Dear Freedom Gate Church Family,
Many of you know the Heartbeat Bill did not pass in this session which is now nearly over.
Thank you for engaging in what will someday be known as the greatest war in American history....the war to protect the innocent unborn. The number in the United States alone is approaching 60 million. Unfathomable. In all of our wars together since the Revolutionary war, 1,305, 836 lives have been lost fighting to protect our nation and it's citizens. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war#Overview)
I have great respect for the courage, tireless effort, and faith-filled leadership of Janet Porter. She has been willing to go up against a corrupt, evil, and well financed war machine. She has raised the banner for pro-life people and the church to recognize where the battle is being fought and how to rally to the front lines. It is not often that you see a leader who is so deeply committed to a cause that has had 40 years of momentum piled up against it.
There are many political leaders and even some church leaders that are offended by the methods that have been employed by the Heartbeat Bill leaders, namely Janet. She has used tangible items like red balloons, teddy bears, baby outfits, and etc to illustrate that these are real babies in the womb that are being lost...every day. These items were delivered to our Ohio leaders to ask for their support. You and I were asked to make phone calls to the Senators and Representatives...which we did. I have no regrets over any of these efforts and I trust that our resolve as the church in the nation is growing stronger.
Under Janet's leadership the foremost authority and face of the pro-life movement, Dr. Wilke and a well respected constitutional attorney, David Forte came together to draft this historic piece of legislation back in 2011. Thousands around the State of Ohio and the nation have come together to pray and give credible voice to this movement as well. Many political leaders joined in with promises...especially during their election seasons. Many of the promises by so-called pro-life legislators have been broken. The evidence is well stated below. But just as Wilberforce never gave up until the slave trade in Britain was dismantled...so too will those engaged in this war.
It will reach a tipping point. God will raise up Eliakims in answer to prayer. The grave injustice that America has too long accepted will see the glorious day of change. In this season of illumination of the light of truth we remember the words of Isaiah 9: "the government will be upon His shoulders..." We are His Body in the earth so we are directly connected to this decree. Jesus is our Victorious Champion.
Keep Advancing! Life Is Good!