Dear CWA of Washington Members,
PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD
Whether we’re aware of it or not, believers must perpetually “wrestle … against the rulers of the darkness of this age …” (Ephesians 6:12). That’s why Concerned Women for America was founded: To equip Christians in order to reverse the moral decline in our nation through prayer, education and action. In order to do that, Scripture tells us to put on the whole armor of God and stand in the gap for the land, keeping our eyes on Christ and not growing weary.
We need more prayer warriors to step up and form Prayer/Action Chapters, Home Teams, and pray for our state legislators! Please prayerfully consider setting aside just one hour/month to pray with other concerned citizens in your home or church, or a few minutes to keep a Home Team informed, or fifteen minutes per week during the legislative season to write a post card and pray for a legislator. You may return this Leadership Application by e-mail or snail mail, but please do consider what you can do, remembering that faith without action is dead (James 2:20) and that our faith is made perfect by works. (James 2:22)
Christians around the nation are under pressure to conform to this world and to abandon their sincerely held religious convictions about marriage and abortion, as well as other issues. In Washington, Christians are fighting against such unconstitutional and unbiblical mandates.
Please continue to pray for the Stormans whose Olympia pharmacy declines to distribute abortion-causing drugs, that their First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and the practice thereof will be upheld and that their, over ten year, battle over distributing abortifacients with the State of Washington will end in victory for religious liberty.
Barronelle Stutzman of Kennewick is still fighting for her First Amendment rights as well after declining to provide flowers for a same-sex couple’s marriage celebration. Please pray for her strength and a positive outcome in her case.
South of us, Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon bakers who were sued and fined for their refusal to participate in a same-sex wedding celebration, are appealing the conviction against them. Pray that their case will be successful and their First Amendment rights will be restored and honored.
In all of these cases, there are other local businesses more than happy to provide the requested services, but clearly these believers have been targeted in order to make an example of them and thus bully all believers into submission and conforming to this world’s ideas about morality, thereby abandoning Biblical principles. Let’s pray without ceasing for these individuals, their families, and their Constitutional rights to be restored to them.
CWA’s national website has many articles to inform us about our seven core issues (family, sanctity of human life, education, sexual exploitation, religious liberty, national sovereignty, and support for Israel). Visit ConcernedWomen.org regularly for updates.
TARGET Targets Women and Children: For the first time in their 37 years, CWA is promoting a nationwide boycott, a very successful one against Target. With Target’s decision to allow open access to their public restrooms and changing rooms, they are ignoring the common sense regulations that protect women and children. This issue is not about bathrooms, but about a small number of Americans who want to substitute ideology for biological fact. Join us! Please take action: 1.) Call Target at 1-800-440-0680 and inform them of your participation in the boycott, 2.) call your local Target and inform them of your participation, 3.) sign a letter of protest to Target, 4.) find out even more things you can do by viewing the CWA’s flyer and then 5.) print and distribute it liberally.
Put “bathroom ruling” on the ballot: The organization, JUST WANT PRIVACY, has Initiative 1515 ready for distribution to allow Washington State’s citizens to stand up and speak out against an unelected group of people who have imposed their personal views on all of us. Please consider being an active part of the effort to collect the 325,000 needed signatures to put the “bathroom ruling” by Washington’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) on the ballot next November. This initiative will repeal that HRC ruling, restore the rights of business owners to maintain gender-specific facilities, and require public schools to maintain gender-specific facilities (bathrooms and locker rooms). In this initiative, gender is defined as determined biologically or genetically; in other words, your use of facilities is determined by fact, not feeling. You will find a distribution center and talking points at https://justwantprivacy.org/.
For more information about how feelings seems to have become more important than the facts, download CWA’s brochure Since When Are Feelings > Than Fact? Contact me using the information below if you would like to place an order.
We need every person who wants to maintain the expectation of safety and privacy in bathrooms and locker rooms to get involved in this campaign! Please pray for this campaign and for God’s guidance as we stand for common sense in public policy.
LET’S PUT ON GOD’S WHOLE ARMOR AND STAND ON THE BATTLEFIELD, “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to the end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints …” (Ephesians 6:18).
In His Service,
P. O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072