and an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.
  5. Your Members of Congress may be holding town hall meetings while they are in the state during the August recess.  Attend those meetings and respectfully ask them for a congressional investigation and an immediate defunding of Planned Parenthood.  Ask them where they stand on this issue.
  6. Contact Gov. Terry McAuliffe at 804-786-2211 or e-mail him. Ask him to investigate Planned Parenthood facilities within Virginia immediately due to recent developments and the over 400 health violations discovered in abortion clinics in Virginia, some of which are in Planned Parenthood facilities.  In addition ask him to return funds his PAC received from Planned Parenthood.  He continues to receive pressure; please be sure to do your part.

Please pray:  Ask the Lord to give those who end up investigating on a national level the wisdom to discover the truth and the courage to speak it. Pray the pressure on Gov. McAuliffe intensifies and he does the right thing.

Enough is enough!

 

Open Letter to 140 Virginia Legislators on the Issue of Religious Freedom and The First Amendment Defense Act

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Do you wonder what kind of America your children and grandchildren will know? I see this phrase on social media from time to time, “You will be made to care.” Are we there yet?

Americans who once settled on untilled soil, fought off adversaries, and ate only the food they harvested are now claiming they are incapable of paying for their own birth control. This year, we will add more than a trillion dollars to our debt and murder nearly four million unborn babies. And next year, and the year after. But still, America is asleep.

Perhaps the most frightening cultural decline is the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. Obergefell v Hodges has codified religious intolerance. In the decision, the Justices said we will be able to advocate and teach our beliefs, but the black-robed lawyers made no reference to our First Amendment Right to the “free exercise of religion.”

I am asking that you do your part to encourage our U.S. Congress to pass The First Amendment Defense Act. We must protect the religious freedom of those who will continue to regard marriage as only the union between one man and one woman.

I am asking for your help to safeguard our liberties by rejecting any law that would infringe on religious liberties, often masquerading as non-discrimination ordinances on the state level. For examples of how these ordinances on the state and local level play out, check out the bakerphotographerflorist and event planner.

To paraphrase Martin Niemoeller in today’s culture: “First they came for the wedding photographer, but I did not speak out because I did not photograph weddings. Then they came for the baker, but I did not speak out because I was not a baker. Then they came for the florist, but I said nothing because I was not a florist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Sincerely,

Janet Robey
State Director
CWA of Virginia
director@virginia.cwfa.org
va.cwfa.org

CWA of Virginia 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, responds:

“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 Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) 202-224-2023/e-mail/twitter, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) 202-224-4024/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st District Virginia) 202-225-4261/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Scott Rigell (R-2nd  District Virginia) 202-225-4215/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd District Virginia) 202-225-8351/e-mail/twitter, Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-4th District Virginia) 202-225-6365/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Robert Hurt (R-5th District Virginia) 202-225-4711/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6th District Virginia)202-225-5431/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Dave Brat (R-7th District Virginia) 202-225-2815/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Don Byer (D-8th  District Virginia) 202-225-4376/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9th  District Virginia) 202-225-3861/e-mail/twitter, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10th District Virginia) 202-225-5136/e-mail/twitter and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11th District Virginia) 202-225-1492/e-mail/twitter. Ask 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.

Action Alert: Fairfax County School Board to Hold Final Vote to Add Gender Identity as a “Special Protected Class”

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Dear Friend,

Earlier this month, despite overwhelming opposition, the Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) voted to add gender identity as a “special protected class” to their non-discrimination policy.

This brazen action happened even though 500 parents came to the board meeting to oppose this effort and many more called and e-mailed the Board with their concerns.

While we were still fuming over the FCSB’s action, we learned that this policy change was not FCSB’s only objective. The goal of FCSB is to actually incorporate the new “gender identity” curriculum into the Family Life Education (FLE) lessons, making it harder for parents to shield their kids.

Some FLE lessons are also being moved out of the family life education portion of the curriculum and placed into the emotional and social health section, which will prevent parents from opting their children out of the instruction.

Students as young as kindergarten will learn about different family structures, which could include “same-sex marriage and child rearing,” and parents will not be able to do one thing about it.

In sixth grade, students will be introduced to school and community healthcare services and how to access them. This could mean your child will learn about Planned Parenthood, America’s largest contraception and abortion provider, and parental consent may not be needed.

FCSB is moving quickly to adopt this agenda unless you act now to stop them! They want your children to be taught that “sexuality is fluid and developed throughout a lifetime.”

Act Now:

  1. Submit comments on the Family Life Education curriculum revisions to FLEcomments@fcps.edu by June 19. Also, please cc Shari Rendall at srendall@cwfa.org so that we can track the number of comments submitted. You can use the sample comment or create your own.
  2. Attend the FCSB meeting on June 25, where the Board will hold a final vote on the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee’s proposed changes. The meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, located at 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.
  3. Once you have taken action, please send this alert to 2-3 additional people.

Sample Comment:

Fairfax County Public School Board
8115 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Re: Comments on the Family Life Education Curriculum Revisions

Dear Members of the Fairfax Country Public School Board,

I am writing today to urge you to oppose the Family Life Education Curriculum Revisions that will be considered on June 25. Public schools should not be teaching our children a curriculum based on ideology but rather one based on facts and science.

As one of the nation’s largest public school systems, Fairfax County should not be indoctrinating our students as young as twelve or thirteen with a radical gender ideology. These new teachings will only create more confusion for students by telling them it’s permissible to be both genders, no gender, or whatever gender they want.

Further, FCSB should oppose efforts to move topics from family life education curriculum into the health curriculum because parents cannot opt out and shield their kids from this brainwashing. FCPS should make it easier for parents to take their children out of classes with objectionable content by providing opt-out forms in the orientation packets at the beginning of the school year. Parents deserve the final say on what their children learn.

Sincerely,

Reflections on the National Day of Prayer

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On May 7, 2015, thousands of “official” events occurred around our great nation, and I am sure many “unofficial” events took place as well. I had the privilege to attend one of each. This year’s theme was Lord, hear our cry. I Kings 8:28 “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day”.

VA NDP aThe day started out with my husband and me attending an event at the Goode Rescue Squad building in Goode, Virginia. This event has been sponsored by the Goode Rescue Women’s Auxiliary Club for the past five years. Thanks go out to Cheryl and Brenda for doing a great job not just for a well-organized event but an inspiring one as well. Special music was provided by Gary Witt, and David Stokes made a special presentation to a WWII veteran. Area pastors prayed over our government, military, education, business, media, churches and families. The keynote speaker was David Harker, a Vietnam veteran who was a POW for over five years. He was captured on January 8, 1968, and was not released until March 5, 1973. His faith in God and other POW’s were instrumental in him surviving. “God sent me the assurance in the face of the enemy on the battlefield” when Philippians 1:21 came to his mind, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain”. Unknown to him at the time his dad, a committed believer, was praying Psalm 91 over David. David assures us that God listens, hears and will answer.

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My next stop was less advertised with only a couple dozen in attendance but none the less inspiring. These individuals are the ones you want on your prayer team! As the event began with music, a little girl perhaps four or five years old danced to the front, and once again I was reminded of Matthew 18:3 “And he said: Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. This little girl appeared to be looking up and mimicking an adult nearby. However, as I watched her lift her hands, close her eyes and whisper a prayer, this was not just mimicking this was true worship! Oh, that we adults would learn that our daddy wants to hear from us in this kind of worship.

Janet Robey
State Director

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

CWA of Virginia Silences the Day of Silence

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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 Virginia 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!

Yorktown Prayer/Action Chapter Hosts Event: THE BIBLE & Homosexuality

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LWallMeetingOn Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015, Concerned Women for America of Virginia (CWA-VA) held a “Coffee and Conversations” event in Yorktown, Virginia. Over thirty attended with a number of them being “concerned men.” Prior to speaker Linda Wall giving her testimony of deliverance from homosexuality, State Director Janet Robey gave a wonderful briefing on CWA. She covered CWA’s birth, the seven core issues and an overview of the 2015 General Assembly Session.

The crowd heard about the recent projects of CWA-VA:

Department of Health Board meeting. On December 4, 2014, Dr. Marissa Levine, Commissioner, held a public hearing in an attempt to roll back Virginia’s abortion clinic regulations. There have been 400 violations around the state putting women’s lives in danger.

Annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast. This event takes place on the second Wednesday in January which is opening day of the General Session. This year’s speaker was Tony Hall who served Ohio as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He testified about having it all yet still searching as his emptiness drove him to seek Jesus. A clear Gospel presentation was given, and we continue to pray that those who attended would be drawn to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Annual Cookie Drop. On January 19, a dozen volunteers delivered over 160 boxes of homemade cookies to the legislators, pages and security personnel as a “thank you” for their service to our commonwealth.

Encourage-a-Legislator Project. Once again, volunteers adopted a delegate and a state senator for the session. Each week the legislator received a postcard of encouragement. The volunteers also prayed regularly for their “adopted” member of the General Assembly.

Janet Robey concluded by stressing how important voting and participation in policy making is to the Christian and invited all in attendance to get involved in the Yorktown Prayer/Action Chapter.

The speaker, Linda Wall, is no stranger to CWA. She has been a friend and volunteer with CWA for many years. Linda shared how, while attending Longwood College, she abandoned her Christian upbringing and became involved in homosexuality. She was seduced into the homosexual behavior by an older woman. She stressed that it is not genetic.

During her ten years of living the lesbian lifestyle, periodically Jesus would tug at her heart. She began to question what God might have to say about homosexuality. The most profound incident that began her return to Jesus was the night she was walking the Boardwalk at Virginia Beach, and someone had placed Bible tracts along her path; the subject of the tract was “going to hell.”

After sharing her testimony, Linda graciously opened up the floor for questions to the audience. There were many in attendance whose lives had been affected by the homosexual lifestyle in some facet: either a family member or someone they knew.

Linda encouraged everyone to pick up a copy of CWA’s resource, Lies vs. Truth. It covers the top lies of the homosexual revolution, which Linda researched over a period of two years.